Celebrating the strange, awkward poses and generally misguided choices people make to sell clothes on ebay.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Looks like we've stumbled upon a crime about to happen. This is quite menacing, no? "Buy the jumper or the mannequin's gonna get it!"


Looks like this macho mannequin has earned the right to be wearing that hat, having recently spent a few days in the bush without a razor.

Friday, February 25, 2011

L'il Despot

This kid was born to be an AEM. He takes the job so seriously! And quite impressive method acting. I get the feeling he would actually use that sword if I disobeyed his command.


It's important for an AEM to get his rest.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

She Has No Idea

This nice, classy lady in the photo is probably a real model, posing for some nice clothing or packaged good. She has no idea her head has been transported, landing on this barely 3-dimensional hospital-issue robe. Points to the seller for upping the creepy factor by getting the size of the head-to-body scale wrong.

Oh, What A Feeling!

I LOVE this one. Such abandon! Such verve! And note it says 'Schweet' written on the pavement below him. So what that he's selling a 100% acid washed outfit, I want to hang out with him!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So, ostensibly, she is demo-ing that this is a reversible skirt. But there is something just wrong about this and I can't un-see it. It's like the top half and bottom half of her body don't quite go together. And it appears she's wearing some complicated white undergarment that looks corrective rather than sexy. Listen, I wear glasses, and I know they can be sexy, but it doesn't quite work here.

It's Hard Work!

Apparently this AEM needs to take 5 before pressing on.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bad Grandma

This desolate backdrop juxtaposed with the critical look on grandma's face puts me in just the right buying mood.

Not So Sexy Satin

This AEM appears to be struggling to stay afloat in a liquid pool of fabric.

Monday, February 21, 2011


It's so important to demo the features. And this AEM demonstrates how well these pants bend in the 1960s when you're in a convertible.

Nobody's Perfect

This is one of my absolute faves. Or, at least used sock-sellin' faves. I feel I'm getting insight into the used sock buyer here. This AEM is like 'I dare you to be so sick and depraved as to buy my used Hannah Montana socks. They're so dirty I can barely handle them and they have an underage teenager on them.'


So this jilted gal is 'getting back' at her ex by selling his stuff on ebay. Topless. Note to self: go to work naked next time I have fight with husband. Boy, the joke will be on him, right?...um, right?

Friday, February 18, 2011


Don't read on if you don't want to see man boobs.

Double Wowzer

Well I am taken aback. This guy is a popular seller, good feedback, overall great ebayer. I've always thought, ha ha, funny cross dresser. But it seems, from this sheer nightgown, that he's gone a little farther with it than I thought.


Ugh. This auction for used socks has all the sexiness of peeling off a scab. Points, though, for ball-of-foot cleavage!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Double Duty

Do not inflate the vest before leaving the cabin...

Propped Up

Apparently this AEM needs bigger and bigger props to coax a performance out of her. Next she'll be holding a watermelon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You Can Take The Girl Out of the Bronx...

Not sure what those hand signals are, like gang signs? Peace signs? Or just "I'm awesome" signs? Anyway, it's quite a contrast to the formal dress. But for me it's the combo of the hands and the smiley face that comes off as a little scary and possibly menacing.

Future AEMs

These little AEMs-in-training add just the distracting and unnecessary factor to selling a dress. And that mannequin seems none too pleased about getting her hem handled, giving the 'enough' hand motion to the little one. Got to say though, so cute these gals want to help Mom out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For Sheldon

The classic joke, made famous in When Harry Met Sally, with days of the week underpants is 'where is ____?' whatever day. But for this I am simply wondering, where is the rest of her body? Is this a real person? I think it is. The shadow suggests she's close to a wall so the body can't be in front of the buns. And yet she appears to be leaning over. I'm very puzzled.

#1 Question

I ask again (and again), why take the photo so near the bathroom? Particularly when the AEM is holding her parts, and with her knees bowed inwards - classic tinkle pose.


Hard to tell where that dry, dead hair stops and that dry, dead bush starts. (Meow! Maybe I'm feeling a little catty today). Fine. I'm jealous she's so thin.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Levitate Me

Impressive lack of gravity! Impressive show of composure! Hands properly on the jacket lapels, good posture, face relaxed and smiling. Maybe people who have a pool are so happy they float.

Blame It On Her

It's the STD Fairy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Unmanageable But Look Good

This I call the Drugs-Are-Wearing-Off-Got-In-A-Fight-With-My-Boyfriend-In-The-Club-Lost-My-Keys pose.


We just don't dress up to watch the news enough anymore.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I can honestly say I've never seen fat rolls in the crotchal region.


Over the top! The vacuum, uh, shaft is directly in line with her lady goods, she's gripping a hose, AND there's a BANANA in the background.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


It is so hard to remember to relax and smile when you are concentrating on a self portrait, which results in the pursed lips and crazy eyes.

Wanna Party?

I mean really. Why. Why would you take a picture of a sexy item to sell (the shirt) and pose your AEM against a lamppost on the street? Savvy pimp creating a second stream of revenue selling his ho's clothes on ebay?

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Her Big Day

There's always one bridesmaid who makes the wedding all about her. I am seriously getting that vibe from our friend here.


Someone's been eating doughnuts inside the matrix.

Monday Puzzler

Unless this person is a contortionist or it's more than one person, I don't get this at all. You?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Summer of '42

This almost looks like a still from a World War II era play, there's so much drama being played out here. The seated AEM is receiving some seriously bad news from the standing AEM, who seems reluctant yet determined to tell her. The dress on the left is for sale. I find this unsettling.


Sure I've heard we're living in the digital age, but I had no idea it had gotten this intense!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Such Spine!

This handicapable gal rises above her scoliosis to become an AEM. Brings a tear to my eye.

Last Words You'll See - Crimped Nylon

No, this isn't creepy at all. Comes with free gift bottle of chloroform!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Other Woman

Something has come between that prom couple, I just sense it.

I Just Know There Are Smelly Candles, Too

It is just so hard to look dark and menacing while standing in your matchy matchy, Pier 1-grade contemporary living room.