I had a bad night where I could not sleep. So about 2am I was casually looking through eBay and came across the bargain of a lifetime.
Back story has to be explained a bit first.
My former partner, Jamie, spent a lot of time looking for shuttles for me and was successful in finding some really good ones for me in some of the least likely places. One of his aims was to get hold of my ultimate shuttle - an enamel floral one.
Sadly that never eventuated. After he died, there was some money left that was meant to go towards my "ultimate shuttle". Figuring that would never happen, I shared some of that money with fellow International Chat Tatters to get our 10 year anniversary shuttles and went on a bit of a spend on silver shuttles to have a "Jamie" collection.
As I looked through eBay that night, a shuttle popped up with a starting price of $60 USD and a Make an Offer option. It was a green enamel shuttle in reasonable condition and so I thought I would be a bit cheeky and put in an offer. It was a bit of an embarrassing offer considering what they usually sell for and I assumed it would be turned down. To my surprise I got a reply a few minutes later saying yes we will accept that offer.......lucky I was already lying down!!
So I got my shuttle, I was only shy $6 to purchase it out of what was left of the "Jamie" money AND it was one of his favourite colors. I am so happy to have been able to buy it. So it sits proudly in my collection of special shuttles that remind me of a wonderful person in my life that is deeply missed.
The seller ended up having 2 of these shuttles and I can tell you that the blue one that was partner to mine DID NOT have a make an offer option and sold for a heck of a lot more!
Sometimes you are just meant to have a win!