Saturday, July 3, 2010

Guess Who Has Been Bit By The Ebay Bug?

In the 16.5 years that Corey and I have been married, we've been to Disneyland twice.

The first time we went the twins were only five months old so, of course, they don't remember anything about it.

Which is probably a good thing because that was the trip where Joseph got dropped on his head.

Ahem...

I was pregnant that trip, with Timothy, so I really didn't get to go on any of the cool rides.

Anywhoo...

The next time we went, we only had the five kids.

The kids had a total blast and we were so glad to have been able to take them down there.

The twins, who were eight at the time, did not want to ride the roller coaster that went upside down.

So, we bribed them with Pokemon cards.

Unfortunately, one of them ended up tinkling in his britches having a little accident.

We won't name any names, of course, but I will tell you that between the whole dropping him on his head incident during the first trip and the "accident" on the second trip, he is not depositing a lot of fond memories in the Disneyland memory bank.

I was pregnant again so, again, no cool rides for moi.

Sigh...

We are planning another trip.

THANK GOODNESS I won't be preggo this trip.

Cuz, bring on the cool rides!

I have so earned it.

We have quite a number of months between us and the upcoming trip, which is a good thing.

We are going to earn all the money, for the entire trip, lodging, admission, gas, and food, all before we go.

So, besides buying and selling on Craigslist, selling anything not hammered down our extra stuff in the garage sale...I'm started ebaying again.

I went and bought a bunch of designer clothes at GW and then got busy listing them.

Here are my top sellers from week #1-

2 piece suit by Dalia, so stylish in Brown with Coral accents.
Bought for $3
Sold for $14.99
Totally gorg pink BCBG Max dress with tons of beady goodness.
Bought for $6
Sold for $29.99
And the top seller of the week, with 110 page views...
Silk dress by Tory Burch, size small.

I did not recognize the designer but bought it anyway, cuz it was only $3.

Imagine my surprise, upon googling the brand name, to find out that their dresses retail for an astounding $400.

I had to firmly press my lips together to prevent the hysterical laughter from escaping.

$400?

For.a.dress. ?????

I must be from a different planet.

The planet where people do not pay $400 for a dress.

I listed it for $29.99 but a last minute bidding war drove the ending price up to $49.88.

Not bad for a $3 dress.

We are off to a good start.

Wish us luck!

11 comments:

Kristy said...

Wonder if you put all you shoes on ebay if you would make enough to go to disneyworld? lol

Kari said...

Girl, I've seen dresses with a 17,000 price tag. I did not put the comma in the wrong place. Tori Burch has a huge following and a great classic look that doesn't go out of style quickly. WTG on your sales!!!

Kelli said...

Wow! I'm so proud of you! We have never been to Disneyland, and I'm begging the husband. Maybe if I follow your lead, he'll give in. What a great way to teach your kids to save for what they want! And, great job on the ebay sales!! Have a great 4th.

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Adrienne said...

Good Luck! I just discovered the wonders of ebay when I found out I was pregnant with our first baby. I bought my whole maternity wardrobe on there for around $50! Maternity clothes are so expensive and I live in a small town so the thrift store don't have much in the way of maternity clothes. Have fun at disneyland!

rachel said...

you are A.MAZ.ING.

and you're going to LOVE the rides in DLand!!!

did the twins tell you they were in the same family as olivia on trek? well, joseph was and they considered michael their step brother. :)

Kirsten said...

Becky you are amazing!!!! Wow, WTG!!! I love it, you are the GW queen.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Good luck!

I LOOOOVE your header and your big family!!!!

the 6 of us said...

Let us know when you plan on coming down!!! We can meet up! Mom, Suzie, the kids & I all have annual passes.

Deanna said...

Yep, I love selling on ebay. Organizing the to sell stuff makes me crazy but I love it! My all time bests were an old copper compass thingie and a vintage MahJong set. Bought both at yardsales for $3 & $5. They both sold for over 100$!.

Oh- and don't you just love the USPS carrier pick up service? No more trips to the post office and I think the mail carriers get a little kickback for each one they do.

Kelli said...

Hey,
I've been a follower for a while, and LOVE your blog! I just wanted to check and see if everything is ok??? You haven't posted in a while, and I'm a bit worried. I hope you're just busy with getting ready for school, and everyone is fine...miss you!