I tried to add another vintage Apple’s Director Chair to my collection today, but I let it get away. It was an eBay auction.
Buying off of eBay can be frustrating. I don’t mind the auction format- no, I’m an auctioneer by profession and heritage, so it isn’t that. But I don’t like eBay’s auction format, especially getting sniped with a second left and that’s what happened to me today. I like an opportunity to bid again if I get knocked out by another bidder.
Recently I added an Apple Director Chair to my collection. It was different and I thought it was cool, so I grabbed it. Well today another one was closing out. It had been up for a week and I was the second bid. I entered my proxy bid for $75.99 when the bid was $12.50. Immediately it went to $56 and then sat there. I wanted this chair so earlier today I went back in and increased my proxy bid to $225.99.
In case you’re wondering would I have bid more for this chair if I was bidding in a real auction, the answer is yes. I wouldn’t have let a few dollars stand in the way, but in this case, I didn’t have another chance.
Well, maybe another one will come along one day.
Reprinted from MyFavoriteApple.com