Yep, eBay is totally awesome. And I haven't even earned any money yet.
The pre-sale rush is enough.
I've decided that eBay is a lot like a video game for women. A real-life shopping video game.
Throughout the day after posting eight items for sale, I found myself checking on occasion for activity. The site has a built-in tracker that displays how many people have viewed each item, and there's a spot for buyers to add the item to their list and get reminders of when the auction is ending. And, of course, they can also make a bid.
So when I saw that half of my items were being "tracked" and one had a bid, I was downright elated.
People like me! They really do!
Okay, well, they like my shoes -- and that's close enough in my book.
I had to call Jerry to share the good news.
"That's great honey!" (I'm pretty sure that's his stock answer for when I talk too fast in high-pitched tones, but it works, so I'm okay with that.)
"Four things are being watched and I have one bid already! So what if it's for the cheapest thing on there and I only asked $3.99 for it and I'm probably going to get hosed on the shipping? I'm learning and I'll get better, I know it!"
"Pennies make dollars," he said, which was the exact perfect thing to come out of his mouth at that moment. Pennies DO make dollars. And I will make a MILLION pennies on eBay and BE THE TOP SELLER IN THE WORLD!
Right. *cough* Anyway, if nothing else, it is fantastically empowering. It feels amazing to take control of your clutter, turn it around to your advantage and possibly make a little money with it.
And so what if I only earn $3.99 on my first shot?
Being indoctrinated into the eBay fold is worth much more than that.