So, a couple weeks ago, against my better judgement, I bid on a pair of Manolo's on ebay. It was a US auction and with the exchange rate as good for the Ł as it is, I thought I'd give it a shot. I bid with 3 hours left. The bidding at the time was at $80 or so and I put $200 as my highest bid and went to bed and forgot about it Never did I imagine I'd come home the next day to find out I had actually won.
Then I started freaking out cause even though the shoes were nice, they weren't by any means gorgeous. Then I was freaking because I thought they wouldn’t fit. Then I was freaking out worrying they were fake.
Well, I got them a few days ago and much to my surprise, they fit AND looked great on me (if I may say so myself!) AND they are authentic. There was only one problem.....graffiti on the bottom of the right shoe. I was heart broken because I actually liked the shoes.
I wrote back to the seller requesting a refund because no where on the auction page did it say anything about any writing and they made sure not to show the bottom of the right show on the pictures. He asked me take a picture and send it to him because he didn't remember any writing on the shoe and I did.
Then, for some reason, I decided to look at some photos of the Manolo Blahnik opening in Dubai and then it hit me......Could this possibly be a signed shoe??? So I looked up signed shoe pictures and guess what......IT IS! The seller obviously didn't even realize this or they would have said something.
So, I got a great bargain. New shoes, fit great, look great and are signed by the man himself. All this for just over Ł94 ($187). I don't think I'll be returning them after all