17.3.09

sigh

There is a reason why I rarely look at eBay except when I'm looking for serger needles. eBay makes me crazy.

I saw the dress above today and my heart literally began to race. It really did (I don't use the word "literally" lightly)! I thought it was the most perfect dress ever for me -- oh the 38" bust! The rare 38" bust on a vintage dress! It had 17 bids at the time but I thought I would for sure win it and started picturing myself in it. So I stared at it, I bookmarked it, I walked away, I pulled out a measuring tape, I closed the browser, I added it to my watch list, I tried to stop thinking about it, etc. Finally I put in a maximum bid that I thought was kind of insane for what is, essentially, a polyester tablecloth dress. I was outbid and now I am petulant.

Maybe it's the eBay boomerang; today I was wearing the jazz shoes that I got as the result of a fierce bidding war. I played dirty in that one, oh yes I did.

At least I have a lovely tablecloth that Claire sent me a while ago and new serger needles.

6 comments:

  1. oh dear. i try to stay off ebay, as i was once an avid ebayer. dreaming up weird random vintage items, scouring everyday for the perfect one and 'watching' my favourites. my problem was often forgetting to bid in the end because i like to bid at the last second. i've been foiled so many times like that.

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  2. you are so funny! i haven't been on ebay for the longest time because i get the same way. i become obsessed and then get enraged when i don't win.

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  3. ebay! nooo! but yesss!! it's my frenemy

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  4. oh i can't do ebay at all! i only let myself do buy it nows, i can't take it, when i've had to do bidding wars in the past, i just let jason go to war for me, he enjoys it i think....

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  5. Oh, I was outbid on eBay so many times and I'm still sad when it happens, I can really understand how you feel! :)

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  6. I usually go straight for "Buy it Now" but there's often really good stuff to bid on! I also get stressed out when I have to go back before the auction finishes to make sure that I win -- but I wasn't home last night. Waah. I wanted to look like I walked out of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Waaah.

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