I’ve got keep an eye on my friend, Iris! Slowly, silently, but surely, she’s becoming rich. How? Well, every time she gets bored, she walks through her house until she finds something she’s not using and then lists it on eBay! I remember she did a little of this about a year ago. She found an old dolphin ring in her jewelry box she figured might bring in $10.00 and she sold it for $70.00! She continued to add stuff and had the greatest luck, selling every single thing.
Well, the past couple of weeks she’s been at it again. She had mentioned to me that she was putting a couple of old purses up for auction and the next time we spoke, she had sold them both. So now, she’s really into it! Every time she finds odds and ends, anything from an old paper cutter to a piece of clothing or jewelry, she’ll sit down and list it on eBay. And someone buys it! When I was talking to her yesterday, she told me she was really on a roll. So I asked, “How much have you made so far?” I was thinking maybe $50 to $60 dollars. Then she said, “Well, some things are still up for auction, but so far I’ve made $252.00!“ Holey-moley! She’s just been fooling around with this, and already has a nice fat PayPal balance! I’m jealous.
All of a sudden I’m seeing this as a nice winter hobby. I mean, who among us doesn’t have scads of stuff in closets and drawers that we’ve all but forgotten about? And, judging from how well Iris is doing without even trying, there’s money to be had in them thar drawers! It’s all a matter of disciplining myself to go around and choose several things, take their pictures and then write them up. Last night I remembered these cowgirl boots I’ve had for like, forever! Do you think they might sell? They were pretty high dollar when they were new, and they’ve hardly been worn.
I looked on eBay last night and people ARE selling used cowboy boots. The trouble is, the things I’ve been considering are all an awkward shape. Here Iris is, shipping off little pieces of jewelry in envelopes, and I’m finding things like these tall boots and novelty telephones! Could I find boxes to fit? But still… I’m thinking of all that money she’s making while I’m sitting here trying to get started. It certainly has gotten me to thinking.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking I need to visit Iris very soon…while she still has furniture!