I have been pondering the Weekly Photo Challenge of last week which is Ooh, Shiny! and I think it’s fairly obvious to anyone who follows me that, what is guaranteed to distract me? What my “Ooh, shiny!” is, is…
and I had another distraction this week which had me a little on edge.
I was browsing that auction site (again) and spotted a fairly modern Voigtländer in the form of a Bessa-R. I know that technically this is a Cosina and they just happen to own the name but it’s still a good camera. I don’t need one of these and until then I hadn’t even thought about buying a ‘new’ camera (just the old one’s) so…. SHINY!!
Being the camera it is, it was priced well above where I normally shop and I immediately looked away.
Then I looked again. and again
“It takes M39 lenses which I already have a few of….”
“It’s a good price compared to others that are available…” “It’s a bargain if it goes for that…”
For days I checked on it, didn’t bid, walked away.
Then a reminder: Your watched item is ending soon
I sit and ponder, trying to convince myself that I don’t want/need it and yet at the same time how nice it would be to have.
10 minutes before the end and it’s price still hasn’t changed.
In a moment of madness I put in a bid just a few dollars over what it is at, knowing I’m not going to be successful, sure that the other bidder has a higher bid than that…
You are the highest bidder! glares out at me… “Oh S**T!”
The minutes count down… I’m still the highest bidder
“Oh double S**T I’m going to win this!”
2 minutes… “please someone else, bid!! … hmmm what accessories do I need?”
1 minute to go…
You have been outbid “Phew!!!” In the last minute the bids went up by over $35 and I was safe.
Relief flows over me.. and yet a little disappointment too.
Until next time…
Oh yes, this is a Photo Challenge isn’t it 🙂
Here’s a lovely shiny camera (well some bits of it are shiny)