Have you ever fallen in love with a shade of lipstick? You know, the one that is just perfect for you and everyone notices it? Only to return to the store to buy more and it's been Discontinued? Hopefully, these simple steps will re-unite you with your favorite shade. :)
Things You'll Need
- Computer w/Internet Access
- Credit Card or Checking Account for Internet Purchases
- Valid Mailing Address to mail your Product to
Visit eBay online - Many people are unaware that you do NOT need an account to search for your favorite lip color. You can use this site as a visitor and not create an account. They will even let you save auctions you have your eye on without creating an account, so you can return in the future after you have done your lip color research.
Type your lip color name in the top search box of the home page. There is no need to change the category because the default is "All Categories", which will search the entire site for your product. For an example, let's say you are looking for a Lip color in the Shade of Sienna #520. I would start my search by using "Sienna" in the search box. You may find your Lip color very quickly this way. Be sure to try other methods such as "Sienna 520", which may bring up even more auctions to choose from.
Keep in mind that the discontinued lip color shade you love may be loved by many others, so the price for this shade may be high because it is discontinued and hard to find. Do NOT panic and purchase the lip color for too high of a price. Be sure to browse all the available auctions. Take into consideration the following things: How long has this shade been discontinued? If it has been a short time, there will probably be a lot of it available. There is usually a peak period where most the suppliers discontinued lip color's reach the secondary market.
Verify the sellers feedback rating, this is very important. Sellers are rated on by the previous buyers, so past lip color transactions will be a good indication of the treatment you will receive. Do the math on the different available lip color auctions. It may save you to buy a "lot" of 3 lip colors for $12.99 then to purchase 1 lip color for $5.00. Pay attention also to the shipping charges, some sellers make their money by inflating the shipping charges.
Complete the steps to checkout once you have found your desired lip color auction. The site is designed to walk you through the process if you are new and need help with completing the transaction.
Complete the steps to checkout once you have found your desired auction. The site is designed to walk you through the process if you are new and need help with completing the transaction. If you have done your research and communicate with a prospective seller, you should come out in the end with your "loved" discontinued lip color arriving directly to you! Your days of searching store shelves in disbelief are done.
- Photo Credit Yenhoon, JK, Jeff Bettens
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