This morning my lovely daughter asked if i could do her a favour - so of course i said yes. She then said could i bid for something on ebay for her!! She had been watching this item for a couple of days and the bidding was going to end whilst she was at work. Now i have never, ever done anything on ebay - but i thought it can't be that hard. So she gave me her details and showed me what she had been watching - a pair of these -they are dubarry boots and apparently cost a fortune - i looked at their website and couldn't believe how much they cost!! No wonder she'd looked on ebay.
So the closing time was half 3 this afternoon - i didn't bother looking until lunchtime and saw the price had not changed - so far so good! I was okay until it got to half hour before bidding closed - suddenly i started feeling a bit anxious and ever so slightly perspiring (that could have been because it was hot today!). She had told me not to bid until the last five minutes - i sat there watching the bidding - then at the appropriate time put in her bid - someone came after me, so i upped it! We are now 1 minute away from closing - it got to 30 seconds and i had already entered another amount ready to bid if someone popped in! I was the top bidder!! Then at 20 seconds to go someone else bid!! By the time i had entered in my amount it was too late!!!
I text Em and she was fine about it - she's done it all before so she knows the deal! I decided i'm definitely not cut out for this bidding lark!!
I think i need a cuppa and a lie down!!!