Just when retailers like Target and other retailers were being admonished and criticized
for their much too early "back to school" advertisements and sales...that's when eBay thought it would be a good time to put a "Shop for School" image in the header of their website.
Nice move geniuses. We're like six weeks away from the new school year, basically right in the middle of summer and consumer confidence is lacking severely in anticipation of a debt ceiling deal in congress, and eBay chooses to join the bandwagon and promote back to school shit in the middle of July.
Who shops for notebooks and pencils on eBay anyway? Those things are loss leaders (I'm assuming here, call me an ass) that major retailers price at stupid low prices to get people in the door in hopes of selling them something they don't need, won't use, and will likely cost a lot more than a 49¢ notebook.
Being the eBay masochist that I am, I typed "back to school" into the eBay search bar, with "Best Match" selected and my search returned over 5000 results with this outfit as the #1 best match.
That's right, a size 10 "outfit" with just hours to go in the auction is my "Best Match" for back to school shopping....now lest you think that this is a really hot item, it has one bid for 99¢ and the description: Great outfit for the fall.. the skort is a size 10 with adjustable waistbands and the matching hoodie jacket with zipper is also a size 10.. the outfit is from Childrens place.. will do combined shipping.. Thanks for looking!
So they spelled skirt wrong. So they didn't capitalize "Place" in the company name. So they didn't put the apostrophe in "Children's Place." So they use two periods at the end of each sentence. So they have only one crappy picture. So what. My children are home schooled, and boys, so I don't care. It's just funny that a company with around a billion dollars in profit each year would run a back to school campaign and then have this crap as the best match item for "back to school."
And then just try to find notebooks on eBay, you know, the paper kind.
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