I have fallen victim to the dreaded Ebay jinx. The last few purchases I have made have been a complete disaster.
Here is the rundown:
Exhibit J - Robotic LED Book Light
Verdict - D.O.A. !!! (2 Items sent. 2 Items died)
Exhibit K - Stainless Steel Compass
First item sent was not very useful.
The compass didn't work (North kept changing direction!)
To the seller's credit, he did send me a new one and that one worked.
Verdict - Annoying, but OK
Exhibit L - Nokia 2600
Technically this one wasn't a total disaster but it was a complete pain the the bum.
The phone description said "Unlocked"
"Unlocked" of course meaning locked to the Telstra network when I hate Telstra and would rather eat sawdust than give them a cent.
So I had to spend a hair-pulling 3 hours trying to activate a locked phone with an Optus SIM kit.
Then I had to go to a Telstra shop (arrrgh!!) and PAY them to unlock it. $30!!!
Verdict - Grrrrr!!!
Exhibit M - Playstation 2 Memory Card
Oh, this one was a doozy. The card didn't arrive. For weeks. And weeks.
And then the seller was "No longer a registered user on Ebay"
Was I nervous? You bet!
I managed to track down his phone number and he ended up finally sending it to me.
Then I used it for Tiger Woods 2004 (I have been happily playing Tiger Woods 2003 for the last year or so) and I realised that Tiger Woods 2004 is a bunch of crap.
Verdict - Hahahahahahah!!!!!! (Losing it at this point)
Exhibit L - Pink Nokia 2600 Cover
I love it. It's wonderful. It's just MISSING IN ACTION!!!!!!
Verdict - (insert maniacal laughter here)
Perhaps my blog has displeased the Ebay gods.
The Dreaded Ebay Jinx!!