I’ve just had a new experience, bidding for something on ebay – and winning!
I thought I had got the item I wanted – a Breyer horse model that I had particularly been looking out for and knew was difficult to get hold of – as it had been telling me for a while I was the highest bidder, but luckily I thought to be online at the last moment. Suddenly, literally in the last few seconds, not even minutes, someone bid against me and the price leapt up to double what it had been. I bid back twice and won. Very exhilarating, I must admit. Having that real time interaction with someone somewhere who also wanted the item, but reacting quickly enough and getting what you wanted. Sort of like gambling I suppose – I’d better watch out I don’t get hooked and acquire another addiction.
Do I really need another Breyer horse? Of course not. But I want him! He’s mine!