so close

So close, and yet so far away.

I’ve had my eye on am M-Audio Delta-44 soundcard for years. I saw one on ebay just now for $79. I put in a max bid of $90 and had it sniped out from under me in the last 15 seconds by someone using an automated tool (5 bids with a 2-step confirmation process in a matter of 10 seconds).

I am so depressed.