Sunday, February 10, 2008

eBaying

I sold several items on ebay tonight--some beautiful handmade skirts I bought in London seven years ago and have never worn, a few salwar kameez outfits (traditional Indian pants and tunic sets) I picked up at Unclaimed Baggage this summer and haven't ended up needing for costumes, and some video game components leftover from my relationship with Mr. Ex Boyfriend (and which are not worth giving/returning to him for a number of reasons).

All but one item sold, but disappointingly none of the sales were sniped or really interesting right at their ends. That's my favorite part of selling on eBay--the constant refreshing to see people outbidding each other on my old junk. Regardless, I made about $80 after shipping and freed myself from a number of pieces that had been cluttering up my closets and shelves, so I'd say it's win-win.

I'm torn about the eBay sellers' strike next week. I used to be a very frequent seller, now I do several auctions in a bunch once or twice a year, so I don't know how much it will ultimately affect me. I've been getting more and more dissatisfied with eBay's fees and the way my things sold for a while now; next time I have something to sell I'll probably just put it up on Craigslist or donate it to a local thrift store.

I have managed not to spend a lot of extraneous money for a few weeks now, as the reality of living by myself sets in, but today I treated myself to a carton of vanilla ice cream, so my roommate and I could make Diet Chocolate Cherry Dr. Pepper floats...and WOW were they worth it. I think they brought back my sweet tooth, as all I can think of now are hostess cupcakes. :) I'm not sure if I'm going to brave the wind storm here in New York to go get some--but it comforts me that in a week, I'll be living about a block and a half closer to a 24-hour bodega.

3 comments:

  1. you've definitely have had much better luck with ebay than i had. anyway, that's great you made some money online.

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  2. Hi..I clicked through to your blog from Madame X, and I love it!

    Ya, I agree ebay's fees has gotten pretty high, especially for items that don't end up even selling!

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  3. I've been trying to sell some items on Amazon to no avail...maybe I'll try ebay now

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