Thursday, October 18, 2007

October 18

Welcome to Debbie McGee's Ebay Transactions... the sister blog to Paul Daniels' Ebay Transcations.

On October 18th, Debbie sold an Yves St Laurent necklace and earrings set. I was tipped off about this by her husband, the comedy magician, Paul Daniels who wrote on his own blog saying, "Debbie is selling an Yves St Laurent Necklace and Earrings on ebay... a search should find it. The only reason that she is selling it is that it is a bit too 'big' for her as she is tiny, but against a black high neck dress, for example, it looks great."

I think a glance at the picture confirms that Paul is right, it really is a lovely set. If you're a regular reader of my other blog you'll know that Paul is something of an ebay expert - he's even a shareholder of a company called Frooition who specialise in helping businesses to harness the power of ebay - and I don't doubt that he has passed on the benefit of his experience.

A look at Debbie's expertly written listing suggests that she certainly knows what she's doing. It's concise and to the point and tells potential buyers everything
they could possibly need to know.

"Although this set is about 7 years old, it has never been worn and comes in the original presentation box," she says, before adding helpfully, "To give an indication of the size, the box in the photograph is 24cm by 17cm and the ear rings are 10cm long."


She then reminds those without pierced ears that they can bid too by saying, "The ear rings are of the clip on type," and then reassures the fashion-label-crazy bidder that the jewellery has the appropriate branding, "They have YSL embossed on the lower drops and the necklace has the YSL on the clasps." She ends with a nice, honest sales pitch; "This is a beautiful set, elegant and yet fun, and would enhance any simple, plain outfit."

Incidentally, if I had to sum Debbie up in three words I would choose, "Beautiful", "Elegant" and "Fun" so it's no surprise that the jewellery shares these qualities!

Anyway, Debbie's listing certainly did the trick as there was some furious bidding. The starting price was £25. Ebay user chrissieotteson started with a £30 bid and was then pushed first to £32 and then £35 before hairband4beckham stole in with a cheeky £35.99. But chrissieotteson wasn't going to be defeated and came back with a £36.99 bid that won the day. Well done chrissieotteson, what a win! Debbie has charged £5 for postage.

I'm sure chrissieotteson will look divine in her YSL jewellery and I'm sure Debbie will enjoy the £36.99 she has made from the sale. As her husband Paul would say, "Not a lot!"

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