So, I know you’re sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting to find out the results of our first eBay auctions. Well, wait no more. Here’s the run down.
I attended a conservative Christian school throughout grade school and high school, where they taught us that playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering was tantamount to sitting down to tea with the Devil himself.
Little did I know at the time, that just a few miles away, my future husband was engaging in these very activities. Although he assures me that the Devil was never present at their game tables. Phew!
After high school A-Rob sold all of his Magic cards, keeping only one of them as a memento. And little did he know, that his future wife wouldn’t believe in keeping mementos (especially ones that involve the underworld :), and would convince him to sell it for cash.
Our net earnings on this card came out to $144 after fees and shipping.
Good thing the card he’d saved was a good one. See that, private school, these games aren’t all bad.
In case you are wondering, it was the Timetwister card.
ITEMS 2 & 3
A-Rob went through a bit of a guitar magazine phase a few years ago. Often when he and I were talking on the phone during his way home from work, he would suddenly “have to go.” I knew that meant he was running into Barnes & Noble to see if the latest issues had come out yet.
I, personally, chuck all magazines into the recycle bin after reading them. A-Rob, on the other hand, holds on to every one. Recently we were reorganizing the office and A-Rob decided that he would probably never refer back to these again, and we didn’t have much space to store them anyways.
He was prepared to march the whole stack directly out to the recycle bin. I suggested we sell them off in lots separated by year.
The first lot of 2007 magazines sold for $59 net. The next lot from 2005 sold for $54 net.
It goes to show that it takes two in a marriage – one to hold onto things, and one to swoop in and sell them. Am I noticing a pattern?
This is a Midi keyboard. It was also the first item we listed on eBay. If you don’t know what a midi keyboard is, well I’m not the person to tell you. It has something to do with playing the keyboard through a computer.
This keyboard is wearing a frowny face because his first buyer lived in the UK and changed his mind when he learned of the international shipping rates. So this transaction was canceled and we have relisted it for another lucky US or Canadian resident to snatch up.
Tallying the total from items 1 through 3, we come up with $257.
Our goal is to post three items to auction per week. If we can keep this up, we’ll be finished in a little over a month. Here’s to diligence!
Note: I apologize for the melodramatic frowny-faced keyboard. I’m a terrible hack with Photoshop and could not for the life of me render a regular, half-circle frown.