Monday, March 10, 2008

Popping the eBay Cherry

O.k. I finally joined the rest of the human race checking out eBay for some auction deals. I blame their ad campaign on TV - you know the one..."Shop Victoriously: It's better when you win it!".

So...I bid on some pretty things.

Like this (which my 1930's house will love to feature in a dark corner).


Then, this....just cuz...if I didn't get the first thing, I'd have a consolation prize.

But the whole reason I went shopping there in the first place was to bid on something like this:


(They promise it isn't stained and is pure white in real-life)

...vintage (or vintage look-a-like) ...love it...

And...in the end.....

I "won" all three. Somehow while filling out the paypal info today I didn't have quite the sense of triumph and self-satisfaction they show in the commercials.

Maybe the feeling arrives with the box in the mail.

7 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You did get some lovely things. I've yet to jump into the ebay fray--I d love half.com though.

KiKi said...

Yay, shopping.

Hey can I have the lamp?

A's Mom said...

Very nice purchases. I can totally see them in your house.

lyndaspix said...

My name is Lynda and I'm an eBay junkie. LOL

Seriously though, I've purchased many lovely things on eBay for a fraction of what I would have paid for them in real life. Admittedly there have been bumps in the eBay road. I've learned to bid only on specific brands/sizes of clothing that I already know will fit me.

I've learned to always ASK QUESTIONS before I bid. (ie: Do you combine shipping for more than one auction won?) and I look for sellers with excellent feedback.

Welcome to the world of eBayers, you bought some lovely things!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

The lamp is cool, congrats on being an ebay weiner.

Mrs. G. said...

That lamp is great! I hate to tell you this, but once you get started, you will find all kinds of stuff you need. Happy shopping.

Stephanie said...

Looooooovvvvvvveeee the lamp. It would go so very nicely with my secretary, or my buffet. Sure you don't want to sell it on E-bay? :)