Anyway, how I got it was funny. I bought it on ebay for $0.99. I had tried in the afternoon 2 days ago but invites were going for like $20. It was ridiculous (although considering they had been going for over $50, I guess it’s not as bad). Then I thought I’d look again yesterday morning and they were going for like $6-15 at 8:00am. However, for some reason ebay wasn’t keeping up very well and were showing all of the listings at $0.99 on the listings page. So to find out that they were not cheap, you had to click into the auction. A bunch of them were at like $1.75, $2.50, … so I bid $3 on like 5 of them because I kept getting outbid. These auctions were all in the last minute! There were tons of people bidding on them.
Then, all of a sudden there was a flood of listings that were ending so there were like 10 listings that had less than a minute left. This went on for probably like 5 minutes, all of them at .99. I kept clicking on them but they had already ended, and they were ending at .99 with someone winning!!! I was ticked! I had just tried so hard to buy one for $3 and now there were tons of people getting accounts for $.99. so I kept trying but kept getting auctions that had ended. I was frantic. Then I decided to try one that was like 10 down from the top of the list. I clicked in, it was at .99 with 18 seconds left. I hurried as fast as I could to put in my $3 bid. As soon as you get the bid in it takes you to a page that has a button to check the status of the bid. I clicked immediatly and it said the auction had ended and I had won!!!
So I made the $.99 payment through paypal and in like 5 minutes I had the invite. That was cool.
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