I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I have another kid coming. That's kid number 4. He's due in a month, and no, I don't have a name for him yet. Due to the newest addition coming, coupled with the general malaise over Transformers that I experienced over the last 6 months, I've been trying to clear out some of the clutter in my collection. Most of it was junk that I was holding on to for various reasons: childhood attachment, the need to have multiples, even in horrible condition, and just plain collection padding.
I also learned that I have no clue on what to charge for shipping. Afraid of overcharging, I wound up shelling out more for shipping. After the first few auctions, I kind of over-corrected and just went with USPS flat rate shipping. It cost a lot more, but it did get the items to the customers faster, had built in insurance, and tracking. I'm certain that it affected some of the final auction prices and I could've gotten more for what I sold, but I never once got a negative feedback on shipping prices, so there's that.
I'm also going to confess to getting a little sell-happy. At first, I was sure that it would be hard to part with any part of my collection, but that hasn't been the case. Now I'm looking at other things to sell to clear clutter: boxes, paperwork, my entire G.I. Joe collection. My wife thinks I've been bitten by a bug., which she is way too happy about. Happy wife, happy life.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I turned 37 a couple of months ago, which makes me closer to 40 than I care to think about. According to my wife, I'm hard to shop for. However, I think I'm pretty easy since there are only like three things that I'm interested in. At any rate, I was given the task of buying my own present - a task I readily accepted. My choice of present? Carnivac!