So, there is one of those little German dogs on ebay with the corkscrew that folds underneath. And, while this one does look like the worm is tipped, it is certainly a nice piece if you don’t already have one. They also sell fairly well, and I happened upon this listing today and thought the Q & A section was fairly amusing.
Q: This is super & would make a great present for Mom. How about a buy it now for $65.00 so I can get it in time? Please let me know asap so I can find something else should you decline. Thanks, Hilary
A: You’ve got time if you pay promptly, I promise. This is an auction only, see my other answers. Regards.
Q: cute. how about a buy it now of 35-50 bucks
A: This must be the new thing on eBay, try to get the guy to sell it without going for the auction. Sorry, but I’ve decided to auction it. Regards
Q: Hi, How about a 50.00 Buy It Now? Thx!
A: It’s an auction.
It would seem to me that "Hilary" had the best approach–although I have a feeling "Hilary" is a pseudonym, and the BIN’er is actually someone else (not me bytheway). Play on the seller’s sense of familial obligation…good work!!!
As far as non-binned corkscrews go, I received the Curley today and it is fantastic!!! The carved dragon is on its way, and the poison corkscrew will be shipped tomorrow!