The Ockwell-Smith family spent eighteen months buying on eBay to furnish and decorate their 300 year old cottage and saved thousands of pounds in the process.
When they moved into their new home in December 2005 and with three children they couldn’t face traipsing around shops searching for everything from beds to tables, lights to ornaments and even a firegrate and dishwasher. Since then they’ve had another baby and shopping became even more tiresome.
Their total spending on eBay came to Â£8,067 but they estimate to buy everything new on the high street would have set them back a cool fifty thousand pounds!
For large items they searched locally so that they could collect their purchases, everything else came by mail or courier.
This family is no stranger to shopping online, they even arranged the purchase of the house itself though an online property website. If you want to see the full list of everything they bought on eBay it’s on thisismoney.co.uk