The last 30 minutes of the eBay auction were CRAZY! So many people were on Facebook it was difficult to keep up!!!!! With only 10 minutes to go, a wonderful woman from Steve's work placed a bid of $53 to put those who had been bidding on notice...except that she was hoping to simply push the bidding up a little higher!
This led to a frantic few minutes whilst we held our breath hoping for a further bid. The time ticked down...6 minutes left...and kept ticking down...5 minutes left...and KEPT TICKING DOWN. Then PHEW...another bid...$54! She was safe and we were a dollar richer.
Two minutes to go...and we hit $55. Our friends...a husband and wife...were bidding against each other! They really wanted the random green peg! Celebratory messages were spread across Facebook...for who would possibly bid more than $55?????
Apparently one person...with 10 seconds to go we received our final bid...$56...from an unknown mystery bidder! What had been a hectic few minutes ended in a sea of questions. Immediately Facebook was bombarded with questions started - 'Who got it?', 'Who are they?', 'Oh my gosh why didn't I win?', 'Was it your dad?', 'Who would pay $56 for a peg?'.
And who was our mysterious bidder??? Unfortunately, we still don't know!!! We received our payment with instructions to take the peg with us on our travels and create a 'Peg Photo Album' - a request I am more than happy to fulfil - but no information about the identity of our enigmatic benefactor! Perhaps our anonymous auction winner is simply happy to support our cause...but maybe they would also like to participate in an interview to go with this blog post???????????
Whilst the identity of our auction winner is unknown, the success of the Random Peg Experiment was overwhelming. We would like to thank everyone who supported the auction, either by bidding, watching, or simply spreading the news of our crazy antics!
And now for the next step...what should we auction off next??? Leave an idea in the comment box below, or on our Facebook page - who knows...maybe the next chapter in the Random Green Peg experiment will be directed by you!!!
Happy wandering to all,