I haven’t bid on anything on ebay for quite some time. Bidding on ebay sets me into a heart-pounding adrenaline rush so when I go ebay shopping for something new (which, in reality, is almost always something old), I prefer to stick to the ‘Buy it now’ offers.
However, I was enticed a few days ago by three Delineator magazines dated March 1895, Feb. 1896 and Oct. 1889. They were not offered as a ‘Buy it now’ deal so I had to bid if I wanted them. I added them to my watch list. I would have forgotten that I was watching them but a reminder was delivered to my e-mail address first thing this morning.
When I went to check on the status of the magazines, the first had two bids and was about to expire. Instant adrenaline rush! I placed my bid. I waited. I watched. No competition. I won.
When the bid on the first magazine ended, I went on to the the second (same seller, staggered listings, which is always a great idea if you’re an ebay seller). The second magazine had about two minutes left for me to place a bid. By now I’m shaking and my palms are sweating as I place my bid (it doesn’t take much). Instantly, there was a bid higher than mine. I didn’t know if I’d have enough time to try again but I did. With bated breath, I waited. I won. Whew!
Moving on to the third magazine. Again, I only had a couple of minutes. Nerves ragged, palms sweating, I placed a bid. Instantly outbid. I tried again. Outbid again. I tried again. Outbid. I’m justifying this purchase now – I won the other two, there will be combined shipping. With only seconds left, I frantically placed one more bid. My final bid was less than $50. It was close – the third magazine was mine for $46.57 US.
All three magazines are mine! Yay!
I will share!