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Craigslisting for profit & space

May 8th, 2010 at 02:34 pm

In a minor burst of doing something I should have done a year ago, I placed two items on Craigslist this past week. Nothing major (a Tonka toy and a grinding machine). The toy took up space, and really wasn't that great, and the grinder was now a duplicate, as I inherited a bigger one. The nice part is while I got a total of $11 for the pair, I paid $8 for them at yard sales 2-3 years ago. I really love getting money to temporarily own items. I really need to list more items for sale (hint to myself).

=== Other thoughts in my life ===

Yard sales were abysmal today - only bought two sweaters for my grandmother. Thankfully my pickups the past two weeks were above average.

Shoulder therapy is coming along. While not perfect, I barely ever think about babying the shoulder any more, it feels so good. Of course right after therapy it feels awful, but that goes away in a few hours.

Oh, lets not get into the stock market. I suppose it will be good in the long run that prices dropped so much now, but it doesn't make me feel better in the short term. This is why day trading wouldn't appeal to me.

Oh, and finally, I'm one month closer to my true independence day - the day I don't have a mortgage and even the oh-so-minor concern that "a job loss could cause me problems" will be gone. (BTW, its currently scheduled for July 2012) While barely having enough in CDs and savings to match what I owe on the mortgage, I really don't have the "just what mortgage worry are you talking about?" feeling yet. By the end of this year I think it will start to kick in though.

2 Responses to “Craigslisting for profit & space”

  1. Jerry Says:

    I know what you mean about temporarily owning items and having that lead to extra cash! I got some really nice hockey gloves at a yard sale once for $10 (they were hardly used and worth about $100), and when I moved I sold them for $25. Of course, there's no insurance this kind of thing will happen, but it's nice when it does! And even if they had never sold, they were EASILY worth $10. =)

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    i love getting rid of stuff on CL, but it's so hit or miss.

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