Noob gets rekt by ETH gas fees
So lately like most people I’ve been hearing a shit ton about NFTs. Being the curious soul that I am I decided to check them out. After doing some research I figured it was something worth my time. Being somewhat of an artist myself (Totally kidding btw), I thought it would be fun to make some, so I did.
Now fast forward a few days to when it’s time to mint my Picasso esque MS Paint drawings. I go to mint them and it says 15 dollars, in my head I’m like “ok this started off as a joke, but now it’s a $15 dollar joke, pretty expensive joke but fuck it.” After paying the $15 to get it approved by Rarible, I was encountered by another fee, this time a fee for minting my tokens.
Oh no no no PepeLaugh (iykyk)
50 fucking $$$$!!! Being the broke college student that I am, I was like no shot I’m paying this. So I decided to be a smarty pants and put a custom gas fee. I made it the lowest gas fee possible, $15. Now my $15 joke is a $30 joke and I’m not finding it as funny anymore. But the story doesn’t end there.
Fast forward like a week later, the transaction still hasn’t gone through. At this point I’m gassed (pun intended), I say screw it, I’ll pay the $50 just to get this over with. And that’s what I did, but guess what, I chose to speed up the transaction that had already failed. I SPENT $50 on an already failed transaction. Instead of being a cheap fuck, I should’ve paid the first time instead of messing it up on the second.
Lesson here is don’t mess with ETH and these gas fees man, they ain’t no joke.