Regarding the "House" comment. It amazes me that the house buying process (the biggest purchase many people will ever make) has to be done so impulsively. If a house comes on the market, you have to be there and ready to bid if it is a good one. Bad ones sit on the market a while, but you don't want those. The ones you want move fast. I don't even buy a guitar that fast! Let a lone a car or house. Bah! I guess that is supply/demand working during a seller's market.