My corkscrew search consists of monitoring over a dozen websites ranging from the auction giant Ebay to the more obscure auction websites which will remain nameless. Scrolling through thousands of items can get monotonous, but as I'm searching, I scroll past an item that clearly isn't a corkscrew then I pause, scroll back and decide to take a closer look. After all, the search that I'm doing is simply for the term "corkscrew" and while the term "cork screw" can result in multiple results which don't equal a corkscrew, but rather a lot which consists of an old bottle with a cork and a drawer of screws and other miscellaneous items, this one must contain an actual corkscrew. Sure enough it did. Normally when someone sells a "lot" or group of items, the first picture gives you the overall picture of what you're bidding on. Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately for me), this seller didn't include a group picture, but instead made the main picture a closeup of a boomerang. I was the only bidder, so what did I win?
In addition to the "corkscrew bycatch" as I like to call it, the corkscrew in the lot happened to be a somewhat rare carved alligator corkscrew. I could tell from the pictures that the Sterling end cap was partially missing and that the helix looked short, but for about $25 total it's not a bad deal and now I own a boomerang. Check back soon, more great corkscrews are in transit.
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