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EBay and an Armadillo update

November 16th, 2008 at 09:45 am

I am listing like a mad woman on eBay. Once I broke through the "Its only worth a few dollars" barrier I realized I have TONS more things to sell on ebay!

DisneySteve's motto "sell anything that is not nailed down" is my mantra.

BB and I are serious about putting in an offer by christmas and I:

1. dont want to PAY to move all this stuff across state lines

2. every dollar helps!

So I have been going through boxes in the garage. The house looks like a tornado right now but I feel so satisfied that I can ALMOST envision the amount of stuff we will be moving!

Before it was so overwhelming thinking we would be moving bins, boxes and cases of stuff with us only to take it from the garage here and move it into the attic there.

Every listing added makes me feel so much 'free-er'.

BTW- wildlife removal man came by and set armadillo traps. I THINK he will not kill the little guy- he said if we trap him, to move it to our back porch and blanket the trap to keep him warm because its getting cold at night and they don't have much body heat. -So I don't think the man would be concerned with the armadillos comfort only to turn around a kill it.

7 Responses to “EBay and an Armadillo update”

  1. lizajane Says:

    I, too, have been selling quite a bit on ebay. Surprising things. I wish I could just set aside more than 10-15 minutes here & there to devote to it. I finance at least half of our gift-buying every year doing this, and have more fun doing it than I do picking out gifts to buy with the new-found money!

  2. fern Says:

    why don't you ask him what he does with armadillos he traps? I would be curious to know! Well, concerned, not just curious.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    He says he lets them go at his house. He says he lives on 4 acres. I'm just cautious- I've met too many people who think nothing of killing a 'pest'.

  4. baselle Says:

    Love the thought of ebay, yard sales and consignment to help you clear the decks for the move. After all, it pays you in two ways:
    1. Get money
    2. Money is always way more portable during a move.

    I just went through an estate sale, and put my foot in my mouth asking, "who died?" Turns out that the owner of this stuff has moved to Europe. If ebay isn't clearing the decks completely enough, you might want to think about running an in-place consignment sale.

  5. gamecock43 Says:

    Thanks for the thought Baselle- I did have an estate sale about 3 yrs ago to begin the clearing of the decks- It was insane! My first yard sale and I was expecting no one to come. Hundreds came- I made $4,000 that weekend but NEVER AGAIN. I think I had about $4000 in items stolen as well.
    I'm down to the "lower decks" now- not an overwhelming amount of stuff- just enough to keep me busy day and night for the next few weeks.

  6. fern Says:

    I hear ya... do people eat armadillo?

  7. gamecock43 Says:

    yes- you can. like Gator. not mainstream- but people do eat it.

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