Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Ebay box of awesomeness

Last summer, I found a deal online where you could buy a box of 25 sunglasses online for about $30.  They were a random collection of unsold sunglasses from stores like KMart and CVS Pharmacy.  You didn't know what you were going to get, but being a person who does not really care so much about style and is constantly losing her sunglasses, it was a great deal.

We loved having them.  Jon and I would wear a pair until a kid snapped them for us or they were unwittingly left behind somewhere and then pull out a new pair.  This was a big financial improvement from our early married days when Jon used to think it was okay to spend $50 for one pair of sunglasses, only to then break them at a job site a week later.

But, thanks to our children dipping into the glasses pot as well, we eventually ran out of our supply and I have been checking the same site ever since for a similar deal.  Months and months went by and, nothing.  Summer was fast approaching and we desperately needed some cheap eyewear, so I decided to branch out a little and see what Ebay had to offer.  And it paid off, big time.

I purchased a box of 100 sunglasses for $40.  That is .40 cents a pair people.  The box came and we spent a fun afternoon sorting the pairs into Womens, Mens and Kids styles and none of us will run out any time soon.  There are even a few pairs that fit Asher and almost all of them are Ringo-style circular frames that are worth the $40 all on their own when I can get him to wear them.

And where but in a box of 100 sunglasses would you find awesome shades like these ones?  Worth.  Every. Penny.


Peggy Dee said...

I love your blog posts! So sorry that I don't always get a chance to comment. I have to change accounts to do it and blah, blah, blah. Basically, I'm a loser mother. Better luck next time! You're the bomb, though. Save me a pair of sunglasses!

camery said...

bwahahahaha! that's hilarious and brilliant all at the same time.

i second what your mother said about comments, she is a loser mother. NO! i kid. i meant, i should be better at commenting on here because i love your posts as well! :)

Angie said...

I don't know how I've gotten through life not having a huge box of sunglasses...I need to get on this stat!