Wanna Know How Much They Sold For? Read On!
The Vintage 70’s Cashmere By Pringle Argyle Sweater was purchased at Goodwill for $4.29. It sold for $36.00!
The Vintage Brown Leather Fossil Shoulder Bag was purchased at the bins for about $2.00. It sold for $27.00!
The Canon Teleconverter and Conversion Lens Adapter was purchased from a Goodwill online auction originally for $14.99, but I got it for much cheaper than that. It sold for $45.00! There’s an interesting little story behind that. Read on to find out what went down.
The Nike Men’s Windbreaker Jacket was purchased from a church thrift store in downtown Savannah, GA for about $2.00. It sold for $23.75!
Gimme that Canon
Now for the story on the Canon teleconverter and adapter. I originally purchased them for $14.99. In the online pictures there was another Canon lens that was pictured with these two, but when I went down to Jacksonville, Florida to pick them up, it wasn’t there. I asked the lady about it, and she said that there had been a mix up, and that the lens wasn’t supposed to be included. Her solution was to relist the teleconverter and adapter and have me re-purchase them. What sense did that make?! I told her that I had driven an hour to pick them up, and that I wanted them. I told her that I should be compensated in some way for the inconvenience. Lol! I drive a hard bargain. The long and short of it is that I ended up getting the teleconverter and the adapter both for $7.49! Persistence always pays off!
Lost in Translation
The story does not end there, though. I took the items home, listed them on eBay, and when they finally sold, after being reduced from the original asking price and re-listed, I made the sell to a guy in the UK. I’m set up to sell internationally through eBay’s Global Shipping Program. I sent the teleconverter and adapter off to eBay’s fulfillment center in Kentucky, and a week or so later, I got an email from the buyer saying that what he received wasn’t what he ordered. He showed me the pictures of some sort of tube, which was clearly not what I shipped, so I called eBay to get to the bottom of it. I was informed by a representative that the workers at the fulfillment center had accidentally shipped the wrong item. Well, duh! Basically, the rep. told me that they were not going to attempt to locate the items, so the buyer was refunded his full cost, and I got to keep the $45. Those Canon items must have been cursed or something. Lol!