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Decluttering and eBay

In case you haven't sold anything on eBay lately (or ever) right now they're waiving the listing fees for all auction style listings until the end of the month, so you still have a couple more days to get in on the freeness, and hey, it's a long weekend...

Historically, I put stuff up on eBay, then it sells for next to nothing, and I've spent all that time listing the item and getting the package ready that it turns out to be far more trouble than it was worth.

I have no idea what shifted, but something did. It must be my attitude. It's all I can figure.

I've got a few odds and ends I've always thought were too interesting to just toss in the Goodwill box, so I've been listing them. And I've been selling them. Very nicely.

I ran across an old beltbuckle that reminded me of a horrible guy I dated when I was 16. It was scratched. And he scratched one of my guitars with it while he was wearing it and playing the guitar, too. So obviously I had no good memories of this beltbuckle, and I listed it, scratches and all. It's up to thirty bucks now with a bunch of watchers. YAY.

It's an interesting alchemy, to release old stuff, old clutter, old memories that aren't serving me anymore, and to get some cash for it. Using that cash, I bought a hubcap to replace the one that bounced off my car while my ex was driving and not paying attention, and he laughed as it rolled away into thick traffic....

Yes. Very cathartic for me, this free eBay month. (You still have to pay some percentage to them when you sell the item...I'm frankly not even paying attention, just putting up stuff I'd just as soon throw in the garbage and watching people bid on it.)


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May. 29th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
E-bay is wonderful for the more expensive stuff, but I agree, the fees usually eats the profits.
Sometimes I just put things out in front of the house and you know what? It all mysteriously disappear.
*poof* :)
May. 29th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC)
I am thinking of doing that with my old patio set! Although I guess I could do a post on Freecycle to see if someone wants it.
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