Saturday, March 6, 2010


Speaking in foreign languages to amuse myself, lounging about in a desperate and exhausted manner, declaring every possible amusement as passé...Pardon me while I get over myself...

I made $300 this week by selling things on Ebay.

What's my secret, you ask? I'll tell you. It's twofold, really:

Step 1 -- Waste your money on a lot of things that you don't really need.
Step 2 -- A year later, sell those things on Ebay.

Technically, it's really only $250. I'm taking a $50 dollar hit because I grossly underestimated the amount of money it would cost to dry-clean a bridesmaid's dress. Plus, the bastards at UPS charged me $10 just to pack the damn dress up.

'That's a lot of cursing for a Saturday afternoon, Rebekah.'

'I'm sorry, I can't help myself.'

'Yes, you can.'

'Yes, I can. But I choose not to.'

I was going to buy the supplies and pack it myself, but they informed me that it's against their policy for people to pack things in the store. Fascists.

I wash my hands of it. What's done is done.

Moving on...

Today I'm going to find more things in my room that I can sell on Ebay. Then I'm going to rework my resume for the umpteenth time and have another go at my cover letter. I'll also be drinking a lot of Gatorade to combat dehydration, and I may call my nieces and nephew to have the privilege of talking to their answering machine (hint, hint, mummy).

E cosa stai facendo oggi?


Joie said...

I like selling things on ebay too. It's like a giant virtual flee market and I can be the confident haggling salesperson I imagine myself to be...anonymously, of course.

annette said...

I hope to someday not be afraid of EBay. And curse in a whisper, so you sweet mother doesn't hear you.

Jill said...

I need to have an ebay day to make some money and to clear out a lot of miscellaneous stuff in my studio, thanks for the inspiration!

Will you be treating yourself to anything in particular with the money?