It’s a great deal, but…
I was up this morning at the ungodly hour of six because my alarm clock malfunctioned (or I forgot to turn it off yesterday morning) and it went off at 5:45 am. Upon rising to use the facilities, I was accosted by my cat (Rochester) who kindly informed me that there were issues downstairs that needed to be attended to. He also wanted attention, and by attention I mean he wanted to be petted and to attempt to attack my hand as I was doing so. Morning rituals, yanno.
Going downstairs meant I was going to probably stay up for awhile, as I never seem to be able to do just go down, do something and go back to bed. Just not my routine anymore. So of course I went to check his food (it was fine, he just ate a hole in what he had, and when he can see the bottom, he figures the bowl is empty) and get a cup of tea. Before having the tea, I checked my blood sugar, and it was in the right range to allow me to have my morning libation. Set the Keurig to do it’s work, and then came in the addition to turn on my computer.
I have my Fetlife account set to send me messages (by email) when there are new posts in certain forums, and one of them is the ‘Kinky Items for Sale’ forum. Along with different posts about certain items for sale was one that caught my eye. SYBIAN for sale; well, that was worth a look. The seller stated that he had a unit for sale that he no longer used because he recently went through a breakup. Apparently he lends it to his next door neighbors now, and supposedly they’re uninterested in purchasing it from him so he’s offering it to whoever might be interested on Fet. In his description he goes on to say that he’s offering the base unit along with a trove of attachments, basically he bought just about every attachment that was available from the company and now the whole thing is sitting around gathering dust.
His price is staggeringly reasonable, when you consider he’s including probably 10-12 attachments that alone are probably worth $1200-1500 in addition to the main unit, which if bought new would be about $1k [USD]. He didn’t say how old the unit was, but even so his price makes it a steal. Normally I wouldn’t haggle (at one time I purchased 20 floggers at $2,000 sight unseen only through the knowledge of who had made most of them) but in this case I had just made a very large purchase the day before in another realm of my life. So putting out another large chunk of money gave me pause for something that might not be used a whole lot in the immediate future.
Since this was something that wouldn’t be used on me at all, I went to Messenger and posted my morning message to my pet, along with the information and asking her opinion. As it was a tool that would be used on her exclusively, I needed to know if she thought it was a good purchase to make at this time. I didn’t expect to get an immediate reply, after all she has the day off and by all rights should be sleeping at 7 am. Even so, she was awake and messaged me right back and as is her strong suit, wasn’t selfish in the least. She pointed out that it was a good deal, but I needed to be aware of my limitations, and didn’t need to be spending a lot of money right now on something that would be stored for the foreseeable future. (Good girl!)
So, I’m passing on it. But still on the lookout for the right deals as well as other things to add to my collection. Considering I just added 300+ feet of rope to my holdings a few days ago, I haven’t yet finished my splurging.