Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ebay Update and Other Drama

The silver dollar buckle I placed for sale on Ebay this morning = $25 asking price

Hello folks, I'm back!

Well, this past week has been very interesting. To update those of you who are interested in my Ebay postings, I made another sale, a pair of vintage jeans for $15.00.  I turned down an offer of $10.00.  I'm locked in to a bid of $4.65.  I took Ebay's suggestion and placed on of my Levi jeans up for bid at Ebay's suggested starting bid. They said "start low and Ebay's will bid it up."  Ha!  Didn't happen.  I'm locked in to that low bid.  I'm glad I only put one of my pairs of jeans on the bid function. All the others I set a price of $30.  I'm finding whatever I set the price, if I get a bid it's usually half what I set up the price.

Some items I thought I could sell easily but I'm finding out that isn't so.  I have about sixty 45 RPM records, half of them never out of the bag I purchased them in.  I checked Ebay to see if anyone else is selling them and wow!  Much to my surprise and disappointment there are loads of 45 RPMS records for sale, for pennies per record even if you can get that.  Lots of 100's.  Forget it, I'll keep those 45 RPM records in estate.  

I had to rethink what I'm putting up on Ebay for sale.  I removed my vintage antique Heidi doll.  Never got a bid on it.  I packed it up and sent it to a cousin to give to one of her grandchildren.  

Yesterday I put my vintage Tyco train up for sale. No hits yet but I'm hopeful.

Now that's not the only activity I've had the last couple of days. Two days ago I inadvertently kicked a hornet's nest by answering a question one of my cousins posed:  "What would cause you to lose respect for a person in five minutes after learning something about them?"  I answered "Finding they are a Trump supporter."  Wow!  That started a firestorm. I won't go into the details because some of my Tipton kin check my blog for reasons to spew more hate to me.  But I did unfriend several more hateful Tipton relatives.  I have a Facebook account to keep in touch and see photos of Tipton relatives.  This because I keep and update a Tipton family tree.  But I'm finding too many of my Tipton relatives don't like me.  I don't have time for that hate especially people who don't like me, especially my relatives. Reminds me of something my distant cousin the late Charles Tipton (and family researcher) often said "You can pick your nose but you can't pick your relatives." 


Ur-spo said...

I suspect Ebay is like blogging - you post something you think brilliant and it gets no comments; you send up something impromptu and not thoughtful and people go wild for it.

Ron said...

Dr. Spo,
You are soo right! That's what I'm finding with my Ebay experience. One thing that concerns me though is a couple of people haven't paid me yet even though they purchased my item. Of course I haven't delivered the items to them yet either, not until I receive payment.