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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Bloody Ebay


I lost my overlocker in the last 10 seconds of the auction. Small Boy was by my side and giving me advice on the way.
"30 seconds to go...now you can get worried A"
"OK should I up my maxi,mum bid now?"
"Put it up to $100.00"
"oooo I don't know...that might give too much away, I can just put a max in and be ready to press the button.."
"you should refresh every 10 secs"

"Alright Small Boy, we're down to the last 5 secs....OMG I'VE LOST IT.....
"Quick....up your max! I TOLD you to go to $100"
"QUICK QUICK............."

Too late.

I think I may have sworn.

My highest bid was $98.89 and she won it for $102.50 :-(

I say 'she' of course. I just can't imagine men bidding on overlockers although I guess it must happen.

I have other news to share about a job offer but I'm off to see A Free Family in this disgusting heat so that will have to wait. The Small Boy and his Dad have left for sailing and No2 Son was dragged out of bed too. He is sailing with last year's champion this year so he is feeling pretty good about himself. Last week they won and Himself and Small Boy came second!

I shall have to come up with some 'names' for their boats so I can report race results more quickly, with less key strokes that is.

Hmmmmm.....let's call them....

Jester: Skipper; Himself, Crew; The Small Boy
Gunshot: Skipper; Dee, Crew: No 2 Son
The Other One: the main competition..previous State Champion.

Right. Off to commiserate my ebay loss with The Free Family!


Brittany said...

Ohhhh bugger. That's why I usually just do the "buy it now" auctions. I hate the back and forth fights!

Arizaphale said...

Very sensible...I might just try one more though ....:-)

chaoticfamily said...

LOL I have never tried ebay. To challenging for me! You are brave!! ;-)

Stacy said...

Oh, dang! There is a website that I know does the last minute "sniping" of the auction. Maybe she was using that. Maybe you should use that next time! Hopefully you can find another one. I have lost an auction or two and it is frustrating! I feel for ya!

A Free Man said...

We've had this conversation, but you've just got to have a REAL maximum in mind when you start. You win, you win. You lose, you lose. There'll be more overlookers.

SSG said...

hey you should try http://www.justsnipe.com/ - it bids for you at the very last second so you are more likely to win if yours is the highest bid... it's free is you only use it now and again, and it worked for me :)

we_be_toys said...

ebay is like online gambling - it gets a little wild, doesn't it?

Can't wait to hear the sailing news...!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh! Sorry you lost the...overlocker? Whatever that is...

Still, sounds like a great bonding experience with small boy! :-) :-) :-) (not to downplay your misery by pointing out a silver lining...)

How fun on the sailing - hope they have a good time!

natalie said...

We're having a language barrier tonight. That's what happens when I can't stop by every day like normal. BTW (by the way...I know some techno talk!), how is the BA?

What's an overlocker?