Travel the World in Vintage PJs

Not actually, of course, but aren’t these nifty travel themed pjs?  I located these on Ebay.  Actually a friend spotted them on an eBay chat board and emailed me to let me know about them.  What’s really disturbing is that I’d have never found them simply browsing or searching eBay.  I used to search with travel as a keyword, but it never turned anything up.

And if you shop eBay you know how long it takes to find anything there any more.  Between the new garbage from Chinese sellers that have flooded the vintage categories, the 1980s stuff that is everywhere, and the downright miscategorized items, it’s getting harder and harder to find great, authentic vintage on eBay.  Pair the search problems with the fact that so many of the best sellers have fled eBay to other sites, and it’s easy to see why my buying there has slowed to a trickle.

That’s really a shame, because there are some wonderful vintage sellers who are still trying to make their living on eBay.  These people deserve to be supported.  Maybe that is why I was disturbed to read of collectibles expert Harry Rinker’s protest and refusal to buy on eBay due to the new ban on checks and money orders.  While his decision and very public announcement will hurt eBay, it hurts the sellers even more.  In a time when final prices realized are down, it is all sellers need to have a public figure announce to the world that he is through with eBay.

So do yourself a favor and do a little eBay browsing.  You may just pick up a real bargain.  And if you spot any travel themed duds, be sure to let me know!

Don’t you just love this print, with the travel logo tags and the line drawings of planes, trains and ships?

Comments:

Posted by missvintagelove:

I agree. It was so much easier to find great stuff on Ebay a couple years ago. Now I’ll search for a couple hours and then give up, cuz theres nothing! 😦 

Tuesday, November 4th 2008 @ 10:08 AM

Posted by Lucitebox:

I am officially entirely jealous. Those pjs are amazing! 

Tuesday, November 4th 2008 @ 11:00 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Holly, I knew you’d appreciate these! 

Wednesday, November 5th 2008 @ 4:48 PM


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