The eBay clothes have been arriving daily. I held my breath when I opened the first few envelopes, but I must say everything I bought has been great. Most of the clothes look like new. There are lots of clothes for sale with the phrase, "My daughter has so many clothes so hardly wore this" in the description. I always bid on those. Your excessive shopping is my eBay bargain.
A few are not quite perfect, but I knew that when I bought them. One thing I will say is all the eBay sellers (so far) have been completely honest in their descriptions. I bought a couple of fleece shirts and the description said, "normal washing wear." When I received the shirts, the fleece was not quite new and soft, but then again I didn't expect it to be. The shirts were just as advertised.
The problem I'm running into now is balancing the purchases. The girls know who received the last dress or skirt. Yesterday two envelopes came in the mail. I bought the denim jumper for the brunette twin and the shirt for the blond twin. When I tried to give the girls their clothes, the blond twin said, "Mom, I got the last shirt, so this is Sissy's." I explained why it was her shirt, but she wanted her Sissy to have it. So, it now hangs in the brunette twins' closet.
I'm trying to fill in holes and they are trying to make sure it's all even. It's sweet, but not really helpful. The blond twin is a clothing wrecking machine. She will destroy two or three shirts before the brunette twin even stains one. I keep a back-up stash of two or three shirts in the basement so we're not running to the store (and paying full price) when we realize the blond twin doesn't have one decent shirt to wear.
The other balancing act comes when I buy something unique, like a pair of pink pants. The blond twin LOVES pink, so she was thrilled. When she saw her new pants, she immediately asked, "Where are Sissy's purple pants?" Luckily, I was able to buy a pair of purple pants ($6.50 including shipping), so it all worked out.
It's the best part of eBay shopping. If you cannot find it today, it will be for sale tomorrow. It definitely helps me keep our clothing balanced.