The usual story - something I like with a ridiculous price tag. So ridiculous in fact that no-one at all has bid. This says to me that the starting price is perhaps a little too high for the market to bear. I let it expire then contact the seller...
Me: "Hi - I saw the xxxxx you had for sale didn't sell. I'm interested but thought the starting price was way in excess of what I'm interested in paying for such a piece. What are your plans for the camera sale now?"
Him: "hi there thanks for you email but its appears that the xxx to expenssive for you as you cant aford the starting price but thanks for asking regards"
Me: "Well - that's certainly one way of looking at it - another might be that the price is too high for the market! Do let me know if you decide to re-list or offer it at a lower price - where I might be more able to afford it. Thanks!"
In other news - Brummies are invited to go my artw*nk show at the Custard Factory Gallery for the next week and a bit.
It's good for you health you know. Perfect form of carbon-friendly transport. My employer even (apparently) offers a cycle mileage rate.
Except today when I got to my meeting I couldn't shake hands because my right palm was covered in blood.
I was cycling merrily across campus, it was a little wet but I was enjoying getting another set of clothes covered in mud after yesterday's experiences - and then what I thought was a small puddle turned out to be a pothole. In went the front wheel... where it stopped. Unfortunately it didn't communicate it's change in velocity to the frame, the rider or the back wheel.
So over I went, careering forward on my shins and hands, leaving blood and skin in my wake.
Fortunately the NHS wasn't needed this time and the nice man at the Train station let me wash up and gave me some tissue...
Still - Slimelight confirmed for tomorrow. I wonder if they've put in any lights since I shot SBA et all there in 2004?
As a wise man said "Better to make a mistake in Nottingham than in Amsterdam".
So, I'm off to Nottingham. Or at least, I'll be spending four hours a day and money on commuting to a job that pays less than my current one. I'm going to be giving up working my own hours to spend time in an office. I'm going to start wearing a shirt and tie again.
They might even block LiveJournal. Aaaargh!
Wish me luck...