I finally won something on Ebay. It has been quite a while since my efforts have been successful. I find myself placing bids, going away, coming back, watching the clock...
...and when there is 1min 12sec to go on the auction some b@stard starts bidding furiously. No. I say. Mine. I've started to call these people 'snipers' because they are sneaky and bid on all the things you want. Sometimes I wonder if they have even looked at the item before bidding. For some it is the thrill of the chase. For others, like me, it's stocking up my wardrobe which has been sorely neglected over the last 10 years or so. Probably longer. I haven't had much of an interest in fashion because it annoys me. Trying on clothes, matching up colours, trying on more clothes. Blah. I like Ebay because I can look at the sizes, match up outfits and bid away. Without ever encountering a sales assistant. *sigh*
So I finally hit pay dirt when I won this top:
Guess T- Shirt
Final Price: $3.00
The photo doesn't really do it justice but it will look great with jeans.
I have already washed it and hung it out to dry. It's probably a good idea to launder any clothes you buy on Ebay - you don't know where they've been. Eeeew!
I do this even if the clothing comes from a smoke free, pet free home. It's usually dust that gets up your nose more than anything else. After all, this has probably been hanging in someone's closet for an inordinate amount of time.
I've gone a bit PayPal mad too because it means I don't have to go to the bank to deposit the money. Yes, thankfully I do exercise. See my post "walking with hand weights is the best exercise".
I am glad to be replenishing my wardrobe. I have forced myself to be interested in fashion. What other people are wearing etc. It's been hard because I really don't care. But I will learn. Necessity, such as running out of tops while your other ones are in the wash - these are the sort of things that motivate me.
Anyway, Donatella Versace need not be scared just yet. What am I saying? Scratch that. Now I'm scared. Stop talking. Okay.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007