Long Glass Nail Files

Search_wAs I already wrote I wanted to do gifts for my girls – personalized nail files with their initials, so I tried to buy some on ebay.
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Item: 2Pcs Pro Durable Crystal Glass File Buffer Nail Art Files Manicure Device Tool x

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Seller: extraxp (98.4% not TS)
Price: US $0.99
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Sep 21, 2016
Estimated: Thu. Oct. 6 – Wed. Nov. 2
Tracking: Tracking number
Quantity: 2
Color: random – violet
Paypal name: LI XIE

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Delivered: Nov 8, 2016
Package: white plastic envelope with bubble wrap inside.

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Item: two violet (not my favorite color) glass nail files with cases. The texture is not really good, these tend to brush off quite fast also they are too ruff on the nails, so it its a miss. I couldn’t use them as gifts – so I bought better ones locally. Also why put that barcode on the case? looks horrible and also not fit for a gift. I use one in one of my purses, just because I have it extra and it does the job in extreme situations, but I still dislike the texture.

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Its next to the one I ought locally in the shop, you might see that the orange one is much smoother and you just have to trust me that is also better.

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Ebay gets one cookie for the fact that I still can use it for the purpose even though I prefer not to. Reality strikes with ugly color, misplaced barcode (that you cant take off easily, I tried – you end up with sticky place), texture and the fact I couldn’t use it as intended and bought for.

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Mintia Candy Pack

Search_wWhen we where in Japan we had a terrible cold from all the cold water from vending machines and conditioning, so we bought some mints to make the throat better and my husband just loved these ones so after we came back he decided that he would like to order some.
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Item: Asahi Mintia (Frisk Style Mints): Fresh Set: 5 Assorted Packets Breath Mints

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Seller: risingsamuraifood (99.5% TS)
Price: US $8.50
Shipping: free
Item location: Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan

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Order date: Oct 16, 2016
Estimated: unkown
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1 pack with 5 boxes
Type: 5 different tastes
Paypal name: RISINGSAMUR

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Delivered: Nov 4, 2016
Package: Yellow paper envelope, blue plastic groshary bag, some wrapping material.

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Item: 5 boxes of different taste mints. You have to shake the box and one mint will drop in a small pocket that you open and take it out. I like the size of the box – it fits perfectly in a any purse or handbag and doesn’t take much space. My husband keeps one box in a car while I took one in my travel backpack for flights. They are made by Asahi firm, that is mostly known in our country as a maker of the beer, but as we traveled in Japan we noticed it makes way more stuff. I loved ones with a taste of Soda.

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Reality gets +1 for the price, because I consider it expensive. Though I understand that its from Japan and that is far also its not a cheep country, but still. Everything else is fine.

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.