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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fun EBAY Finds

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First, I'm not really an Ebay shopper... mainly because I have made some pretty big mistakes in the past and realized I can't be trusted! 


You see, I have this "I WANT IT NOW" problem and having to wait 5+ days to find out if I "won" something makes me a little crazy. This was evidenced when I bought TWO, countem, TWO heavy duty paper cutters (both over $300 each!!!)...because I bid on one then find another closing sooner so I bid on it too. OH MERCY! Thankfully, I found someone willing to buy the second one right away. (THANK YOU JESUS!). 


Then there was a time that I paid more in bidding than they were selling the item for on their online store! NOT happy about that!


Anywaaaay, I decided to chance it again last week and I just got what I "won" yesterday and today.


First thing... I bid on 72 Marvy LePlume II Markers or a grouping of 6 12 marker packs ...
only 5 shown because I left one in the box and didn't realize it


at Micheal's each pack is $21 so the 6 packets would be $126+ I won the bid for $43+ $5 shipping. YES!!! A GREAT DEAL! (even with a 40% coupon)


Then today I got a really huge surprise! I got my second "won" item.  ... an old Webster's Dictionary.    I found out that there are some auctions that let you "Make Your Best Offer"!!  I did not know you could do that!  So, I gave it a try.  There was a Webster's Dictionary listed at a "Buy It Now" price of $15 so I offered $10 and they accepted it.  I have no clue if I got a good price or not, I just know that I am THRILLED with it!  That puppy is a MONSTER!


It has 1000+ pages and was published in 1952!  What fun!  That makes it 58 years old!  YES!!!
And it came with someone's memories:


You want to see the definition of "Love" in 1952?  I wonder if its different now??  I don't really care what it is now... I like everything about "Love" better back then I think.... 



VERY COOL!  HAPPY HAPPY DAY!


Do you want a picture of a word defined???  Just ask in the comments and I'll take one for you. :-)



2 comments:

  1. I would say great score!! $10 seems a fair price to me. I too pick up old books, sometimes I have a hard time cutting them up...
    And I do understand the auction fever, When my oldest children were babies a girlfriend and I use to go to the live auction in our town and buy boxes of ...crap...I mean good stuff LOL
    Of course we shared the price and the spoils.

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  2. OH GOOD! Glad I got a deal. I've never actually been to a "real" auction...no wait! my daddy use to take me to cattle auctions! HA! NO TEMPTATION THERE! Except when the horses were auctioned, I wanted them all!

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