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#105: eBay Lament

November 19, 2009

We’ve all been here, right?  I’ve got you by my side?  The heartrending pain that descends deep into the bowels of your being after losing an auction on eBay.  The subsequent soul searching, all of life’s questions staring you dead in the eye…yeah, life’s tough.  OK.  But I really, really wanted this one.

Late 1930’s or 40’s Jantzen sweater, knit paratrooper motif.  Absolutely amazing, and so individual not only for the design but because of what it represents about America during the time it was made, when the people and the government stood behind one common goal — *company breaks into a chorus of You’re a Grand Old Flag* Ha!  Look at me, sittin’ here pretending I know things.  Anyway, this sweater is beyond, and for $300 bones at auction, it should be.  Congrats, whoever you are.

This guy.  I love him.

A penny saved is a penny earned. (And a penny that can be applied to more shopping.  This weekend, if you’re in New York check out ACL’s Pop Up Flea.)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2009 12:16 pm

    that sweater is beyond amazing. so cool- someone out there is jumping up and down excited!

    Losing ebay items is the worst… you’ve already started coming up with outfits, working it into your wardrobe, figuring out reasons why your wardrobe is INCOMPLETE without it, etc. then suddenly you no longer “have” it. I feel your pain! haha

  2. Katherine permalink
    November 19, 2009 4:37 pm

    Oh the sweater is perfection! I’m so sorry for your lose!, haha.

  3. November 30, 2009 2:32 pm

    damn that sweater is amazing!! sorry to hear about your loss.. that’s so gut wrenching.

  4. December 5, 2009 3:32 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great to know where this went? There ought to be a website or a blog where people who score the best of the best could post and show off their prize.

  5. December 27, 2009 8:43 pm


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