Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How To Save Money But Still Get What You Want

We all, I think have a little passion for shopping whether it be handbags, shoes, make-up, baby gear or a hobby that you love. But giving in to little cravings doesn't have to break the bank. 
(Handbag lovers beware you can have any bag you wished for, for a fraction of the price.) 

Little Tip for Mums: You will now know by now the horrendous prices baby shops charge for items that admittedly are a bit of a fad. As a mum myself I have realised how little baby clothes, toys and equipment actually gets used and for such a short period of time. Don't waste thousands buying the latest mamas and papas rocking horse, have a check for local sellers desperate to give these things away and save quite a few £'s. 

I've always been a huge fan of eBay and lately have a little obsession, so little in fact that eBay bars me daily from adding items to my watch list. Not only can you buy what ever your heart desires you can also sell, making it a great opportunity to clear out your cupboards of unwanted tack. 
"One mans trash is another mans treasure." 

Don't get me wrong buying second hand can sometimes be risky and truthfully I have received clothes that I wouldn't use for polishing the bonnet of a car from some sellers. However if your saving 60%-80% off the full price (generally) it makes little hiccups a lot more dealable. 

I usually clear out once a month, each time making around £100ish, this money then sits in my account to buy what ever  treats I feel the uncontrollable need to buy. Thus saving money in my bank account but still getting what I want, no correct that NEED! 

Ted Baker Eyeshadow Palette (new) £0.99 Urban Decay Eyeshadows (new)- £0.99 to £1.24

Kate Spade Phone Case - £0.99     Kate Spade Phone Case - £3.21

Dorothy Perkins Floral Top £1.76       Dorothy Perkins Yellow Top £0.99

Juicy Couture Handbag £4.82

Above is a few of this months purchases to show you some of the great deals you can pick up. 
(Prices do not include postage) 

There goes my eBay notifier, 
Keep it Savvy

Xoxo

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12 comments:

  1. Hello dear, I have nominated you for the Liebster award, I hope you try to answer, greetings :)

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    1. I forgot the link :D http://carlottaloth.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award-hello-dear-i-have-been.html

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    2. Thank you, I will check it out and hopefully get it done next week :D xx

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  2. Amazing! :D I'm a lover of Ebay myself and thoroughly enjoy finding a bargain! Those were some great finds... and brill prices you got! :D x

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    1. Thanks hunny, I do love a good eBay find. x

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  4. I absolutely love eBay! Another tip is if you link it to your Nectar card, you get points on anything purchase from eBay too :) x

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    1. That's a great tip thank you for sharing that. Xx

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  5. I don't really shop on ebay but i do but a lot from Amazon. I may have to check this out. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Your welcome. Thanks for stopping by and reading xx

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  6. I cant believe what a bargain the handbag was, what a find!
    I have to be honest I am totally clueless when it comes to ebay, I think I definitely need to get myself on there! I love the floral top too :)
    Zoe :) xx

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    1. Do it you will be addicted after your first purchase. There is some great buys to be had. Clare xx

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