Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Somebody oughtta do a PhD on this....

Ebay bidding and buying trends as a North American culture study.

Case in point: I have two items up for auction right now. One is a silk handkerchief from Finland commemorating the 1940 Olympics. These olympics were cancelled because of WWII. So it is rare to find any memorabilia from this time. It is a beautiful hand painted handkerchief, with the date 1940 and Helsinki and the olympic rings on it.

The other item is an 18 inch long Talking Rex the dinosaur from Toy Story. Used, but in good condition.

There is still time left in both auctions, but as of five minutes ago, the piece of history that is the silk handkerchief was going for $9.99 USD.

Rex? $79.00 USD.

It is fascinating, no?



At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now that I've got my thesis topic, back to school I go! Which universities offer daycare?

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Ang, you could always bring them with you.... Along with a big bottle of Children's Nyquil, of course.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger the niffer said...

That's hilarious. Well, not really, since you're hoping to make more than 10 bucks on the scarf I'd imagine.
Your fellow bitcheroo, Jen

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Christy said...

Amy, if the HANKERCHIEF talked, you'd be SO rich. ;)

How's the family recovering? Is the blue bowl retired?

At 9:47 PM, Blogger inkling said...

Just surfed in so hope you do not mind me commenting - that is bizzare!


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