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So, this morning I'm sitting on an auction to buy this watch, and it had been bid up from its starting price of $.02 to about $10.50 or so. I wasn't too worried.

Then I checked and suddenly all bids had been retracted!!! It stayed that way until the last few seconds. I put in my bid... and got it for $.02 (plus S&H)!!! Squeeee! I'm so happy. *doing the dance of eBay glee* (Because, you know, I really NEEDED another watch... /sarcasm)

I am occasionally amazed, though, at how many people will run up an auction on some items early, when an identical item is sitting without any bids in another auction (this happens a lot with jewelry). Don't they watch them all, just in case?

I finished my review for the week (Burrito Deluxe), I'm having my taxes done tomorrow (hopefully some kind of refund from someone), I just got my pay raise and bonus cash so we can get our new mattress, and all is right with the world. (Even if I only got in two workouts this week.)

Today I wondered if those energy drinks REALLY had enough caffeine to affect me (because I usually have two or three cans/bottles of caffeinated Diet Coke a day), so had one of those large cans of "Rock Star" (diet). I can't say it "woke me up," but it sure made me shake! Definitely more caffeine than your average soda. Not something I'd drink every day...

On the whole, this has been a good day.



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Mar. 3rd, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
yay to the watch. I've noticed that with collectibles to. There'll be 12 of the same thing and the first one is run up to hell and back and the rest have no bids (especially if a newbie is involved)
Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Yep! When it comes to eBay, you just have to be patient - where my luck really came in, though, was the green face. I've seen dozens with the white, the pink, the black, and the blue faces, but that was the first time I'd seen the green - my color! I definitely did the happy dance.

Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
i just bet. I've come across some cool finds there myself over th years
Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
Once I saw a bottle I'd been looking for a while at an antique shop in Bisbee for something like $40 - I knew from bottle books it wasn't worth more than $10, so I passed it up. Found it (and got it) on eBay for something like $5. Love that site.

Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
makes it real easy to get hold of anime/manga collectibles I wouldn't be able to touch without going to a convention otherwise
Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Do you think the watch has enough bling? (evil grin)
Can't beat that for two cents plus shipping!

The trouble with caffeine is that more is not better. It doesn't wake you up more, it only makes you shaky. At least, that's the reaction I have. There's definitely a threshold of diminishing returns for the stuff.
Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Trust me, there are some that have MUCH more! *LOL* I still kinda want the blue-faced one, too, but those always get bid pretty high.

Yes, indeed. I think what actually perked me up from the drink was the herbs and other stuff - the ginko & ginseng combo, plus the vast amount of taurine it contains. And I probably wouldn't have been QUITE so shaky if I'd gotten a single-serving can instead of the one that said "servings - 3" on it (because no one ever just drinks a third of a can).
Mar. 4th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I wonder why all the bids were retracted? I thought you couldn't retract a bid without jumping through all kinds of hoops. But who cares? 'cuz you got the watch you wanted for a pittance. Woot!
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know why and probably never will, I'm just happy it went my way! :-)

On the other hand, found out I owe the feds (boo), so I don't have QUITE as much money as I thought I did, but still... if I had to pay taxes, at least it came when I had the money!
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