Sunday, May 07, 2006

May 7

On May 7th, Paul Daniels purchased a DVD of the 1999 slasher horror film Tower of Evil. It was directed by James O'Connolly and stars Anna Palk, Bryant Haliday, Jack Watson and Jill Haworth.

The film is also known as Beyond The Fog and Horror On Snape Island. It is about some archaeologists who are searching for Phoenician gold. They journey to a small and seemingly innocuous island off the coast of England. There they become the hapless victims of a murderous onslaught.

Paul paid US $10.11 for the DVD (approximately £5.44) and he ended the auction early by taking the 'Buy It Now' option at 9.18 am.

The seller (digitaldogpound) left great feedback for Paul, saying "Thank You! Come back again to the DigitalDogPound" and I'm sure Paul will respond with good feedback as and when he receives the DVD.

I think Paul will enjoy watching his slasher horror film on DVD. Not a lot!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

May 6

On May 6th, Paul Daniels purchased a 5 DVD box set. This purchase proves that Paul is not just into horror films, he is also into Westerns.

Paul has purchased the first season of the classic, vintage Western TV programme, The Big Valley. It was made in the mid-1960s but set in the 1870s. It stars Barbara Stanwyck as Victoria Barkley, the widowed matriarch of a clan of wealthy California ranchers. Ove the season the family is visited by an array of characters both benevolent and otherwise, from horse thieves to revolutionaries, while facing their own heartaches, loves, and personal triumphs. Richard Long, Lee Majors, and Linda Evans co-star.

Paul paid $27.99 for the item plus $15.99 for postage from Santa Monica to his home in Wargrave, Berkshire. This item was nearly a May 5th purchase but Paul completed the transaction at 43 minutes past midnight on May 6th.

The DVD hasn't even been officially released yet but the seller, seymorb, makes it clear that while it might be despatched pre-release, no one will actually receive the item until the official release date of May 16th. This is perfectly right and fair and in accordance with ebay's rules.

Seymorb left Paul positive feedback saying, "A++ experience, highly recommend. Thanks for a positive transaction!" That's two pluses and an exclamation mark to emphasise just how positive the transaction really was. As yet, Paul has not left feedback in return.

I think Paul will enjoy watching his classic Western TV series on DVD. Not a lot!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

May 3

On April 26th 2006, Paul Daniels purchased a book for only 22p!

This has got to be one of Paul's best ebay experiences ever. So, he paid 88p for postage taking the total to £1.10 and the book looks pretty ropey... it's a 1964 pot boiler called Jealousy published by Monarch Books.

The seller provides this bit of teasing information in order to tempt you:
A compelling novel of a woman trapped by one man's obsessive mistrust.

Jim Venters reminded himself that he still had no first-hand evidence of his wife's infidelity. Could it be his imaqination — as Marna claimed? Was he being unfair to Marna? Nonsense! It was her way of putting him off the track. He suddenly broke out in a cold sweat. The thought that many men knew her body intimately, were aware of her love mannerisms, her ardor, the passionate animalism of her love-making, was too much for Jim. He walked down the street, looking at this man, that man, wondering: Is it he? Could it be that dark one? Or that dapper, sophisticated character over there? He groaned. For all he knew it could be ALL OF THEM.

But I don't think that's what persuaded Paul to part with his £1.10. No, I think it was because the book was written by... wait for it... Paul Daniels!

It is unlikely to be him, Paul was working hard in the working men's clubs at that time but that's what makes it such a great purchase. Paul has paid almost nothing for a great talking piece. He will have actual conversations with people about it and they will all smile at the oddness of finding something written by someone with the same name as him.

The seller has let the world know how great an ebayer Paul is with his great feedback: "Prompt Payment, Thanks for Sale, Good ebayer - Item on its way." No doubt when the item arrives Paul will leave feedback for the seller (bobs_and_bit) too.

I think Paul is going to enjoy owning 'his' book. Not a lot!