I just "won" my first item on ebay!! I'm obviously not very skilled at bidding on it since I've bid on numerous things and always lose. I usually end up buying stuff with the Buy It Now option. No drama. No losing my item in the last 20 seconds of the bid at 1:30am. I guess I get a little crazy about it (yes, I've waited up until the wee hours and watched...and lost), but I get so excited with the bidding process. The screen keeps saying, "Congratulations! Your bid is WINNING!" as the clock counts down. I hit refresh, "You're WINNING!". refresh. 1 minute left...."You're WINNING". 20 seconds left, "You've been outbid and LOSING. Hurry and rebid before time is...Sorry, you have LOST this item." Man! I lost again!! I usually go upstairs and whisper to Chad about my bidding drama and he says he's going to have to cut me off. Hahaha! It's true!
So you can imagine my delight when the countdown happened and there were 20 seconds left and it said, "You are WINNING!!" As the clock ticked down 5,4,3,2,1 I cheered!! Just then the screen changed and ebay said to me, "Thank you. You have just BOUGHT this item. Payment is due....blah blah blah."
What?!!? Couldn't you just give me a small congratulations or hip hip hooray because I won? You (ebay) were egging me on the whole time saying I was winning and then as soon as it's over you say, "pay up pal with your Pay Pal account." I guess I felt a little deflated after that. I mean, I knew I was buying the product, but ebay is so tricky and preys on emotions with that Winning/Losing stuff and then says, "Yay, you bought something. whoop-dee-doo"
So now Chad and I joke about mundane purchases by saying, "Congratulations!!! You just BOUGHT your groceries!!" or whatever else it might be.
Stupid ebay! :) :)