February 15, 2004
Posted by mark at February 15, 2004 09:47 PM
'I wonder whether the frustrating difficulty I'm having getting a reasonably-priced DVD of 'Sapphire and Steel' on eBay, is connected with k-punk's recent championing of the serial. It would be nice to think so.' Yeh, it would. But I doubt it.
As it turned out, the seller was bidding on his own items to inflate the price. I reported him to the eBay authorities in the hope that he'll be flayed alive as revenge for destroying my faith in the glorious new economy.
How did you find that out?
Oh well, since you ask...I noticed that after I bid, a new member bid up the price five times until my upper bid limit was reached, then retracted all the bids. Then did exactly the same with someone else, who got pissed off and dropped out. Then the seller had the gall to email me and offer it back to me again.
It just goes to show how complex and intense the economics of S&S have got since your timely reappraisal!