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Monday, July 21, 2008

My FIRST e-bay purchase

I have been browsing thru e-bays for quite sometime in an effort to find some stuffs..... but none of my findings thus far were convincing enough to make me put thru a purchase. It was basically due to the high shipping charge that make the price not worthy!!! And i was also being super 'kiasi' i.e. afraid of being cheated, hahaha



Then a week ago, i got a message from paypal which i'd only managed to speed read. It mentioned about withdrawing the money within 180 days or something.......*****....... !!! And it knocked on me suddenly that i've got some $$ in my paypal a/c which i've been neglected for as good as i could remember. Boy...it has been ages since i last write a paid post !!! Life is just so busy for that so my a/c has sort of frozen for a while !! The paranoid side of me was so afraid that my 'hard-earned' $$ could be just forfeited like that..........and so i cracked my mind so hard to see how i should SPEND them off !!! In my mind, i have already know e-bay is the best place!!
When i was there to select a category for shopping, i barely could think of anything that spark my interest right then!! I know i will eventually land myself at BENTO stuffs again......yes, that's how crazy !! Very true, i just can't get enough of them, ebay has beautiful selections that i just couldn't resist the temptation !! I even told huisia this afternoon that the bento are making ME more happy than my boys which she said her husb also had the same thoughts, hahaha.....


Finally, i made it thru......



As titled above, it was my first transaction so obviously 'kelam-kabut' a bit but still managed to get thru......the one important thing i learnt was i can't select all the items & put them into the cart so that i could browse over the list again to avoid picking the similar items before finally checking out for payment!! I went ahead & ticked ticked ticked all i want & by the time i was at the checking out page, there were 2 items i actually wanted to cancel but e-bay said i'd commited & i MUST BUY or else i will be charged cancellation fee or somethg....shit !! Anyway, that was a lesson so i just proceeded with the purchase.


Then, each item selected for purchase would have an associated shipping & handling fees and boy...that actually totalled up to quite a big sum!! But in actual fact, the seller eventually told me that ebay's system couldn't measure the weight of the item off hand so the fees quoted was just an estimate. But me being an anxious person, once i'd decided to make the purchase, i immediately proceeded with payment........what a good buyer i was, heh !! Luckily i picked an honest & genuine seller who told me that i'd OVERPAID the shipping fee & she is going to refund me!!


Also the lunch boxes i ordered has only 1 stock left instead of 2 as advertised, so the seller apologized & she noted it was her mistake so she replaced with another similar design but only charged me one of the 2 boxes ~ mean buy 1 free 1.

Today, the parcel arrived in my office at noon. I was so excited that i hold on to my lunch for an instant check on the contents!! All my purchases arrived SAFELY & in good order.


I was even greeted with another surprise. The seller was simply too nice, that she sent along a "SORRY GIFT" ......frankly speaking she doesn't really need to... but i'm just as glad to accept.....



The above animal food picks was a Sorry Gift from her store!!

SO HAPPY !!!


Mini lunch boxes, music food pick, sushi mould, vehicle ham/cheese cutter, silicon heart shape cups, soya sauce bottles & sauce containers !!!

There goes my $$$ earned online !!! Time to replenish the a/c.........hopefully real soon !!!

13 comments:

miche said...

wah...really spent ur hard earn $$$ eh. btw, what's the store url?

allthingspurple said...

good thing there is a way for you to spend your paypal money. And bet u have fun shopping for bento stuff. ha ha.

slavemom said...

Wah.. this bento thing is so addictive huh? More purchases coming up? But they r really vy cute n lovely! Lucky u, ur 1st time, and u dealt with a super nice seller.

LZmommy said...

You know what? I bought from the same seller too :)

Sasha said...

wow wow wow!!! very colourful and nice! so we can definitely see more bento pics here

huisia said...

wow, haha...now i am so tempted to order it from ebay :)

wen said...

i ordered some bento supplies last week so hoping it will arrive early.

u ordered a lot too eh..

Zara's Mama said...

Nice!!!!
I like I like.
So you'll be showing off your Bento skill later?

Anggie's Journal said...

hmmm... so cute ur bento accessory .. nowsday many people go into bento hor ? btw, izit take alot of time to prepared ar ? cos every bento hv to cute and arrange nicely ....:)

JO-N said...

Oh Jacss, I know what you mean when you say click, click, click. I did that too cos there are too many cute things there which we could not resist.

allthingspurple said...

hey there, just tot i let u know about the bento competition.

http://allthingspurple.blogspot.com/2008/07/bento-pets-bento-competition.html

soon as Ashley took her nap, I will be sending in mine as well.Dont think i can win with my toddler's limited preference in food, but its all in the fun anyhow, rite?

Jacss said...

miche: i can't exactly remember d store's URL but it has a name of Sakura Zakka Shop, hope u can find.

christene: thks for yr info abt d competition & glad to know u joined. would love to know d results too but am too lazy to take part lar....i basically dun like d 'pressure' of competition which i do 'feel' somehow...sigh!!

yes genie, when r u joining the bento gang?? come on....

haha lz mummy: what a coincidence, now i have more confidence with her!!

nice ahh? thanks sasha, so bila mau join...since Jay now in kindy, time for u lor!!

go go go huisia....

wen, finally saw yr purchase... am sure u will need more tools soon!

agnes, have already showed off some...go check out earlier posts!

anggie, it does require sometime to prepare the bento but if u plan well & do d preparation ahead, it should save u up d time in d rush morning!

exactly JO, now that i know d trick, gotta be careful shopping with e-bay in d future...

1+2mom said...

So many stuff you get, and nice bento you had make for your kids. Very hardworking mum!!!