This is something I've been avoiding for a long time. Getting an account on eBay. The Sage loves an auction - so do I come to that, but I have no particular urge to buy things just for the sake of it - and he is an inveterate collector. But, looking for something, nosily, that someone we know is selling, I noticed a teabowl and mentioned it - he was excited to see that he has a matching saucer. So I admitted that it is not hard to set up an account, and we put in a bid.
The close of the auction was 5 o'clock this evening. He was highly excited all afternoon, getting me to check continually to see if he had been outbid - and then, with half an hour to go, he fell asleep, exhausted with nervous tension, in an armchair, the saucer still clutched between his fingers.
He bought it. For less than his maximum bid. Some mean so-and-so put in a higher bid with 5 seconds to go, but not high enough. He is a happy Sage. But what have I started?
There is one good thing. He is completely disconcerted by the computer and doesn't even know how to check his emails. So I have control. But I am just so easily cajoled........