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Fellow Ebay Fashionista Bargain Hounds?

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wild Mon 11-Mar-13 23:25:07

Yves S L coat £50 inc delivery (heavy)
Basler dress £12
50s trilby £9
got burned on Viv W Red label trousers, though, they looked great until they started unravelling at the knees

JennySense Mon 11-Mar-13 23:18:59

@Einsty - I trawl but try and limit to what I'm after, so if it's cashmere I'm only looking for cashmere and focus on that.

I also avoid many business sellers and focus more on private sellers - if you find one with one item to your taste, chances are that there will be one or two more things they're selling too.

JennySense Mon 11-Mar-13 23:14:34

Agreed @cassell re. fakes - I was very lucky with the Hermes - a 1962 less popular colourway - there are a couple of forums out there that will authenticate for you with loads of pix.

cassell Mon 11-Mar-13 22:42:28

I've got some great bargains but I've also learnt some lessons - especially that there are a LOT of fakes out there, I now only buy brands that I know very well and know their labels/styles/fabrics etc and if the label isn't shown and I'm suspicious I ask for more pics - some sellers don't respond, others pretend their camera is broken. I never buy any clothes/shoes etc from overseas sellers and ask plenty of questions if I'm slightly suspicious.

TravelinColour Mon 11-Mar-13 22:40:13

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diamondee Mon 11-Mar-13 22:38:21

Not as designer as some of these bargains buy my best buy has been a monsoon winter coat with tags. I won it for 99p and saved on postage by collecting it as the seller was local grin

LaurieFairyCake Mon 11-Mar-13 22:37:22

Nope, you download the app and set up a ton of saved searches for the brands you like wink

It even notifies you when new stuff has been listed.

lololizzy Mon 11-Mar-13 22:37:04

eg benfit benifit benafit benefit's etc

lololizzy Mon 11-Mar-13 22:36:14

look for spelling mistakes and also use the 'tick' as brand name might not be in in Amber's Dior skirt. When i was a Benefit (makeup) fan, i purchased virtually everything i wanted by looking up mispellings (therefore, less bidders and watchers) Sometimes i even sold it on, for 2 or 3 times the price!

Einsty Mon 11-Mar-13 22:32:05

Oh bugger, now I am jealous. Is the secret to relentlessly comb through the listings?

GemmaTeller Mon 11-Mar-13 22:26:30

Beautiful Coast dress for £10.20

LaurieFairyCake Mon 11-Mar-13 22:26:16

I've been buying loads for years, totally obsessed.

Vivienne Westwood brand new dress, still on sale for £295
- got it for £60
Jimmy Choo new shoes - were £400, got them for £30
Anya Valorie, brand new -£150 (not cheap but 350 in the shop and I'd wanted it for years)
Gina red satin and rhinestone shoes, utterly gorgeous - have worn them loads - £23, again they were new and priced at £300

You can get new, silk 1940's stockings on eBay for under a tenner.

I have no idea why anyone shops anywhere else confused

lololizzy Mon 11-Mar-13 22:21:03

i'm selling an original 80s Escada jacket right now for under a tenner! admittedly it's not immaculate though

AmberNectarine Mon 11-Mar-13 22:13:49

Today I won a new Dior leather skirt for £10 - was listed as 'skirt', WTF! Other recent successes have been £1.99 Goldsigns and a £100 Matches voucher for less than £30.

JennySense Mon 11-Mar-13 21:19:07

Currently on the diet from hell and refusing to buy any new clothing - to keep myself motivated I've started to spend my previous wine budget on Ebay and got into bargain hunting big time!

Current successes have included:
Genuine Hermes scarf - £65 [a little foxed but we'll see how it cleans up]
Cashmere sweaters - £12-22
Silk Joseph blouse - £16
Wrap London cardigan - £12.55
Hobbs leather handbag - £17.00

I'm mostly buying as new/excellent condition designer clothing in quality fabrics and building a capsule wardrobe.

Anyone else similarly afflicted?

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