Utah state senator for sale on eBay

A prairie dog just delivered this to me, saying it was from an anonymous source…

My state senator Jerry Stevenson voted for the food tax, for SB224 and for SJR 9 and SB165. I just don’t need him anymore and I‘m selling him on eBay!

Please share far and wide. It will help raise money for Utah League of Independent Voters and initiative efforts.

Get your bids in before eBay, grumps that they are, takes down the listing.

Update from the prairie dog!

793 page views, published on polizeros.com and sltrib.com, 11 bids and $20.52 raised for ULiV (highest bid so far) and it is only 2:30!

Ahhh, this is the fun way to organize!

eBay needs a new interface and a clue

Japanese lithopane tea set

Hadn’t sold on eBay in a while and just listed a sale with has seven photos(shameless plug:Japanese porcelain lithopane Dragon tea set.) This took several tries because the archaic, kludgy eBay method for posting an ad kept mangling the content.

I added the photos, then calculated shipping charges, only to come back to discover the photos were gone. Grrr. Re-added them, changed something else, and then discovered it now listed both sets of photos. Tried to delete the dupe photos and couldn’t. They kept coming back, even when they were confirmed and shown as being deleted. Except for the final two photos, that is – the delete button wouldn’t work at all with them.

Oh, during all this, it would delete the ad copy at random intervals too. Thanks so much for that.

Contrast that brain-dead interface with Amazon. The Amazon interface is easy to use, powerful, and unquestionably delivers them vastly increased sales. Plus they are always improving it. eBay, OTOH, has barely changed anything in ten years.

Perhaps eBay thinks they own the auction market so they don’t have to update their interface to something modern and not error-prone. They would be wrong. The tech world is filled with dead companies who thought they were secure and didn’t or couldn’t change.