What is it about January that makes us all crazy about changing our lives? I jumped on the resolution train with a first-class ticket, so I’m just as guilty as everyone else. I even got on the scale at the gym this morning. And took a couple huge bags of clothing to Goodwill. I’m sorting, resolving and cleaning like a maniac with the best of you. But you know that one resolution I made? The one where I said I was going to use what I had more and buy less? Well, I’m making one caveat.
eBay doesn’t count.
I am officially ruling eBay (pretty much my second favorite store next to Tarjay) a form of social environmentalism. It’s somebody’s trash is another man’s treasure come to life. For example, this bag?
eBay makes saving money on great items like this so easy, and with coupons and discounts from Raise (check them out here – https://www.raise.com/coupons/ebay), you can save even more money on amazing items making it really easy to budget without having to sacrifice buying luxury items. It’s definitely worth making the switch if you’re looking to stretch your funds. Additionally, it is a great platform for sellers since it enables them to set up a virtual store easily. Furthermore, services such as the eBay fees calculator can help them track their return on investment. This makes sense why more and more sellers might be moving towards virtual stores.


Coming back to the bag, I really shouldn’t spend $100 on it. I don’t need it, but wow. The birds? The brown? I’m kind of in love. Even though I’ve got an REI gift card burning a hole in my pocket, I’m not buying this cutesty bird bag. I’m not. (The only thing girlier in the entire store? The pink Nalgene that’s currently sitting on my desk.)

But if I were to find one on eBay for a fraction of the price? Well, that’s just smart investing.