You may remember my Great Boot Pursuit. If you missed that particular post, I will precis it for you now. I basically made a big fuss about buying some new boots secondhand from E-bay,
and when I got them, they weren’t that great, but I decided to tough it out and Make Do, in the spirit of My Make Do and Mend Year.
I knew by the feel of the leather and things that they weren’t that great quality but look…
and this is AFTER a visit to the Cobblers to attempt a repair (which lasted less than 24hrs!)
I wouldn’t mind so much if I paid £10 for them, but after postage they were about £35. I am gutted. I have worn them A LOT. But I have only had them for less than two months! Surely I can expect better than this…?
If I had bought them brand new, I would have taken them back, as they are clearly unfit for the purpose. Of walking in them.
But as I got them secondhand from a private seller, I have no right to a refund. This is something that I know Suzy Prince has discussed in her blog Secondhand Safari.
So, I will have one last go at fixing them-a friend suggested copious amounts of superglue…Worth a try!
If that doesn’t work, than I am on the hunt again. Bugger….