What are your "well, this is what happens when you buy cheap sh**" moments?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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6511 posts
Bee Keeper

I saw the title and immediately thought of a pair of shoes I have too! 

Bought some $20 wedge heels off of eBay (I know, probably don’t need to say much more) and within a week, the wedge separated from the body of the shoe. I superglued it back together just to make it through the day. Never again.

I’ve also bought some nail polish on Amazon because the prices on there were much cheaper than other sites, only to have them be fakes.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Bought one of those super sparkly bracelets from Claire’s because I noticed I have a distinct lack of bracelet’s and I wanted something glitzy to go with an outfit. Took it home, a week later pulled it out to wear for the first time and took off the tag. Finally noticed that one of the little stones has already popped out. Ah well, the tag’s off now, it was 12 bucks and no one will notice it anyway.

Post # 5
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

iarebridezilla:  I’m in my 20s. Saving for a wedding. Everything I buy is cheap shit hahahaha

My fake designer wallet is coming apart after a month of sort of heavy use. Am I’m going to keep using it? You betcha. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Bought a nice cheap statement necklace from china, like $5. Broke out in a rash the first time i wore it. 

Bought cheap ketchup to save money, tastes awful. 

Bought cheap flats from target, like $10. Big ass blister the first time i wore them. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

iarebridezilla:  Haha! Well, while I haven’t ordered another pair off eBay yet, I would be lying if I said I didn’t wear the superglued pair until it was beyond repair 🙂

Post # 10
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

iarebridezilla:  Hahaha yes!!! I have resewn the straps on so many old dresses. Good as new! 😀

Post # 11
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

iarebridezilla:  Hahahaha I totally do the pair of tights with clear nail polish! haha I need to just get new ones now haha

I actually bought a pair of cz with pearls earrings for my wedding off of a cheap site and when I got them in the mail, the pearls fell of immediately! I tried super gluing them back together but they would fall of every couple of days…haha I ended up buying another pair for the wedding, 4x the price of the cheap ones…haha they lasted all day!

Post # 12
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

iarebridezilla:  I’ve totally black sharpied my heels before. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Shoes.  I ‘d buy cute but cheap shoes that would either hurt to high hell to walk in or fall apart in months.  Never again.  Shoes must be comfortable and I only buy leather and it’s worth the investment.  Heck, it’s not even that expensive.  My Nine west wedges I have on today cost me $40 and have lasted me 2 years of almost daily Spring and Fall wear. 

Watches.  I tried buying cheaper <$200 watches but the face always gets all scratched up and looking like crap.  No more trying to be cheap and saying, it tells time all the same.  Only 1 classic watch with sapphire crystal face for me.  Even if it costs 1k, it lasts me over a decade and look as good as it did on day one.

I love inexpensive things and deals, but no more cheap crappy quality for me.  I make enough to enjoy the items I buy.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I buy the same pair of cheap ass white girl boots from Kohls every season. By the end of winter the soles are separating from the bottom of the shoe. But I love the way they look on me, so I just suck it up and buy a new pair each season. I guess I’m lucky that they keep making them? I’ve thought several times, “I should just invest in a really good pair of boots.” Never happens. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

iarebridezilla:  I bought the cutest necklace at Charming Charlie. It was jingly (like a belly dancer’s skirt) and silver and perfect. I wore it once. It made my neck smell like metal.  And now it sits in my drawer, never to be worn again.

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