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Staying Off Ebay!!

November 26th, 2012 at 07:33 pm

I have been away from this blog for quite some time (wish I could consistently keep finances as a priority but I guess some attention is better than none).

For the past several months I have been buying too much on Ebay. We have a large income and own everything outright pretty much, but I have frittered away about $750 in Cabi clothing on Ebay. For those of you who don't know, Cabi is designer clothing sold at home parties.

Well, I purchased A LOT of Cabi clothes at several home parties then discovered I could purchase the clothes for less on Ebay.

This was NOT a good discovery as I have an addictive personality and Ebay can become VERY addictive.

I am on Day One of writing down everything I spend and NOT searching for anything on Ebay.

In the last month cehcking for new Cabi items or checking my auctions on Ebay was beginning to consume LOTS of my spare time and the packages were beginning to come in at a fast and furious pace. Even though in our lifestyle $750 is not terrible, I know where all addictions can lead. Therefore I am stopping this Ebay spending today.

I have to admit that I do feel a little emptier today without Ebay. I have been reading some compulsive spender's blogs for inspiration and I plan to try and cultivate a healthier addiction. One of the things I ordered on Ebay was a set of exercise DVDs. Once that comes I plan to make working out my new addiction (that is the one joy of having an addictive bent is that you can also become addicted to positive things).

Has anyone else out there had trouble with Ebay/Home Shopping Chanel or just general spending compulsions? If so, I would appreciate some tips and/or horror stories of what NOT quitting can do.

By the way, I am very into stating things in the positive. so instead of all the above:

"I spend money wisely and plan all purchases." That's my new mantra. From now on my blog entries will be about the positive steps I am taking rather than the negatives I mentioned above.

3 Responses to “Staying Off Ebay!!”

  1. librarylady Says:

    That is awesome! We are all on different levels of the spectrum here. But, you want to come to terms with your bad habits, and admitting them is the number one thing you must do to overcome them. I hope you will keep us posted on your progress.
    I was kind of thinking of some volunteer work to take up your ebaying time. If you know of a cause in your area you would want to support you might look in to that.
    And exercise is a great way to spend your time.
    Makes you feel great!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back! Good luck with new positive habits.

  3. Jerry Says:

    It can definitely lead to some major spending when you find something that you love for cheaper on eBay, that is for sure! (Been there...) Good for you in recognizing that problem and taking steps to end the spending cycle. Replacing that pattern with an exercise regimen will offer you some insurance of making positive gains physically, as well.
    Jerry

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