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Month / March 2018

An adventure in stupidity – eBay Buying Guide #1 + Haul + Dumb Photos

First and foremost: THANK YOU to everyone that has followed my blog!

Mind-you: I didn’t intentionally buy shitty clothes from eBay for my blog. That would just be wasteful. And listen, I know that “buying cheap clothes from eBay” trend is dead but it’s not a phase for me! I actually sell on eBay, and I’ve been buying from eBay for years. One, I wanted to see if I could do any better, and two, I want to show all the generally safe and unsafe items to buy from eBay.

LESSON #1: FEEDBACK

It’s not a high standard to have 100% or 99.9% positive feedback. Anything below a 99.7% is usually a red flag. If it’s a smaller seller, there’s no reason they should have lots of negative feedback. If it’s a larger seller with negative feedback, chances are they may be selling poorly made items – or they are bad at shipping out their items. Stay away or brave dangerous the waters. 

LESSON #2: STOCK PICTURES LIE

It should go without saying, if the photos look like they’re from somewhere else – they probably are. If you see the same image reused in multiple listings from sellers in China – RUN. Anyway, shall with get on with my mistakes purchases?

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How I hunt down sold out items

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It’s a familiar first-world problem: we see an item online and it’s love at first sight. I need that! Forgoing our fiscal responsibility we click onto the store page, fully prepared to shrink our bank accounts just a little more in order to score an amazing piece. But our journey are cut short by two devastating words: “Sold Out.” However, when you’re a sentimental shopaholic like I am, “sout” is more of a challenge than a defeat. Somewhere in this vast cyberspace there is or will be a listing of the particular item I am looking for.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with these tactics, but for anybody who isn’t, I just wanted to give you the rundown. I’m always hunting for items online. Even if I’m in a physical store or thrift store I may opt to hunt for the item online due to size or price.

In this case, it happens to be these F21 boots that I first saw on The Curvy Alt-Girl’s blog.  I don’t typically shop at Forever 21 but I was going to make an exception for these babies. Alas, they are sold out in every size except 6. I’d prefer a size 8 for comfort.

So what’s the first step? Well, obviously, click the “Sold out in your size?” button, so you can receive an email IF the item is restocked, and that’s an IF. But that’s not good enough for me, so I had to take it a couple steps further.

The first place I turned to was eBay. Now, the issue stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara, etc, is that specific pieces they are harder to find than smaller brands! There will be an abundance of items in which you are not looking for, and to increase your chances you need to do multiple searches.

Take cues from the original listing. Start out by copy-pasting the original title into the search, as long as it isn’t too long. Maybe throw in the brand name as well. That didn’t work well for me. Continue Reading

The Googly Eye Mask & what to do with old projects?

Yes it’s true, she didn’t have the most glamorous upbringing. It was a random summer day (was it summer? I can’t remember) and my friends and I, bored out of or suburbian minds, wandered into a Micheal’s craft store. As soon as we meandered into the kids section I knew what I had to do. […]

Fat In England: A Travel Diary

*First off I’d like to thank everyone who has followed my blog! I really appreciate it. Welcome to the first travel diary! I spent over a week in England during the Summer of 2016 (and then a few days in Iceland). It’s scary how long ago that trip was. It was my first “big” trip, […]

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