Farewell to a fellow blogger

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auctionrebelGary, better known as The Auction Rebel was one of the original eBay bloggers that I started following in the early days of TameBay. Sadly his family have reported on his blog that Gary passed away on Tuesday this week.

Gary’s readers will remember him for his “Garage Sale Challenges” where he documented the gems he found and the prices the items fetched at auction. I’ve followed his challenges with great interest over the years and he’s never failed to inspire with his dedication to show that “real eBaying”, as it was in the early days, is still alive and kicking.

Ever the pro, he researched hundreds of products informing fellow sellers what to look out for at sales and the prices they could expect items to fetch with advice of what to list on eBay and what is better suited to Amazon.

After an incredible nine years selling on eBay, Gary’s last entry on his blog was to let readers about one of his other passions in life – fishing, he was off for a week for a well earned break.

Gary’s bought a refreshing outlook on the industry with a personal touch and bucket loads of enthusiasm. Always an inspiration, he’ll be sadly missed.

7 Responses

  1. Very sad news indeed. Gary was one of the good guys and will be missed.

  2. Can’t believe this – Such a kind hearted person whose emails I always looked for. He was a great inspiration to me and anyone who read his work. I’ll really miss him. Felt like he was a real friend. He will be missed. 😥

  3. I was one of the participants in Gary’s Garage Sale Challenge’s last year and also the 2009 Challenge. I have followed him for years, always looking forward to his next email/post.

    Gary made a huge difference on my way of buying and selling on eBay. His encouragement and inspiration made me strive harder to meet my goals and to venture outside of my comfort zone. He was a wonderful mentor and friend.

    I will dearly miss Gary and I’ll never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

    With much sadness,

    Rita (auctionjunkie)

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