Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finding a book trove on ebay.ph

During the last quarter of 2007, I discovered a book trove on ebay.ph. Exasperated by the unfriendly online selling done by the better-known bookstores (imagine one bookstore requiring an online buyer to buy a Globe simcard to make a Gcash payment from a Globe cellphone when one can easily send a Gcash payment through one of its centers. Others would not accept online orders that can't be charged to a credit card.PERIOD.), it was a blessing in disguise to find ebay.ph. With no credit/debit card and only hard-earned cash on hand, I plunged into bidding for the books I've been searching for so long.

Thanks to these wonderful ebay.ph book sellers my library collection has been greatly enhanced: alana.md, baruchaba, bookends_ph, cthulhu2007, delphine828, rolf7285, and shoshoink2. Many of them have become my friends online because of their personalized accommodating selling. Payments can be made through Gcash, Smartmoney, or deposits to the seller's bank account. The books can be sent through Air21, LBC, DHL or 2Go. There are some "lazy" sellers though who refuse to ship and are content with meet-ups within Metro Manila (Hellooooo? I'm from Gensan. Why would I spend P6 thousand in roundtrip airfare for a meet-up to pay for a book?)

If you want to order books from ebay.ph, make sure to read the info details for the condition of the book (brand new, used, pre-owned, pocketbook, trade paperback, hardbound), bid amount, bid period, payment methods accepted and shipping. Also, make sure the seller has a high rating (95-100).

1 comment:

Leela Travels said...

hi, gilbert. thank you so much for mentioning me in your blog. really appreciate it. =) (bookends)