Weird topic to bring up but I thought it might spark a bit of nostalgia (or awareness of prodigality) in you guys and gals.
My first ebay purchase wasn't intentional...I was messing around with an ebayer who really wanted a copy of Thousand Arms for the Playstation. I've always wanted to give it a try but had no intention on buying it. I saw a copy of it for 15 (starting bid) and bid on it out of boredom. I noticed someone else wanted it (a lot more than I) and posted .50 over my bid. This continued until I stopped at around $20 (I forget the actual price) when I pretended to not show interest and stop bidding...and at this time I knew this guy, or girl, had bid that .50 cent over me. Knowing myself and other ebayers, I was very aware that they would have added more than just that .50 cents to secure their bid...so at the last 5 seconds of the bid I dropped a 1.50 (something like that) over and won. Needless to say I got myself a copy of Thousand Arms not because I really wanted it...just because I wanted to test how far a buyer would go to achieve their coveted game.
I do not own the game any more, in fact I sold it to one of the members of this board, but now you know the story of my first ebay transaction and the story of how I achieved that game.
Was your first ebay purchase as much an unnecessary war as mine? ;)