RedNova News – Technology
Friday, 8 July 2005
“‘The value of things relies heavily on trends and the state of pop culture,’ he explains. A recent search found there were close to 90,000 ‘Star Wars’-related items for sale on the site; a Drew Struzan original hand-drawn poster was the highest priced item with a starting bid of $73,000.
Joining ‘iSold It on eBay’ was an obvious move for Flores, who has his own eBay stories to tell.
He recalls buying a Boba Fett action figure with a rare factory defect on the arm for $5 at Wal-Mart and then selling it for $275 on eBay.
‘It helps to be a geek, because you know what to look for,’ Flores reveals with a laugh.
However, he cautions new users that such windfalls are rare, and warns that the site has become the ultimate brothel for alleged ‘get rich quick’ schemes intended to hook and then scam unassuming users.”