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Video Game Lessons

I know many have their opinions about video games, but for our family, it started as a fun thing to do together or something the kids could play with their friends.  Now that the kids are not little, it’s not as much a family thing as I’d like, but that’s another story for another day. Today, I want to share some lessons I’ve learned since becoming a video game consumer.

A few years ago I boycotted a local video game store. Mostly, I was frustrated because two stores had merged and they’d seemingly become a monopoly. This did not sit well with me. No more competition. Why was it this Read the rest of this entry »

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Successful Craigslister! Now…world of antiques?

As you can see from my previous post, I’ve put a few things on Craigslist and I’ve been pretty successful.  Recently, I’ve sold the last of the Legos and feel pretty smug about it.  Okay, yes, I probably would’ve made five times as much if I’d  held out with supply and demand — those lego people sure were a hot entity — but oh well – they’re gone!  Also, my yard looks twice as big without that huge swing set.   cups1

Since I had such a success on Craigslist, several people have asked me to post items for them.  I’ve added in some video games and books so far (and sold some already).  Last weekend, I was asked to sell fine bone china.  Now, this opened up a whole new world to me – antiques.  The world of antiques is proving to be quite exciting.  I didn’t know there was so much history behind these beautiful works of art.  Right now, I haven’t sorted through the two TV box size boxes, but I’m salivating here — they’re colorful and beautiful pieces and I can’t wait to see what I uncover.  Heck, I didn’t know I was into this stuff.

In between work, family, nanowrimo, freelance writing, blog updates, editing and everything else, I plan to educate myself in the fine art of fine china and antiques.  I welcome any advice from antique lovers or connoisseurs — I admit, this is all new to me and  I’m just a bit intimidated.  But, of course,  it’s hard to turn down a challenge.  Onward to to the world of antiques!!

~~Maggie

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Posted by on November 5, 2009 in antiques, Craigslist

 

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Sold!

legosRecently, I’ve become a bit obsessed with selling stuff – on Craigslist, that is.  If you’re not familiar with the site, you have to check it out.  Basically, it’s like having an online garage sale.  LOVE IT!  My first sale was actually for a large item — our 5 year old swingset.  At first, I had a lot of “tire kickers”.  Then, just when I was considering donating the damn thing to a church or something, WAM!  We sold it in three weeks!  The deal was mutually successful — actually, we practically gave it away if you compared what we paid for that thing.  (Of course, it was bittersweet seeing her go — we had a lot of sweet memories on those swings).

The other things I’ve sold, so far, are LEGOS!!  My son collected legos practically since he was old enough to grasp them and the collection seemed to exponentially multiply for about 8 years.  So far, I’ve sold $100 worth.  Not too shabby for a few clicks on the computer and camera.

I also donated a few to the Kindergarten class at the school where I work.  Their faces were so full of wonder and happiness at the sight of the lego people and other cool pieces.   Hmmm…this inspired me to go back through the pile that’s left and see what else I can sell…..

~~Maggie
 
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Posted by on October 9, 2009 in Craigslist, Sales

 

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