Remember this gorgeous Pieces chandelier? It sold for $1750.
Pieces Pagoda chandelier via Cococozy
This pagoda chandelier on eBay is a very close second. Add a new coat of paint, new or painted candle sleeves and round bulbs. The current bid is $202.50.
I would totally be bidding on it but I don't really have a need for it. So, somebody please buy it, doll it up and send me a photo.
I was also watching this Hermes small porcelain Chaine d'ancre trinket/change tray but missed the final bidding last night while I was making dinner. The winning bid was $103.49 - more than I was willing to pay but much better than its original price tag of GBP 400-something. At least I thought so until I found this website, Park Avenue Gifts, wherein you can buy an entire 5-pc. place setting of the pattern for $336. Or a cup and saucer for $89. And when you're not drinking from it, you can just leave it lying around to class up the joint.
There's a smaller, nautically themed Hermes tray currently up for bidding on eBay and the current bid is only $24.99.
It ends today with no reserve. A nice little knickknack for the beach house, don'tcha think?
Here are a few things I was watching and decided against bidding on. My bidding strategy is to wait until the last minute of bidding and put in my maximum bid. It's take-no-prisoners on eBay.
The first two sold for more than I was willing to pay anyway but I think the person who listed this last item was being greedy. The bidding was up over $800 and it still hadn't met the reserve. And even though this is vintage (which can sometimes mean "smells like my grandma's cats") you can get it new for $1050 from the Gilded Mirror.
I do think eBay has really been stepping up its game lately. How about you? Have you seen anything great on eBay lately?