I tell my dad that I am going to "war-bid" on the TA.
A lightly heated discussion ensues via email at which point he convinces me to
go ahead and just "BUY IT NOW." During lunch, he and I go back to the
family home and acquire the TA through the "BUY IT NOW" option on Ebay (see backstory for full details). We wait
for the seller to contact us.