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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

 

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philb
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30 Aug 2016
10:42:55pm

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There are times when we hit stale spots in our collecting interests and i put a few items in the auction to pass the time. When i sell something the dollar or two i receive in payment is but a token..although much appreciated..but the thrill i get is that someone can use the item i listed...love it !!Happy

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31 Aug 2016
04:51:29am

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re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

And that Phil is why I sell stamps!

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lemaven
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31 Aug 2016
07:37:52am
re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

Ditto!


I also like trying new things on sales here - even if sometimes they flop (my very first attempt at combining sales & humour was an "epic fail" as my teenage daughters would say - and hopefully long forgotten by everyone). But being creative makes this a lot less like work.

I also like (as too does my mate Stevo...) hen I take material at the end of the cycle and just put stupidly low prices on them. Zero interest in "restocking" and actually love thinking that someone else will get a buzz going through a pile of stamps the way I did initially.

I do the same thing with our annual neighbourhood lawn sale. Everyone else has spreadsheets and stickers and strict (and might I say delusional) bottom lines for their bargaining ("I paid $75 for that wagon 9 years ago, and I cleaned up all my kids drool and pee, so I should be able to get $60 for it"). Cathy and I put stuff out and pick random numbers from the air (usually what we think it's worth divided by 3). After 2 hours everything remaining goes in her van and off to the Goodwill Depot. We're soon back home reading the newspaper and drinking coffee on the front porch - what you should be doing on a beautiful summer Saturday!

Always a good feeling when you know something is in the hands of someone who can use and appreciate it, rather than collecting cobwebs in your basement!

Cheers, Dave.

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Tom in Exton, PA

31 Aug 2016
08:22:00am
re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

I haven't sold anything here on the board, but I've sold a lot on eBay over the years. I've always enjoyed "putting things where they belong", in the hands of someone who appreciates it!

I used to list a few hundred postcards a week. Back in the days when eBay allowed folks to communicate, and we got checks in the mail, there were a lot of great stories. I sold cards to people who "used to go there as a kid, it was exactly like in your card, but was razed years ago". I sold cards for parks to the current park ranger there and once sold a series of cards of 1930s built dams to the company who owned them! They were to be framed and displayed in their lobby!

There are tons of stamps and covers that have never been in collections. They've just been sitting in hoards for a century, never in an album or displayed and enjoyed. When I get a hoard of covers and there's a stack of 5 1932 event covers all alike and addressed to the same person, those covers have been together 84 years! I great a big charge out of sending one off to be put in someone's album! Finally what it was intended to be!

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philb

30 Aug 2016
10:42:55pm

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There are times when we hit stale spots in our collecting interests and i put a few items in the auction to pass the time. When i sell something the dollar or two i receive in payment is but a token..although much appreciated..but the thrill i get is that someone can use the item i listed...love it !!Happy

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31 Aug 2016
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re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

And that Phil is why I sell stamps!

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31 Aug 2016
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re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

Ditto!


I also like trying new things on sales here - even if sometimes they flop (my very first attempt at combining sales & humour was an "epic fail" as my teenage daughters would say - and hopefully long forgotten by everyone). But being creative makes this a lot less like work.

I also like (as too does my mate Stevo...) hen I take material at the end of the cycle and just put stupidly low prices on them. Zero interest in "restocking" and actually love thinking that someone else will get a buzz going through a pile of stamps the way I did initially.

I do the same thing with our annual neighbourhood lawn sale. Everyone else has spreadsheets and stickers and strict (and might I say delusional) bottom lines for their bargaining ("I paid $75 for that wagon 9 years ago, and I cleaned up all my kids drool and pee, so I should be able to get $60 for it"). Cathy and I put stuff out and pick random numbers from the air (usually what we think it's worth divided by 3). After 2 hours everything remaining goes in her van and off to the Goodwill Depot. We're soon back home reading the newspaper and drinking coffee on the front porch - what you should be doing on a beautiful summer Saturday!

Always a good feeling when you know something is in the hands of someone who can use and appreciate it, rather than collecting cobwebs in your basement!

Cheers, Dave.

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Tom in Exton, PA
31 Aug 2016
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re: the appreciation i feel when someone bids on one of my auction items !

I haven't sold anything here on the board, but I've sold a lot on eBay over the years. I've always enjoyed "putting things where they belong", in the hands of someone who appreciates it!

I used to list a few hundred postcards a week. Back in the days when eBay allowed folks to communicate, and we got checks in the mail, there were a lot of great stories. I sold cards to people who "used to go there as a kid, it was exactly like in your card, but was razed years ago". I sold cards for parks to the current park ranger there and once sold a series of cards of 1930s built dams to the company who owned them! They were to be framed and displayed in their lobby!

There are tons of stamps and covers that have never been in collections. They've just been sitting in hoards for a century, never in an album or displayed and enjoyed. When I get a hoard of covers and there's a stack of 5 1932 event covers all alike and addressed to the same person, those covers have been together 84 years! I great a big charge out of sending one off to be put in someone's album! Finally what it was intended to be!

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