Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Flip Flop Fiasco (nearly)

I had never heard of Reef flip flops until this Spring/Summer. I first read about them on Baby Bangs and fell in love with them. When I was in Arkansas earlier this year, Bryan and I saw them in Dillard's but I had not seen them in the OK Dillards. Then once Kelly wrote about them after her Hawaii trip, I took that as a "sign" I should probably have some. I think I might have even used the old "All my friends (Kelly) have them!" trick with Bryan. :) After all if they are comfortable, maybe I could wear them on my DC trip. :) So, I began shopping for them online. I had never bought shoes online. I found an auction on eBay and began bidding. I was a little nervous to buy shoes on eBay. But the description said they were brand new! I get nervous and giddy bidding on eBay or any other auction (even farm auctions). I'm sure my blood pressure rises and I begin to perspire. I just get nervous....Will I get the item? Will I loose? Will I pay too much? Is this an honest seller? etc. One time I bid on a Chi flat iron, won it but didn't realize it, so I was bidding on another one thinking I had lost the first one. Thankfully, I got out of the 2nd auction without having to buy a second Chi iron. Bryan just shakes his head! :) Sorry...got sidetracked...back to the Reef flip flops.



I ended up winning the eBay auction for the Reef Butter Black Ribbon flip flops!! However once again I didn't realize I had won so I bid on a second pair and the auction got up to $10 before I realized I had already won a pair. Luckily, once again, I got out of that auction and someone outbid me. Thank goodness!!!!


My flip flops came in on Monday and I've worn them on Tuesday and today. They are so comfortable!! I love them!! Thanks Kelly for the post on Reef flip flops!!!!

12 comments:

Robin said...

First of all---I LOVE SHOES!!! ha/ha

I have been meaning to comment on your blog for awhile now, but not sure that you would know who I was. I'm SO excited for you on your adoption journey. We have a heart for adoption and love it SO much!! I could talk adoption all day long. Please let me know if you need help, encouragement or just need to vent....I have been there! You can get my email from Brooklyn. Good luck and I look forward to keeping up with your journey!!

Melissa said...

I love my Reefs!! I think the ones with the black soles are even more comfortable than the ones you got. They are one of only three brands of flip flops I will buy (Teva and North Face make some really comfy ones). I can walk miles in them. You might check Academy or some of the sporting good stores. A lot of them here in TX have them.

Heather said...

I *heart* Reefs. They are the best! I'm glad you got a pair, and even more glad you didn't end up with 2 pair ;)

Faith said...

Ok, now I want some too! I'm going to check ebay...I didn't think about that, but I wonder how their sizes run? Did you get your normal shoe size?

Angela said...

I love bidding on Ebay stuff, too. I don't do it very often but when I do it is VERY exciting. How fun to get some new shoes. They look very comfortable!

Candy said...

Those do look very comfortable!!! :)

karamy3sons said...

I love to watch Glen Beck on tv, how cool that you got to see him in person. Your new sandals look so comfy, must try to find some. Thanks for your encouragement on my blog. TV sabbatical has been great, learning lot's thru my extra time. Hope that you have a great weekend!
Kara Prov. 3:5-6

Megan said...

Yay for Reef flip flops!
Your ebay story made me laugh. I get waaay to nervous using ebay - I just avoid it! Too much pressure!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so excited for you and a little jealous ;)! I had never heard about Reef flip flops until now and they look so comfortable ;)!

Jared said...

It is always a good thing when shoes arrive in the mail!!!! Glad you got some great flip flops....I need to get some for the summer. Hope you are having a great week!

Faith said...

Hey Julie, I emailed you about the header, but maybe you didn't recieve it??? I can try to re-send it. I also updated my post with some of the places I have found help with changing the blog up. Talk soon!

Kelly said...

Hee hee!!! I'm glad you got them! I had never heard of them until I read about them on a bunch of blogs!
I've driven Scott crazy with "these reef flip flops are the best. I'm so glad I got them". I say that over and over. But they are just so comfortable. I love flip flops but a lot of them hurt my feet when I wear them too much and these are like walking on air!