Rave of the Week: Ebay Wins!

Ebay and I officially started our relationship a few months ago. We met awhile back thanks to my parents, but I never really gave it a chance. I’m not really sure what prompted the new interest in eBay, but the bottom line is we are in a relationship that I am making work (at least for the time being).

I have to admit..I had many reservations about eBay. Used things gross me out, and even if people say they are new, I am scared they are not. I won’t even go to yard sales (Gross). When I first signed up for eBay, I didn’t even know what was going on. Really I just figured it would be a good place to sell some of the weird or unused items I had at home that I didn’t know what to do with, and that proved to be a really smart idea…I sold a ton of stuff! Yesssssssssssssss! I didn’t look to buy anything. I mean, what would be on eBay that I could possibly want???

Dumbest statement ever. I’m pretty specific with the things that I love, and it is no secret that some of my favorite things aren’t cheap. Still, I love a good deal, and I don’t think anyone should pay full price for anything ever. So I finally started creeping around for some of the things I love, just to see what was on there………how troublesome. After four hours of searching and “watching” items, I decided to make a bid on an item I saw that I absolutely wanted. The item was very close to ending and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. Immediately after placing my bid, I noticed I had some competition….some jackass that placed a bid about two seconds after me. What nerve…..I was still excited about the big step I took placing a bid.  Is this how eBay works? I didn’t know eBay was so cutthroat!

Now, we all know I am an athlete. I am extremely competitive, and I really really really hate to lose. At that point, I didn’t care if I was bidding on a pencil, I was not losing this item. So I did what any eBayer would do…I waited until the clock notified me that there were seven seconds remaining, and I placed a bid. Oh, hello, first eBay win. Nice to meet you. Not only did I win the item, but I won by less than fifty cents! I guess I will have to play dirty if I want to win items from now on.

I’m glad I gave eBay a chance, but I can easily see this relationship sinking sooner than later. Based on my observations, he wants to take all of my money with a high probability of disappointing… even the chance of me losing out to someone else. Ugh! I love competition, but I don’t know if I like how this is going. I guess we will wait to see……

Until I lose on something I really want and hate you, eBay, my last minute win is my rave of the week! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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