First, thank you for the hair compliment, I'm blushing. Next, onto serious matters ... winning those boots on ebay. As you know, I love ebay. I do a lot of the children's clothes shopping on ebay and every now and then, I get something fun for myself. Ebay is a great way to buy something that is a nice brand but one you wouldn't or couldn't necessarily pay full retail price. I've bought brand new Tory Burch flats for half price, Rothschild children's wool coats for the winters in New England, smocked dresses for the girls, etc. I even have a friend who buys oriental rugs from ebay.
When we lived in Italy, I would get so frustrated because all of the auctions ended when I was sleeping since we were in such a different time zone and I would often lose the auction by less than $1. Then, I discovered there were sights that you could sign up easily (easy being the key word, I didn't want anything that took a lot of time or was complicated) and it would bid your max bid in the last five seconds of the auction.