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Monday, 17 March 2014

eBay Collections

This is a sponsored post in partnership with eBay.

For a really long time I found eBay a little overwhelming. I have a suspicion that you can type in almost anything in the world that you’d really like and it’ll be there, just waiting for you to find it. That’s amazing. And it’s the eclectic nature and insane diversity that constantly draws me, and millions of other people, in. It’s like an Aladdin’s cave, a constant treasure trove of lovely things waiting for new homes.

The new eBay collections feature just launched and whoever came up with the idea for it deserves a pat on the back! I think it adds so much to the community feel of the website, allowing anyone the ability to browse through (and follow!) someone’s collection of things they really like. There are already so many inspiring collections to look through and it really is so much fun starting your own! A couple of my collections made their way on to the homepage last week. It was truly bizarre and pretty incredible to click over to have a little browse and see my own face looking back at me. I’m so pleased they featured my favourite collections too!

It’s no secret that I love cameras. In fact I think that’s probably my most searched-for thing on eBay. I could very easily get carried away because there are always so many pages to look through and it’s a lot of fun scrolling through and seeing things I’ve never come across before. The vintage film cameras always particularly attract my attention because they’re usually built so beautifully. I was thrilled to see my Snap Happy collection trending, it’s my most followed too so I’m trying to update it as often as I can!

I also recently discovered the book section and now I think I’m hooked. In fact I’ve already purchased a few ex-library editions of books I’ve always wanted to read. And I like that they have that little bit of history attached to them. I like the idea of them having had their own journey before finding their way on to my bookshelf. Of course new books are wonderful too and there are a fair few on my wish list. I’m having so much fun updating my Library collection and it’s only a matter of time before a few of the editions on there find their way on to my real life book shelf.

I also couldn’t resist creating a few beauty collections! You definitely need to be careful when purchasing make up products on eBay, especially higher end brands. But there are a lot of reputable sellers that allow us to purchase products we’d really like to try that perhaps aren’t available where we live and I really like that. I think my favourite make up collection I’ve put together so far is the one entitled All About Blush. You know me, I love blush – they’re just so pretty to look at!
What do you think of this new feature? Have you explored some collections yet?
Jennie
xoxo

52 comments:

  1. Wow! I had no idea that ebay was doing this - brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

    Meghan xo

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    1. I think it's such a good idea, not so good for my bank balance now it's easier to find things hehe! Xo

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  2. This is a great idea, Pinterest meets eBay!

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  3. Haha, this is so clever of them and makes navigating through things a lot easier! You can find someone's taste who you enjoy and keep up with it to maybe find some gems. Absolutely love it!

    Jess | The Mod Mermaid

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  4. this is such a good idea!Its a great way to put some wishlists together too xx

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  5. Love this concept, it reminds me of Pinterest where you sort things into folders and like here, collections. I have so many wants on eBay it's getting a little out of control haha! So many things on there, I love it.

    Kathryn x

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  6. I only just heard about this the other day but I think it's a lovely little idea :) It's sure to hook the Pinterest fans! xxx

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  7. Ebay meets Pinterest! This upgrade makes the whole thing even more tempting...

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    1. They've done good with this one for sure! Xo

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  8. Great post really enjoyed reading this and checking out your choices Lucy

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  9. I love the camera's collection!

    Giveaway <3 SHE WALKS Blog

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  10. i like this idea! i also never thought to look on ebay for books - can't believe i didn't think of that sooner x

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  11. Nice collections! I love ebay & clicked follow on your name. Thanks!

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  12. Great post Jennie - I can't wait to check out your Snap Happy collection!

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  13. I'm exactly the same when it comes to books. As much as I love a pristine never-been-opened book, there's something special about a book that's a little rough around the edges and clearly previously loved. I once bought a used book where the previous owner had folded the corners to mark their place, I just remember seeing one at the top of a page and thinking "how could you possibly have stopped and put the book down here?! It's just getting good!" haha it just added something to my reading experience.

    Emma
    http://emmawillz.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I completely agree. I love finding books where people have underlined their favourite sentences! xo

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  14. this is such a cute idea! i have lots of love for the blue crosley record player it's so lovely, i definitely recommend it.

    lots of love,

    lily from miaou or never

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  15. This sounds great! I find eBay so overwhelming but this would make things easier. I also had no idea people sold books on there! xxx

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  16. I've also set up an eBay account as I loved the whole collections thing, I've only managed to do one but I also think it's a good way to sell products you don't or won't use!

    I'm following you on there :) http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sprinklesofstyle01

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. I received an email about this the other day and think it's a great idea, as I don't really tend to browse ebay unless I'm looking for something in particular as I find it totally overwhelming, so it is much easier to browse other people's favourite finds. Don't think it'll be too good for my purse though ha ha :) xx

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    1. It's so much fun exploring now! xo

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  18. I'm loving this eBay collections idea! Your collections are lovely!

    Stephanie
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  19. One of your collections appeared on the side as I was browsing the other day!

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  20. I wish I could have all these books and lomo cameras :D
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  21. The eBay Collections are going to wreak havoc on my bank account. I'm already obsessed with eBay enough as it is.

    Raise The Waves

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  22. Very interesting. I've actually never gotten into ebay just because it seems a little nerve wrecking that so much stuff might not be the "legitimate" version of what you think you're getting! This seems cool though :)

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    1. There are a lot of fakes, I don't think I'd invest in anything too expensive just in case! xo

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  23. Oh whaaaaaaat, I didn't know this existed! Awesome. I want those cameras now please.

    kirstenlearns.com

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  24. :o I didn't know about this! I'll be wasting many an hour with this new feature.

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  25. i spot canmake's cream blush and floral blush...! :) let me know if you need help hunting them down hehe - i can definitely help!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. ahh that's a tempting offer hehe xo

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