Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The One That Got Away


I've been having a bit of a buying spree on Ebay for the vintage swimwear collection and this one, above, I really wanted. So badly in fact, that I stayed up into the early hours of the morning to be there to bid on it within the last few seconds of the auction. Which is exactly what I tried to do. With 10 seconds to go I clicked 'confirm bid' and, for no reason at all since I was signed in and had been using Ebay in the same browser window all evening, I was confronted with the "Please sign in" page before I could finish my bid. Of course, when you are asked to type your password in a frantic hurry and completely unexpectedly, it all becomes impossible and by the time I had got my fingers untied, the auction had ended. So, I have nicked the image from the website and offer it here as a cautionary tale! Here's one that got away...


4 comments:

ganesh said...
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Stephen said...

It is indeed a lovely image Callum. Don't beat yourself up though. Not to get all Aesopian on you, but you probably wouldn't have won it anyway. The high bidder, nycunlimited, has a notoriously voracious appetite for boy photos and vintage gay porn. That, combined with the deepest of pockets, makes it nearly impossible to beat him on eBay. It's hard to compete with someone who has literally *thousands of dollars a week* to spend on eBay :-(

John Hamilton said...

This has happened to me as well, and the only way of avoiding it is to sign out and sign in again a few minutes before the end of the auction (at least this has worked for me so far - I think the problem is that ebay requires a bidder to sign in if they haven't signed in for some time). Some of the bidding for vintage homoerotic photos does go a bit crazy at the end. There do seem to be some bidders with unlimited financial resouces - lucky gits!

Callum said...

Thank you for the sympathy folks... There seem to be huge swings in this market on Ebay and for six months or so the prices rocket as a couple of wealthy bidders dominate and then it all goes quiet for a while and prices calm down for a few months.

Fortunately I won another page from the same album and whilst I'm very happy about that, it didn't quite have the same appeal as this one did...

 
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