I always check eBay first — when I need something. I got a great deal on some walkie talkies for the Obedience Club Tracking Committee, and found the Nikon D40x for a super price. In addition to looking for what I “need”, I also always look at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi items — you just never know when something will become an item I “need”.
Yesterday I cruised eBay and found this watercolor original:
I said, “Self, this is too cute, and with the dragonflies, it is something our friend Shelley would love.” So I bid on it, and some pesky person outbid me, so I bid again, and the pesky person did the same. Suddenly it dawned on me that the pesky other bidder might be — Oh, no — not Shelley. So I emailed her, and sure enough, she and I were pushing the price up as we both bid on the watercolor that was meant for her. I’ve backed off and if any of the rest of you were trying to get it for Shelley, stop bidding!