101 Comments

  1. Tattycoram
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:07 am

    I hate that buyer’s fee with a passion; it has ruined many a fine dream.

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  2. Jill Flory
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:07 am

    I love your stories! And take comfort in this – at least you made the guy on the phone pay over 1,000 for a set of urns that undoubtedly weren’t worth more than 600 🙂 heehee!

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  3. jennifer
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:10 am

    Sometimes we lose. I could tell you many a tale about the “one that got away.”
    They are VERY nice urns but I am sure that you will find YOUR urns for much less money and with more adventure attached to them. Then they really will be YOUR urns. Do not despair. Something better is around the corner. Happy hunting!

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  4. Ruth Kilchenman
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    I could have written this just a few months ago. We are the same person. You are a tad funnier and immensely entertaining

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  5. Sunnie Mitchell
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Those are gorgeous, and those should have been yours. FTR, I live in NE Scotland where things like this are why I’m no longer ‘encouraged’ (read permitted even though he swears he’s not that kind of husband) to attend auctions anywhere in the UK. If he could, he’d block my access to eBayUK, too:)

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  6. Ter'e Crow Lindsay
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    I laughed so hard while reading this post. It was simply terrific. Yes, you totally mis-placed your brain that day.

    We all have been there.
    LOVED the post. Still giggling.

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  7. Lynne from Design The Life You Want To Live
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    Cue the music. Eye of the tiger. hahahahahaha.

    Thanks for making me roll on the floor laughing this morning. You crack me up.

    Love ya girly!
    Lynne xx

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  8. Kate Sparks
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    OMG…. you always brighten my day!

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  9. Rhonda
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    Truly those are gorgeous urns, and I sure wish you could have won the bid! Your storytelling is so comical and hilarious, it makes you losing the bid worth it! (For your readers only! 😉 )

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  10. tammigirl
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    I am sorry you are so destitute. I welcome you to come to the Sharing Center at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in the center Friday night. I’ll be volunteering and finally get to meet you! Also, we are making stew and chili for a dinner upstairs. At least you’ll get one good hot meal. 🙂

    Hahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahah*deep breath* hahahahahahaha!

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  11. cath t
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:20 am

    Losing builds character. You’ll be a better shopper next time.

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  12. Tina
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    I’ve met your mother. You can’t possibly have any childhood issues.

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  13. Gaylin
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    I adore you! Those urns were suppose to be yours!
    Grrrr the rich!
    Post more often ….because you make my day better!

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  14. Ashley
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    Love the urns – and it is justice that the phone bidder had to pay up. So sorry you didn’t get them, but maybe that means another fantastic buy is around the corner. Now you will have the funds for it:) Love your blog!

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  15. Maggie
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    A very wise woman, at an auction of antique French faience, once shared this insight with me….there’ll always be another one.
    Great story, I’ll be back for more.

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  16. Ann
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    They are so beautiful! I’m sorry they ride off into the sunset with someone else. I like to think that your urns are still out there just waiting for you to discover them and snap them up at a better price!

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  17. Kelly
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:29 am

    There are bigger, better, fancier urns out there waiting for you. Perhaps gilded. Your destiny, actually, …….awaits.

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  18. Jenny
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    Oh, honey. No platitudes from me, but maybe this will comfort you a little: The Unknown Phone Bidder has to pay almost $1200 for those urns, AND (probably) SHIPPING. Which won’t be cheap. AND then the urns will have to be restored. Really, perhaps the cosmos was using you to teach UPB a little lesson in the dangers of not shopping in person. Because destiny CAN be muted over the phone, and if UPB had been there in person, UPB would have understood those were yours LONG before the $$ passed your first limit.

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  19. Janice
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Still wiping ‘laughing my head off tears’

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  20. Sue
    January 20, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    I’ve never been to an auction so this was my training class. Urntastic!

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