Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Trifecta

I'm attempting the impossible today (okay, I do that every day, really).

Anyway, I got up this morning at 5:30 a.m. and hit ten sales before I had to get Robb to work at 9:00 a.m. Found today: a stack of children's books for a quarter a piece which should yeild on average, 10 dollars apiece. ( of course, the problem is they are adorable and I love them and don't want to part with them.) Next, vintage linen tablecloths and napkins, a watercolor painting, a box of antique jigsaw puzzles, and a piece of pottery that suspiciously resembles a rare collectible piece of pottery. Hold your breath.
Acquisitions: check.

Got home, and packed some boxes to ship. Went to two different PO's this morning to get Priority boxes, but they were not restocked from yesterday and I walked away empty-handed. This poses a problem because two of my boxes were 4 oz. over the label weight I had pre-printed. I'm actually terrified that I will go to jail for mail fraud. And I'm afraid it was sinning too. I hate packing boxes. I ordered new supplies over a week ago, but haven't recieved them yet...anyway...you don't think I'll go to jail for those 4 oz, do you? I am racked with guilt.
shipping: check (sort of)

Now I'm dinking a little bit, but I fully intent to list items now. Which is killing me a little bit because this is the absolute WORST time of year on eBay and all my cool goodies will not bring a very good profit if I list them now. But not having a power-garage sale behind me to fund my summer acquisitions, I gotta make some money so I can spend some money to make some more money.
Listing: soon to be checked.



(Meanwhile, my kids are making a kid's news report which is about the cutest thing ever)

More to come....

5 comments:

klasieprof said...

to quote monopoly..YES you will go to jail.
"GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL< DO NOT PASS GO< DO NOT COLLECT 200 Dollars".


I'm Callin 1-800-mail-fraud right now.

ness said...

wouldn't that just stink.

A said...

No, they'll just write it off.

"Do you even know what a write off is?" Jerry

"Yes, they write it off." Kramer

"Write it off what?" Jerry

"Well, they know, and they're the one's writing it off, aren't they?" Kramer

ness said...

you gotta figure writing it off is cheaper than paying that surly woman at the PO

Robb said...

Wouldn't this be something Newman would handle? Didn't he bust Jerry for mail fraud once?

I think it's this episode.


Ironically - my word verification today, "badchrk." Look a lot like "bad check" to me.

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