Monday, June 15, 2009

Online Lures

I never really understood the Ebay craze. Then one day last week, I was feeling dangerous, and bid on several items - dresses - and "won" three of them! I dare not go there again or I will surely succumb to the bidding temptation. My debit card will magically appear in my hand and I will have no choice but to release those powerful digits to PayPal once again. It would be my demise.

I was almost wishing that none of the dresses would fit me. That would likely discourage me from buying on Ebay again. Alas, I received 2 of the dresses on Friday, and just my luck, they both fit, quite well. The third dress will be arriving shortly and I'm sure this one will NOT fit properly. Fingers crossed.

It's not so much about the money, really. Although I don't want to blow my entire allowance on Ebay, it is more a matter of space and actual necessity. One of the dresses I purchased was $6.99, free shipping. The others were less than $2, with a few extra bucks for shipping. So you see, the spending is not out of control, it's the quantity that could so easily become a problem.

In trying to divert myself from the lure of Ebay, I instead went to my old faithful Amazon. I just like to look at the shoes. I rarely ever buy. Oh, but I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try Oh Deer! shoes. Waiting a long, long, long time for the right shoes at the right price. Well now, here they are, right there on the screen.

I suddenly become aware of the plastic in my hand. Amazon signals to me in red letters that I must hurry if I want these shoes. They're the only pair left in my size. And did I mention they are 70% off?

I am weak. I am ridiculous. But I don't even care.

Never have I been so enticed by online shopping. Thus begins a new era in my retail journey.
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P.S. There is quite a sale going on at Just thought you should know.


Steve said...

The intervention awaits when you get home.

Jilliebeanie said...

Uh Oh.

In Bug's Drawers said...

I am addicted 2 Ebay also. Like your blog layout. Come check out my blog, maybe you would like to follow also :)

Shlee said...

Ooooo I love those first oh deer shoes!!! i have the same pattern in a sandal. nice blog!