Nail File

Search_wLats Christmas I figured I’d give nail files for all the girls of the family. I like giving something useful and nail file in a purse is always useful. I figured I will try to order some at ebay and this was with a nice box.
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Item: Professional Glass Nail Files Crystal Art Manicure With Barrelled Box LLL

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Seller: love-shopping2013 (98.8% TS)
Price: $1.00 CAD
Shipping: free
Item location: China

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Order date: Sep 21, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Oct. 7 – Wed. Oct. 26
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: XUJIALIANG

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Delivered: Oct 18, 2016
Package: white plastic bag, transparent bag.

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Item: Its cute with flowers, has a box to hold it in, but its not good as a nail file – the texture of it is wrong. I have other nail files I bought locally in a shop and its way better though looks the same. I still used though – I put in one of my extra purses that I take on the night out.

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I can only give +1 for cute design and +1 for the box, but everything else is a mess.

Pink Bus Card Holder

Search_wI usually use public transport to get to work and for that I need a bus card (same size as a credit card). I used to keep it in wallet but to take wallet out every time you get into a bus is not really handy so I wanted to buy something to attach to my purse so I could easily take it out and put it back in. This was just really cute.
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Item: 1x Cartoon Credit Card Holder Keyring Key chain Sleeve Set Bus IC Case Bag CA31

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Seller: e-fashion365 (98.8% TS)
Price: C $2.15
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Jan. 22 – Wed. Feb. 10
Tracking: Item number
Quantity: 1
Type: Girl
Paypal name: XUJIALIANG

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Delivered: Feb 19, 2016
Package: White plastic bag. Original boxing.

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Item: Hard plastic case for a credit card sized card. Has 3D bow attached and a cute girl picture. Card just slides in and can be locked with a clip that you use to attach this case to anything (purse for example). I took this case for a tip to Japan to use it for JR Pass, but apparently it is a way bigger card and I ended up doing nothing with it. I didn’t use it for the original purpose because in a time it arrived I already bought really nice case with a long string from Hard Rock Cafe s now it just sits in drawer.

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Ebay gets +1 for being cute, +1 for 3D effect and +1 for actually being good for its purpose. Reality gets +1 for being late and +1 for sitting in a drawer now.

Orange Card Case

Search_wThe same problem as mentioned before – to keep cards when not taking a wallet.
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Item: Vogue Lady’s Bowknot Business ID Credit Card Pocket Bag Wallet Holder Case BGBA

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Seller: greatmiami2001 (99.4% TS)
Price: AU $1.22
Shipping: free
Item location: Shenzhen, China

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Jan. 22 – Tue. Feb. 9
Tracking: tracking number
Quantity: 1
Color: orange
Paypal name: BODHIHOLDIN

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Delivered: Feb 15, 2016
Package: Plastic bag envelope. Plastic bag for transportation.

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Item: Plastic note book like case with 12 credit card size pages. 2 extra pockets inside the cover. Cover has something hard in it so it doesn’t bend. Design is really minimalistic and only has a ribbon and “Cutie Ribbon” written in it. Quality is not high – inside page pockets break quite easily, the pages are put in at different levels so it doesn’t look like made with any care.

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But it found its place in one of my traveling bags, so I have a use of it.

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Ebay +1 for arriving on time, +1 for fitting the purpose, +1 for fitting the place. Reality strikes with +1 for those damn pages (quality..) and +1 for being not that cute..

Small Brown Wallet

Search_wI like big wide wallets for every day use when I can stick a lot of discount and credit cards, some bills, some notes and so on, but that is not a good thing for traveling so I wanted something small to keep change in and that would fit into my small handbag.
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Item: NEW Style Small Vintage Retro Key Credit Card Coin Bag Pouch Case Holder Wallet

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Seller: wig.kingdom (99.1% not TS)
Price: AU $1.08
Shipping: free
Item location: HK, China

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Feb. 19 – Fri. Apr. 1
Tracking: item number
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: XUJIALIANG

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Delivered: Feb 17, 2016
Package: Black plastic bag. Transparent plastic transportation bag.

