I have a confession
I am a little bit addicted to buying things online.
I got tipsy and bought two saris the other night.
The thought process went like this:
- I have to go to an awards function
- I need to find something to wear
- Let me just look online
- There is nothing in my size
- Argh. I am so fat.
- Maybe I should wear a sari? Everyone looks beautiful in a sari! SARIS! (bid, bid, bid)
Hence, I am now the proud owner of two saris and no, I am not going to wear one to a work function.
Having said that, I am something of a pro online bargain shopper. I managed to buy most of the furniture for The Spark and I’s love shack from the interweb. $5.50 dining table. $50 three piece couch. $50 chairs.
I have also supported the local Vinnies by pretending to be a fabulous and misunderstand styling genius who just needs to be discovered by Vogue Living.
I feel good about buying things this way. I know my money is helping someone, whether it’s a Gumtree advertiser or a family in need. I also feel happy knowing that I’m never going to be worried about this stuff. If I spill wine on it, c’est la vie. If it all burns down, then OK.
There’s also the addictive sense of exploration, the feeling that you’re hunting for treasure. I love that you can find things from many different eras, in many different styles.
What’s the best thing you’ve bought online? And the worst?