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Because I'm feeling quite chuffed with myself! In the past couple of months I've spent about £200 on eBay and got 3 Joseph sweaters and a 100% silk Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress. All in great condition and each of which would've cost in the region of £200 each when brand new.
I feel I may need to go cold turkey on eBay for a while now though!
I wanted a Gerard Darel 36 H bag for ages but couldn't/wouldn't pay full price new. Searched e-bay for about 2 years before the planets aligned and the size/colour/version of the bag I wanted showed up as an unwanted gift.
I'm slightly ashamed to say that even though I was outbid I gazzumped the winner by offering more privately (I wouldn't do this on a house).
The bag is perfect - One of my favourite things, I use it every day. It was new and I only paid about 1/4 of the retail price.
About 5 years ago I saw a dress at Hobbs that I really liked but couldn't afford at the time. Always regretted it though. Last year I picked it up on eBay for 20 quid. And as I'd had a baby in the intervening years who fed constantly, I'd lost a stone it was a size down from what I tried on originally!
Not huge names but most of my wardrobe is topshop and river island at a fraction of the cost. I just bought a beautiful miss selfridge jacket in new condition for £7. I love eBay. It's always great after new year because everyone seems to have a clear out so there's lots of things going.
I actually ebay myself. I often buy things spur of the moment on PLT then realise it does not suit me at all but it's too late to send back, so I stick it on eBay.
My best buy was a stunning Agent Provocateur bra worth almost £100 for just £10. Nobody else bid!
Ooh I am addicted to eBay, and have had so many amazing bargains. Two silk midi skirts from Joseph for less than a fiver each, a vintage Chloe embellished vest for £20, a mulberry carter bag for under £100, and my all time favourite buy, which took almost a decade of eBay stalking, was a Barbara hulanicki for topshop blouse that I wanted in 2007 but missed out on. I also got our silk Laura Ashley sofa for £40 but obviously not style and beauty related!
3 sarah Louise outfits for dd- none were more than £10. All were new or worn once. A damsel in a dress dress that I wore for a wedding- new with tags £12, a bronze/gold Zara leather jacket. Pretty sure there's more! I love buying off eBay.