Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Keep me away from eBay!

Dude! Someone with OCD should not be allowed to have an eBay account. I get in so much damn trouble on there, it’s not even funny! A couple of years ago, I got into trouble because I would buy stuff I didn’t even want just because I hate to get outbid. It was ridiculous. I just couldn’t let someone else beat me. You should see some of the crap that was showing up at my house.

So I stopped eBay for a long time because I’m smart enough to realize when I have a problem (sometimes).

Another problem I have is that I am every salesman’s dream. If you tell me that something is really popular and I really need, I may want it. But if you tell me it is nearly impossible to find, then all of a sudden I MUST have it.

This happened last week. Twice. First, I was watching Good Morning America. They did a story on FitFlops. These are flip flops that are supposed to tone your thighs, calves and glutes! Oh yeah! That’s all I needed to hear. I wanted a pair! Unfortunately, they are from the UK and hard to find there! In the US, they are damn near impossible to find. They are sold at Bath & Body Works and at Bliss but they are backordered everywhere. Gaaaaa!

I went ahead and placed a (back)order at Bliss, then started monitoring eBay auctions. Okay, that’s number one on my list of crazy. Here’s number two. It’s worse.

The other day, I saw a story on Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” bag. You can read more about it here, I’ll spare you all of the details. Needless to say, it is extremely popular. Everyone wants one, and there were only 10,000 released in the U.S. This had me scurrying to eBay so fast I left skid marks.

Now, I am great at monitoring auctions, but my lord, I felt like I should have been sitting there with a cigarette and a martini. It’s like a gambling addiction! Someone tried to outbid me on those damn shoes on Thursday with 57 seconds left in the auction. Oh, I don’t think so. I put in my final bid with 20 seconds left. That’ll teach some whore to try and outbid me.

I got the Hindmarch bag, too. I won’t even tell you how much I spent, but when Eric got home, I felt like I had almost given myself an ulcer, and I had once again sworn off eBay. That is until Kara’s little tip had me scrambling out of bed for one final purchase of a Sit n Splash. But that’s it!! I swear!!

I can’t wait until packages start arriving this week. It will be like Christmas in June!! Until I get my credit card bill.

11 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

I'm not an eBay person, but I do love Amazon.com and Lands' End.com. When it comes to actual real world shopping, my weakness is DSW Shoes. And I just got an e-mail announcing their 80% off summer sandal sale with triple points for my frequent shopper account.

SUUUUUUUWEEEEEEEET!

maggie said...

NO NO. We all need those Fit flip flops. I just said yesterday to my honey that I wanted a pair of the sneakers. I NEED THEM like I need Water.

Patois said...

Christmas in June, January in July. Funny!

Sadie said...

Crap.

Now I'm going to have to go find some of those stinkin' shoes.

Sanni said...

Uhm... Neila... uhm... I´m in need of a fine excuse. I´ve purchased the Fit Flops seconds ago, spending my piggy bank.

It´s YOUR fault. *LOL*

What shall I tell Frank???? *grin*

Tilly said...

I'm in the UK, and I've never heard of fit flops - and I've just gone and bought a pair from ebay because of you! They're from a US ebayer too. £35! That's nearly $70!! Some where going for £45!! $90 for a pair of flip flops - bloody hell!

Tilly said...

I'm in the UK, and I've never heard of fit flops - and I've just gone and bought a pair from ebay because of you! They're from a US ebayer too. £35! That's nearly $70!! Some where going for £45!! $90 for a pair of flip flops - bloody hell!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

I heard about those fit flops and wondered if they were uncomfortable though. Hmm, I'll wait till they are cheaper, I love that bag though, ebay is so dangerous, online shopping in general is...I love it though!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I've had this happen to me as well (almost getting outbid). I've been told that sellers will do this to up the price! Ya gotta watch 'em.

SQT said...

I'll have to wait until those darn FitFlops go on sale. I'm too cheap to try outbit anyone.

Morgen said...

You crack me up -- I'm the SAME OCD on E-bay. I truly have to limit myself.
So, when do we get pics of the Sit N Splash?