You all gave me some fantastic tips! I almost feel like a pro now... well, almost... okay, not really, but I have for sure gotten the hang of it a little! That counts for something right?
I was pretty bummed when I lost a couple Lego men to some other bidders -- there was no way I was going to pay more than a couple buck for some Lego guys... but I guess there are some desperate Lego fans out there that are willing to pay the big buck-a-roos. Let them have them then...
However, my first purchase was a MAJOR score! No joke! You think I am exaggerating? Well, I bought my first item for 1 cent. No kidding! I am serious. Now you are thinking that I made up for it in shipping costs... NOPE. Wrong again! FREE SHIPPING! That's right! I got a $20 item for a cent. I think I really like eBay. In it's honor I had to make up a new dance of joy. Trust me, you don't want to see it -- I look like a chicken trying to tango solo.
There is a down side... a darker side to eBay that I have discovered...
The eBay weenies.
That's right. The eBay weenies. I had multiple moments of "THAT IS SO UNFAIR" tantrums because somehow, and I don't know enough about eBay yet, but every time I bid on a item, they would have some magical counter bid at the same moment. I could have bid 5 or 6 times in a row and every single time they are their first.
So, from now on, I am just going to stay away from the eBay weenies, because there is nothing I can do about their overbidding me... except bid a few more times to jack up their price Mwahahahaa! But it really irks me when it is something I really wanted.
Oh, well. C'est la Vie!
UPDATE: Okay, I figured out the automatic bidding thing... but it still drives me nuts!!