So two days ago I accidentally bid on a gun on gunbroker... and won. I had a bunch of similar tabs open in IE from doing a search on gunbroker. Apparently I was spaced out, as I really shouldn't have bid on anything (couldn't really afford it), but I meant to bid on what looked like a 3" Ruger Speed Six with Pachmayr Compac grips that had no bids, no reserve, and a really low price (presumably because the listing had few details, and the one picture was blurry... it might also have been a 2.75" one, but it would have been a good price for one of those, too... I was willing to bid on it because it would have been a STEAL for a 3" one).
So I said to myself... if I took my M&P9c into the gun store and added that to all the cash on hand, I'd have enough to bid.
So I made exactly one bid.
ON THE WRONG FREAKIN GUN. Don't ask me how I missed the fact that the pictures were different (the bid price on each was the same) or how I skimmed past the "Your bid is a legal contract" popup without thinking.
And then... I won. None of the other bidders would snipe me.
So now I am the (not quite proud) owner of a 4" blued, post-151 series, .38 Special Ruger Service Six, which is a nice gun at a good price... that is, it would be a good price if I had any desire for this specific gun. Instead it's like buying a $350 spare TV because it was on sale from $400.
And because I only had that much money, I now can't buy the gun that I was actually looking to bid on.