Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Opening The Vault

So over the holiday weekend I opened up the famed treasure vaults here at Shadow Manor, looking for items to sell on eBay so as to fund my OOP book recovery project. Many a wide-eyed niece and/or nephew has stood slack jawed at the merest glimpse of the vault's contents and no doubt they would have readily agreed to part with their young souls were I to offer them the chance to get their grubby little digits on the items within. Alas, no amount of pleading or flat out wailing on their part will convince me to allow such juvenile persons alone time with such valuables. For the most part, the items I chose are things that I really cannot see myself ever having  use for and/or opening, or they are multiples of things that I already own.  Now I just hope someone buys this crap stuff. Click the photos for the super size versions.

Further exploration of eBay opened up another avenue of possible income: old computer games and books. I was astounded at the amount of older things (going back to the commodore 64) that people were buying and I am literally loaded with such stuff. I was this close to throwing out a lot of those old clue books and things. Who knew some people were willing pay 50 bucks for some of them?

7 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

My brother has been selling old computer games on ebay for years and has made a ton of cash from them. He picks them up in carboot markets for pennies. Madness.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Soon you'll be busy shipping stuff all over hell's half-acre!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Here I had beaten all the games on my Commodore 64 just recently...

Danielle Ferries said...

Think of all those new books you'll soon be buying...

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ah, eBay. The world's best second hand store : )

K.C. Shaw said...

Wow! That is a lot of cool stuff! I hope you make tons of cash selling it. And hey, you're making room for the new books, too!

K.Hinny said...

Nice info Thanks!! Good luck with your sales!