I bought a Jottum dress on the basis of a really bad photo because I knew which dress it was although was not sure what condition it would be in. Got it for about £5. I then picked up the matchingt-shirt for 99p. Both were beautiful and DD wore them to several parties etc.
Then I took some nice photos of her wearing it and sold it on for £35 for the set
Ds1 got a bike frame that was worth £250 new, and then he and dh built it up together from parts from his other bike. He'd barely had it 10 days, though, when someone followed him home from the skate park, and nicked it when he left the back gate unlocked. It was his pride and joy, too.
I got my wedding dress, veil and tiara for 50 quid. Had been worn once already(obviously) but checked the 'new' price and worth nearly a grand just for the dress. It fit perfectly and was immaculate and I loved the tiara although I added a few bits to suit me.
A beautiful long red dress that fits perfectly..I had saved up a budget of £120.00 to buy one in the shops, then found this on ebay and cost me less than £10.00 inlcuding postage and packing..
I have also just bought a coat , long red military style from principles for £20.00 from ebay, again saving cash. Both items have been worn but immaculate condition..am now hooked on ebay..saving me a small fortune.
Have resold a couple of things I didnt like though
Bought a M&P cost for £20 for when some relatives came. Cleaned it up and sold it a month later for £100...
Bought a musical instrument from someone locally (pick up only, so fewer buyers). I don't think the guy knew how much it was really worth, as I got it for £300 Buy It Now. I know I could sell it again tomorrow for more than £500!