At one time in my life I was an Ebay-aholic. (Hi my name is berdie)
I spent a lot there...just loved the auctions. The sellers always made personal contact.
The last time I looked at anything there..it appears that the retailers have invaded and it’s all automated.
Sigh...I’m good with that, I guess. I really don’t need any more kerosene lamps, depression glass or musical powder boxes. :)