travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz


Great Buys of the Week: Sling Bag from Betseyville (Betsey Johnson)

July 11, 2011

It’s been a while since the last time I shared my Great Buy of the Week, but that doesn’t mean I had stopped shopping. I got tons of purchases from the past months – some are still packed in the couriers’ packages and other still in the original paper bags.

Anyway, here’s the latest item I had bought online. It is a sling bag from Betseyville (a line of Betsey Johnson) which I got for only Php1,800 (plus Php100 shipping) from an online store in Ebay (store idle_bone). The Ebay store sells original imported items from US at a discounted price. I refer to it as a store because most of her products has a Buy Now option which doesn’t require you to bid and purchase the item immediately.

I love this bag because I need a replacement for my sling bag in preparation for our trip in China come August. I always carry a sling bag for so many reasons – first, I want my stuff – money, passport, and everything close to my body; second, I don’t want to strain my shoulders and back carrying a shoulder bag or backpack; third, I want to move around and explore places like I were not carrying a bag at all.

So I bought this item because I thought it is a good buy (and a great buy indeed!). It has an adjustable strap, and the design has a spunk in it. Plus, I can wear it with silver accessories or gold accessories. It is also spacious and has zipped compartment inside, and compartments for mobile phone.

I usually pay through GCash when I am buying stuff online; HOWEVER, if the amount is more than Php1,000 I make sure I pay through bank deposit so that I would have documentation from the bank regarding my payment, and so I can validate if the seller is not a scammer.

My mom has been used to getting deliveries from Xend, JRS Express, 2Go and LBC, and she was quite surprised that there has not been any deliveries recently. I am just so busy with work and so many other things that I do not have time to visit online shops and even group buying sites.

If you want to read more about my other Great Buys, please check here, and see my other Shopping finds.

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