Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sold 289 to 297

We took three DVD's to the Trade in store we had used before - this time they only offered $1 per movie - they were all unopened, so we don't think we will be trying that approach again
Sage sold a guitar and amp earlier this year through All Classifieds - the $ went towards her 2011 overseas adventure.
Have started a few eBay listings again, with good results for a Lion King DVD. Sold the final DVD through a classifieds board on a forum - I think we will try this again as there are no fees.

#289 - DVD
#290 - DVD
#291 - DVD
#292 - Amp
#293 - Guitar
#294 - Cosmetics - Lipstick
#295 - Cosmetics - Blush
#296 - DVD - Lion King
#297 - DVD - The Goonies

Long time, no see.

Well, we are still here, planning another trip to the USA for April 2012 - albeit without Sage who is off on her own adventures overseas this year.

I am hoping we will be able to kick start the challenge again, but life (i.e work, school, homework, sport and volunteering) tends to take priority and pushes this challenge to the back of the 'To Do' list.

Our goal will be to try and sell enough to cover theatre tickets to see The Lion King on Broadway.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sold 242 to 288

Sales have been continuing (even if the blogging has not). Soccer season is nearly over, so hopefully that will leave more time to focus on the challenge.

Sales 242-245: Jodi Picoult Books on Ebay
Sale: 246: Disney DVD on Ebay
Sales 247-288: Love, Sage ep's.

Yes, Sage recorded another ep. This time around she will be keeping the $ to put towards her own gap year trip away in 2011.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sold 235 to 241

Update of sales for 2010:
All these sales were directly to second hand shops - the DVD's to a shop that specialises in DVD's, games and books. They were brand new DVD's that I had won in a competition, and not new releases. I received on average what I would if I had sold on eBay by the time eBay & Pay al fees were removed. The ipod and radio component went to cash convertors - sold on the day before we left on our trip

# 235 - DVD
# 236 - DVD
# 237 - DVD
# 238 - DVD
# 239 - DVD
# 240 - Electronics - Ipod
# 241 - Electronics - Ipod radio

Apologies and and Update

2010: so far

Sorry for not updating, we had a crazy start to 2010, with new schools and new routines and then all my time seemed to be spent planning for our trip to the USA in April. So yes we went and had an amazing time, the money we had made selling our items was used to purchase tickets to see Mary Poppins on Broadway.

We did manage to squeeze in a few more sale items before we left, so I will update those in a separate post, and we are back in action - with plans for a return trip in 2011, yes we had that much fun we want to do it all over again. So thank you everyone for your support, and hopefully I will reach my goal before our next trip.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sold 227 to 234

December is a busy month - school concerts, gatherings with friends, shopping and celebrating the festive season. We did not actively go out of our way to sell items this month, though a few sales fell into our laps.

Sage sold some more CD's - she now has to do a mini-production run to have more ready for future sales.

My sister offered to pay me me to make a skirt for one of our nieces for Christmas. At first I said no - I will just make it, then rational thinking came in an asked for payment of $1 - so I could add this as a sale for the challenge. I was paid $1 in USA quarters!

I think a goal for the next few months will be to review where we currently have items listed but not sold (Fishpond) and try either Etsy or Madeit Myself with a few different items.

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog - I know how easy it may be just to give-up when lack of motivation strikes!

#227 - CD - Love Sage
#228 - CD - Love Sage
#229 - CD - Love Sage
#230 - CD - Love Sage
#231 - CD - Love Sage
#232 - CD - Love Sage
#233 - CD - Love Sage
#234 - Home Made - Skirt

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sold 225 to 226

Two sales of Fairy Floss sugar and sticks, means we are a quarter of the way through the challenge! Theoretically we sold more than 1 stick but I am counting it as a 'set'.

#225 - Fairy Floss - Sugar & Sticks
#226 - Fairy Floss - Sugar & Sticks.