i would be highly offended if any of you bought anything on eBay that's ending within the next 9 days! does that make any sense? brandee, i just realized you're still miffed about that angioletto! i haven't been back here to the board in a few days but i just got out of this thread: excuse me, but why do we have to feel guilty when someone else in the world wants the same thing as you do on eBay?? esp when it's the only 1 up on ebay at the time?? ebay is a game where the highest bid wins, & if you happen to want to want it more than the next person, then that should be okay. if i'm watching an auction for 6 days & have not put a bid in because i'm waiting to see how high it'll go, but someone from here does, that should not automatically mean that i cannot also go for it, w/o some of you getting your panties in a bunch! that's just ridiculous to me. just because someone talks about a certain item, others should not be made to feel guilty because they ended up winning the item that the other person just did not bid high enough for. not that i feel guilty, because i don't. i collect a lot of things & buy certain things & have been using ebay for about 7 years now, so i don't feel guilty about using it in the least to get what i want. i just think it's rather immature to even jokingly comment on what kind of friends you have, just because they won an auction item that you wanted also.