When it comes to shopping for fashion, some people really enjoy the process \u2013 browsing stores, strolling through malls, trying things on, etc., while others would skip all of that just to find a good deal.\u00a0 I tend to fall somewhere in the middle.\u00a0 I actually prefer using the internet to find items and then hit the mall to see them in person. When I already know what I\u2019m looking for, eBay is a hugely valuable resource because I can simply get more for my money on both new and used pieces. Recently, as the result of an intense spring closet cleaning, I noticed my summer shoe wardrobe was in desperate need of an upgrade. I needed a versatile pair of sandals that could be work-appropriate but also comfy enough for daily wear. Earlier this season, I had my eye on sandals that featured black and brown color blocking, like these ones I love from Chloe. The combination of black and a darker brown adds a cool dimension to otherwise simple sandals. My hunt for these sandals started one Sunday evening on eBay. After checking out some of my favorite sellers and brands, I happened upon this pair of Pour La Victoire sandals. My next move was to compare prices with other retailers online. I found that the Pour La Victoire\u2019s I wanted retailed for $225 (currently on sale for $128), but the eBay seller had started the bidding at a mere $9.99! The slight downside about eBay is that sometimes you have to curb your enthusiasm about a potential deal and wait.\u00a0 The days ticked down at what felt like glacial pace. I crossed my fingers hoping the bidding would remain low, and when the auction ended, I scored them for a measly $11.50 (plus shipping). Now, this pair didn\u2019t come with a box, but they were in otherwise perfect unworn condition.\u00a0 I am super excited with my 90% savings, on top of finding an item I love that is so versatile.\u00a0 The thing I love most about eBay is that if I\u2019m willing to put in the time to do the searches and watch the items, I can almost always find what I have been obsessing over at a steep discount.