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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Watch Me: Knurly

Life is a learning process. I want to learn, grow, cultivate, and experience. This blog is ultimately a written reflection of the learning process. Obviously, there are many things in life that I won’t blog about. This isn’t a deep reflections blog, it’s a lighter blog aimed at fashion, style, crafting, and travel. It’s part of my creative outlet, the same function that many blogs serve many bloggers.

The mistake I made with my last blog was I was trying to make interesting content. But it felt forced to me. This time around, I’m going to blog about things I want to blog about. It also gives me a reason to do the things I want to do! I want to craft, write, and travel. For whatever reason, I seldom force myself to take up these endeavors. It didn’t make sense to me at first: why would anybody not spend their free time doing what they want when there is nothing stopping them? I believe it is a a fear of failure. What happens when I finally take my first trip (without my family) and it isn’t everything I wanted it to be? What if I try to create something and I end up ruining the fabric or the piece I was trying to alter? What if I write a book, my ultimate life goal, and it sucks? What if I never get published? I guess this is an apt time to mention I have an anxiety disorder, so these thought are only amplified in my mind.

I have this undying vision of how I want my life to look. I think many people do. Much of my life I’ve been too scared to try and reach for my dreams. There’s been a giant roadblock standing in my way. I don’t want to live like that anymore. Nobody has a perfect life, but some of us are alive and others are living. I’d like to position myself in the latter. I don’t need to constantly be jumping out of planes, traveling to remote corners of the world, or eating at 5-star restaurants every weekend to be living. I just have to do more of what I love.

Follow me, and watch me learn how to enjoy my life more. Are you on a similar journey? Maybe we can keep each other accountable.

-Knurly