Tuesday, 7 June 2011

eBay Rules Again

 
Browsing through a seller's "other items" on eBay the other day I stumbled across this 1970's leather maxi skirt. I loved it so much my heart skipped a beat and I immediately popped in a crafty snipe for well over my normal £10 limit, knowing that I wouldn't rest until it was mine.


Every day I checked and it remained at 99p. When I got up the morning after the auction closed I was overjoyed to discover my snipe had worked and I'd won the skirt for a piffling £1.20. Why, you may well wonder. Well, the seller had listed it as a LONGLEATHERSKIRT so anyone searching using the keywords "leather","vintage", "skirt" or "maxi" wouldn't have found it.




If you missed my eBay Rules post back in November please click here and you'll find my tips for bagging a bargain and also some invaluable readers comments, too.


Vintage leather maxi skirt worn with my trusty denim waistcoat, native American wolf choker (50p, car boot sale), stacks of silver and turquoise bangles & rings and Tods' boots (£7, car boot sale)

 Thank you for the lovely comments yesterday about my smile. I've usually got such a demented grin on my face complete strangers call me "Smiler". For some reason my blog photos always seem to make me look serious instead of the silly, giggling fool I am in real life but I'm doing my best today!

77 comments:

  1. I do love bagging a bargain! I did read your ebay post last NOV. Very useful tips! xx

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  2. Fantastic find - looks gorgeous with the denim waistcoat.

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  3. Love it when that happens on ebay, ive had many a bargain over a typo in the listing title. Ive also discovered auction sniper a few months ago and its been A-MAZING!

    The skirt looks like it was made for you, you look stunning in it. Scarlett x

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  4. Your smile is always so radiant amor.
    oh man, love it when I find a bargain on Ebay. you look red hot my lovely.loving your boobs today.

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  5. awh Vix you look so cute when you smile! you look amazing as usual, the skirt was such a great find. your hair's looking lovely <3 xxxx

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  6. It doesn´t look like leather at all, more like soft cotton...Such a bargain, and it fits you so well, Vix.
    You specially are radiant today.
    Besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. LOvely skirt I use your tips when browsing ebay lol.

    I got that bow dress similar to how you got that skirt.

    I love your hair like that too, you do have a lovely smile x

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  8. That's a stunning skirt and a real bargain. I always use a sniper tool these days, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Glad you're having good luck on ebay - it's just annoying me at the moment x

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  9. I think your sunny disposition shines through your writing.

    That skirt is amazing, your ebay tips have revalutionised my shopping. This morning a gorgeous 70s number arrived - mine for 99p. It had just been listed as 'black dress'...

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  10. I love your ebay tips. I was always very wary of auction snipers but since your last post I have been using it often, recently won a 16ft Sea Kayak that Hubbie needed apparently ~ thanks to sniping. That skirt is a real treasure, sometimes when something like that comes along you just have to have it at almost any cost.
    Kandi x

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  11. Just read your comment over at my place; thanks *blushes* ~ they have an awful habit of getting in the way at times!
    Kandi x

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  12. I absolutely love todays outfit, you look stunning. Thanks for the ebay tips too :)

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  13. Wowzers! Svelte mama and what a killer deal! You have the magic touch. If I would have bid on it, it would have jumped to $40 at least.

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  14. lordy, what a find! bet you were jumping up and down all morning when you won it. its really unique. off to have a gander at your ebay tips post... x

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  15. Wowee!
    Btw I love your hair like that. And now I see you have killer cleavage as well as legs! Fox!

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  16. I've been living by your rules (bagged me that lovely G-plan nest of tables) but I wish you'd stop telling everybody else!

    (I don't think I managed to comment yesterday but I too thought you looked so lovely waiting to tuck in) xxx

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  17. Vix, what a stunning skirt! It looks like cotton instead of leather and the price was right too.
    I bought something at eBay many years ago and it was a terrible experience so I'm going to read your November post for tips.

