Have you ever made a drunken impulse purchase and woken up with an enormous sense of dread and regret? Of course you have, but have you ever bid £62,000 on a Mr Blobby costume?
Some anonymous fool did, and while I have no proof they were drunk, it's the best explanation I have. And what's more, they've now pulled out of the purchase.
The unmistakable 90s character - who was essentially a big pink, polka dotty freak - first made an appearance in the 'Gotcha' segment of the hit BBC show Noel's House Party, in which celebrities got a good old pranking.
Last week, a seller started an auction on eBay to find a new home for a long-unloved Mr Blobby costume.
It was made for an overseas version of Noel’s House Party that was ultimately cancelled, meaning the costume had been gathering dust for decades after missing out on the chance to have its big TV studio debut.
The costume was originally listed with a low starting price of just £39, but the bids quickly spiralled out of control.
The seller - who wishes to remain anonymous - had listed it ahead of a house move, and naturally, they were 'shocked' when it started to attract so much attention.
However, the fact the buyer has pulled out is much less of a surprise, especially given that the decades-old creepy costume needs its arms reattaching.
Speaking to the BBC, the seller said: "I thought it would get to a level of £100 perhaps - and so I was shocked really that it reached the level it did.
"I think it was one of those things that was driven by social media.
"Ironically, it was being sold not to make money but to make space."
Under eBay's terms and conditions, winning an auction is a commitment to buy an item, but the selling platform cannot enforce this by law.
"I don't think you can lose something you've never had," they added.
The seller - who used to work for the BBC - said it came into their possession after no one from the production team claimed it.
"Neither the broadcaster or the BBC's production team wanted it - so it sat in my office until a move meant it came home with me some years ago," they explained.
"Overall it's not too bad for its age - but there is visible creasing and dust to the covering and some areas require a drop of glue to make good."
But following the failed sale, the seller has decided to keep hold of Mr Blobby - for the time being at least.