So basically, I love ebay. It all started off with a day like this:
Me today at work:
So what to do then? Go on ebay and browse for shit I don't actually need. Example: Kate Spade (really? again with the KS? I'm obsessed...I know.) Wellesley Planner.
First: Search for the best deals on the newest planners.
Preferably "ending soonest" (because you know that you needed that planner like yesterday) or "Price + Shipping lowest first". It can be tricky sorting this way, because your likely to find a seller who just listed item, and it's on for 45 days. See HERE for example.
2. You think you've actually come across a really great deal and are so excited:
3. So you decide, I'm bidding on this because it allows me to give my best offer:
4. But then you start to stalk the listing seeing that there are now "11 people watching" and "6 other offers" on item:
5. You decide to write a very sophisticated note to the seller asking intelligent questions while secretly hoping they think you are the best suitor for the
6. All this stalking of the listing is wiping you out, so it's best to close all forms of ebay (you know it's open on your work computer, ipad. home computer AND phone). But THEN you get a NOTIFICATION:
But it's just to let you know that:
7. Your "Best Offer Bid" gets counter-offered. At first you react like this:
9. So now you've decided you're going to counter-back with a new offer:
10. Afterwards, when it's declined:
11. Now you feel like an ass, because that's twice the seller has decided that your monies aren't good enough for her USED Kate Spade Planner, that quite possibly has a defect because the other one's were too expensive, and had about eleventy hundred bids on them. Do you purchase it at her first counter offer? Or forget about it?
13. Even though you are now buying the planner at $45 dollars more than what you wanted to spend, and the original counter-offer of the seller...
14. But now, you've received the notification that the SELLER HAS ACCEPTED "YOUR" OFFER!
15. The planner is yours. You get the tracking, receive it three days later, and use it religiously for 2 weeks. Then a holiday rolls around, and you lose all your motivation for scheduling. And then it ends up in your purse that you used two weeks ago, and that's been shoved away in the closet.
So. What do you think? Pretty accurate?