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  18. What a bargain! It's fab. I once snaffled two tickets to se The League of Gentlemen at the NIA for a fiver as the seller had listed them as the league of gentleman. Love it! xxx

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  19. £1.20? You've done it again with a yet another gorgeous item! That skirt was not so much a bargain, but a sooperdooper amazing snaffle! And to top it all, you look stunning in it!
    xxx

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  20. That Nov post was genius! As you know I have it to thank for many a recent bargain on ebay! :)

    Love that skirt, the colour and the detail suit you fabulously.

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  21. Wonderful skirt vix! I love the colour and it's such a bargain! I won a blue leather midi skirt from eBay for about £3, it hadn't got a very snappy title so I managed to snag it!

    you look fab as ever!

    much love Amie xxxxx

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  22. Looks great with the denim waistcoat. Must re-read the eBay rules as I'm in the mood for a browse on there. xx

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  23. GORGEOUS skirt! & what a price! wow wow wow
    You look fabulous Vix!

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  24. That's a fab skirt Vix, the colour looks great on you! xx

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  25. Ha!! What a bargain! It looks awesome and I totally love the embroidered detail :) Thanks for the hint of your post about ebay bargain hunting rules, will definitely check it out!

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  26. What a gorgeous skirt, it looks great with the denim waistcoat!

    I used your bid snipes link to win Amy 70+ vintage mags as a christmas surprise! yay!

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  27. You look like a sexy pocahontas! I love it! haha!!
    What a bargain, and I love your hair like that.

    xx

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  28. That the most gorgeus bargain, goes beautifully with that necklace!!
    and in response to your previous post , Polly looks like my kitties Great Aunt or something, looks like they have a similar personality too, attention seekers!! xxx

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  29. That the most gorgeus bargain, goes beautifully with that necklace!!
    and in response to your previous post , Polly looks like my kitties Great Aunt or something, looks like they have a similar personality too, attention seekers!! xxx

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  30. Looking amazing as always, Vix xo

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  31. All I can say is that skirt is amazing in every way, especially the price!!

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  32. Fantastic bargain, I love getting something (ok shoes) for £1.19 when you're willing to pay 3 figures

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  33. That skirt is so fab & the price!!

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  34. What a bargain and it looks great on you.

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  35. That's leather? That's amazing!

    The pockets look a bit of a squeeze, but you could fit maps or notes!

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  36. Always love a bargain, especially one as stunning as that skirt! And I must say the cleavage is looking rather hot - get you!
    Keep smiling, babe!

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  37. I think you are fantastic and have your own style ! I also liked the things you said in the about me section, blending with the crowd is your idea of hell ! :)

    Fashion and Cookies

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  38. Amazing skirt--and an even more amazing bargain. I like how you have styled it with the vest.

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  39. Wow! It's a beauty. I must re-visit your rules, my ebay-ing hasn't been so lucky of late...nor my thrifting.

    xxx

    ps. i'm a demented smiler too. yours is a much prettier grin ;)

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  40. I wouldn't have picked that as a leather skirt - what an unusual design and a gorgeous colour! Well done you on your ebay bargain!

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  41. I love this look! It's very native american-esque! It really suits you!

    Love the detailing on that maxi skirt.. I can't believe you got it for 1.20! The sellers own fault though for labelling it like that!

    Looking gorgeous! xxx

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  42. Very pretty skirt. Quite unusual.

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  43. Crazy shit! That is a stunner of a skirt!!! And soooo fabulous on you!
    Amazing deal,just the kind we likey!
    LOVE YOU!!!!!
    XXXXXXXXchat sooooon....
    Helga xxxXXXxxx (tired)

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  44. LOVE that skirt wow and what a bargain.Well sniped xx

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  45. No way ... that is the most stunning maxi I have ever seen in my life and you picked it up for the price of a bag of sweets! It fits you perfectly ... the white stitched pattern is incredible and you're going to have people risk getting run over just to cross the road and cop an eyeful. Hey, and nick rack with the waistcoat on it's own. You're welcome;))!!! xxoxoxoxoxo

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  46. Dearest Vix, what a result!! It looks bloody amazing on you. Love the whole outfit. Red is fabulous on you! Love you very much xx

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  47. How do you do it? So glad you've got some insight to share - that is an amazing score.

