Okay, so I missed the DIY post I promised everyone for last week. I know, and I’m sorry. The situation with that is that I’m still very much a DIY novice and.. well.. I injured myself. Crafting a necklace out of ping pong balls proved more difficult than I bargained for. Mostly for the fact that I didn’t realise that those small plastic balls are actually more than a couple of millimeters thick. So there was me, tool-less and stabbing away with a miniature screwdriver and I completely bruised the palm of my hand and sprained my wrist too! FUN!
But moving on, and to make it up to everyone, I have a very special edition of Carbon Copies for you today. Today I’ll be showing off my absolute favorite eBay sellers of all time for replica clothing.
These sellers are pretty awesome. Any seller with 97k in their name should be the same person/peoples/organization/warehouse/cult?? I know some people out there loathe fakes, but you’re going to encounter them all over the place whether they’re using the original photos or not to promote the item. (Dotti. COUGH COUGH.) But you have to remember that these sellers are just reference points for items of clothing that you like (because they have such a huge range of different items). If you find something you like from any of these sellers, the smart thing to do is to use some of the keywords (some, not all) to look up those items on eBay. Keep in mind to sort these by “Buy It Now”, “Price + Postage: Lowest First”, and “Worldwide” with the categories narrowed down to “Clothing and Accessories”->”Women’s Clothing” (or whatever categories you want to look in). This will keep your results as pertinent as possible.
So as an example, the horse shirt that I wore in the last post. I found it in one of my favorite sellers and I looked up the keywords “horse print shirt”, sorted it with the above keywords, and that’s how I found the lowest price. They’re all the same; they’ll all be counterfeit (unless you’re looking at personal listings for second hand items etc); and they’ll all come from the same factory so it doesn’t matter which listing you pick–you might as well pick the least expensive one. And I will keep drumming in this lesson until everyone gets it and stops bagging out eBay for giving them crappy clothing: Don’t buy the item based on model pictures, buy the item based on mannequin pictures. If you buy based on what the models are wearing, you do it at your risk, because there’s no guarantee that the rip off will look like the original thing. And it usually doesn’t.