The way I see it, e-Bay is made for retirees. Who else has the time to watch over a bid that is going to expire at 2:30 pm?
My theory was borne out when I successfully bid on an item, and then checked the profile of the seller.
He is a 75 year old retired pharmacist who overcame cancer three years ago but found himself depressed until he discovered the joy of e-Bay.
I can now think of my purchase as contributing to his continued recuperation. Retail therapy, indeed!