eBay purchases: rated

It’s been well over a year since I did my last eBay purchases reviews here on the ol’ blog. I thought I was well overdue and since I did a bit of shopping before Christmas, I’m now going to share the items I received.

I thought it would benefit people to see what I bought online and if it is, in fact a good representation of the photos they show in order to sell their product. On the left is their advertised item, on the right, my photo.

eBay-tongue-scraperSeller: 99eu on eBay
Item: 2x Oral Dental Care Tongue Cleaner Brush Scraper Kit Soft Clean Away Bad Breath
Paid: $1.68 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: Hong Kong
Delivery: 18 business days
My opinion: I was interested in this because I’ve heard a number of people talk about how clean their tongues felt after scraping them after brushing their teeth. I tend to brush my tongue with my tooth brush so while the scraper is interesting to use, it left my mouth feeling completely dry and parched. I don’t use it every day, but I do keep it on hand to use once in a while.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

eBay-pensSeller: wubearwenlin on eBay
Item: Pilot Hi-Tec-C gel pens 0.25mm (5 black pen)
Paid: $11.98 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: Taiwan
Delivery: 7 business days
My opinion: I came across these extra fine point gel pens here in California, but they were close to $4 a pop at a store in Santana Row. I hunted them down on eBay and now I’m happy as a clam. I LOVE these pens, they’re definitely my go-to favourite pen, ever. Ever! They are so thin they write on paper like you’re scraping it with a needle. I have 5 of the pens, unlike my photo showing 3. I have them everywhere around the house and in my purses.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

eBay-feathersSeller: thefeatherguy on eBay
Item: 5 MARABOU FEATHER BOAS 2 Yards 15 Grams: WHITE Only Sale!! (Costume/Halloween)
Paid: $10.95 + free shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: New York
Delivery: 4 business days
My opinion: I made a festive Christmas feather wreath using narrow white feather boas. The cheapest I could find them (including using a coupon at Jo-Anns fabrics, or Michaels craft store) was this eBay seller. I forgot to take a before picture of the feathers. But they were accurate to the sellers description.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


eBay-rain-bootsSeller: minhsang11 on eBay
Item: Women’s Rubber RainBoots Black/Leopard Size 6 to 11
Paid: $19.99 + $9.99. Worth the price? Not sure I could get them cheaper elsewhere, so let’s go with yes.
Location: Delaware
Delivery: 3 business days
My opinion: I haven’t had a set of rain boots since I was kid, and I wasn’t about to fork over an absurd amount of money on a pair of wellies, so I made my way over to eBay once again – and the sellers saved the day. I purchased these shiny black rubber boots that reeked so bad of neoprene (like wetsuit material. It totally makes me gag when The Guy leaves his wetsuit around the living room. The smell is so gross). These rubber boots also stank for a few days. They run small. I’m normally a perfect 8.5 shoe, since they don’t have half sizes I bought the 9 and they still feel a bit snug. They arrived in a regular USPS flat box, and one part of my boot was smooshed, but nothing too absurd that it can’t be worn.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


eBay-pompom-hatSeller: greatdeal456 on eBay
Item: Ladies Winter Warm Ski Knit Knitted Bobble Pom Beanie Cap Hat 10 Colors Hot Sale
Paid: $3.78 + free shipping Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 9 business days
My opinion: The quality was better than I had anticipated, especially for under four bucks. The knitted beanie is bigger than I thought it’d be (thinking child-size) but it’s even a little too big for my head, which is great since it won’t put any pressure on my head when I’m wearing it. It’s cute enough to buy multiples of. Thinking of getting it in black too.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

eBay-blanket-scarfSeller: qb.studio on eBay
Item: Blanket Oversized Tartan Scarf Wrap Shawl Plaid Cozy Checked Pashmina Women
Paid: $6.99 + $3.99. Worth the price? Not sure I could get them cheaper elsewhere, so let’s go with yes.
Location: China
Delivery: 10 business days
My opinion: I have seen blanket scarves all over the internet this season, and I debated about buying one for myself for a while. As much as I liked it, I talked myself out of buying the plaid ones I saw at Zara and Target because I didn’t really need another new scarf. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I searched eBay for a “plaid blanket scarf” and found this gem for under $11. It’s a little smelly. If you go into bargain stores, you understand the smell of all the clothing. Kinda plasticy, kinda musty. But airing the scarf out for a few days (as it was in plastic wrap) made the stench go away. Minus one star for accuracy on scarfs pattern.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥




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