Maybe because Pam, owner of Seattle's gorgeous store Red Ticking insists on selling a teeny tiny matching pair of alabaster lamps for $895. Who are these women who buy them at that price rather than brave the treacherous waters of Ebay?
I have lost - count 'em - FIVE recent auctions for the lamps. I guess because I refuse to set my high bid ahead of time. Too painful to type in $175 (I like a bargain after all) and then I am always doing something stupid like peeing or sitting in a staff meeting when I get outbid and then it's just too late.
Do you have an ebay heartache story? Or a return-to-that-stall flea market loss to report here? I once passed up some water glasses with ironic mustachioed gay-porn-looking men printed on them and went back to get them after all and they were GONE. Who else in Seattle would want them? Dirk Diggler, I guess. My fiance just looks at me when I miss out on something now and mutters "man glasses," and my heart floods with sadness all over again.
Share your pain. And now cross your fingers that I will win my alabaster lamps once and for all tonight, when it's just me, the laptop, a bottle of wine and and "ending-soon" style auction for some wimpy, chipped, alabaster treasures.