Thursday, March 17, 2005

ebay my life away

Soundtrack: Ben E King - Spanish Harlem

+ SUN! +
- scabby forehead -


When I worked between Christmas and New Year, we had nowt to do. This meant I was very naughty and bought a 40GB iRiver online. It's mid-March and I still haven't managed to put all my CDs on. Not due to laziness, I'm at it every chance I get! Still, it's helped me to streamline my collection a little, which in turn has made me discover the (potential) delights of ebay.

Do I listen to Fin de Siecle? No. Do I listen to Trailer Park? No. So up they go. Great, that was easy. Oh, they didn't sell. Ooh, I can re-list for cheaper, and if they sell I get my listing fees back. Great! Do they sell? No.

I swear I've spent more money listing the CDs I want to sell than I have made on selling ONLY ONE album. Can you believe out of all the albums I've put up - including the "much loved" Green Day (it was a birthday present) - the only item I seem to be able to sell is Go-Kart frickin' Mozart. Sheesh. I'm not sure this ebay malarky is all it's cracked up to be.

7 comments:

  1. what about old fashioned second hand shops? are there any around that will buy them from you?

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  2. I've tried that one before. I got £15 for around 40 albums, singles and promos - including a signed Craig David album!. £15 doesn't even buy me one new album!

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  3. hmmm funny how no one wants them! how. odd.

    you should call it a loss and just use them for arts & crafts and recycle the cases.

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  4. danski jeb18:25

    I nearly offered you 50p for Trailer Park thinking it was Ash's first record, but that's just Trailer, isn't it. I don't want no Beth Orton.

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  5. I don't blame you. Neither do the masses.

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  6. Paul00:25

    I was using amazon marketplace as they don't charge to list.

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  7. Ooh, I thought Amazon marketplace was businesses only. I bet you can charge a bit more there too. Cheers for the tip Paul!

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