I have done a 180° and I couldn't be happier! My last post was a bit of a downer. But listen to how my weekend has shaped up:
- My ear has improved markedly. I'm not even close to completely healed, but at least I didn't spend all day in bed today.
- My in-laws took all the kids yesterday, and my husband was in school all day, so I had the house all to myself from 10:30am to 7:30pm. The quiet and rest did wonders for both my health and my frame of mind.
- Based on several comments here, I am really starting to think that the snotty emails I keep getting from eBay about my domain name registration are probably fake. I talked to eBay yesterday and the customer service rep asked me to forward it to their spoof team. I haven't heard from them yet though.
- The situation with our mysteriously missing computer files has been solved. I still don't know what happened, but I discovered that for some random reason, ALL of our personal files managed to spontaneously hide themselves. Once I figured that out, it was just a matter of going in to the Properties on all of them and unhiding them. It was all still there! All my business data, all our family photos - everything is back!!
Sales-wise, it was a fairly steady weekend. I wouldn't have wanted to be any busier. My husband was a real trooper helping me get my stuff packaged. Poor guy, I bet he made 9 trips back and forth between my eBay room and my bedroom, bringing my merchandise and packing supplies. And he struggled through printing labels. So it's good to know he can handle things in a pinch. I don't know what I'd have done without him!
Remember this Ralph Lauren shirt I sold?
It's looking like it's probably going to turn into an unpaid item case. Ugh. What a disappointment. $44.75 for a shirt that I paid $1.20 for?? I hope he pays, because I think the case will automatically open tomorrow.
I was thrilled to see these Borns go.
I've had them since October 2010! I'm surprised they took so long to sell. They're a little on the cute side. Far from my personal style and taste, but I thought for sure someone would like them. Good riddance, I say.
Speaking of shoes, I have gotten a LOT pickier about what shoes I'll buy for resale. I'm tired of getting burnt when old shoes break, so my new rule is - no shoes older than 2006. Even that's pushing it, but I'll give that a try and see how it goes. This is easy with Clarks, because the date is right inside the shoe. With other brands, I'll just have to use my best judgment. They need to look like they've only been worn a couple times. I really left a lot of good brands behind during my last road trip, because they didn't meet my requirements.
I have SO many shoes to get listed. Sigh. I have so much of everything to get listed. I hope to make my way through the stuff that I already have photos of. I have a basket of NWT clothing ready to go, and a bit pile of uncut sewing patterns. That should be plenty to get me started...
I thought I might get a sale through Pinterest today. I had a pair of Borns returned to me last month because they didn't fit. In the month that I've had them relisted, I've got 10 watchers. That's a pretty good indication that they'll sell soon, so I thought I'd pin them. Within minutes, I got an inquiry from someone who apparently doesn't speak English as a first language :) "Number?" I assumed (correctly, it turns out) that she meant what size are they, so I replied with that information. She wrote back, "Big for me! Snif" lol. Bummer. They'll sell...
Oh! I started watching Downton Abbey this week. I love my Kindle :) I got through the first season in a day or two. Now I'm making my way through the second season. I'm enjoying it. Thanks to all of you who recommended it!
I'm off to try to get some listings up!