Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I had been trying to win a reasonably priced A Frame cottage for about a year when I finally won one for $20 plus shipping. It was mostly complete, I paid immediately and the next day got the email. The seller clamied she had broken some tabs while assembling it and wanted to refund my order. I told her not to, I still wanted it. She wrote back, I think I will refund you because per ebays rules you cant sell an altered item, it must be exactly as it was listed. And she did refund me after sending the email. My theory is that the week before she had been watching them go for $50-$100 and was disapointed not to get that amount herself and made up some story in order not to let it go for so low. Needless to say I was upset about it but there was nothing I could do. I ended up getting a cottage a few months later in good shape with most of the smaller parts and a box, so I was able to buidl one nice complete cottage and I sold the box/paperwork back on ebay for $35, and the leftover parts to almost pay pay for my house I kept. The cottages almost always get $50 plus and for that dinero I would rather have the big house, so I dont actively look for cottages anymore. Its still a cool playset though!
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I thought you fans of good taste and design would appreciate a quick post about a recent Ebay transaction. It involved a customized Barbie Go Together Living Room set. Here are the pictures you can see for yourselves the quality of the work and sale price. I watched them for days and even I was surprised at the final price for each set.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
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This is a recent sale on Evilbay. You will notice that the total price with shipping was about $106. Being that shipping will be about $60 the actual price the seller netted was about $46 with the box and patio triangles, which according to my calculations would be $100 for a complete house, $100 for the box, and $35 for the triangles all plus shipping, so all in all that was a hell of a deal. I did bid, but I dont want the original box, so didnt bid high even though it sold for much less than it was worth. Thankfully the seller said they are shipping in a regular brown box to protect everything from damage and labels.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
I just drafted these on floorplanner.com Thought it would be a fun project and it was. When I get more proficient at the software I will post updated pictures. I tried to match the furniture as best as I could. I made the rooms 10'x10' large.
1978 Mattel A Frame Barbie Dream Doll House Red roof yellow floors mod groovy 1970s 1980s custom OOAK
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