I don't know about you, but I have hit and miss luck when it comes to Ebay.
I spotted these cane tub chairs a few weeks ago...
Nice huh! Ignore the ugly cushions....they would go - but the chairs.......LOVE!
There were 6 days to go on the auction, so I patiently waited.......watching......making sure no one else was making any bids.
There was a starting price of $280, a little steep I thought, but if I could get them for not too much more I would have snagged myself a bargain.
About 3 days in, there was a bid of $280 - it's OK I thought, maybe that was the vendor bid, seen as it was the starting price and all.
The days ticked over and there were no more bids - I thought maybe they aren't actually that great - no one else wants them. I kept going back and looking at them - nope...I loved them, and the fact that no-one else had bid on them made me think, maybe I'm in with a chance.
Just in case you're wondering.....this story does NOT have a happy ending!
So it came down to the wire and I sat there poised, ready to pounce, the minutes and seconds counted down.....still there were no more bids......THIS IS MINE....I thought! I thought wrong!
With about 30 seconds to go I placed my bid......$360....surely this would get it........NOPE in the final 5 seconds I was outbid by $5..........$5
I frantically tried to bid $375 but it was gone.......GONE! I missed it by $5........I'm so annoyed. I really don't think I will find chairs like these again. And as they say when you can't have something you want it even more.
There has to be some sort of Ebay rort going on....please let me in on the secret....tell me everything! Should I have bid higher.....way higher? did I let them go too easily?
To the lucky bidder who won these chairs.....firstly I hope you are not a dealer who is going to onsell them - I hope you are going to love them as much as I would have........I was going to paint them coral and they would have looked so lovely in my living room.......(can you hear the violins!).
Ebay......for now I hate you......we'll see if that changes in the future......I'll keep you posted!
The main reason for this blog post is so I have a permanent record of these chairs and what they look like JUST IN CASE I do see something similar in the future.
What have you missed out on, on Ebay?