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52 items for ebay

January 4th, 2013 at 05:33 pm

This year, I am going to try and list at least one item a week on ebay. Money earned from my sales will go into our Ireland fund. DD#1 is getting married in Ireland either this year or next, the wedding date has not been set yet as she is hoping to get a job transfer there.

Also, all money from our change jar is going into the Ireland fund, along with half my sometimes babysitting money.

I took the change jar in yesterday (was past time, usually fills up 3-4 times a year and the lid would not fit on it) and it came out to $148.97. Then, in the bank parking lot I found another quarter to add to the new jar starting.

Not sure how to "store" the money, so for now I guess it will just go into a money market account that I rarely use.

So, my first item is on ebay now. For some reason, it only let me list it as a 3 day auction, but didn't charge me any fees. So, if it doesn't sell, I will relist it as 10 day one.

7 Responses to “52 items for ebay”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congratulations on your DD getting married!

    Good luck with listing things on eBay.

  2. Ladya70 Says:

    I like the idea of listing one thing a week, might have to add that to the 52 week challenge but I'm not sure if I had 52 things to sell but we will see. I currently have two things listed and one has a bid.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea of listing 52 times. Hope you have great success in selling.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice plan! I have saved my Christmas money in our regular checking account. I simply keep track separately and deduct from the balance in the account to know what is actually available. I will be on ebay tomorrow hopefully getting a couple things listed.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    But if you sell a lot of small stuff, doesn't the cost of postage eat into your earnings?

  6. mom-from-missouri Says:

    no--they buyer pays the shipping on ebay, just as they would ordering from any company. I charge actual postage, plus 50 cents. The 50 is to help offset my running into town to mail it (I live in the middle of nowhere). I usually try to list severa auctions at a time, so that I can combine post office trips.

  7. -Jerry- Says:

    I think that makes a lot of sense, and I hope that your sales lead to a huge chunk of that Ireland trip being paid! One item per week will offer you some insurance of regular income into that fund, too, which will make a difference... good luck!

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