August 12, 2002

Selling It On eBay

Okayyyyy... I just completed my first eBay transaction as a seller, and not a buyer! I (sniff sniff) sold my new SonyEricsson T68i mobile phone and the D-Link Bluetooth adapter that would have completed the nifty new wireless communications system I so wanted. But it wasn't to be. Oh, tragic fate! Oh, sour, sour luck!

What is truly interesting about selling on eBay is that you will receive all these emails from people who want to buy your item out of the realm of the auction, and they try to make you feel guilty or even stupid for asking for the amount of money that you are asking for. I received an email instructing me that the Bluetooth adapter I was selling in the "set" was only a peripheral, and therefore had no value in the real world. The wannabe-buyer then kindly told me that he would take the phone off my hands at a drastically lower price than I was requesting, should my crazy auction rightfully end unsuccessfully. Aww, thanks man! You're the best!

So I believe my spending spree is over... for the moment. I've acquired far too much in the last month: a camcorder, many, many DVDs and CDs, a new rug, this new (now sold) cellphone, and god-knows-what else! I cannot be single-handedly responsible for the inevitable resurgence of the American consumer-driven economy... I just can't! Even if I really, really want to! I just need to take it easy and focus on other things, like, oh, maybe watching some of those DVDs I purchased, or maybe even using my new camcorder from time to time.


posted by julie at August 12, 2002 05:00 PM


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