The best things in life aren't free,
They are just much less expensive than they 'should be'.
You might profess to believe in markets and free trade
But when you're justifying purchases the best thing to do
Is tell yourself there is another market, where prices are much higher,
Praise your knowledge, expertise and discernment as a buyer.
Items might arrive,
Or you might collect them, on some God given, spring day,
When the leaves are green, the blossom's out, the sky is blue.
You might be feeling glad to be alive,
But mostly you'll be glad because you knew,
That the bit of old tat you bought on eBay,
Was worth a few more hundred quid than you paid.