Life after eBay – Andrew Dudley Postal Supplies
Many who have been around eBay for a few years will remember Andrew Dudley, erstwhile eBay poster child and arguably once one of the best known UK eBay sellers, ever present at eBay Universities. In fact if you dig into Tamebay’s achieves you’ll find our very first entries mention the Dudleys and Tamebay finding a Russian Vodka restaurant in Exeter.
Since quitting eBay and moving on Andrew has had a somewhat interesting career and currently describes himself an “activist dedicated to raising awareness of deforestation”. This morning I’ve been inundated with people pointing me towards a video of his latest escapade where apparently making crowing noises isn’t against the law – he had a ticket to the event and he was released with no charges by the police.
This isn’t the last we’ll see of Andrew – his next target is apparently back in the UK at the Houses of Parliament!
interesting – he used to sell a warehouse full of packaging materials…now campaigns against deforestation – is he having a guilt complex for his past business? lol
Funny – at 33 seconds, you can still hear him crowing in the background…hilarious!
One has to wonder why he never got arrested when he saw the Queen, although there was a distinct lack of crowing that time. I guess to be fair the Queen was a minor warm act as he got going 🙂
Love it! He was always a bit of a self publicist. Wasn’t he the first “Power Seller of the month” and a founder member of “FOEB”?
Andy could talk his way into anything – the stories about him are legendary, including blagging a free plane ticket from the CEO of South West Airlines, a day after he’d met him at a conference, when he’d “lost” his passport and needed to get to New York to pick up a replacement (His wife later found the original in his suit trouser back pocket when he got back to the UK).
He’s one of the maddest people I’ve ever met and the thing I’ll always remember about him is that he is a fun person to be around.
I wonder how many trees were cut down to make the Envelopes Andrew sold?! Oh the guilt! 😉