I Greetings Doll Friends!!
I am sure I've mentioned that I spend time (too much) on eBay 'researching' 18inch dolls, accessories and clothing sources. I have been around eBay for quite a long time... Was a seller clear back in the days when it took you 10mins to post anything because the photos took so long and that's after you developed them from film and scanned them in to your computer. I know! Like clay tablets!! However, my long time on eBay has gleaned me some skills at navigating the waters there to find pretty good deals.
The trick is to tweak your searches. When you're looking for really cheap doll clothes, for instance, you should put in '18 inch doll clothes', then tweak it to only look at auctions and then tweak it to list the auctions 'lowest to highest' and, trust me, you'll likely come upon some rather pretty items listed for 1cent plus shipping. That's right folks ONE PENNY. Watch the shipping though.... The one's you want to look for are the one's with 99cent shipping. Then... Go bid like a mad person on everything you like... I literally bid on about 40 dresses for the 'sweep' of dresses I got below. I bid one cent on most of them but obviously more for the wedding dress (because I really wanted that one for my 'me' doll becasue my 25th Anniversary is in 2016!). The trick is to bid on anything you find interesting and would pay a dollar for... Or whatever your 'comfort' number is for paying for a doll dress. Just be sure to know that you could end up with all of them! But in all likelihood you won't. But a few might slip through for a penny!
I personally don't really buy a lot of doll clothes because I make them. So I hadn't really gone 'fishing' for them before, but the same process works on anything on eBay really. I've gotten a couple of boy doll wigs for 99cents plus shipping (usually $3.99 which means I got a doll wig for $5. Unheard of!)
So... The catch is it seeming takes FOREVER for your items to come. I ordered these weeks ago and still no sight of them. I am not worried though, generally they always show up eventually and if they don't, eBay has my back.
I also got a bunch of accessories at great prices! I am always in need of more shoes for my dollies... I have lots of clothes and, honestly, lots of shoes too but... We are girls! We need shoes!! Lots of shoes!! Right? Some of the accessories look just like the Our Generation accessories. I plan to compare the red plaid bag because own the OG version!
Till next time!