I logged off, logged on to eBay and made a 'closest offer' for a parlour guitar, and won it.
Really, I didn't spend much money but I don't need another guitar and I've actually been trying to sell my Epiphone Acoustic for a while.
I have been trying to give away my Victorian harmonium-with-a-limp too, unsuccessfully. Only one of the bellows works and I put it on Freecycle, receiving a massive resonse from people who mistook it for one of those nifty little Indian harmoniums that they could pop on the back seat of their car. Alas, this one is a bit of an elephant, albeit a beautiful one, and it's getting one last chance. I have offered it to Goldtop Studios, who have a line in vintage instruments (they have a Lesllie and a Wurlitzer and Ringo Starr's original drum kit). I swapped an accordion I bought in a charity shop (really expensive, actually, more than it wa sactually worth) for some studio time there a while back.
I am still waiting to hear from them.
Meanwhile, eBay is out of bounds, even for selling!