Saturday, March 14, 2009
One Man's Trash AND It's A Small World After All!!
Last week I spent any available time working on my e-bay account. It never (ever-ever) ceases to amaze me what people will buy and what they will pay for it. I really think it becomes like a gambling addiction and once someone bids against you, you have a real NEED to outbid them. I didn't have any outrageous sales this time but did well and just about everything sold. However, there have been times when you just wouldn't believe what people paid for certain items. Well, maybe you would believe it. It's not like I would lie to you about it. What purpose would that serve? That's right...none at all.
Anyway, there was a pair of jeans, previously worn, that my friend had owned and then cut off into shorts. I don't have the original picture that I put on e-bay any more but it was something similar to the picture of blue jean cut off shorts that is floating around on this page somewhere. (Chatty Kelly HELP!!) I can't figure out how to put the pics in the correct place!!!!
Now it wasn't like the picture ( that is somewhere on this page ) of the thin, statuesque model that is gazing off into space thinking about when she will be allowed to eat her next piece of celery. It was just a picture of the shorts laid out on a tablecloth. I started the bidding at 99 cents. The next day the bidding was around $4.00 and I was thinking that was cool. I had hesitated even putting them up for auction because I was pretty sure they wouldn't sell. WRONG. They ended up selling for $42.00 plus $6.99 shipping and handling. AMAZING! That isn't the most expensive thing I've sold but it is definitely the most surprising.
Here's something else that was VERY surprising. Last year when I was doing some e-bay work, Kelly sent me a post from a lady's blog who had also sold a few things on e-bay. Kelly thought I might enjoy reading it since I was working on ebay too. At the time, I had no idea who this lady was but her story was interesting, so I bookmarked it. The title of her post was "Cash Cow" (do you know who you are yet?). Months later I happened to come across the post and that is when I realized that it was written by none other than our very good friend, (insert friend's name here). I was going to write out who it was, but I worked so hard at learning how to link, that I think I'm going to make you click on the link to see who this lady is.
I guess the saying is true...It IS a Small World After All!!! Oh, and by the way, I'm NOT the one that paid $810.00 for the cow......but I wish I was the one that had been selling it!! : )