The eBay API BoF tonight was dominated by a guy who sells clear plastic raincoats via eBay. It's always funny when one person basically dominates a discussion with tons of questions, but it's even more amusing when it's someone selling clear plastic raincoats.

Do the guy a favor--go buy a clear plastic raincoat on eBay.

Posted by jzawodn at July 29, 2004 09:58 PM

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# Ramon Llull said:

"You look so good to me
Standing out in the street
With your cheap fur on
Or maybe your plastic raincoat
And your plastic shoes
They look good too
Standing in the snow
You're younger than you look
Fall in love with me
Fall in love with me
How I wish you would
A table made of wood
And a, a bottle of white wine
And you, and a bottle of white wine and you
And when you're standing
In the street and it's cold
And it snows on you
And you look younger than you really are"
- iggy pop "fall in love with me"

on July 30, 2004 12:35 AM
# david said:

Somebody should of asked if he was making any business this summer.

on July 30, 2004 05:00 AM
# Stephen Mayer said:

LoL! Hey Jeremy, was it a good discussion or did you gain insight on the intricacies of selling plastic raincoats? Too funny ...

on July 30, 2004 08:17 AM
# anon said:

Was it just me or was the post body something else just a few minutes ago?

Spammers are now hacking blogs to put their links on the frontpage of the sites?

on July 30, 2004 09:40 AM
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

Our attitude was that most of the people who came to the BOF had something in mind that they were looking to sell, so whenever our friend asked a question about "clean plastic raincoats," they just substituted "vintage comic book collection" or "American-made auto parts" into the sentence.

However, it was very amusing. Even more amusing because it took him about 10 minutes to reveal what he was selling.

Also, am I the only one, but did he have an odd resemblence to Ben Franklin?

on July 30, 2004 10:02 AM
# Scott Johnson said:

I have lived in Texas all of my life and have never owned a raincoat. I don't even know what I would do with one. I'm sure I would have been annoyed with that man's domination of the discussion.

on July 30, 2004 10:58 AM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

The best part was when I suggested that if you're wearing a clear plastic raincoat, you're not technically naked, so that means you can do away with the pants if you like.

on July 31, 2004 10:06 AM
# K said:

Do the guy a favor--go buy a clear plastic raincoat on eBay.

New, or [aherm] used?

on July 31, 2004 08:49 PM
# John Herren said:

Come on guys, he said he sold pink ones, too. Give the guy some slack. But yeah Adam, he looked just like Ben Franklin, especially from the side. I made the exact comment to the guy sitting in front of me.

on August 1, 2004 08:03 PM
# Plastic boy said:

You must be a plastic raincoat fetish nothing wrong with that,how about try on a silver plastic sauna suit then your plastic raincoat over it,there you go!

on August 7, 2006 06:28 AM
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