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Instructables penetrates the general conciousness via ebay Answered

OK, I was bored. Remembering Trebuchet's artwork, I wondered if anybody was selling the products of their ibling. I also wondered if anybody was having another go at selling plans from this site (somebody tried to claim the plans for this project as their own).

Guess what?

There's one seller marketing via Instructables (they've posted the instructions for their product as a project here), but several others are selling things and mentioning Instructables in an offhand way ("I bought .... to do a project I found at ... but I never got round to it").

I wonder, dear reader, did you find this site via ebay?

Have you sold your own projects after publishing them?

Or have you even bought an ible?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. I've bought something off ebay only once. Nothing against ebay, I just prefer to buy parts for my Mustang* from places where I can get good advice. Some of the businesses I buy from have stores on ebay, but I prefer to use the telephone.
. Never sold anything, but I have a merchant acct (set up so i could accept payments for my defunct computer service business) that I never use.
. Don't guess I ever bought an iBle, but I have bought stuff from two iBlers. You, of course, and I bought some pictures from W'burg.

  • Started life as a 1967 6-cyl with 3-speed manual xmission. After 40 years, it now has '68 front fenders, early-70's V-8, 4-speed, &c , &c, &c. It's usually worth the extra money to talk to someone that knows about restoring bastardized Mustangs.
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

...1967... '68 ... 70's ...

Isn't there a song about a man who stole a car from the factory, one piece at a time?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time:

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Bull's eye!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

how would you steal an engine block!?! 0.o

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. Very baggy pants?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Big lunch pail?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

And muscles not to contend with :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Actually, if the motor plant was anything like the factories I've worked in, on a night-shift, the only reason they'd stop you driving off with an engine in a truck is if they were planning to pinch it themselves.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Today, they run you through metal detectors and such so you don't walk off with a resistor or whatever (in the bigger plants, and many Dept. stores here).

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

The same way you put a firetruck at the top of MIT......

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Fenders, quarter panels, exhaust systems....you'd be hard pressed unless you resembled a car LOL

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Love that song.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Great vid (HeeHaw meets the Monkeys.) Wonder if Johnny was ever credited with the term "Psychobilly" (which would surface years later as a new genre...)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Nope, nope, and nope. However, if I ever manage to make something cool, I'm by no means object to selling it... I'm tinkering with the idea of selling leather items and accessories.