For the last week or so, I’ve been playing eBay Chicken. I have to say, I’m pretty good at it.
The trick is to bid as high as possible on an item that you might want, but not high enough so you might actually get it. So far, I have bid on about 7 items, and quite failed to get any of them. I’m pleased to say that on a couple of them I was the second-highest bidder.
In a small way, I’m doing my part for the world gross domestic product. And doesn’t that feel good?
Update: The above is all well and good unless you happen to be in a just woken up and befuddled state, and realise that the auction you just bid on was in GBP, not CAD, and thus you’re just about to pay twice as much for something …