12/23/2019 at 10:10 pm #72039
….you get more excited about the box sizes and packing material than you do about the actual contents of boxes you receive!
12/23/2019 at 11:13 pm #72040apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
…a quick trip to the grocery store takes 2 hours because it is next to the thrift store.
12/24/2019 at 3:59 am #72042soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
…as you wrap Christmas presents, you are annoyed at having to use scotch tape and are dying to just slap a long wide slab of packing tape all around the box.
…you can find sold inventory to pack and ship more quickly than you can find the Christmas presents you hid somewhere in the house a few weeks ago.
12/24/2019 at 6:09 am #72045LukastreasuretroveParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
I feel you with this one. And I’m really excited to see how many Amazon boxes I can pick up at the curb today before the recycling trucks come since I know there will be a real bonanza from the Christmas deliveries.
12/24/2019 at 7:09 am #72047almastyParticipant
You make purchases based on the typical amount of room an Uber XL can hold and then cheer when everything fits in the trunk with an inch to spare.
12/24/2019 at 9:38 am #72054JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Walking down the street with friends is annoying because you can’t help but kick trash bags and dig around for anything good to take.
12/24/2019 at 9:51 am #72057
you see a box on the street and say out loud “that’s a nice box!” and either grab it or wish you could.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Ryanne.
12/24/2019 at 11:21 am #72060
….some of your outgoing Christmas gifts look suspiciously like inventory!
12/24/2019 at 11:27 am #72061
…you minimize the deduction you take for home business expenses because the TRUTH is not believable!
12/24/2019 at 11:30 am #72062
…you just bought 27 pairs of used women’s shoes. And you’re a guy.
12/24/2019 at 11:43 am #72063
…you know all the names of your post office counter person’s kids and pets!
12/24/2019 at 2:54 pm #72073
you know the USPS rules better than the clerk at the counter!
12/25/2019 at 8:54 am #72080Kentucky PickerParticipant
- Location: Newport, Kentucky
…finding a pile of clean bubble wrap is really exciting.
…making sudden u-turns when you see piles of interesting trash on the curb.
12/25/2019 at 9:57 am #72082
When your daughter’s in-laws drop by for Christmas Eve bearing a bag of bubble wrap and air packs “Just what I wanted!!!!”
12/25/2019 at 9:58 am #72083
the best presents!!
12/25/2019 at 10:05 am #72084almastyParticipant
You’re listing Christmas ornaments on Christmas day because people are still hyped up and buying!
12/25/2019 at 10:44 am #72085Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
…you get an INAD on that shrunken head the Yanomami sent you to sell on consignment.
12/25/2019 at 12:23 pm #72090
you can correctly finish the story of why the buyer couldn’t pay for the unpaid item without reading more than the first few words.
12/25/2019 at 12:32 pm #72091
i was in a car accident and now i have cancer, sorry, can’t pay.
12/25/2019 at 12:46 pm #72092ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
You’re excited to get a label printer for Christmas and take it as a deduction.
12/25/2019 at 1:32 pm #72093TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
You fondly remember when you could give a buyer negative feedback and listings did not have photos. No photos was fine because all you had was an AOL account on excruciatingly slow dial-up internet anyway.
Research was pretty much unnecessary since you could start everything at 99 cent auctions and let the market set the price without a second thought so you also remember that the longest time spent on any listing on eBay was the time it took to receive a money order from the buyer.
12/25/2019 at 2:09 pm #72096
…if you are watching these forums on Christmas day.
12/25/2019 at 2:10 pm #72097
…you have already listed the presents you received that you don’t have any use for.
12/25/2019 at 2:22 pm #72098
Exactly Ryanne! Before I started selling on eBay I never knew that car accidents happened immediately after buying something on eBay and then also immediately caused cancer, although to be fair, sometimes it’s the spouse with cancer.
12/25/2019 at 3:37 pm #72099
Aha, money orders… auctions…
This one just happened – when you give gifts from unsold inventory – and they love em!
( guilty )
12/25/2019 at 10:03 pm #72108
ROFL Old Dad! I think you win!
12/26/2019 at 4:07 pm #72133mickdogParticipant
- Location: Portland, OR
… you are more excited about selling an item for $10 which has sat in your inventory for 3 years than the one you just listed and immediately sells the next day for $30.
12/26/2019 at 4:09 pm #72134
12/26/2019 at 7:55 pm #72139
Yup, when anything sells immediately I’m always thinking I listed it for too little…
12/27/2019 at 9:09 am #72149marylibrarianParticipant
- Location: Missouri Ozarks
You mentally id and price items in friends houses.
12/27/2019 at 9:09 am #72150
ha ha, yep!!!
12/27/2019 at 12:48 pm #72169AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
Looking at your Christmas decorations and planning to pack them up, you wonder if you should be packing them away for next year… or selling them!
12/27/2019 at 6:09 pm #72184
…you can remember when December 26th was the biggest day of the year for eBay sellers because it was FREE LISTING DAY!
12/28/2019 at 8:36 am #72193apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
You casually scan the purses and coats of your wife’s girlfriends to see what brands are trending.
12/29/2019 at 5:33 pm #72244The_SEAM_StoreParticipant
- Location: PA
….you had to take your 35mm film to Walmart to get your photos put on a CD, so you could take it to the public library to upload them to ebay, because your linux computer only had dial up and was too slow and incompatible with everything.
Coincidentally the first item I sold was a digital camera. lol
12/30/2019 at 10:10 am #72258totommytoParticipant
- Location: Naples, Fl
The Seam Store,
I’m late to the party here, yet the horror, the horror, of your film upload memory.
For me, during the early days, more horror to add. I also had to find a wise guy techie neighborhood kid to help me with all aspects of getting photos uploaded. I remember walking the streets with discs and crappy cameras and knocking on doors. The money was so good, I endured the humiliation.
12/30/2019 at 12:54 pm #72269Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
…..people you haven’t spoken to since high school are messaging to ask if they’re wedding band / parents stuff / garage sale rejects are worth anything on ebay.
12/31/2019 at 12:34 pm #72305fashionreclaimParticipant
- Location: Pennellville, NY
You sold textbooks on half.com and not Amazon.
12/31/2019 at 4:51 pm #72311jumbleandclutterParticipant
My first camera I used for eBay was a Sony Mavica that took a 3.5″ floppy disk as film. They only held about 40 photos…and that went in my computer, also an early Mac…listing on AOL dial up. About every third listing, AOL would disconnect me and I would lose whatever listing I was working on…amazing I stuck with it. Everything was auction…not so many rules..ahhh, those were the days!
12/31/2019 at 6:05 pm #72316Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
…you can remember “reflectoporn” and “bearded man in wedding dress” (the two are not connected 🙂 )
12/31/2019 at 8:38 pm #72317
…if you remember Dutch Auctions
01/01/2020 at 11:47 am #72325
Thanks for the Mavica reminder ! It was a game changer, people used to compliment my pictures with that thing (macro setting!)
Still have it and the replacement, see them in resale shops for pennies.
And guess it’s time to get rid of the several hundred floppies in several boxes somewhere!
Also still have the first photos ever taken for eBay, film camera , developed at a photo place, then scanned, then “html” into the eBay description. On dial up.
Happy New Year!
01/03/2020 at 3:06 pm #72413
…you just sold something that you listed 15 years ago! (embarrassing, but true!!)
01/03/2020 at 4:28 pm #72420
That was a general statement….it happens ALL the time!
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