I just had an interesting phone conversation with another
clayer about the eBay auctions of polymer related stuff.
Her view was that she'd bid on things that hadn't already
been bid on, but would not bid on things that already had a
bid because another clayer wanted it and got there first.
Yikes! My guess is that would be very depressing news to
our Jennifer, who is probably trying to get some of the
money back she's invested over the years.
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Courtesy is admirable, but when it comes to something
"polymer" on auction, I'll go the limit of what I can afford
for the item (and when it comes to Karen Lewis's beads,
probably over it), and if that means beating out another
clayer, even someone I know personally, look out. That's
what it's all about - bidding and buying. I would hope
there would be no hard feelings, but if there were, I'd
wonder at the losing bidder's maturity.
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