Thursday, December 10, 2009

Selling Stuff Summary

I made a sale earlier in the week and have been tracking its course to BC since. Even though it is insured and sent, I like to know it got there OK and they like it.

This item is likely the last thing I will sell before 2009 ends. It was a couple of pieces of Swarovski crystal (gifts from a long time ago) which brought in $105 not including shipping.

Overall monies made this year from my first ever selling stuff attempt clocks in just over $5000. I'm fairly comfortable now with selling. If you remember, it was D who started it off by selling a set of his old speakers.

When we upgraded our sound system, they've been sitting in our basement. Not to be outdone (I have a nasty competitive streak), I decided to try my hand at it. Glad I did because I've really enjoyed the experience.

This year I've been responsible for over $4000 of total sales and we have parted with: A hand held VHF radio, lots of hobby equipment, gold and silver jewellery, concert tickets, voice activated recorder, a mini safe, binoculars, receiver, several sets of speakers, center channel console and crystal.

D thinks he is out of things to sell. I'm getting really close to that conclusion myself though I'll still go through the household with a fine tooth comb and see what I can come up with for next year.


  1. Tried to leave a comment last night, but my phone wanted to give me problems. LOL.

    Congrats on the selling stuff progress! I hope I can do as well.

    We just started so we've only broke the $140 mark. lol. But its a start.

    So, what are you going to do now that there is not much more to sell?

  2. Thanks Money Funk!

    I know you will do well, the momentum has started and I believe now that you are focusing energy to that area, you will attract the buyers.

    I am not yet ready to unload my piano or antiques. If we ever move, those wiould be the easiest and quickest things to sell as I would use dealers.

    D is still working on getting extra contract work so I hope his leads pan out.

    The easiest thing for me is to keep slugging it out at work. That's the quickest way for me to make an extra buck.

    We have continued to browse the real estate ads for potential rental properties but am not decided if we wish to get into that type of work.