Monday, May 21, 2012

Fabulous Deals via Auction!

Do not know why I navigate to Simon Says Stamp eBay store the other day (early May 2012). But I am glad that I did as I got some fabulous deals on stamps whereby they are having auction! Most of the stamps starting bid price are as low as USD$0.99!


Top from left to right
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC160 Monkey Changito Dos
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC129 New Baby
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC243 Loads of Sushi
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC133 Going to the Chapel
Hero Arts CL161 Fill Your Heart
I watch listed some of the stamps I want and some of them have bidder already. As the auction end date is still some ways to go, I did not bid right away. I like to bid in the last minutes as explained in my previous post here.

Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC160 Monkey Changito Dos
As the bidding price is so low, I am anticipating that I will buy about five (5) to six (6) sets of stamps. However, I am worry about the shipping charges. Thus, I e-mail to Simon Says Stamp eBay store on 04 May 2012 to clarify. They replied on the same day that each of their eBay products have its shipping and handling cost and they offer shipping discount on each additional item purchased. They advise me to wait for a combined invoice which lower down the shipping cost.

Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC243 Loads of Sushi
When the auction almost end on 09 May 2012 Malaysia time, I place my bids accordingly. Some of the stamps already have bidder and I lose few rounds. I did not give up and set myself a bid price as limit. I told myself that if that bidder's bid price is higher than mine set limit, I will give up. Well, luck is on my side as the bidder did not monitor the bidding and I won!

Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC133 Going to the Chapel
I ended up winning five (5) sets of stamps as few of the sets do not have any bidders. The most important is that I get the best deals of the few stamps at USD$0.99! Out of the five (5) stamps, only one of them is from Hero Arts and it is retired stamp set. The rest of the four (4) stamps are from Stampendous. I encounter this company before but did not really into it. However, I still bid on them as these few sets are so cute and also something I want.

Hero Arts CL161 Fill Your Heart
I requested from Simon Says Stamp eBay store for the total charges on the 09 May 2012 Malaysia time and they reverted on the next day for the total charges. Well, the shipping charges are saved a bit but it is higher than the value of the five (5) stamp sets! Anyhow, it is still consider cheap as in less than RM100, I got myself five (5) additional sets of stamps!

Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC129 New Baby
My parcel was dispatched on the 11 May 2012 and after good ten (10) days of patient waiting, those stamps are in my hands now. Hopefully I can use some of the stamps soon especially the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC129 New Baby as my nephew is going to have his full moon (Chinese tradition of one month old baby celebration and announcement)  soon. I hope I can make some baby announcement cards for my brother to distribute to relatives and his friends.

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