Monday, March 1, 2010
I was going to sell it locally on Craigslist on account of I doubted I had a box to put it all in, and figured postage costs would be a deal breaker, plus I didn't know how much to ask for the stuff.
I scrounged around upstairs and found a big box (that's embarrassing to admit to, lol) and estimated the shipping costs online at around $17.00. Under $20.00, not too bad, so I decided to go ahead and list it on Ebay and let people tell me how much they wanted to pay for it.
I got lots of hits and bids. I think I might have actually gotten more had I timed it better. It ended in the afternoon right around getting-off-work time, when I think it's better to end auctions later in the evening.
It went for $46.00. After fees I cleared right about $40.00.
I was happy with that...at least half the value of the sale was getting the stuff out of the house.
It makes me kind of sad, though, because it was my boys' things. I'm still having a hard time with parting with their stuff from when they were littler.