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Woman’s Bridal Dress Has a Story to Tell on Ebay

June 12th, 2015 Viewed 1151 times

The Front of the Dress By StarMama

From the land of interesting ebay listings that make you interested in buying comes the following:

REJECTED WEDDING DRESS SEEKS LASTING LOVE AND HOLY MATRIMONY – THE ADVERT IN FULL

I was supposed to be worn at City Hall in New York.

I was going to be the main attraction of a 60s wedding theme.

I was going to be low-key, but elegant (I still am, for that matter).

I was going to complement a 60s updo, nude courts and a bouquet of Lily of the Valley.

When my owner put on a dress just like me in Selfridges, she knew I was the one so she ordered me online and had me delivered to her husband-to-be in Brooklyn.

I’m not over the top, nor am I too dressed down, and she thought she could perhaps wear me to other occasions in the future.

She thought I was a dress she could look back on and smile, not cringe at fashion faux pas (she was right).

When I arrived, she kept me sealed in my box so nothing could ruin me.

Then they split up.

And she kept me in the box.

Because she couldn’t bear to look at me.

I am a constant reminder to her of what could have been.

So she wants to sell me.

Not necessarily to a bride, but to anyone looking to give me the home I deserve.

A home where I’ll get worn and admired and dry-cleaned (as and when necessary).

She can’t take me back to DVF because they no longer stock me.

I’m limited edition, if you like.

And the first time I have been taken out of my box is for these photos.

Because who’s going to buy a dress based on a picture of a box?

I can’t wait to be worn by you (and to see the back of my cardboard confines once and for all).

Love,

Zarita (in Ivory).

xx

Read more: ‘Rejected dress seeks love and holy matrimony’: Former bride-to-be sells £300 unworn wedding gown on eBay complete with description of ill-fated nuptials


Image The Front by StarMama – Not the dress for sale

Is That Stuff Really Yours?

October 8th, 2012 Viewed 2159 times

Courtroom 1What if I told you that the stuff in your house that you think you’re going to be able to sell to buy next big thing would be worth nothing to you?  That television, computer or cell phone that you bought—worthless.

The U.S. Supreme Court has on its list of cases, one that should be a cause of concern for anyone that enjoys reselling their stuff.

In 1997, a college student to Cornell University figured out a way to make a lot of money by getting his relatives in Thailand to buy his textbooks at their prices, ship them to him, and then resell for cheaper than the bookstore could sell them.  Of course this made the bookstore upset, so it sued.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.