Mel in Melbourne

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by cdol » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:33 am

Probably shouldn’t have used Roxy as an example lol she’s not exactly a YTber

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by notsosilly10 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:59 pm

Sakuragirl wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:50 am
The red envelopes giveaway is just ridiculous! I didn't bother collecting mine due to the crowd and tourists, but seriously why not a giveaway of actual LV or Hermes SLG than just packaging?!?
I can understand why Mel would want to travel economy to Hawaii for a 12 hour flight, it would cost 8-9k for her whole family, and thats enough to get another Hermes bag. Given her job is a realtor/real estate agent, you would be a fool NOT to drive a fancy car, its tax deductible and its almost essential working in that industry, I know plenty of real estate friends who cant afford the properties they sell but always bling up with fancy car and watches just so that they look "successful".
Personally I wish Mel can branch out to other type of videos instead of these mindless shopping, perhaps offer some sound finance and budgeting tips to all the young gullible audience, but she is a lot better than some other Aussie youtubers out there, she has a stable career and working mum so there's nothing with splurging on luxuries, occasionally...
If she were to travel to Hawaii from Melb she would spend at least 4k per person flying business with a good airline, which is pretty cheap in my opinion.

It seems that unboxings and luxury shopping has a lot of views so that's why they keep doing it.

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by notsosilly10 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:03 pm

cdol wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:08 am
adel220 wrote:She'll probably start riding first class, too. :lol: Still doesn't dispel any doubt I have!!!

You know what else is a giveaway to me about someone not being rich? Being a reseller of luxury handbags. Or flipping handbags from your own personal collection. I think I mentioned this earlier in this thread (if not elsewhere), I had a roommate in college who is from a rich family and liked designer things (actually I have had a couple more but they weren't label whores or shopping addicts). I don't recall her or her mom ever flipping bags; if anything, they gave their bags to each other or other family members if they wanted to retire a bag. Nor were they obsessive about amassing these huge collections like these aspirational YTers.

They also didn't have to budget how much they spent...because they had and were surrounded by money. The money came from family wealth through years and years of investing and continued growth. Not from flipping handbags to make some short term, meager profit. :roll:

Ugh. IRL I honestly don't care how much someone makes and I don't think having/earning more money makes you a better person, but one thing I dislike about these YouTubers is their lack of transparency.

Roxy Jacenko is wealthy and she owns 4 PR companies.
She has often sold her own bags, clothes and footwear via Instagram.
I used to see comments from people taking the piss cause she would price her Chanel bags at almost retail price or even sometimes more. She owned a couple limited edition/sold out pieces but besides that everything else was standard preloved goods.

She also charges a fortune per instagram post and she’s also got another business for her daughter, Pixie’s Bows.

Anyway what I’m trying to say is, I don’t think she pretends to be wealthy, she is very wealthy but she still sells her own stuff purely because she can and to her, any money counts (i think she’s said this before)

I haven’t seen Mel’s new vlog but I personally don’t like the Fendi Puzzle bag. It’s such an odd shape!
Roxy is wealthy while a lot of these youtubers are not on the same level as her.
Mel can afford certain things but she does not seem a wealthy person.

There is no Fendi Puzzle bag is Loewe Puzzle bag

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by cdol » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:44 pm

notsosilly10 wrote:
cdol wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:08 am
adel220 wrote:She'll probably start riding first class, too. :lol: Still doesn't dispel any doubt I have!!!

You know what else is a giveaway to me about someone not being rich? Being a reseller of luxury handbags. Or flipping handbags from your own personal collection. I think I mentioned this earlier in this thread (if not elsewhere), I had a roommate in college who is from a rich family and liked designer things (actually I have had a couple more but they weren't label whores or shopping addicts). I don't recall her or her mom ever flipping bags; if anything, they gave their bags to each other or other family members if they wanted to retire a bag. Nor were they obsessive about amassing these huge collections like these aspirational YTers.

They also didn't have to budget how much they spent...because they had and were surrounded by money. The money came from family wealth through years and years of investing and continued growth. Not from flipping handbags to make some short term, meager profit. :roll:

Ugh. IRL I honestly don't care how much someone makes and I don't think having/earning more money makes you a better person, but one thing I dislike about these YouTubers is their lack of transparency.

