Wednesday, October 1, 2008

eBay saves the day!

About a month ago I went to this consignment shop in Winchester for their "Fill a bag for $10" sale. The ad in the paper basically said you could fill a paper bag of clothes for only $10 or pay $1 per item which is a steal! I assumed that meant any clothes, but I should have known there would be a catch. In fact only items with certain colored tags (mostly summer clothes) were part of the sale and there wasn't much left when I got there at noon (they opened at 10am) so I was terribly dissapointed. Especially because all the regular priced items were outragously priced for a consignment shop. Entire outfits cost between $10-20 which is crazy for used clothes.


Anastasia found a cute ride-on zebra that she fell in love with. The paint was all chipping and it was $9 which wasn't horrible, but not that great either. I was considering buying it just because Anastasia had become so endeared with the thing. Then this lady took it from Anastasia while I wasn't watching and bought it as Anastasia ran across the store to me crying! The lady looked at me and said, "I hope you weren't going to buy it because I need it because I am buying the matching cow and I have twins." I told her I was strongly considering buying it, and she just said, "well I really need it I can't just have one." This is all through Anastasia screaming and giving the lady her most passionate pout. I was seriously mad that the lady took the thing from her and probably should have said something to defend that, but I didn't. I just bought my two $1 items and left, vowing never to go back to that store again. Seriously though, who takes toys away from cute little girls?


Since then, I have been looking everywhere for a wooden ride-on zebra (or other cute animal) and no one seems to have a clue what I am even talking about. And then today I typed "wooden zebra toy" in the eBay search engine and FOUND IT!!! I found hippos, cows and ZEBRAS!!!! I am so happy and think I will have to add this to Anastasia's Christmas list. The best part is, for a brand new zebra with shipping and handling, it is only about $20!!! I am happy to pay the extra money for a brand new, non-chipped zebra!!! That made my day.
Speaking of eBay, some lady bought a house on eBay for $1.75. Wow.

7 comments:

Gwen said...

Hi Clare! Sorry it's taken me a while to respond. Still recovering from Crafty. I actually haven't bought a whole lot of wool felt yet, but I've bought it all from people on Etsy when I have. I'm going to be needing more, so I'll send you shop links when I get to that. I've also been trying to catch up in my blog reading. Is the baby here yet?!

Wendle said...

I'm glad to hear you have your zebra saga taken care of:) I know I would have been frustrated, but in the end you made out better than her.

Clare said...

Gwen-its okay! The baby isn't here yet... She is coming friday if she doesn't get here sooner! :) I have a lot of felt Christmas crafts I want to do... I will check on etsy!

Wendy- I feel like justice has been served!! :) I am so super happy!

Melissa said...

If you haven't bought it yet, you might want to check Wal-Mart. I bought the same zebra (and the cow) for 7 dollars each from there about a year ago. So that lady really didn't get a good deal at all since the zebra wasn't in that good of shape :)

Clare said...

Thanks Melissa! Thats great! I will have to check Walmart! I rarely go to our walmart because it is so overwhelming (we have the largest one on the east coast and I hate it), but I might be able to handle it for this precious zebra. lol.

Bridget said...

WHAT?!?! What an obnoxious woman! How dare she do that to my sweet God Daughter! Seriously, that made me so mad! And sad for Anastasia! What kind of person does that!? I mean, I'm glad you were able to find the same thing on eBay, but good grief! Poor Anastasia!!! And I can't believe she had the nerve to say she needed it! WHAT?! Wow, I dunno, maybe it's the New York in me coming out here, but I think I would have fought for it since Anastasia was already playing with it! Oh man. I tell you, that kind of person just makes me so mad!

Anyway... So are you going in the morning to be induced on Friday? Just curious. I'd love to come by Friday night if you've had the baby and are up for a visitor. We're going to FR on Saturday for our other God Daughter's b-day. Sunday we'll be around. Just hoping for a safe delivery for you!

Clare said...

I am going in at 7am. Blah. Who knows what time I will actually be induced... but I am hoping the baby is born by the evening. I will have Nick call you :) It would be great to have visitors! I am hoping we won't be stuck too long Saturday. I am going to miss my Anastasia!