Monday, February 06, 2006

eeeeeeeeeeeBay

I have a bunch of books up for auction on eBay. The same person has bid on three of them: the Saturday Night Fever songbook, an Oscar Wilde play, and a chemical dictionary. Can you think of three more disparate choices? I'm thinking he or she is probably a dealer, buying these for resale. That's fine with me as long as they leave my house, inflating my Paypal account on their way out.

I got an email today asking how much it would cost to send the songbook to Mexico City. I don't know why the image of John Travolta in dance costume in Mexico City struck me funny, but it did. Evidently my quote was too much for the muchacho, because he vamoosed. (That's 1950s slang for nosotros vamanos.)

I once sold a piano on eBay. I did it for a friend, and it was pick-up only. It was a nice little piano, graceful and delicate looking, and wildly out of tune. As always, I was honest in my description. We figured a local resident would come by to take a look, and then bid on it. The auction was won by a woman in Texas! She sent a piano mover from San Antonio to the northeast to pick up her prize. We figure it cost her at least twice the price of the piano to do this. Sure hope it tuned up nicely.

5 comments:

mm said...

Hard to believe someone with your experience would know nothing about the logistics of selling body parts over ebay.

mm said...

(I may have just lured some unusual fetishists to your blog...)

Susan said...

Thanks, MM. As if regular fetishists weren't enough!

crystal said...

Hey, if you start selling renal organs, you might get some extra-terrestrial customers ... you'd be surprised how popular liver and onions is on Reticula :-) I wonder how much the postage would be?

mm said...

Told ya...

:-)