Wednesday, October 22, 2014


One of the good things about eBay is you can sometimes find and "buy back" something from your childhood that had gotten lost, disposed of or sold at a garage sale.  I'd always talked about wanting that Pac-Man sleeping bag I'd had and continued to use for several years, being the retro gaming geek I was and still am - no idea what happened to it.  

So I find one on eBay about a week ago and bid $15.  Somebody made about four bids on the auction while it was going but didn't manage to outbid me.  I only use eBay for "Buy It Now" purchases, so this was a very rare case I actually bid on an item and wasn't about to get into any bidding wars in case somebody  did outbid me.  Didn't happen.  As of a few hours ago, it's been shipped and on the way.  

Now I need to find the Hanna-Barbera Pac-Man cartoon that was released in two volumes on DVD a while back.  I've never seen them in stores but they're available at Amazon, etc.

And because of my $15 bargain win, I played a celebratory game of the original Pac-Man for the first time in over a decade.