Saturday, October 30, 2010

eBay ban!

I've decided today that I need to put myself on an eBay ban, maybe for the month on November at least.

I very much have a love/hate relationship with eBay. I love it because I can want the most random thing ever, and all I have to do is type it in and (in most cases) Buy It Now.

I am a champion eBay shopper. I can find just about anything for like 95% under retail, which is both a blessing and a curse. Because I tell myself, oh, I'm just going to browse. What harm can it do? And then I proceed to find an amazing offer that I simply CANNOT pass up. And the auction ends in an hour. Augh!

eBay has made me a picky shopper. In stores I see things and think, I can find that for much cheaper. And it's true. And I do.

I haven't spent a whole lot on eBay this month, in the grand scheme of things. I was able to get Mean Girls, Baby Mama and Date Night on DVD for under $10 altogether. (They were almost $20 a piece in the store. And yes, I love Tina Fey. Got a problem with that?)

I also got my lovely Crosley record player for $9.99.

This past week, though, I've gone overboard.

It started with a record that I KNOW I'm never going to find anywhere. I didn't even know anyone had heard of the artist before. It was more than I was willing to spend, but I figured I was getting paid on Friday so it was no biggie.

But then I found Spanx pants (and I need new work pants SO.DAMN.BAD. My current ones fit all weird and make me look like I have a FUPA like you wouldn't believe. SPANX TO THE RESCUE.) for sale for $29.99. This is pricey, yes, but they retail for about $80 and it's IMPOSSIBLE (even on eBay!) to get them for anywhere under $70. (This pair was previously worn, but I really don't care!)

Those two items together were just too much. I paid for them, but I have other bills to pay that I'm now concerned about. Giving myself a slap on the wrist for that one! No more eBay for a month, unless it's ME as the seller!

But for now, I'm breaking in my new record player. See:

Love. :) Now I'm off to a concert/Halloween party. Have a nice weekend, everyone!


FB @ said...

This is why I swore off eBay. And now, Etsy, I guess. I can't go without loving something on Etsy and obsessing over it!

Eponine said...

See, I like looking at Etsy now and again, but I've only bought one thing off of it. The items for the most part are so prohibitively expensive for me that I can't even consider it!

But eBay works on this part of my brain that's programmed to find the best possible deal.

(A blessing and a curse, I suppose).