Well not if i have anything to do with it. If its not nailed down then I'm either giving it away or selling it. Now this selling business is a new thing for me. Ive got to admit that its actually a bit of a buzz. Now i understand Sharon (Miss Townmouse) about your eBay shop.
Gumtree, a free site for buying and selling goods. The above NBA basketball assemble is going for $100 and I've had a call already (about 1 hr after posting) that if i don't sell it by Thursday they will buy it for $80. Ive also made a poster for the front fence that includes this photo for any passing traffic.
The second ad is for a Casio Pad 300 which is a ridiculously priced calculator that Tom had to have for this year (Year 9) but used for two lessons before he left school. It was $200. I'm selling it, pouch, manuals and disc for $100.
The other way that I'm selling this is on Sustainable School Shop . Ive listed his text books and the calculator and in the last couple of days I've sold $80 worth. Some of them had not even been opened as they were for the second half of the year. I'm selling probably a little too cheap but i want them out of here. I wish i had done this a month ago. Most of the private schools around here have already finished. Here's hoping there are more slack parents who haven't finished the book list yet. I will post it if needed.
I'm also going to be listing a Wii console with games, guitar hero,Wii Fit platform and software as well as a unused XBox 360.
I tell you that this week has been a learning curve though. I totally undersold a couple of items of Hubby's but at least they have "left the building". I approached the guys in the factory and made a little flyer to see if anyone wanted a used Triton Workbench including bench saw (that was 2mm out) for $50 or a Nail Gun to be used with an air compressor that was bought to build the deck but was too powerful and split the hardwood. We ended up predrilling, hammering and counter sinking over 3000 nails into a deck. The nail gun was as new and some parts were still in plastic. I was offering this for $100 though it cost us $300 five years ago. Lesson learned is that things depreciate sitting on a shelf despite being as new in a case wrapped up. I need to move them quicker.
Another big lesson was don't be so quick to set a price or agree to a sale. I could have had a bidding war but sold to the first one who walked into my office. Two others were waiting for photos so it was a case of him committing first. Both were a bargain but i also wanted to help this guy out as he just finished his house and was planning to start on his pergola. I threw in the box of nails for free. Later one of the others came in and told me he didn't really want it but knew the others did so he was trying to drive up the price for me. DOH!
So what am i doing with the money. Hubby really needs to sort out his garage. He has lots of tools so I've got my eye on something a little bit expensive. Well maybe a lot expensive for a Christmas gift. Its OK, he knows so I'm not spoiling the surprise. I'm giving him one of those big rolling tool chests. Hopefully having everything laid out in drawers and being able to roll it to the job will get rid of all the small tool boxes and perhaps provide incentive to put them all away when he is finished. By getting rid of the old Tritan bench he now has a spare spot to store it. I have visions people. Visions of an organised and neat garage. Am i dreaming......?
Today we put an Aldi water cooler out on the nature strip with a free sign. It has sat in the corner of my dining area for years gathering dust and was used alot when we were able to get filters for it. We tried everywhere and talked of somehow modifying it but it didn't happen and the cobwebs mounted up. It had a small fridge in the bottom that took a dozen cans. Out it went onto the nature strip.
|Ours had a fridge as well.|
Tomorrow another big piece of furniture leaves the house. A desk that has been with me either at work or at home for now over 20 years. Its huge and heavy.
|This is a custom built desk and has a really thick veneer that can be sanded down and restrained. It matched two really big cupboards (210x90) that i gave away a few weeks ago.|
So on with the decluttering. As you can imagine, a nerd who reads computer mags also accumulates a lot of software discs. Add them to the driver and installation disc for a myriad of computer hardware and back up discs that were all stored in this desk or the cupboards. Hubby was concerned that there might be personal information on some of them so i sat down and deconstructed them to have a pile of discs (for shredding at work, a pile of cases (for the op shop) and a pile of paper sleeves for the recycle. Such an entertaining evening, NOT.
Since Tom had a friend over and we hadn't been out for a while we went to our favourite restaurant, The Golden Grill in Werribee tonight.
One thing about having an Aspie family is that if they decide they like something you had better get use to it because you are going to be going to that one spot over and over again. The waitress in this place doesn't even bother to ask the boys (Hubby and son) what they want. Its the same thing every time. I mix it up a bit as it really depends on how much space i have. The good thing about this place is that they don't buy in the big rolls of meat from some generic factory. They marinate and make their own rolls and freeze for later. The Turkish bread is made on site and everything is so so fresh and authentic. Tonight there was a party for a 70year old and they had live Turkish music. Tom didn't like that one bit - something different.
|See how good i am, just a fresh garden salad with humus and tzatziki.|
|So good in fact that i DID NOT have even one of these beautiful authentic Turkish treats. Yummmmmmmmmmmm|
To finish off i am giving you Tilly pictures. Her hair is quite long and we are waiting for a grooming appointment so these will be one of the last ones with a full coat of hair for a while. Those eyebrows are amazing.
|Yes, asleep again......|
|and again.... this one with Hubby.|
Update Sunday Afternoon.
We put the big desk and return out with the help of 4 of us, it is so heavy. We went inside for lunch and then i thought id walk out and take photo of the desk of the nature strip.
Gone. It took me longer to print the FREE signs. Hubby thinks that people must be driving around with a ute or trailer actually looking for stuff to pick up.
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