Monday, December 30, 2013

Why I Love Selling On Ebay

Usually when a buyer sends me a message, it is bad news. Either their item is missing, damaged or they need to return. Very seldom do I get a thank you message but tonight I did. This came through my personal email and made my night. (If you ever buy off Ebay and are happy with your purchase, let your seller know. Little things like this, makes their day.)

My name is Jxxxx Xxxxxxex Xxxxxx, and I want to say thank you, I was always looking for a brother to my Changuito ;-)
And this was the perfect gift to my partner, now we will have a lot of fun on our next vacations LOL
I wish you a happy new year and greetings from Eagle Pass, Texas

He included these photos. I was given permission to use them. I sold him the lighter monkey. (Silly as they are, they do make me smile)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Atari 2600 Score

or so I thought. I found an Atari 2600 console with 7 games, 2 joysticks, 2 paddles and a track ball on my local fb garage sale group. The price was $30 and I messaged the seller asking if he would take $20 He meet me halfway at $25.

seller's photo not mine

I sent my hubby out on a snowy Sunday afternoon to get my purchase. That was a mistake because as soon as he got his hands on it, he wanted to keep it. And I couldn't blame him. Pac Man, Centipede, Space Invaders who didn't like those games as a kid?

The posting stated the track ball didn't work all the time and it probably needed to be cleaned. Well, that wasn't entirely true. You could shake the controller and hear pieces moving around. I took it apart, and one piece where a gear thing sets was broken and the gear thing was just jingling around in there. I decided to list it on Ebay for parts so we will see if that will sell.

I wasn't quite disappointed about the track ball because the seller did state it did not work. What upset me was the adapter to plug it into the tv was not included. The seller told my hubby at pick up that he did not have it but my hubby bought it anyways thinking he had one in his garage. He did not. So now I don't even know if the console works but we decided to keep it anyways. Hopefully I can find one at Radio Shack or on Ebay.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Giveaway Winner

I'm a little disappointed that only 2 people entered my blog giveaway from last Wednesday. The winner was comment number 2 which is Rae from Say It Ain't So

So my dear Rae, shoot me a message at with your address and I will send you the awesome chipmunk lithograph.