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AIBU to bid up to £100 for a spare favourite toy?

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NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 11:57:47

My 10mo ds has a discontinued cuddly toy that he needs to get to sleep. He sucks it so after 3 days it stinks to high heaven and needs decontamination washing. Wash day is a nightmare as he has to have at least one nap without it and it needs me with him for 40mins, while 2yo dd is plonked in front of Cbeebies.

In addition to trying every online shop, rl shop and the manufacturer for a spare, I have searched eBAY daily since May using 4 search terms and one has finally come up - start bid was 99p so I put on a safely high max bid of £30shock . Some bugger just outbid me! It originally cost less than a tenner new.

So, would ibu to increase my bid to £40? £60? £100?! If iabu, how much is your child's favourite/needed toy worth to you?

DumSpiroSpero Wed 06-Feb-13 12:20:15

Having been through the trauma of my then 7yo DD's favourite bear going missing last year, I'm not sure I'd blame you for spending any amount of money tbh, assuming you can afford it.

Have a look at Goofbid, where you can set up for an automatic bid to go in about 7 seconds before the end of the auction.

CaptainNancy Wed 06-Feb-13 12:21:06

I had to order a spare from ebay US of my youungest's comforter- we had bought 2, but he lost one, flung from the buggy on a walk with grandparents.
He still chews it to death (4yo) and I'm so glad I replaced it... was more like £30 than £100 though!

fryingpantoface Wed 06-Feb-13 12:22:45

What is it?

NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 12:24:00

Soup and Ader, you are so lovely. I hope I'd do that for a lost toy too.

Ends in 90mins. Gah. Still not decided.

FairyJen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:24:46

Post link quick if we have one it's yours for free!

fryingpantoface Wed 06-Feb-13 12:26:30

Post a link

NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 12:28:01

I know, I know I should have waited until the last second to bid but I didn't want to risk missing this while trying to wrangle the dcs into the car or whatever.

Will try and get a pic if my phone lets me.

lunar1 Wed 06-Feb-13 12:28:02

What is it, if i have one you can have it

LittleBoxes Wed 06-Feb-13 12:28:47

Link! I bet someone's got one lurking somewhere.

ValiumQueen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:29:19

The anticipation is killing me...

fryingpantoface Wed 06-Feb-13 12:30:07

Link to the eBay page?

FairyJen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:30:50

Or give title of eBay listing so can find it an link for you

NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 12:32:56

Gah. Can't copy and paste on this phone. It's a Jellycat Chimboo dog, the small one (23cm). I bought the mouse version (for £8!) and that is occasionally deemed to be an acceptable substitute but rarely these days.

Anyone got one? You know how much I'm not really willing to pay! wink

Maryz Wed 06-Feb-13 12:37:08

Is this it?

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Wed 06-Feb-13 12:38:32

Its not coming up for me post us the item number

NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 12:39:49

Not quite Mary. Right make but that's the bigger one. We need the small one (23cm, not 35cm).

JollyRedGiant Wed 06-Feb-13 12:40:13;


ValiumQueen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:04

The one Maryz linked to is 23cm

MaryZ's one is 23cm!

FairyJen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:30

Type in jellycat cuddly dog he is say on red background

TheMightyLois Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:31

that link says that it's 23cm confused

NeopreneMermaid Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:57

If I give the item number is everyone going to bid to spite me? grin

FairyJen Wed 06-Feb-13 12:42:25

Yep mary saved you £20 I reckon

Nah, its not hard to see which one you've bid on. Theres only one at that price!

Maryz Wed 06-Feb-13 12:43:23

I now have on in my shopping cart for £9.99, so they are still selling it confused.

It is the small one, isn't it?

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