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eBay Shopping Tips

I like good quality clothes and shoes but I don’t like to pay full retail unless I have to (or I want to support local). So much of my high quality pieces are secondhand. If you live in America or the UK, then you have a wealth of thrift stores and vintage markets to browse. Unfortunately in Australia the thrift scene isn’t as plentiful for guys and this is where eBay comes to the rescue. Here’s what I have learnt from my years of eBay thrifting.

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Coffee

Home brewing and my love for the bean

I became a home barista almost by shear accident. The year was 2013 and we had not long moved into our new home. My wife unpacked an old coffee machine that was gifted to her years ago and we decided to give it a go. Half a packet of supermarket espresso grind later, the machine leaked water all over the bench and died. Fast forward a few months and she bought a little Italian espresso maker, also known as a moka pot. I tried to use the same espresso grind coffee in it and made the most nasty acrid coffee I had ever tasted, so like any good twenty-something I went on the internet to do some research. And I guess the rest is history…

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