20+ years in the game has me realizing how toxic my partner in crime has become.
I used eBay to buy OG hightops and Levi's on the cheap back in the day. I didn't use it to sell, but I remember the day eBay shut off the ability to leave feedback on buyers. That was a huge blow to the "community" aspect to the site. Of course, back then, no company had a very good grasp on user-generated content and user-directed communities. eBay totally missed the fact that some sellers had communities surrounding them. Instead of partnering with them, it eyed them as potential scammers.
Ok honestly I’m about 1/3rd through this and I gotta head to work, but my girl and I agree that you gotta write a book of some sorts with all these stories. As someone like 15+ years younger, I think it would be good preservationism for how this all started