Thursday, June 19, 2008
Things that make you go hmmmmm
This dress recently sold on ebay for $300. Wow right? But, the dress is a year old Isaac Mizrahi dress from Target, originally selling for about $40. Wow right? I am not saying anything negative against the seller. Great for her, she sold a new $40 dress for $300. She listed it in the reproduction category and it was clear that the dress was new and not vintage.
It just makes you wonder about the market on ebay. This dress was an XL so I think that was a major factor in the bidding. Two recent auctions of the same dress in smaller sizes each ended at $20-something.
I know that true vintage XL dresses are hard to come by, and I can understand a real vintage XL dress selling for that much. I'm not implying anything negative towards the bidders either. Obviously at least 2 gals really-really wanted this dress. But a year old Target dress? Nothing against Target either, I love Target clothing.
This auction was a fluke, so don't think that you can go to the Thrift shop or dig through Target's clearance rack and find this dress thinking you'll get $300 for it on ebay. But somehow I can imagine a rush of Isaac Mizrahi dresses being listed on ebay by people who don't know any better.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at 6/19/2008 08:57:00 AM