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    Boolit Master
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    It Always Happens

    This has happened before, more than once, and now it happens again. This weekend SWMBO and I will be away from home for the weed-end. I've been prowling the auction sites and have spotted two molds that have my interest. Both of these molds will time out on their auctions when it would be impossible for me to log in on the home computer to bid on them. SWMBO has a smart phone but is not set up for these auction sites. I'm an old phart with a flip phone, not even sure I could learn to use a smart phone. So, here we go again. One time previously I got our oldest daughter to bid for me while I was on the phone with her from far, far away. That went well. This time, probably not. I have a general interest in the molds but not a burning passion to own them. I'd like to watch them up until the last minutes of their auctions to see if I would even bid but that is not possible this time. It just haunts me that this can be such a repeated event. Get away for a day or three and miss the desirable molds, or stay in the cave and find nothing to bid on. What's a guy to do? Perhaps I could improve my karma by planning a get-away next month, only to cancel it at the last minute. Wonder how that would work out. Does anyone else in here have a similar string of "awww, rats" events in their life? Let's hear about, please, so I won't feel so lonesome in this funk I'm in now.

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    I've often complained to my Wife that anytime I make plans everything starts happening on that date! Anyone can learn to use a smart phone. I'm living proof that that is true! It will also help you that your Wife already has one and can show you some things about it. Think about it, they are nice to have around. They usually have a good quality camera in them and the GPS is nice to have. I use a couple of weather apps also.

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    Seems like any time I "need" something and am actively looking for it, I find it about 3 minutes after it sells for a great bargin. My luck runneth dry.
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    What's more important to you?

    A happy wife or another mold?

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    Change your bid to the max that you will pay for each mold.
    When the auction ends if the high bid does not pass your max then
    You have won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol & Powder View Post
    What's more important to you?
    A happy wife or another mold?
    Let me think about that......I'll get back to you.
    Collector and shooter of guns with selector switches and threaded barrels. Collector of suppressors, SBR's, AOW's and SBS's. Lead and brass scrounger. Never too much brass, lead or components in inventory! Always looking to win beauty contests with my reloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamity Jake View Post
    Change your bid to the max that you will pay for each mold.
    When the auction ends if the high bid does not pass your max then
    You have won.
    What he said ^^^^^
    Collector and shooter of guns with selector switches and threaded barrels. Collector of suppressors, SBR's, AOW's and SBS's. Lead and brass scrounger. Never too much brass, lead or components in inventory! Always looking to win beauty contests with my reloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    What he said ^^^^^
    What he said 6 ^ ^ ^ ^
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    That's what I do. Post my maximum bid and forget it. If I win, so much the better. If not, I at least avoided the auction addiction.
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    Or take the maximum you might spend and buy ONE brand new mold you "need" from a vendor here !

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterg View Post
    Or take the maximum you might spend and buy ONE brand new mold you "need" from a vendor here !
    What a bunch of enablers!
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