Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I love to look up jewelry items on eBay—say, magenta necklace--then bid the rock-bottom lowest, sometimes one cent, and pay mostly postage if I get it. You get a little treat…for pocket change…nice in these grim times.
One problem, though—my sister and mother cruise my bathroom like it’s a store. "Oh, THIS is nice…can I have it?"
But I also look up my makeup items on eBay—get them new sometimes for half price. Same for lingerie pieces or tank tops.
Worth a try, people. What do you have to lose?
I also buy severely on-sale items from my Avon woman, Kim. She is trying to get by, too—you help someone you know. Hand lotion, sanitizer, night cream—can be under $5.
Don’t forget those consignment shops—great for back-to-school.
The only problem with selling at consignment stores is when they politely decline your item. Sorry—no can do. Was it the shoulder pads?
In the olden days, I even traded a nice camera for a month of after-school care. Maybe your daycare provider would take a piece of jewelry.