Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Non- Buyer's remorse

You know how some people have buyer's remorse immediately after purchasing something? They get caught up in the heat of the moment, the excitement of the auction perhaps, and then slap their forehead and think, "What did I DO?!"
Well, I am like that with things I DON'T purchase, or don't win in auctions. You know I am the Ebay queen, and often find delicious goodies on there that others don't recognize as valuable and wonderful, and sometimes I just don't have the money to buy it at that moment. Sometimes there are other sharks out there who recognize it's worth as well, and outbid me. I always regret it when I don't push my $ envelope a little bit to make the big score.
This happened recently when a young lady in upstate Louisiana had one of these Sciolari chandeliers.

Tides South Beach - Kelly Wearstler
 She had no idea who the designer was (Sciolari), or what the value of the chandelier was ($2k - $4k in that size). She was offering it for $80 bucks! Unfortunately I only had about $300 to play with that day and someone swooped in during the last 5 seconds to push it over $500. There were several of us who noticed that she had no idea what she had in her garage.
I sure do wish I had won that chandelier. But anyhoo, I am also the queen of finding cheaper knockoffs. This Vertigo chandelier comes in three different sizes and two colors. However, nothing beats the original and I hate the way the spirals are connected.

I have a very exciting find in the works right now and hope to be able to share it at the end of the week. Stay tuned! And if you want me to find you a knockoff of anything - send me a comment or email. It is sort of my hobby!
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5 comments:

Emily said...

A girl after my own heart- I obsess over finding cheaper versions of things. But if its tacky- it's out! I just found your blog through Small Shop and love love love your decorating style. I'll definitely be coming back for inspiration!

Lonely Wife Project said...

I wish I had your ebay skillz! I'm pretty good at Craigslist, but when it comes to ebay, I'm the type that develops bidder's remorse.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks girl! Erika is one of my blogging besties so anyone who loves her style will fit in around here!
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Lonely Wife Project said...

Sugar Plum, just found your sweet nursery on this blog:

http://sheridanfrench.blogspot.com/2011/06/gender-neutral-nurseries_27.html#comment-form

You're all over the place! Left a comment linking back to you!

Amanda Hill said...

I am so sad for you...but that knock off is pretty awesome :)