A couple of weeks ago, I spotted a really cool item on eBay that happened to have a buy it now or best offer. However, the starting price was far more than I would ever pay, and a fair amount over pretty much what anyone would pay.
I put it on my watch list, and went about my normal coffee-drinking-wine-shop-running-wine-drinking-small-project-constructing-online-teaching-newsletter-editing-daily-business.
And, then about a week ago or so, the seller changed the asking price of the item. Taking it down to half the price; still with a buy it now or best offer.
At half price, with the potential the seller taking an offer, things were looking up, except for the fact the starting price was still far more than I would ever pay, and a fair amount over what almost anyone would pay.
For the last week it had been sitting there, and on a whim, I decided to throw out an offer, thinking “Okay, all that will probably happen is they will reject it, or counter it.”
So, I sent in an offer with a 92 % reduction from his original price.
That was two days ago.
No counter offer.
With 48 hours to make their decision, apparently they finally reached one.
And, they accepted.
And, so, a very cool champagne tap is on its way to the island!