Sunday, August 8, 2010

Do you Ebay?

Today I logged on to Ebay to list a few items that I'd like to get rid of-a solar lantern, a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, a Dodgers Beach Towel I got as a giveaway at the game, and some hair gel that I have no idea why or when I bought (it's the fancy brand so it's worth reselling). I don't know if any of them will sell, but if not I am just going to goodwill them. I figure it's worth a try to list them. :)

Then, since I was already on the site I decided to see if they had my beloved Stila eyeshadow in Kitten (best color ever). I am almost out and since it's my go to swipe over my eyes when I don't feel like putting a lot of effort in color, I definitely wanted to replace it. Stila eyeshadows retail for $18, so I was stoked when someone was selling my shade for $7.99, with free shipping. Score! I snatched it up and it's on it's way.

I also decided to check out the OPI nail polish selection on Ebay. Those bottles retail for $9. The polish is way nicer than the cheaper brands, and doesn't chip as easily...but that's still a lot of money for a bottle of nail polish. I had some colors in mind, but when I searched those they were all MORE expensive than they retail for...weird. Maybe some people don't have Sephora nearby and people are hoping they'll buy them for the convenience factor? But, when I checked out the used selection I found someone selling 120 bottles for $20 plus $15 shipping. It's from a salon, and the listing said some are new, some are used. I am thinking that if I win the lot, I can go through and choose the ones I want to keep and make listings for groups of the ones I want to get rid of. This way I'll earn some of my money back (hopefully) and get some new polish. I never run out of nail polish anyway...I always end up throwing them away before I can use it all, so I don't really mind them being used. This one is a gamble, but I'm crossing my fingers it works out the way I want it to.

Do you buy stuff off of Ebay? Any good bargains or horror stories?


  1. I hope the nail polish works out. Sounds like that could be an awesome deal! :)

  2. you inspired me to check on some perfume I have been out of for a week now. I got it for 1/2 the original price. Saved $45!!!! Thanks for the tip.

  3. @Catherine-Awesome! I love when things work out that way!

  4. A good tip for nail polish longevity, is to store it in the fridge. I have bottles that I opened five years ago that are still absolutely fine to use and haven't gone all sticky and gloopy at all. My Mum's best friend told me this years back and it works!