I am sooooooooo chuffed with myself as I just bought a double buggy worth £155 on ebay for £26!!! It's used but in really good nick, and I just can't believe my luck, it's perfect for what I need....just had to share it with you all!!!! I picked it up today.
well done you. I love ebay. I got a beautiful John Lewis moses basket and stand plus lots of lovely bedding for £20. In perfect condition from a very well off lady in a Ginormous house with electric gates and everything, needless to say it was in perfect nick. she bought it and changed her mind before using it. Must be nice to have the luxury.
We recently bought a handcrafted metal bed frame on ebay (£450 of bed for less than £40) -we weren't actually looking for a new bed but I was just idly doing local searches to see what furniture was for sale within a 5 mile radius.
Anyway, this meant I had to sell our old wooden one and we actually ended up selling that for more than the new one had cost us.
We therefore got a new bedframe for minus£5 IYSWIM
local bargains is a great way to find local stuff but beware you may end up buying stuff you don't need! Seriously though, I picked up a bargain activity thingy locally (the one babies sit in but not a walker) for under a tenner, as the only one I knew the brand name of was the leapfrog one that costs £25+ even well used.
Sparkling Sarah - It was for an tubular steel, umbrella fold type buggy and most sellers are offering around £10 postage so yes I think £15 is astronomical. and besides when you only live a few miles away £15 is way more than I would be willing to pay so local pick up saved me huge amounts compared to the price of the buggy
we have sold stuff on ebay and are more than happy to have people come,
saves the hassle of posting it,
We did we a cot - the poor lad that came went away with bags and bags of babystuff on top of the cot-
I was going to ebay it all but couldn't be bothered, He was so excited about being a dad, and young and living at his dad's (so possibly skint) that I kept saying have you got this? ...no well just take it how about... till I stuff their car full, my DP was even more chuffed as I am a right horder!