Roxy Jacenko is wealthy and she owns 4 PR companies.
She has often sold her own bags, clothes and footwear via Instagram.
I used to see comments from people taking the piss cause she would price her Chanel bags at almost retail price or even sometimes more. She owned a couple limited edition/sold out pieces but besides that everything else was standard preloved goods.

She also charges a fortune per instagram post and she’s also got another business for her daughter, Pixie’s Bows.

Anyway what I’m trying to say is, I don’t think she pretends to be wealthy, she is very wealthy but she still sells her own stuff purely because she can and to her, any money counts (i think she’s said this before)

I haven’t seen Mel’s new vlog but I personally don’t like the Fendi Puzzle bag. It’s such an odd shape!
Roxy is wealthy while a lot of these youtubers are not on the same level as her.
Mel can afford certain things but she does not seem a wealthy person.

There is no Fendi Puzzle bag is Loewe Puzzle bag

Ooh yes, why on earth did i write Fendi Image
I meant to say Loewe lol



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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by Fifi_dear » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 am

I discovered Mel only a couple months ago. She comes across so kind and sweet and for a while it was a real pleasure watching her videos. However, after the umpteenth extreme haul I start to wonder ... does she have a warehouse as a closet? Like, seriously, this is so much stuff. Can you even enjoy it when it's that much in such short succession?

An anecdote:

During my uni days, I used to work in a consignment store for designer clothes, shoes and bags. We had one particular seller, who would drop off 5 or 6 huge-ass Nordstrom shopping bags filled to the brim with never or once on a carpet worn Prada shoes, super expensive clothes and high high end bags (Fendi, Prada, Celine and Chanel), without fail EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. That lady would get a tiny cut of what we would charge the end customer for the item and she would have definitely been able to sell her nearly brand-new stuff for a lot more, had she had the patience / time to do it through eBay or what not. Clearly, her time was more valuable than making money from reselling. She was one of our most popular sellers. Regular customers would even ask to be called as soon as she drops off stuff.

I'm wondering if Mel does the same. Perhaps she has one consignment store nearby her home, where she drops off most of her stuff after wearing it once or twice. I cannot imagine her keeping it all. So much stuff would suffocate anyone.

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by Lucfly13 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:49 am

As per previous comments - Mel would've made good money over last few years if she is in the real estate game. Most inner Melbourne homes sell for over $1M & sometimes that's just land. In more affluent suburbs av house prices sit at $2-3M. From what I can gather she's in inner East suburbs - which is definitely a nicer area to be in. I'd say her hubby comes from money - she often mentions bags & jewellery that belonged to her late mother in law.

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by pattiepannie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:30 pm

I used to watch her a while back and she seems nice but to me she is someone that is clearly putting up a front on YT and tyring to cash on that. There is nothing wrong in not being a millionaire thropy wife. Like if you can afford the bag because you like it then by all means get it if it makes you happy and doesnt leave a dent in you finances. I grew up in a well off family. Desginer goods have ALWAYS been around. Nobody bats an eye at another chanel flap bag at the country club....You know who does? The nouveau riche or simply people like her. Upper Middle class trying so desperatly to fit in. People living beyond their means to look rich and convince other upper middle class that they are rich!

I think she can do whatever with her money. My only concern is the package giveaway. It's so tacky. Just say I have these boxes who wants them you pay for shipping. And just say the truth. I am no rich bitch. It is more relatable I think.

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Re: Mel in Melbourne

Post by novas » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm

I think the biggest issue with Mel is her lack of transparency. She seems to try and sell the idea she is a whole package of wealth when in reality she's earning good money but she's not living a real housewives life if that makes sense? We get a very, very, very small blip of her life through the bags she buys and that's it. I'm all for being private but it comes off as very strange and forced, like she's playing a part. I'd much rather her be open and honest and say "Yeah I'm upper-middle-class and I work full time but I spend my spare $$$ on bags", kind of like how Sophie Shohet does. It's hard to connect with a personality on Youtube when said personality is 'omg look guyz this bag is so cute' and nothing else.

Idk she had a fishy vibe and only until I scrolled through this thread did I realise why I was suspicious: she's not as wealthy as she tries to pass off as.
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