I love cross stitching and attend a Craft Club near to where I live. There are about ten members and two subscribe to the Hatchette Partworks site where they have Disney charts.
My fellow crafters showed me this book, which is only available to members, and I fell in love with the content.
Beautiful clear and easy to read designs made me want a copy for myself.
I couldn’t find it on their website. I then tried Amazon, and eventually found one on Ebay. It had a starting bid of £7.50.
By this time, I really wanted it, and prepared to fight to get my hands on it. I watched the bidding war that followed and within an hour of it ending, I still held the winning bid. I rubbed my hands in glee. Then, at the last minute, the book was withdrawn. I was fuming.
I hunted for it again and came across two more copies at £75, and £150. I suspected the seller thought they could get a better price than my measly £26 bid.
After leaving it for a short while, I went back to eBay and found one for £30. Then I saw a best offer button, and put in a cheeky bid of £20. It was accepted. I paid, and it was posted. I still felt sceptical and only when I had it in my hands, would I believe it.
It took over two weeks to arrive. Estimated delivery date, the 8th, actual date, 19th. I began to think I’d been scammed.
I hadn’t, I have it, and am thrilled. I can’t wait to get started now.