On another weekend, a nearby sale netted me some more electronic profits. This particular sale was held by a couple of adult children cleaning out their parent's house. Somehow, I had missed the first day of the sale, which bummed me out. A good yard sale picker always knows the best stuff gets scooped on day one. But I decided to make the most out of day two anyway. Looking around the dimly lit garage, I found a box full of cable wires and other worthless junk. Despite this, I continued to dig around the box hoping to find something others had missed. Maybe it was the extra coffee I drank that gave me an energy boost because, low and behold.... I dug out a vintage Apple iPod! Pulling it out from between the cable wires, I brought it over to the seller to ask how much? She quoted me five dollars, adding she would throw in one of those cheap docking station bases. Now in my experience, docking stations are as common as the hated bread makers, so I didn’t take the bait. I told her I’d pass on that and give her three bucks for the iPod. Since it was the second day of the sale, and she seemed eager to clean out her parent’s stuff, she took the deal. Later that day, I cleaned up the iPod and posted it using an eBay auction format. The little iPod sold for $65 dollars! Sure glad I looked through that box!
Overall, a pretty good start to the fall eBay selling season. How’s your season going? Add your stories to the comment section below.
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