When I was a kid, the only things I ever sold were Kool-Aid (from a card table on the sidewalk) and Girl Scout Cookies every year. We didn’t have school fundraisers back then and I don’t ever remember my family having a garage sale.
But YA is a selling whiz. She has all the apps and programs down pat and excels at the various online ways to get paid and how to ship things or if something needs to sold locally. She says she doesn’t use “C_list” anymore because everybody wants to bargain the price down to nothing. We have a small stockpile of boxes in a corner of the attic that she uses for sending things off to various buyers.
She also has a good eye for what might sell and how much she might get for it. She is careful with her shoes and clothing and likes to have what is current and trendy, so many of the boxes shipped off are her used clothing. Outdated electronics have gone out as well as a bike that she had outgrown. The big surprise this past year were two corduroy Apple baseball caps that I’ve had in my closet for decades; I got them from a supplier years ago when I was still working for Software, Etc. I was cleaning out stuff last summer, getting it ready for Goodwill/Value Village when YA spied them. She sold one for $150 and the other for $140. I was gobsmacked. Yesterday she sold off a PS4 game station that I bought her years ago but which went mostly unused. It works perfectly well and her buyer thought it was a good deal at $250. Again I was amazed as I would probably have put it out at a garage sale for 10 bucks.
So I’m letting her be in charge of selling off the household bit by bit. If it’s an item that is clearly mine (hats) or that I initially paid for (PS4) then we split the money. Right now I’m trying to get her interested in putting some of my old stamp sets on the market.
What chore/job do you like to offload on others?