Many, many years ago, our lovely friends, the Wilps’, introduced us to a very fun game. It was called “Oodles”.
We looked for it for at least 2 years. In every store we could think of.
It was discontinued. Sad face.
Then Honey had the beyond brilliant idea to look on e-bay.
Let me explain that this was probably 10 years ago. And we had just gotten our first computer. We were novices, of everything.
So Honey laborously puts in all of the information, and the page comes up, and YES, they have the game! For $9.99. And it says we have 58 seconds to bid or we will LOSE THE GAME FOREVER!!!!!
You have never seen such scrambling. In all of your life!
We bid and held our breaths. WE WON! Oh, we were so happy, probably high fiving it all over the place!
In hindsight, there were probably no other bidders. And after we won, we discovered another whole page of the game. Some for a lot less. Some brand spanking new in the package.
Well, I must say that we laughed hysterically for quite a while. We thought we had found the ONLY one!
The next week, the package came in the mail. We ripped it open excitedly. To find this
A completely beat up old box.
More hysterical laughter. Doubling over, wiping tears out of our eyes laughter.
At least the game inside was perfectly fine.
Honey’s comment was ” well, I guess that laugh was worth the money! “
Lately I have been hearing an awful lot about Craigslist. They are selling stuff, like on e-bay. And evidently there are some great deals to be had. I plan on looking into it. Nothing in particular that we need, but I’m just nosey I guess. Need to see what everyone is talking about.
But even if we find a supernaturally good deal, I doubt it will ever top that first e-bay purchase. It has a prominent place in our museum of recollection.