Monday, 16 February 2015

The Dangers Of Shopping

Do you want to know what the most dangerous activity in the world is ? One that could stop your heart beating in a second or you seeing your life flashing before you.


You'd possibly think being surrounded by sharks , granted this is not going to happen to you when you are shopping in Morrisons but then again the reduced aisle is fraught with danger.

Shopping is dangerous alright not in a supermarket perhaps not unless you are doing battle with the blessed self service till. Those things are are a blog post in themselves: true story I used one once and after I had grey hair.

I'm taking about online auction sites saviours and frustrating at the same time, I only wanted a brown Zatchel not much to ask. I had been following one and it was within my clutches it was but a knats whisper away until, tragedy struck.

Some one sniped me , I immediately cursed the unknown sniper on Twitter for a woe shared by one halved.

Here is the curse which I really think I'll be trademarking.

@needaphone "Curses being foiled in an ebay bid ... May a panda sit on your head” 

Then I thought right I'll try again my budget was to pay no more that £24.99 so I duly found another Zatchel and placed another bid.

What could possibly go wrong?!

Well instead of entering £24.99 I entered 

£2449

I tell you it was a hairy fairy moment, luckily I managed to cancel my bid!

Can you imagine me explaining that to my husband ?

So I Claire do hereby promise to leave auction shopping alone for a bit, anyway I must go my 5 ft free railway sleeper is here from of those free sites where people give stuff away or ask for stuff.



24 comments:

  1. oops that was a close one! I try my hardest to stay away from such sites as I am known to get rather carried away xx

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  2. I love the curse - fantastic! Also what a lucky escape!

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  3. That could have been a painful error if viral bidding caught you out

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  4. Ouch, that could have been a really painful shopping trip;. I hate snipers too

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  5. I've been pipped at the post on e-bay and swore like a fish wife at the injustice of it. You had a close call with the stray decimal point!

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  6. Oh no! so glad you could cancel the bid! It is so frustrating when right at the last moment someone outbids you.

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  7. I was sending a friend £2.50 through paypal the other week - I forgot the dot.. I only just caught it as I was about it send! I was so glad I hadn't just hit go.

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  8. I suggest you never join the army. You sound like a very dangerous sniper indeed ;) I can't imagine what I would have said to my husband either - but he wouldn't have been shocked if it was me and shopping ;)

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  9. i love auction shopping .. i am one of these annoying buggers that does bid till 10 seconds before the auction ends and then puts in my very highest offer lol

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  10. Ouch! Imagine if that had gone through :-) The curse of the panda sounds terribly good. I might use it to do some cursing of my own.

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  11. Oh my that was a lucky escape eek x

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  12. Ouchy, can you imagine how many full priced once you could buy for that price?
    Lucky escape

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  13. Ooh I hate bid snipers!! And oops, glad you manage to cancel that bid!

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  14. Arrrrrrrrrgh - thank god you can cancel bids these days!!

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  15. ooops, glad you were able to cancel your bid.
    Sounds like a very lucky escape.

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  16. 2 and a half grand? Sounds like a bargain. At least you managed to cancel your bid. In my youth, and living above a pub made for interesting times in the height of eBays popularity. I once bought a fully working ice cream van without even knowing it! haha

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  17. That would not have been a bargain! Yes, maybe put it on hold for a little while!!

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  18. I love ebay, but I hate it too, been having lots of problems with dodgy sellers lately! xx

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  19. I hear you! My one year old accidentally bought some stuff on Amazon the other week, that was a slight eek moment too ;)

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  20. I have to admit to being one of those people who waited till the last second then shot in with my bid. I won a fair Buffy and Angel VHS boxsets that way! (They're all at the tip now seeing as we don't own a VS player and no one else wanted them, not even when I tried to give them away!) I now only look at Buy It Now options on Ebay though. Stops the stress!

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  21. oh my...thanks god for the cancelling button! i so miss eBay but i used to be so addicted!

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  22. Eeeek!! Glad you managed to cancel it. I have banned myself from ebay as I normally start looking up totally random things and suddenly bidding on them. Lethal!! Hope you got your bag :)

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