We have been watching a Polytunnel on ebay for a week and it finished this morning at 6.22am, God only knows why, but the vendor runs a garden centre type place so probably did it before opening time.
Anyway, at 4am I am awake as our next door neighbours came back late and their gravel drive is noisy, so I nod off again until 5.40, still too early so I drift off again.
At 6.19 I awake with a start, cursing electric blankets and cold mornings and rush out to the living room to get the PC running. It seemingly takes ages to start up, and by the time I have got into the browser and signed into ebay it is looking as if I have missed the end of the auction....
At last! I get to the page and it has less than 20 seconds to go and £102.47 on the screen. Doing a quick mental guess, which is a real effort at that time of day for me!, I bang a bid in of £164, hoping that most folks will be tucked up in beds and that there won't be anyone looking to pay much more than £150.
The bid goes in perilously close to the finishing time, and then the ADSL gives a cough and a splutter and dies on me....
I made a cuppa and went back later on when it was back up and running, I had got the highest bid on, with no remaining margin at all, and 2 seconds before the end of the auction....
Fortunately there was nobody else quick enough to beat what I had bid, my winning bid was the next highest amount and I could have lost it had a higher bid come in.
Went back to bed then.... :-))
It's in deepest devon, so we hope to be down there in Roly country on Thursday.