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The Challenge Takes a Hit!

February 5th, 2007 at 07:08 pm

So much for my "selling" coupons on eBay idea. Although the auction had 2 watchers, no one bid. I'll lose $0.20 for the insertion fee.

I'm also going to subtract $1.23-- the cost of the 5 paperback books I bought at Goodwill and plan to list on Half.com for a profit. My speculative spirit is down but not out!

I picked up:

What to Expect When You're Expecting (something I've noticed on the bookshelf of all my friends with babies)
What to Expect the First Year
What to Expect the Toddler Years
The Known Word (A Pulitzer Prize winner and bestseller)
A Virtuous Woman (an Oprah Book Club selection).

I know the “What to Expect” series is popular with new moms. I’m contemplating grouping all three for an eBay auction, but I’ll try half.com first. If the books don’t sell, I can always read them myself. Ideally, I can make a little money for the Challenge (perhaps even after reading them myself!)

Old Total: $602.49
- $0.20 eBay insertion fee
- $1.23 speculative book purchase
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New Total: $601.06

2 Responses to “The Challenge Takes a Hit!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Half has a very large inventory of the What to Expect books already. I wouldn't get your hopes up on those.

  2. threebeansalad Says:

    Before I purchased the books I looked on Half to make sure they were listed and selling at a reasonable price. These criteria were met, but you are correct that I failed to look at the available inventory. Oh well... at $0.24 / book I'm not too concerned. I can always enjoy the books myself or give to an expectant friend.

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