Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Other Favorite Thrift Shop & ootd

    I don't talk a lot about my second favorite online thrift store, probably because it still has a few kinks to work out and I don't use it quite as much.  But, if you're looking for something that's been gone from the shops for a while, it's worth giving PoshMark a try.  
    In the last two years that I've been using this site, I've made 15 purchases. Of those 15 two of them had unresponsive sellers who never shipped my item and one shipped me a damaged item which had to be returned.  Three bad transactions in two years probably doesn't sound that bad, but it's a much higher ratio than anywhere else I shop.  I've learned to first leave a message for the buyer asking if the item is still available before actually buying.  Unresponsive sellers won't answer messages or if they take longer than a few days it puts me on my guard.  
    Apart from this and the fact that they won't ship to me (overseas) directly, there are many perks to shopping there.  One of the benefits is being able to shop one person's closet and create a bundle of items that will all have one low shipping rate as opposed to places like Ebay which charge per item or offer a combined shipping rate that can still be quite high.  Another benefit is the ability to submit offers and receive counter offers.  I have found so many sellers willing to bargain that I always walk away with a good deal or I simply walk away.  And so far all of my items have arrived very quickly, usually within a week of purchasing.
    This week my Expert in Your Field Trip Dress arrived.  I waited for the day it would go on sale at ModCloth and then when it did I was too late and my size sold out.  I should have expected this; it was a gorgeous dress and was marked down to only $35.99.  But, as luck would have it, I found it after all this time (a year, maybe?)  in my size, with the tags still on it for only $28.  I pounced on it and I am so glad I did.  The weight of the fabric makes it the perfect winter dress.

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