I need a time machine

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  1. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    Ever have a day where your timing is off for everything? Yeah, that's today for me. I've been stalking four different auctions all week. All ended today and I somehow managed to miss all of them by like two minutes. ARGH. So frustrating. Also, I missed out by like half a second on Tornado. Good grief.
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    That’s terrible luck, but I’m a believer in things happen for a reason. So maybe your just meant to find better ponies in better condition.

    I’ve been stalking a few mountain boys myself and might take a huge leap and buy one or two. Just so hard for me to justify the asking price of these boys.
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    That mountain boy I missed out on was only $25.
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    I’m sorry, I just died a little. What the heck!?!?
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I died a lot. All he needed was repinking. I did get Flowerbelle for $5, so that was good. She also needs pinking.
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    In other news, I have been going through my whole collection and grooming and organizing and I found two ponies I forgot I had. Baby Sunbright and Lil Sweetcake.
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    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    I highly recommend using a sniper service. I know some people hate snipers, but my aim is to get the best price and sometimes sniping helps me save quite a bit. I recommend Gixen highly. They're 100% free, they don't have a limit as to how many auction they'll snipe for you before they start charging you cash, and really they're very efficient. You just have to register and give them access to your eBay account. But worry not, I've used them for ages and they've never had a data breach or lost my data to hackers, unlike eBay itself.

    To set up a snipe all you need to do is sign in, enter the auction number and the highest amount you're willing to pay. About 8 to 10 seconds before the auction ends, it'll bid for you. The only time it fails for me is when my bid isn't high enough. I love it.

    Check it out gixen.com!
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    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    Also, I remember waiting to bid on an animation cell from Dragonball Z on a spectacular close up of the character Radditz. It only had one bid at $5 and I was willing to go as high as 100 (because I wanted to give it to my Poopsie as an ani gift). I was about to bid and BOOM my cat knocked over something and distracted me. By the time I finished with the kitty, the auction ended at the 5 bucks. I literally wept.
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    Gingerbread Festive FelizNavidad Pony Staff Member Moderator

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    Ugh, been there! It's the worst, it'll slip my mind and then when I remember I'll see it ended for way less than I would've paid and I kick myself! Or I'll be looking for something and I'll check recent sold listings and see one went for a low price and I'm like, how did I miss it!! I have saved searches but sometimes I swear some slip through or it'll be spelled slightly off like Scribble vs Scribbles who by the way I am hunting for. Honestly though, if we had a time machine we could just go back to the 80's and buy all the toys we want and still spend less than a Rapunzel! Can you imagine all the toys you could buy in 1987 with 700.00 *faints*
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