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Whaddyareckon?: eBay habits

In this week's Whaddyareckon? we find out what people have bought on eBay, their sneaky bidding strategies, and how it feels to lose out on a coveted auction item.

Since the first item -- a broken laser pointer -- was sold in 1995, eBay has gone from being a small section on a programmer's personal Web site to a NASDAQ-listed company with annual revenues of around US$6 billion.

The auction service is now a reflection of the times, with items from the world of pop culture often going under the virtual hammer. From a piece of toast miraculously imprinted with the face of the Virgin Mary to the locks Britney Spears shaved from her noggin as she commenced her descent into loonyville, there are items available to suit every predilection.

In this week's Whaddyareckon? we find out what people have bought on eBay, their sneaky bidding strategies, and how it feels to lose out on a coveted auction item.