Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The Great eBay Experiment

Fair readers, I've concocted an ambitious plan. Possibly a foolish plan, a plan that could induce heartbreak or elation or a bizarre hybrid of the two.

I, Never Enough Shoes, am, for the rest of the year, only buying my clothes and shoes off eBay.

I know, I know, everyone buys stuff off eBay but it is a personal challenge to see if I can get all those beautiful clothes and shoes I desire via the medium of bidding and bidding alone. Obviously I have some exceptions - Primark covetables and basics and any underwear I may need. Mainly because it is very hard to get cheaper than Primark prices and because I'm a bit squeamish about buying my smalls from eBay - don't ask me why, it's just one of those little irrationalities I have.

So what is included? Basically anything and everything else. For example, say I see a dress in Oasis that I like. My thought process runs something like this:

"Oooh that's pretty. Touchy feel time"

Touch, feel. Crinkle nose at the unexpected slight cheapness of the fabric.

"Hm. Ok Price."

Check price. Nearly faint at the number. Realise am looking at the price in euros. Breathe sigh of relief. Realise that it's still as expensive in sterling.

"How much?! For that?! Hell no!"

So I don't want to buy the dress for full price but I know in the sale it'll only go down to 50% off at most if I'm lucky enough to still find one that fits. And I'd have to wait for the sales.

eBay.

I'm not going to pretend it's going to be easy. It's not. The likelihood of me finding everything I like is minimal. But it does give me a great excuse to get some great vintage bargains from the States.

I'll be updating with any new purchases and the Bargain Margin. Wish me luck!

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