iBay, UBay, we all Bay for eBay

November 2, 2006

Journal, Lloyd

eBay was originally my ideaSo, at the auction last week, in addition to 26 printers (are you guys sure you don’t need one?) I also bought 3 toner cartridges solely to resell on eBay. I’ve never done that before, but they were not very expensive in any sort of absolute terms although they did, at the time, cost as much as 2 laser printers. I listed them on eBay Saturday night, and so far they haven’t generated any bids. There is one guy who is watching them, but I don’t know what his intentions are.

I didn’t know how I was going to package them, but last Sunday when we were at Walmarts our friend Randy, who works there, threw a box at us from over the aisle, and it was exactly the right size for the toner cartridge. If we had better writers for this show I would have shouted something like “missed” until he had thrown over as many as I needed, but we just went over and asked him for some more.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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9 Responses to “iBay, UBay, we all Bay for eBay”

  1. Annette Said on:

    If you don’t have luck selling the toner, maybe you can sell the boxes!

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  2. Beth Said on:

    I’m most appreciateive of the WalMarts link. Thanks ya’ll.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      I was worried that no one would click on that. I linked the word “dead” last week just for Brad, but I don’t think he noticed.

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      • Brad Said on:

        I totally noticed that. I was in a hurry that morning or something, so I didn’t comment. I like the dialectizer too. 🙂

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  3. Beth Said on:

    Oh yea…and who are you? Al Gore? Ebay originally being your idea…Hhmmph.

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  4. Lloyd Said on:

    Well, the toner didn’t sell. I’ve never had that happen before. It cost $2.40 to list the items (more if they had sold for much money). It’s just a click of a mouse to relist them, but I don’t know if it is worth it.

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  5. christina Said on:

    You know a lot of e-bayer’s use the box that is free at the post office that you can fill with as much as will fit and it only costs $7.00 to ship. It might be worth looking into if you are going to try to sell other things you don’t have a box for yet.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      Here’s a little known fact about my sister. She used to work for the USPO. She was on the fast track to Postmaster General when an unfortunate accident with a sorting machine cut short her career. But she’s never lost her love for the Post Office and to this very day is a wealth of mailing lore. But seriously, don’t you think Randy would be upset if all of a sudden I stopped using his boxen?

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