Monday, 13 October 2008
281 days to go: The eBay Swap Shop
Today (Sunday October 12th), it was lovely and warm all day with temperatures up to a tropical 18C!!
I wore this grey fine knit dress from Gap with a turquoise camisole, brown Clark's shoes and the beads which inspired my current turquoise phase.
The dress is another eBay "Swap" and I have been asked by several bloggers to explain how it works.
In essence it is my own made up Swap Shop. There is no facility on eBay for this but as my blog is called workthatwardrobe, I have decided to use that ethos of working with what I have.
Essentially I post items of clothing that are too big/too small or don't suit me on eBay.
I usually add an £1 - £2 to the postage charges which gives a little added extra to cover the fees for the items that sell and those that don't sell.
So for example this weekend I got £6.95 for a new Look skirt which is too big, £10.50 for some Next Trousers which make my legs look like two short planks and £5.74 for this skirt I got on EBay a few weeks ago for £3 but it is really too long and too big on the waist.
So, having sold a few items I get the money paid into my PayPal account which I use as credit to bid for new items.
I make sure that there is enough credit to cover the postage costs I incur (which I transfer to my bank account) and the eBay charges I get for posting and selling.
The bonus is I get lots of parcels through the post and money has never left my purse.
Heather has suggested that using this method I may never have to purchase any new clothes again.
I think she may be right!