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Monday, September 18, 2006

Gloating about really unimportant stuff is the new awesome

Results from last week's intense eBay challenge are in.

The results:
Emily - spent $2
Scotty Dog hankies ($1)
sold for $4.81
American Apparel Ringer tee ($1)
sold for $3.25
pre-cut quilt squares (FREE)
sold for $5.00

total return: $13.06
6.53 times her original investment

rebecca - spent $7
Jack Daniel's tin ($1)
didn't sell
Camper sandals ($5)
sold for $66.89
Le Tigre polo shirt ($1)
sold for $6.00

total return: $72.89
10.4 times my investment!

Sorry, suckers. I am so the winner. And if I can do this kind of turnover every time, I am quitting my real jobs.

Also, i have this old crappy Jack Daniels tin that I am looking to unload for cheap ...


  • At 9:23 PM, Blogger dävid said…

    i'm so happy i got those camper sandals... a total score, even if i have to smash my women's size 15 into them. its worth every penny.

  • At 9:52 PM, Blogger jordan said…

    I cant believe someone bought those piece of crap sandals.

  • At 12:44 AM, Blogger English said…

    Sup dummies,

    You guys coming to Utah this weekend? Cuz what up, I was watching anime at Jeff's tonight.

    Everyone I know is more relevant than everyone you know.

    Let's spend that 70 something american.

  • At 7:28 AM, Anonymous sara said…

    woah thats impressive and confirms the theory that ebay is really good for sellers and lame for buyers.
    i sold my road racing bike after 4 years for a profit on ebay!

  • At 8:21 AM, Anonymous kylie said…

    hm, that makes me want to see what sort of crap i have lying around and maybe i can make some money. =)

  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Cindy said…

    I don't know, Emily should get some points for selling all of her stuff. I'm going to start selling crap on Ebay. I have a lot of good crap to sell.

  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger bex said…

    Oh, Emily did really well to sell all her stuff. And considering she spent $2 and got $10? That's a really good return for a very little amount of work.

    I dont know if I would say that eBay is only good for sellers because i think it just puts sellers in the position to actually reach people that want their stuff. Those campers i got are not in stores, so although i think they are a little ugly, I am glad that thtere are people like David that actually want some shoes like that, cant find them anywhere else, and are willing to pay a lot of money to find them.

    i love eBay, as both seller and buyer.

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger bets said…

    As a buyer of a lot of nice things that I use once or maybe never, I think I have the potential for big success as a seller on ebay. You two have inspired me.

  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Manfoom said…

    I once sold two olympic torches for thousands of dollars on ebay and then never sold anything again.

    based on a true story.

  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    the biggest regret of my life is not stealing more crap from my venue after the olympics and hitting ebay hard. i could have retired.

  • At 5:13 AM, Anonymous Sara said…

    bex, you are right. i guess i was thinking of cases where people try ebay because they think it will be a great deal for something they could find elsewhere, but then people get so caught up in the bidding that ive seen auctions for things where the price+shipping ends up being more than you would have paid on or the like (in my case they could have gotten a new bike of similar quality for the same price). Its great if you are looking for something you can find elsewhere!

  • At 9:33 AM, Blogger bex said…

    you are right too, sara. i totally know that feeling of watching an auction and dreaming about whatever i am bidding on for a week, and then during the last 5 minutes the bidding war begins and your heart starts beating faster and before you know it you spent way more than you would have normally!

    so eBay can be for suckers too.

  • At 2:31 PM, Blogger emily said…

    I'm with Cindy on this one.. I did sell EVERYTHING and my return on those quilt squares IS infinite.

    However, Bex does have mo money on hand now.


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