Thursday, April 21, 2016
THIS IS NOT AN ESTATE SALE!
The President of our group joined me to "price" some items which had been donated. I already had 15 tubs of my donated "STUFF" priced and set aside.
It quickly became apparent that she and I have differing views about "value" as she thinks that my prices are too cheap. I told her, "I just ask myself: do I want to get rid of this or take it back in the house?"
She put a dollar sticker on some books and I said, "I have lots of books already priced and I have 50 cents for hardbacks and 25 cents for paperbacks." She said, "But these cost a lot of money." I said, "And they sell them for 99 cents at Goodwill."
She held up an item and asked, "What do you think? 20 dollars?" I said, "This is a RUMMAGE SALE, not an ESTATE SALE!"
She held up a donation from herself of a small Googly Eyed Dog figurine planter and said, "This is Occupied Japan; it's worth a lot." I said, "I'll look on EBay."; the bid on EBay was at $4.99 plus shipping. She said, "But the Buy It Now price is $21.45." I said, "But that would suppose that one would actually be BUYING it NOW!"
She held up a pair of boots and said, "These are Uggs; they're worth a lot." I said, "But they've been worn."
She showed a teapot with matching sugar and creamer set from Hall. We looked on EBay and Replacements.com for a comparable item but could find nothing similar.
She put a price of $30.00 on the set; I predict it will be taken back in the house.