Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Unhappy Mail

UPDATE: The seller refunded my money.

I've been looking for a funny old man toilet paper roll holder for years. I finally gave up hope finding one at the thrifts or garage sales so I checked Ebay. Do you realize how expensive these are?

I found a cheaper one and sent an offer. The seller accepted and shipped it out June 10. I got it today. We aren't even going to discuss how it took 20 days to get from Georgia to Wisconsin. We are going to discuss how it became unhappy mail.

I had a feeling it would arrive damaged. There are chips and cracks. He is too weak to stand and will tip over if one tries to use him.

I contacted the seller but she hasn't responded yet. I do hope she had other insurance because when I went to USPS to file a claim, a red notice appeared saying my item wasn't eligible because it wasn't insured.

Monday, June 29, 2020

What $5 Bought

I volunteer at a thrift store by my house. A week and a half ago, I found this vintage foot stool. It's in pretty good shape for its age. It was marked $4.99 As a perk for volunteering, I got 25% off

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ice Cream and Painted Rocks Oh My

Every Sunday we try to take our two boys out for ice cream. Ryker got a smoothie, Robbie got a cone and my husband and I got flurries.

Good thing I'm not allergic to peanuts as mine came with one Reese's pieces. We usually park and eat in our truck. As we were sitting there, this person parks like this close to us.

After ice cream, we went to Goodwill and I found this guy. They had two see no evil ones but no hear no evil so I just bought speak no evil.

My husband and Ryker went to Game Stop while Robbie and I were at Goodwill. There is a rock painting group here who hides rocks around town. Ryker and Bill found these at the strip mall where Game Stop is.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

What $5 Bought

A Super hero belt and a Nintendo wallet

They were $2.99 each but I had a 25% off coupon so it brought the price down to less than $5. I'm surprised the wallet was so cheap. They usually start at $4.99

I've been needing a belt for some time. I ordered a buckle less one off ebay but it still hasn't arrived so I'm glad I found this one.

The wallet has a lot more slots than the one I currently had. My son loves Nintendo and I'm sure he wanted this but it doesn't have a strap and wouldn't fit in his pocket.

Tell me your cheap finds in the comments.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Google AdSense

Back in 2014, I was following a blogger who monetized their blog with Google Adsense. She said it was the easiest way to make money. I started the process but never linked a bank account for payments. I honestly forgot about it and life went on.

The beginning of this month, I got a letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers. I open it up and it is regarding this adsense account. Apparently, in the past 6 years I made like $76 woo hoo Right? I had to sign the paper and mail it back. Of course, I again put this off. Curse you procrastination.

Yesterday, I get an email from Google Adsense stating my account has been dormant for too long. I had until August 19 to sign into my account otherwise Google would escheat my account balance to the government. So I sign into my account, add a checking account, get verified and am now able to make and receive payments. However, the payment threshhold is $100 Guess I have to wait another 6 years to make any money?

So, no, my dear readers, unless you are a popular blogger, which unfortunately I am not, Adsense is not an easy way to make money.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Would You Have Bought It

Wow! It's been almost two years since I posted anything here. Anyone still check in from time to time? I think when I originally started this blog, it was to show my thrift store finds and offer advice on what to sell on ebay. Mostly now days, I post my finds to Facebook. I'm still doing ebay but haven't really had any BOLOs to share. However, when the pandemic first started, I sold a book by Dean Koonz titled "The Eyes Of  Darkness." At the time, a story was going around claiming the book predicted the outbreak of the coronavirus. Prices skyrocketed and I sold my copy for around $100. Since being debunked, the book has dropped in price.

Anyways, since the thrifts opened, I haven't really found anything spectacular but since I titled this blog "would you have bought it", I'm going to show you what I bought that caught my eye.

Two side tables made from suitcases.

They are a little too high for my liking but I'm going to try to get Bill to cut them down. So, dear readers, would you have bought it? Leave a comment below and tell me what you found.