Ebay is the devil. The background: I'm moving to WA in 3 1/2 weeks and I need to buy a bike rack for my saucy garage sale beach cruiser (because I'll definitely need that in Auburn!), and my GI Joe's 1997 mountain bike special. I check out REI. Oh, way too expensive. Bennett-friend emails me some ebay bike rack specials; well that seems like a good idea, I think to myself. So I join Ebay....and it goes downhill from there. Instead of using my noggin to realize that by bidding on two bike racks I might just WIN two bike racks, I don't. I get so excited about this new-found bidding passion. $31. Congrats, you're the highest bidder! Then the discouraging email comes: YOU'VE BEEN OUTBID. So I bid again...and again...and again...and I get home from working out today to realize that I've got LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES on bid #1, and I'm losing! Be the highest bidder, Cara. Come on, you can do it! So what do I do? $46 later, I bid again, and I win! But then I remember: I'm already winning another $36 bike rack.
Help, help me Rhonda, help, help me Rhonda! I don't want or need two bike racks, yet according to the world of Ebay, I'm in a binding contract! Is anyone out there Ebay-licious? Can you unbid from an Ebay bid? I just might not be able to show my face on Ebay again...how do I get out of this? I have less than 12 hours! (PS: I think I changed the settings so that ANYONE can comment; you don't have to be a blogger member...tell me if that's true, kids).