Let’s say you buy a hideous green leather YSL jacket on eBay for $320. And it’s listed as: “VTG Yves Saint Laurent Art Deco Cropped Leather Jacket.”
Should you boast that you “found” it on eBay? To my mind, you “bought” it. It was right there for sale and you saw it and you bought it. Maybe if it was listed on eBay as “Crap leather jacket from the 80s” and you RECOGNIZED it as an YSL piece, then you could say you found it on eBay.
Now. If you spent some time in the Jewish Ladies Thrift Shop and while searching through a rack of ugly polyester shit, you find this for $40…
that is actually “finding.” The person I sold it to on eBay for $320 BOUGHT it! I think we were both happy about it, too.
So, what do you think? Do you get any points for buying expensive designer shit on eBay? Is there a difference between “finding” something and “buying” it?