Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today's Photo: GRAIL!

So usually I post about the things I bought even before I receive them in the mail, but today I'd like to share something that I've been keeping for about half a week. I posted about my Vinylmation Holy Grails late last month and today I'd like to introduce you to Peter Pegasus:

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I bought him off a seller on eBay- but not directly on eBay. There was a seller that was always trying to sell a few of his Furry Friends vinylmations on his eBay, but no one ever really bought them. Every time I went on eBay to see if anyone was selling Peter Pegasus, he was the only seller I saw. So, once my birthday rolled around and I had the extra money to buy an expensive vinyl, I went for it! But... not exactly in the way that you would think. I didn't bid or anything. I messaged the seller hoping to get a discount (he had it at a starting bid of $39.99). I asked if he could sell it to me for $30- and he agreed! As long as I paid $3 shipping. That seemed reasonable, so I bought it!
I got a tracking number a couple of days later and he arrived this morning. Strange thing is, the mail got her around 9 a.m. instead of the usual 3 p.m.! He must have wanted to come to me faster! 
I know what you're thinking- his wing is bent! As much as I loved that I got him for so cheap. Okay, so $33 for a vinyl may seem expensive, but completed eBay listings show that two PP's (lol) were sold for $42.25 and $44.99. Also, I actually witnessed a seller on Vinylmation Exchange sell their Peter for $45 a couple of days ago.
I also wanted to note the fact that although the seller did put the vinyl in a bubble wrap envelope, the vinyl itself did not have bubble wrap around it- only a plastic baggie. That is probably why its wing is all bent (I'm trying to fix it now). But I'm actually not mad- this is my grail! I love it so much and it's the cutest thing ever!