I had a funny thing happen to me the other day that fits this conversation topic. We had posted a film camera for sale because we wanted to get a digital camera. We were hoping for about $30 for the little Elph we owned. Well, in the middle of the auction (listed for 5 days), my 6-year old cat got really
sick. Two days and seven hundred dollars later*
, we decided we weren't going to be buying a digital camera because of all of the money we just poured into the cat, so we wanted to keep our film camera.
There was one problem, though. The camera had been bid on, and there was no way to end the auction without pissing some people off. Not wanting to do that, we simply created another account and wayyyyy overbid everyone ($50+) so that we
would win our own auction. Well, at the last second, someone sniped us on our own item! We didn't expect it at all. After all, similar items had only gone for $20 - $30 in the last few weeks.
In the end, we decided to take the person's money and to look for a cheap digital camera on eBay. Afterwards, I thought about how many people probably bid up their own items, and I had a good laugh about it. I bet many of them aren't nearly as successful percentage-wise as we were, and we weren't even trying!
* - If you think that's too much to spend on a pet, don't go there with me. I voluntarily took the responsibility of caring for that animal, and I was not about to let him die from something 100% cureable. That would be unbelievably selfish of me.
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