Did you notice the dapper tux my young baby-man was wearing on Christmas Eve?
Funny story about that there tux…
I spotted that dapper number on a sneak preview slide show of Gwen Stefani’s new mini-person collection at Target, Harajuku Mini. I made a mental note to be in line early at my local Target the morning the line debuted… I didn’t want any Missoni-type disappointing moments. I mean how SWEET is that plaid bow-tie?
About five days after the line debuted, I remembered that the line had debuted.
DUMB! Total mommy-brain moment.
I ran around to a few Targets, only to find one rack of the coveted Harajuku Mini line – woefully picked over with no tux onesie in sight.
It was particularly heartbreaking that a Christmas party was fast approaching – one that I had envisioned Kenton in said tux for – and once momma has the vision, only the vision will do. KnowwhatIwhatmean?
Cue: eBay to the rescue.
Other, smarter mommas had made it to their local Target in time to snag these onesies and I was in no position to be jealous. Instead, I put in a bid on eBay one night – and went to bed fretting that I had not bid enough for this MUST HAVE AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE item.
I woke up – WINNER! For only $15 above retail, it was mine all MINE. (They retail for $20, my eBay bid for $35 won… which I thought wasn’t that bad.) Kenton wore the tux to the Christmas party (sorry, no photos!) and all was well.
Then… a couple of days after the party, I swung into Target and what to my wandering eye should appear?
Harajuku mini tux’s in EVERY SIZE. So, I did what any woman in that situation would do. I bought all of them. Then I listed them on eBay.
We wound up selling two for a $20 profit and returning the rest. In the end, we made enough that the mini tux I HAD TO HAVE for Christmas eve and parties cost us less than retail. Not the CRAZY deal I was hoping for, but it still all worked out in the end.
Lesson learned. The calendar on my phone is not just for meetings at work and birthday reminders… it will now include shopping trip alerts.