What works better for a buyer? eBay or amazon? Egg coddler hunt

Being a mom, I buy more or less every other product I need for my baby, my house and myself on amazon. Once you have a Prime account you hardly ever think about buying elsewhere. At work however, I have been brought to deal with eBay and eBay sellers. That’s why, while hunting for the perfect egg coddler I decided to give eBay a try.

1. Selection
Amazon give you an impression of storing more or less anything you would ever be willing to purchase, from corn flakes to electric guitars. However, when it comes to egg coddlers, the selection is surprisingly poor. I had a choice between three or four coddlers, which got even smaller once I activated the “available for Prime” filter. The coddler I finally chose was neither good value for money nor visually appealing.
Compare this with eBay with its awe inspiring selection of beautifully decorated porcelain coddlers! I didn’t have much time to look at all of them but still was very happy with the coddlers I chose.
Point for eBay!
2. Making a purchase
Whereas it’s easy to find a beautiful coddler on eBay it is not at all so easy to buy it! The purchasing process took at least three times longer than on amazon, with its (un)famously patented one click and required logging in to eBay and to PayPal.
Point for amazon!
3. Delivery
Quite a surprise here.  Whereas I expected my Amazon purchase to arrive faster than the eBay one, I was amazed to see it being delivered before the product purchased on eBay was even dispatched!
Point for amazon!
4. Product
The Amazon-purchased coddler was quite a disappointment. The lid broke after the first usage. My vintage china coddlers bought on eBay are beautiful to look at and still serve me well.
Point for eBay!
It seems that amazon is by far the most convenient place to buy anything online. However, when searching for some specific products I will keep in mind to check eBay (or Etsy?) for their wider selection. As of today I am a happy owner of three egg coddlers, enjoying my coddled eggs every Sunday morning while doing my Sunday morning online shopping.

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