Mentally deranged, esp. as manifested in a wild or aggressive way while bidding on items on an auction based website like Ebay: "Jane went bid crazy on Ebay last night. Spent $500 on a vintage dress!!"
Every now and then I head over to shopgoodwill.com and see if they have any hidden treasures in their auction. I haven't been on there in months! In fact, I don't know why I got the idea to look on there now. Fate? Maybe. Anyways, I was looking at their bracelets section when lo and behold I came across a lot of Bakelite bangles. Here is the main photo:
Do you see them??? Here's a better look:
That glorious beast is a clamper!! Not only is it carved but it has what appear to be tiny rhinestones or metal balls. Mmmhmmm.
I am pretty sure that this is an applejuice bangle with rhinestones. Fingers crossed!!
And the rest:
The green bangles on the top may be Bakelite. Not sure. I will have to test them. The rest in this lot don't appear to be much of anything.
Well, when I discovered this fabulous lot it had 30 minutes left with a high bid of $66. I knew it would go higher but figured I'd give it a try none the less. As the time ran out and the bids increased I kept bidding and kept getting outbid. With 10 seconds left I tried one more too-high-for-me bid, and 'Success!!' That's what flashed across the screen. Apparently I had won. Winning bid--$125.99.
I felt a little nauseous, I will be honest. I did not intend to spend so much money an an untested lot of Bakelite bangles (even though I know that clamper is Bakelite!!). I don't have the money right now to be spending so much on plastic (darn plastic!!!) but something came over me. I went bid crazy!!! Has that ever happened to you???
The last time I went this bid crazy was almost 10 years ago. It was over an amazing Shaheen dress. I was at work when the auction was ending. This was before Iphones so I was on the phone with my mother, instructing her to 'bid again', 'bid again', 'BID AGAIN'!!! As the price crept over $200 and I kept screaming 'bid again', my mother finally yelled back 'Holly are you crazy!!??' And I realized that I was. I was bid crazy. So I stopped cold turkey. Needless to say I did not win the fabulous Shaheen dress.
I think it is safe to say that most vintage collectors go a little bid crazy every now and then. I want to hear your stories of a time you went bid crazy. What was the item; how much did you bid; did you win or lose; and if you won was the item worth what you paid? I also want to hear your thoughts about my latest bid crazy moment. Did I spend too much? Or did I do ok??