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The ones that got away

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Vanessa, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    I thought it might be fun (and good therapy) to post about items you might have lost on ebay or similar sites.

    I lost these babies to a price tag of $189.16 on ebay recently.

  2. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I was watching those FAB shoes aswell! Unfortunatly they went to high:cry: , as they would have fitted me aswell!!

    P.S This thread is a great idea!!
  3. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    I'm still so sad about this one. By one of my favorite Ebay sellers, I lost if by $1.50. Listed as c.1950, it's from about 1938-39 in reality.
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  4. Naama

    Naama Practically Family

    Oh my god! Lauren, I can feel your pain!

    I'm so stupid I just lost this one:

    It got away for only 24,50!!!! My mistake was that I got to sleep before the auction was over! Too bad! :(

  5. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    I hate when you forget about auctions. . .:cry:
  6. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

    Oh Lauren, I feel for you as well...that is beyond words!

    And yes...forgetting about auctions that end up going really cheap is the worst!

    Here is one that I recently lost...should have bid more! :( I was trying to be good at that particular moment...

  7. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I've had that happen, its SO annoying especially when its a items you really wanted and it went for a low price!!:cry:
    There were three pairs of shoes on and I went shopping and managed to miss them all!:cry:
  8. Naama

    Naama Practically Family

    That's too ironic! ;) But I know how you feel! I really do!

  9. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    I think we need to have some sad violin music playing in the background as we all list our near-misses.
  10. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I suppose it is!! But I keep saying to my self do I need more shoes, I have no where to put them know! But then I come back to reality, of course I need more shoes no one can ever have enough!!
  11. More than one got away

    I know how you are all feeling. I don't have any pictures of all the ones that are getting away from me, but I keep missing out on auctions. I'm pretty new at this, but I've been an e-bayer for many years, and I thought I had a pretty good system down, but I guess I thought wrong! E-bay is my main source for buying vintage, because for some reason Boston doesn't have a great deal of stores for vintage clothing, and I don't sew(I do see lessons in my future!) Lately I have found myself staying up into the wee hours of the morning just so I can see if I won auctions. It just seems like I keep losing the auctions for the items that I really want! I feel all of your pain :cry:
  12. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    Daisy, I know what you mean,I live in the UK so alot of the US auctions finish in the early hours over here! However I still do manage to get some little bargins so keep your eyes peeled for that speacial item that will complete a outfit!!
  13. Ladies, may I suggest using an automated sniping service? eBay itself owns one of these services, though it doesn't advertise the fact! Here you are:

  14. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

  15. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    But don't you have to set a limit then? I don't know about you - but sometimes when I'm watching an auction of something I really want. . .I tend to overbid in the heat of the moment. . . :rage:
  16. snipers

    I've heard about those services, but don't they give you a monthly limit on your bids. Besides there is something fun about watching the last few minutes of an auction, waiting for that page to pop up that says "you have one this item". I just have to set my cell phone to beep a few minutes before the acution is up, so I can remember to bid!
  17. You set the limit in advance. Decide the maximum amount that you'd be willing to pay. Be disciplined. ;)

    As for sniper services limiting the monthly amount you can bid: there might be a limit, but it's far higher than I'd ever reach in a month.
  18. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I know what you mean, if its something you really MUST have you just can't help saying.. "oh just another $5, $10, $15, ect":rolleyes: :)
  19. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    Disciplined on ebay? I'm sorry, that's just not computing. :D

    I lost this one awhile back, but it still irks me. I desperately wanted this pattern, and bid an outrageous price on it and was outbid by a dollar or two. :rage: I sent the winner a very nice message, asking if there was any way I could pay her to copy it, even a bad copy I'd take. But *ahem* she never answered me.

    So. Yes. :rage:
  20. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

    haha...and that's exactly why I like to snipe! If you bid ahead you give the other person time to go up just another $5, $10, $15, etc and then you end up paying more! Not that I haven't been guilty of that myself on occasion.... :D I still usually watch the end of the auction if it's something I really, really want.

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