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My collection of auction & buy-it-now bests over at eBay

There was a time not so long ago, when even the most deafening fire alarm could not stir me from deep slumber, but a low-pitched ‘doink’ could have me jumping out of bed and into the most lucid state of mind within seconds. Said doink, would be from eBay, notifying the broke 20-year-old the ‘barely used Chloé block heels’ was ending in ten minutes and basically initiating intranet war between myself and three strangers across the country. The ensuing nine minutes I’d be a general, brooding over the red missile launch switch while the others paced in their own respective war cabinets and waited. Then one novice player would put in the first bid and all hell would break loose, and we’d battle, 5 pence at a time, until the very last second when I’d take the plunge of bidding way over my budget and win a new, old pair of Chloe block heels. I’d say yay, maybe cackle, and go take another nap before the ‘used-once Alexander Wang bucket bag’ would doink me up.

Point is, it was my pre-loved goods haven – high street or designer, my post-adolescent pocket money was put to efficient (?) use. Plus it taught me life lessons (don’t mess with Celine ‘watchers’). While over the years I’ve ventured into more current-season goods, eBay has always been my refuge for timeless pieces like Burberry trench coats… and more so these days, knitting supplies and home DIY solutions. My barndoor-cum-tabletop originates from eBay, par example, which cost me a fraction of what I’d have paid for one at a store. So I thought I’d share some of the things I always keep tabs on, and with their new Collections functionality it makes it much easier to sort them into little squirrel stashes… although, prepare to fight me for a couple of these – you’ve been warned.

A few suggestions:

1/ City Stomper
For the city dwellers and those with super duper important daytime affairs

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2/ Treehouse Fantasy
interior hacks and quick little upgrades to your nest

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3/ Knit, purl and
everything in between
…like dropped stitches and lost patience

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4/ Forever Classics
stuff for you and your great-grand children

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I’ve also added collections with themes: Travel, first date, gadgets, fashion DIY tools, and seasonals so do check those out as well!

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  1. love the computer case

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  2. cute pics!
    new look on my blog!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/dots-and-orange-skirt-made-by-me.html

  3. ooh lala , inspiration overlload

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  4. This is the chicest E-bay post ever. Love all the things you have on sale and that marble macbook cover!!!

  5. your black heels and that fisheye mirror !! xx Betül

  6. celine-watcher slayer

    I can’t believe I’ve been on fashion-blogs-vacay for this long.. There was a time when I read your blog every. day. sometimes three, four times. And imagined we were old chums going way back to diaperhood.. Because you seem approachable, genuine, down to earth etc and without the I-m-the-only-girl-in-class-who-can-pronounce-yves saint laurent-attitude. I guess I’ve been put off from the majority of them and found myself inching towards a completely different niche i.e. natural home made skincare/homecare blogs and frugal living blogs and how to stop buying clothes blogs. The repercussions of years of fashion-how-to blog addiction have been a great price to say.. (wow, heavy..)

    Anyhooo, I dropped by to check in how my top London girl is doing and my, my what a sweet walk down the memory lane. It’s like I never left.. (in my heart, I never did *weepy violins play nostalgia-ly) Your content seems just as strong, your humor without a single dent, your execution has def upgraded and your content shall forever stand up straight against the hammer of justice (WHAT am I on about???)

    All I mean to say is I am glad I am back and gladder still to find you just right here.

  7. Your selections are divine Shini!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  8. Such a wonderful selection full of treasures! Got to love ebay. x

  9. Nice collections! I know a lot of people who have found great deals on designer clothes and accessories on ebay, but so far I’ve only used it to buy vintage and collectible Barbie clothes. Ha ha, I know; it’s a little random!!

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  11. You don’t know how grateful I am for this post! I’ve been wondering for quite a while how to find real finds (too much find in this sentence) on EBay and it’s like you just gave me a wrapped gem ;) So much to have fun with!

  12. Amazing post! I’ve never really staked out eBay for pre-loved designer items, as it never really occurred to me that there would be a good selection. I’m oh-so tempted to look now!

    xx Nicole
    http://npk-blog.blogspot.com

  13. You have perfectly described the bidding war experience – I used to spend SO MUCH of my time looking at that red countdown timer. I have to admit, I havent been on ebay for years now, purely because the choices are overwhelming and I’ve tried to tighten the purse strings, but they’ve done a fantastic job of adding the collections feature. It’s tempting me to give ebay a go again!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  15. I love that outfit in the shot where you are crossing the road. You kind of look like Diana Rigg in Her Majesty’s Secret Service Bond movie.

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    Love your heels!

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  18. easter

    Wonderful collections, love them all.