Saturday, April 24, 2010

Guru Paisley: How I paid $70 for a $350 duvet

Guru Paisley

I have been coveting the Guru Paisley Duvet designed by Vera for Anthropologie for months and months. There is no way I could shell out $350 for the duvet (not to mention the bedskirt & shams on top of that...adding up to over $500). So, I have resorted to stalking eBay for months now. Waiting, and waiting.

It's been listed for $174.99 for a while. Still way out of my price range.

I was at Anthropologie a couple months ago, browsing their SALE section and I saw the Featherfew duvet for $69.99. Now that was a price that I could afford. I bought it, even though it really wasn't my style. I figured it's from Anthropologie, I have to like it. I kept it in my closet for a while, and stared at it often, wishfully imagining that it were the Guru Paisley. I decided that settling just wasn't going to work. I would be too unhappy with it, and I wouldn't enjoy it.

Featherfew

So I listed it on eBay. It sold for $140. I kept this in my Paypal account, and caroused eBay, for several more months. Until two days ago, when I offered $140 for a Guru Paisley Duvet. She accepted.

A recap.

- 69.99 - Featherfew Duvet
+ 140.00 Sold Duvet
-140.00 Guru Paisley Duvet
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Total = $69.99 out of pocket

That is the story of how I got the duvet that I wanted, at the price that I wanted. It took time (about 6+ months). But it was worth it! I can't wait for it to get here, and to be able to put it in our new home!

Caroline

20 comments:

Lacey said...

Way to make a deal, Mama!

I love the colors - can't wait to see what it looks like in the new house!

The White Farmhouse said...

Nice going! I am loving those colors in the first one. No wonder you liked it so much! I can't wait to see it in your new house!

The Paper Mama said...

Way to go! I work at Anthropologie and always find it hard to make it home with a paycheck!
-chelsey

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Gotta love a good deal! Talk about patience :) I need to learn that! :)

Rachel and John said...

Awesome deal!
I love your blog, I'll be following now. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Wow, good work! A perfect example of how patience pays off- and wins out over instant gratification! Easier said than done.

pve design said...

Sweet dream of a deal! Just stunning - fresh and light!

I was at Anthropologie just yesterday and purchased a really pretty cream and sugar set for a mere seven dollars, I save things for gift giving. I love knowing that I have something without having to splurge on a last minute gift.
pve

Ms. J said...

Love making deals like that! Awesome job!

The Paper Mama said...

Ha! The worst is when they give you an extra 40% off sale! :)
-chelsey

Maranda Danelle said...

That is awesome! I wish I had your luck. I am coveting one that I saw online but I dont want to shell out the money for it! Yours is beautiful!

Holly said...

I LOVE that duvet. I love the way you worked this...awesome. I would so do the same thing...patience pays off!

Thank you for stopping by on SITS day! I am a new follower.
Holly
504 Main

Joi said...

It's gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

That rocks!

It is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the pictures of it in your new house!

Miss Sew & So said...

hi just lucked uponm your blog- and love the first post i just read- you are a gal after my own heart- if its meant to be..then its worth waiting for! do you think you could find me some tolix stools this way hee hee!

melissa
miss sew & so

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Smart shopping!! See, it just proves that if you stick to your guns and hold out for what you truly want, it usually comes your way.

Eliza said...

amazeballs!!! I love Anthropologie. I actually would just like to live in the store. Sigh. That duvet is gorgeous. I'm actually really jealous (but still totally happy for you) right now!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love a good story like this one. That duvet is fabulous! Perfect timing for your new house!

erika said...

I love a good bargain - even just hearing about one. Gold star for good shopping!

personalityispreferred said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do have a Red front door. The red rocking chair on the blog, and red leather chairs.
Love your blog.
debi
http://www.personalityispreferred.blogspot.com

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Oh how we think the same way! Don't you just love ebay?
I just found your beautiful blog, and I'm having fun looking around!

Can't wait to read more :)