Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yes!!!

Look what I bought on eBay :-)

My saved search for Villeroy and Boch Acapulco threw up these beauties a couple of weeks ago. Seeing what I thought was a start price of $35 I put them on my watched list. Then I realised it was a "Buy it Now" price! You have never seen somebody click a link so fast! Yes, this is more than I generally would pay for a couple of pots, but as I've mentioned before I am totally in love with this design and they usually sell for a LOT more than that!

I have a love/hate relationship with eBay, I love being able to sell on bits and pieces I wouldn't keep myself to fund purchases like this, but hate the constant last-minute outbidding that always seems to happen! It's the way it works, I know, and I love when that last minute bidding pushes up the prices of items I sell, but not those I want to buy.

I'm such a hypocrite ;-)

13 comments:

Jenny said...

So cute! I've never seen that pattern before. Love it. ~ Jenny

... said...

what a score!

Kate said...

Yay! They look amazing - great finds!

Cherry Ripe said...

I know that heart-thumping moment when you click on the "Buy Now" button, hoping no-one has beaten you to it. What a lovely find! I also adore your Noritake and Ridgway dinner sets.

Reading that you plan on having acres of open shelving in your dream kitchen, I'm telling you it won't be enough. I have been retired 4 years yet still I cannot resist an Op Shop or flea market, still hauling home thrifted treasures, while I've got cartons of stuff still stacked in our shed from our move here because I'm out of kitchen storage space. I've recently come out of retirement to work part-time to save for that new kitchen I so badly want.

I won't mention my typewriter collection today ;)

trashsparkle said...

Result! Thank god you spotted the buy it now button!

Erica Louise said...

Absolutely. Amazing. If I'd seen them on ebay, I'd have bought them right there and then too! Hope you have them on a nice display somewhere :)

Hello Vintage said...

Great buys, these are gorgeous!

The Thrifty Picker - Rachael said...

Wow! The colors are beautiful. Nice score :)

katiecrackernuts said...

What a fun eBay buy. Score. Like you, I have a love/hate relationship with the auction site. Anywhere else I'd steer right clear of an auction but at least once a month I find myself trawling the site.

iheartsunnydays said...

Oh so pretty :)

Carol said...

These are beautiful. I loved your series of photos of your Acapulco 'collection' a while ago, made me laugh when I realised it was all one piece.

Laurel said...

Mmmm... Color!

Fiona said...

I love this pattern. I scored 4 soup bowls, 4 coffee cups and a few other pieces for $1 each a few years ago. I have one piece left as we used them every day. I gave some to a friend's Mum who collects Acupulco. Well done!