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Old 09-20-2005, 03:45 PM   #43
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eBay ROCKS !!!

I'm in the process of cleaning out my storage unit, and selling ALL that superfluous JUNK on eBay.

And I'm making GOOD money doing it.

There are people who do it for a living. All I want is to get rid of it, and make a couple bucks along the way.

eBay ROCKS!!!
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #44
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ebay might help ...

... but my conscience might be sore afraid at enabling other people's acquisitiveness.

anybody want to post their favorite (EASIEST) ways to tackle the ebay thing?
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:09 PM   #45
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doncha wanta buy my richard harris love album?
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:24 PM   #46
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Richard Harris? The guy from "The Thornbirds"????
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:39 PM   #47
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no.....a man called horse.....
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:33 PM   #48
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anybody want to post their favorite (EASIEST) ways to tackle the ebay thing?
Ebay has step-by-step instructions to listing items for sale on their website. Much more thorough than anybody should get into here, after all...this is an Airstream Forum! Take a look...it really is E-A-S-Y...they even have a forum & online help toasist if you run into a problem.

Good luck!

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Old 09-20-2005, 08:41 PM   #49
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it reminds me of the guy, who was featured on a NPR show recently, who decided to sell EVERY single thing in his life, on eBay, and DID.

People will buy anything, I assure you.

My storage unit is the final bastion of my reality. I'm almost down to the boxes and boxes of books.

I'll pick thru them, and save a box or two, to chew on, when I'm older.
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doncha wanta buy my richard harris love album?
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Isn't he the "MacArthur's Park" guy?
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:12 PM   #51
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BINGO! you get a pat on the back and a hearty handshake...
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:37 AM   #52
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I was & am still inclined to 'gather'. We have just sold our home of over 15 years & moved into a 'villa' in the North Texas Airstream Community northtexasairstreamcommunity.org It took over 10 trips to the dump with a 5 X 8 trailer filled to prepare for the move. My epiphany over the importance of 'stuff vs. life' came after a diagnosis of renal cell carcenoma, kidney cancer. After surgery & during 1 yr. of chemo (experimental) very little of my 'stuff' offered any solice. My family & the ability to travel in the trailer offered the most rewarding experiences. Now we have really changed to a life-style that will give us more of what really counts, travel - to see places, family, & friends. The villa we are in is too small for much more!!! BTW: I do plan to clear out the storage shed we rented during the move....
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RivetED, that is the wisest thing I've heard yet. The voice of experience! I hope you get pleanty more years to enjoy 'what really counts'!
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:47 PM   #54
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RivetEd, God..speed with your new direction.

Now to one of my bad habits, I save boxes. Cardboard mostly, just can't pass up a good one. I have a storage barn almost half full of the things. I used to spray em before I put them away with a strong pest control product. Then I found that the silverfish still enjoyed them. Last week when the Rita came calling, I used many of them for packing things that were then left to be blown away anyway. Nothing did fortunately, but I am now rethinking the need for so much that I consider valuable but not essential.
BTW I spent one afternoon padding the windows of the AS.
My main worry was other folks junk being misseled up against the trailer. But we were lucky and all escaped unharmed.
Actually I was always bouyed with the knowledge that the summer kid could swing by and lend me supplies on her southward trek to Katrina land if I had been so unfortunate to take a hit. I anxiously await a report on her goodwill trip has it happened yet?.

One idea for all of her clutter stuff is to give it to the Louisiana refugees. After all they are only gonna get 250 BILLION from us fools aka taxpayers.
I know they will be grateful.

Anyway I am going to swear off the box saving habit and finish downloading all the 1000s of photos I have from 4 families, and maybe get around to converting much of a music collection to MP3. Now if I could just decide what to do with the old home movies and my Bar-B-Que grills and the guns guns guns and the Zenith Trans Oceanic, the Lionels , my grown son's baseball card collections and that damm Steinway Baby Grand.
Guess I might have to sell it all just to pay the taxes to subsidize those dear refugees. Or I can just leave it as is and wait for the next (inevitable) storm to dash it all to spinters and mush to be gleaned over by passersby and then to be bulldozed into a windrow and used for landfill somewhere.
From dust to dust....so very true.

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Summerkid,

After a dramatic event in my life about 10 years ago, I have a personal goal of making sure the trash can is full to the brim every week. Most weeks I make it.

I figure what comes in this house via the mail and my doing, something has to go out that is going to be displaced. So based on this little exercise I have maintained at least status quo on stuff in my home.

Ebay has helped. I sell a little too. And a periodic donation run just before the end of the year, for tax purposes is another trip I make.

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Old 09-30-2005, 10:49 PM   #56
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Flicka ... don't spray the carboard with pesty stuff! Use it as mulch. cover it with ground-up leaves or something else attractive & you will NOT have a weed next spring. i've applied it to virgin meadow for my vegetable garden & it worked like a charm.

my trip south got shunted aside by hurricane rita but i am not yet deterred. somebody DID mention to me recently that "You have ASTHMA, are you nuts?????" but still ... i will help somehow. Flicka, ya need stuff?

Also, I finally located my digital camera after 3 years of wondering where it was & have now sold $500 worth of stuff on ebay & am uploading more all the time. i'll take "before pix" of this miserable hovel tomorrow & then you can follow my progress if you're really, really bored. a house comparable to mine but on a teeny lot & only a half-block from the train went up for sale yesterday for FIVE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND, so we're scurrying around to jump on that bandwagon.

selling this joint also is important because i've finally found my home: the inn of the white salmon, in white salmon, wash., and i am trying to scrounge up pennies, nickels & dimes to come anywhere near making the purchase place.

so now my antique fireman's jacket has a price on its head for the Kane County flea market tomorrow & my favorite Tiffany bud vase is headed for ebay but it WAS a gift for a marriage that didn't take, so it's probably worth more dead than alive to me. so far i haven't actually burst into tears watching my favorites head out the door but i've come close twice!

wish me luck! pay high prices for my trailers & parting-out projects as they iinevitably come to light!

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