25 August 2007

my name is Dot and it's been 24 hours since i last bought something on ebay...

i began ebaying only one month ago. i was moving overseas and it seemed like a good idea to sell, rather than store, my stuff and try and make a little money.

i sold 10 items on ebay - books, shoes, clothes - and made about $100. i decided 'selling' wasn't really worth the time involved.

'buying' on the other hand...

i can't stop trawling through the selling pages! i can't stop bidding! i keep winning items i don't expect to win! items i don't need! items that are being sent to my home address in Australia that i won't be able to pick up for months!

i keep telling myself 'it's okay to bid at THAT price because if you win the item it's a total STEAL... and if you loose it, well, no harm done.'

i can't stop!

my latest purchase... $15!!!!
brown wool Cue dress.
i know this dress came out last winter and i know it cost about $150 at the time.
i tried it on in the store and it's a great fit.
i like the idea of being a brown blip in a sea of grey grey grey swing tops and dresses.
i want it! i have it! it's mine! i want it!

you. can't. stop. me. cause. i. like. consuming.

10 comments:

DelightfulJen said...

That is a great buy, Dot! I love the little Cue dresses, they are so sweet.

I am fairly addicted to eBay as well, but I like selling and buying equally. I have been a bit lucky with selling, I do pretty well most of the time :)

meva said...

I bought 'SK-II' on EBay. It was like thick white water. Utter crapperola. I can't afford the real stuff to compare it with, but just let's say, I look nothing like Cate Blanchett.

(But I have bought roolly noice furniture on EBay. And roolly cheap, too.)

And I like the dress.

kiki said...

i bought a scooter on ebay

gigglewick said...

my ebay purchases are mostly restricted to DVDs...although it is a good place to trawl for books occasionally.

I don't trust myself to buy clothing....

Mex said...

DAMN you DOT! i have just spent 2 days trawling ebay 'window shopping' but too scared to make bids which makes my time even more of a time waste. argh!

Rosanna said...

Awesome bargain. I love a good Cue outfit and ebay is so great for finding them. I hope you enjoy wearing the brown in a sea of black / grey (SO sick of grey)

Meva - I'm a member of the SK-II rewards program. Maybe I can get you a discount if I give you my code.

Dot said...

thanks D'Jen, Meva, Kiki, Gigglewick and Rosanna! you make me feel better about buying things i can't afford on ebay... it's a normal healthy pass time and everyone does it.

except Mex. she can't.

Mars said...

a package came.

want me to open it?

dot said...

open it! open it! open it!

Femikneesm said...

Hi, I'm femikneesm and I am an ebay addict. Have been for years. Cannot stop. Books, dvds, clothes, shoes....so many purchases....That dress rocks too btw.