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  48. I have also found some great deals on ebay. I scored a vintage leather skirt for $14.00! You look Fabulous! I am really Loving that skirt!

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  49. My leather skirt was nowhere near as Gorgeous though

    : )

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  50. Amor - the red leather skirt is AMAZING on you! You look extra super hot gorgeous today and your boobs are particularly ravishing!

    Loveandlove, Sarah xxx

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  51. that skirt is amazing, it looks fantastic on.. i think only you could pull it off mind!!!...
    i bet the seller was gutted it only went for that!!.. ive just won a couple of dresses off ebay combined postage as it was off the same seller all in all cost me £3.19..v pleased meself!!
    charl
    x

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  52. I love love love your orange skirt! Amazing piece! And your boots are also a great find!!!
    Come and follow my blog darl :)

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  53. just read your ebay post, found it super helpful. especially as i am currently entering the foray of bargain hunting (see my blog for the challenge i set myself- mission probably impossible-) love the skirt! xxx

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  54. Off to read the ebay posting - Thanks for offering such wonderful tips, Vix, and for being such a star - That skirt was made for you and you look stunning in it - I loved your smiles in the previous photos too - Gorgeous! x

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  55. Hi my dear-I adore this red leather maxi-very unique and the cut is lovely, a rare and unusual find which was meant for you, looking gorgeous my lovely!! I do love both your maxis in your previous post and the skull cap was a fabulous find, it looks amazing! Thanks for your lovely comment on the Indian skirt, I knew it would be you who could tell me of where it came from, I felt very 'Vix' in that outfit, lol!! Hope you have a good week ahead too xxx

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  56. That is an unbelievable find....I can hardly believe it's leather! Love it with that vest.

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  57. Three words,
    Wow, unique georgeus!

    What a bargain. Amazing what you manage to find. Note to self, try harder.

    X x

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  58. I know... ebay is a treasure trove!
    That skirt is very Moroccan, it's sort of like a groovified djellaba! Fantastic really. Amazing price.
    Your cars are from ebay too?! wow!
    I'll take a proper read of that post in a moment- thanks =)

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  59. Ebay is just about my best friend. I've felt a bit disillusioned of late, as I've ended up with some things I can't use/wrongly described and for prices that aren't exactly 'piffling', BUT I still love it. And that skirt is gorgeous!

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  60. Meow you little minx!
    That vest looks amazing on you.
    I love me some ebay. Buying and selling.

    xoxo
    Sis

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  61. Still being an ebay virgin (I know, embarrassing, I just can't find the time)... I'm happily collecting your tips and when I make the plunge I'm the most educated ebayer EVER. LONGLEATHERSKIRT... phh! but good for you, Vix! It looks absolutely lovely on you. xxx

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  62. The skirt is gorgeous. What a great buy!

    Love you much.

    SB

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  63. Vix, I have to tell you - not many people could pull that skirt off! That's one of the many things I enjoy about you x

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  64. Cool look!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  65. Ahh,I do love this look Vix! "Smiler" I love that! The colour in the maxi is a favourite, I have been wearing coral so much this season. -xxoo

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  66. What a find. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like that before. Aren't the detailing and cut just wonderful?

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  67. That skirt is gorgeous! People don't always understand how to title ebay items but it can lead to really great deals.

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  68. Great skirt and what luck!! You do have a lovely smile! xxx

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  69. You're getting a bit wild with the £10 budget lately, aren't you? Well worth it though, my dear - that's one of my favourite colour reds. xx

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  70. Dear God Vix. You are enough to make any straight woman turn ... :D

    You look HOTTTT! And that skirt... oh please please please... let there be a twin on the opposite side of the world...!

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  71. What an absolute stunner. And the skirt is pretty nice too! I just love eBay so much; if eBay were a man I would shag him rotten. I found some incredible 70s style mega platform boots in red mock croc with green daisies the other day. Paid over my limit too, but like you I had to have them xx

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  72. Really awesome blogging, sounds so cute...
    Penny auctions

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