Sep 28, 2010

The SSG Faculty of Thrift Acquires OPI For the Greater Good. Online Shopping Attains Bipartisan Support in the Manor.

Our suburb is in spring cleaning mode.  It just hit me this  morning when the sun streamed through the slit between the curtains and I realized it was nearly bulk rubbish collection day.  It is beginning to feel like a flea market on our street with neat stacks of old bed frames, suitcases and the like on both sides of the road.   Mr SSG and I have contributed one arthritic golf caddy, a cardboard box and suitcase that has burst its zipper (it had nothing to do with my overpacking).

Being one suitcase down is a dire state of affairs.  It's just tempting fate to summon Qantas to offer $200 business class tickets direct to New York.  Something drastic had to be done.  Mr SSG braced himself  and made his first online purchase yesterday.  He was promised one day free delivery....

Unfortunately, the parcel that arrived today did not bear his name.  Rather, it was for the attention of the SSG Faculty of Thrift.  $45 worth of Art and Craft supplies.

Those crafty people at Trans Design.
It's not looking all that art and crafty under the lid though....

The title of this post gave it all away.  This is, of course, my order from Trans Design.  I was tipped off about this fabulous site by some regular readers of this blog.  $7 AUD for a bottle of OPI nail polish?  Shipping included?  The retail price here is $20.  There is a flat rate of $18 USD to ship a box of the size in my first photo.  This fits 9 full size OPI nail polishes which are $5.24 USD each.  

The Faculty of Thrift was intrigued.  Does the ACCC know about this?  If  not, had any pedicure loving Australian alerted them to the price gouging inequity?  Not to my knowledge.  I was left with no choice.  For the greater good of our country, I had no choice but to place an order.  Truly, in 2010, no Australian should have to pay $20 for a bottle of OPI nail polish.  After all the stressful uncertainties we have had to face this year with the Government and the AFL Grand Final.  It's the last straw.

Left to right: At First Sight, Lincoln Park After Dark, Coney Island Cotton Candy, Chocolate Moose.

Real university faculties may have their walls full of donated paintings and sculpture.  The fingers and toes of the SSG Faculty of Thrift will be adorned in wearable art.

Economies of scale dictated that I just had to order the full 9 bottles.  The un-photographed one was a bottle of OPI top coat.

Left to right: Canberra't Without You, Got the Blues For Red, Hopelessly in Love, Diva of Geneva.
I just need to wait for my manicure to dry before typing that report for the ACCC.

I'm turning in early tonight.  If you're staying up, hope the final of ANTM is exciting and eloquent.  Do tell me what Sarah wears.


  1. Love their colors:)

    Have a great day - SP

  2. Hi Miss SSG,
    love your blog. i was wondering if your OPI's are the full size or the mini ones?
    thanks so much
    Chloe xxx

  3. SP: hello! They are lovely, aren't they.

    Chloe: thanks for stopping by. They OPIs are the full size. Hope this helps

    SSG xxx

  4. Wow, that is a great price for OPI. Have always wanted to start a collection but just couldn't justify $20 a bottle. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the tip! I think. I've spent the last hour trying to decide which colours to get.

  6. Hi SSG

    I am a long time reader and first time poster. I just want to let you know there is a shop in Bankstown selling OPI for $10 if you ever feel like driving that way. If you do go,please go to Pho An - I would love to read a review by you re: this place.


  7. RealEstateGirl: no problem :-)

    Jo: have fun!

    SSG xxx

  8. Mary: thanks for the great suggestion. I will let you know when I get there.

    SSG xxx

  9. Yay! Took me two days but I ordered my OPI. Primping and priming my nails ready for the big fix.

  10. I have been inspired by you and FF to invest in Opi and as Transdesign seem to have posted successfully to you, I will make an order soonish :)


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