- Beer + eBay
I got a phone call in the pub on a Tuesday evening from an antique watch dealer in London. Apparently I’d won a rather expensive watch in the early hours of the previous Sunday morning. I don’t remember a thing about it.
Worried, I went home and checked my internet history. In addition to “researching” antique watches, I’d also been expanding my knowledge of house prices in the Ardennes. Panic began to set in as I spotted that I’d put a couple of offers in for chalets in the region 😳
I had a number of slightly embarrassing phone calls and emails that week.
I’m not allowed to use my laptop after being out on a Saturday night now.Posted 4 years agowinston_dogMember
I kicked my ebay+beer habit, but I still have numerous hi fi separates I need to get rid of, old 90’s hifi really used to do it for me.
I have a new problem with Amazon+Beer and s/h books. See something interesting on TV while drinking, google it and then check Amazon for any books on it, buying a lot of books for 1p with £2.80 delivery! The Kindle special deals are also a weakness.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
@bencooper – found it — RHS, about half way down.
Callum (incidentally, have belatedly made the connection between you and the sticker on my Kilaeua that was chopped and dropped many years ago..)Posted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
Rally prepared Skoda Estelle.
Roll cage, plumbed in fire extingusiher sytem, stripped out interior, twin Webber carbs, straight cut gears. The whole works.
Was made to retract my bid by the fun police when I remembered what I’d done the following morning. My bid would have won by a clear margin too, I think it went for about 650 quid.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I’d been debating a couple of different frames on ebay. An enthusiastic pub visit delivered up to me that moment of clarity and irrefutable logic only a skinfull of wifebeater can
I should get online immediately and buy them both, obviously.
This irrefutable logic was not quite as irrefutable as I’d originally assumed when the second frame turned upPosted 4 years agoxcgbMember
You can get a fuel cap to go with it for a bit more 🙂Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
Had a disastrous journey home a couple of years ago when we got about 4 inches of snow and the country ground to a halt. Had a few beers the next day and decided I definitely needed a 4×4, put in a cheeky bid on one and thankfully just got out bid at the last minute. It hasn’t really snowed since. It would have been a monumental waste of money.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Never done it but some prat bought my FSA Gossamer crankset last month then claimed he hadn’t bid on it.
The funny upshot of it was that shortly afterwards somebody sent me a PM saying he was in my town and could he collect it? It turned out to be my cycling neighbour three doors away who wanted a newish crankset for a bike he was rebuilding!Posted 4 years agorockhopperbikeSubscriber
Guy I worked with had issues like this.
best one was a excavator- he wanted one for digging a load of his garden out and thought it was cheaper than hiring- and he could sell it afterwards, anyway – he didn’t realise that the machines were listed in bucket capacity and not machine weight….
he thought it was odd no one was bidding on the 4 tonne machine he won- couldn’t even get the wagon up his road when it came!
it did look cool thou!Posted 4 years ago
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