In some ways I feel a little guilty. The global recession, or more specifically the recession in the United Kingdom has been pretty good to me and others who have been lucky enough to have a few pennies to spare, whilst most of the rest of the country are going under financially one way or another.
Over this past 2 years or so, lots of people in the UK have been selling unwanted or unneeded items on eBay as a way to make some extra cash for those unexpected bills or even for those expected bills that have just kept rising and rising - the power companies spring to mind here Grrrr.
Now this brings opportunities for canny eBayers to find incredible bargains that just simply wouldn’t have been around pre-recession. One of those recent bargains that I have managed to bag was a pair of ‘Made in England’ Doc Marten boots in a gorgeous pine green leather. They are simply awesome !!! and were donated by a really nice person to a well-known charity to put up for auction to raise money for the cause.
I came across this auction and determined to win it! I wanted these boots as I have been a life long lover of Doc Marten boots and already own 3 pairs *grin* in different colours and one of those pairs is the fur lined Serena boot (awesome boots by the way!) but I didn’t have a pair of brand new, original Made in England boots. Mmm they were mine for sure and I was sat the my Mac at auction close to go in during the last 10 seconds to make sure they were mine. But, I was shocked at how cheaply I got them. A few years ago this pair of boots (made in England, pre 2003 when they moved production to China and brand new, unworn, perfect) would have sold for sure for over 100 pounds at least. I bagged this awesome pair of Docs for only 32 pounds. Madness!
Here they are, freshly polished with Dr Marten Balm and already having been worn twice by me. I LOVE THEM !!! they are one of the best purchases I have ever made on eBay
And another shot showing the Made in England on the sole. Handmade in the UK by skilled bookmakers, just like they used to be. Top quality, awesome !!!