Selling addiction

OK I admit it. I’ve become addicted to eBay.

More specifically, selling on eBay.

I’ve had an eBay account for several years but was only a buyer. I don’t really buy too many things — mainly books and DVDs. I recently decided to sell my almost-new cellphone. I still had the original box and packing materials so I gathered it all together in a nice pretty package and decided to take the eBay plunge.

I spent a few hours researching prices and went ahead and set up my selling site. Within a few hours of posting the item, someone used the “Buy It Now” feature and snapped it up. Within minutes, my PayPal account showed I was paid…and I was hooked!

I’ve sold about a dozen items so far. Besides the cellphone, I’ve sold books and even a few year’s worth of my old Civil War Times Illustrated magazines from the ’60s and ’70s. I’ve figured out how to pay for shipping and print shipping labels from home. I even went to OfficeMax a couple of weeks ago and bought a mechanical shipping scale.

It’s a fun way to make money off of things you no longer need.

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