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Item: brown small suede like wallet with one pocket and can be closed while wrapping a string around a button. Has an Eiffel Tower picture on it and has “In Paris // Enjoy the perfect trip” written on it. Helps me a lot and has a permanent place in one of the traveling bags.

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and in case you wonder why I need this

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Ebay wins this by far – +1 for cute design, +1 for arriving before estimate, +1 for being useful, +1 for quality, +1 for making me happy whenever I look at it.

Green Card Case

Search_wMy wallet is a big one. So when we travel or when I take a small handbag I need a small alternative to keep my cards.
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Item: Personality Woman Girls Sweet ID Credit Card Wallet Holder Pocket Bag Case

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Seller: okcatzone (98.2% TS)
Price: AU $1.00
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Thu. Jan. 21 – Thu. Feb. 4
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Color: green
Paypal name: BUYINCOINSI

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Delivered: Feb 08, 2016
Package: White paper envelope with bubble wrap inside. Plastic bag.

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Item: Plastic book like case that has 12 pages inside that can hold Credit card size cards in the. Also the cover has 2 extra pockets. Quality is not really high – inside pockets break quite easily, but the design is cute. I use it to hold cards for me when I travel with my mini backpack and want to separate cards from money for security reasons.

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Ebay +1 for cute design, + 1 for actually fulfilling the purpose, +1 for making my travelling easier. Reality gets +1 for poor quality and +1 for being late.

Plastic Card Case

Search_wWe have a public transport card you have to put to the terminal every time you enter public transport in our city. I use to keep in the wallet but its a bother and not safe to take it every time while entering a bus, then I just kept in a pocket or just in a pocket of the purse, but I at the same time I kept on loosing them. And its an expensive pain to buy a new one every time so I decided to attach it to the purse with some string in  some case. This is one I ordered for that purpose.
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Item: Vertical Transparent Plastic Card ID Badge Holder credit card case certificate

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Seller: joinus2010 (98.6% TS)
Price: AU $1.00
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Thu. Jan. 21 – Thu. Feb. 4
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: HUANGYANLAN

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Delivered: Feb 08, 2016
Package: Plastic envelope with bubble wrap inside

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Item: Transparent plastic case to slide your card in. Has a clip like holder so the card wouldn’t fall out and a hole in the back to push the card out with the finger if necessary. Has a hole at the end to attach a string or clip. I didn’t use it as originally intended, because by the time it came I already bought something really nice for the purpose. But instead I found other use for it – I left it at work and any time I need to go downstairs to the reception I put my e-key with my work ID sticker in it and clip a strap to it that I can keep on my neck so everyone would know I’m an employee of the company and so I could open doors to employee only space. Rarely needed but good to have.

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Ebay +1 for good use, +1 for multipurpose, +1 for being as suppose to. Reality +1 for material – its easy to break, +1 for being late.

Green Keys’ Case

Search_wI already talked about this. So this is a second shot.
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Item: Key Chain Hasp Style Silicone Pouch Card Bag Case Gift Key Holder Fashion

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Seller: jjfbay (98.7% TS)
Price: C $1.90
Shipping: free
Item location: CN, China

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Order date: Jan 07, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Jan. 22 – Wed. Feb. 10
Tracking: tracking number
Quantity: 1
Color: green (random)
Paypal name: ZOU TING

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Delivered: Feb 08, 2016
Package: Plastic bag with bubble wrap inside. Plastic wrapping.

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Item: Silicone case with silicone string. Though for the same reason my keys don’t fit in but I found a use for it really quick – I keep my mp3 player in it, because it gets tangled around everything in my purse. And it has a string I can attach to the handle of my handbag so its easy to find and easy to use.

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Ebay +1 for being useful, +1 for arriving on time, +1 for multipurpose, +1 for the bright color. Reality gets one for not solving the original problem.