Ebay Sellers The Ebay App Is Your Friend

Just a reminder that I’m more active on instagram in terms of posting about my reseller life. It’s maithriftsthings.

I always hear how google is your friend among other resellers. That’s true. Also the eBay app is your friend too. While it’s not entirely reliable sometimes, I am on it everyday. Even though I’ve been selling clothing for years, I feel there is so much I don’t know. For example pricing. So I’m out thrifting and will frequently check for comps ( comparison solds/ unsolds) on about 50% of items I put in my cart.

I’ll admit when I read people replying to hauls asking how much it will sell for I get annoyed. Probably the seller too because in reality you can just search yourself. I don’t mind questions on how the brand sells but I have to also remind them that that’s what works for me and may not work the same way for you. eBay Cassini is total unicorn 411. Most information I do find about it are theories and I only take them with a grain of salt.

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Stress Eating

This morning I woke up to the news of the Las Vegas shooter. I had some text from family wondering if I was ok and even questions from people I haven’t heard from in a while. Immediately I read online about the shooting and started texting, replying, and making sure my husband was ok.

I thought maybe he had to skip work but he wasn’t very late. He didn’t know what was going on and why there was so much traffic. While he was able to go to work, some of his coworkers had to be turn away due to parts of the strip being closed. It’s surreal what is going on. While people close to me are safe, and people I haven’t heard from a while are ok, they have friends or relatives who were at that concert.

I had to stop reading the news after I notice I stress ate all day. It’s what I do to cope when I’m stressed. So I just had to stop reading the news, and stay off social media. The news in general is frustrating because in reality I feel they are reporting news that benefits them and not the people trying to find out why this happened.

Family Visiting

My father in law is visiting us near my husband’s birthday which is Halloween. It’s been a really long time since he visited.  Actually the last time he visited was when Calvin was born but I didn’t get to go home. I didn’t get to spend  very much time with him but at least he and my husband spent some time together.

He doesn’t visit often because he feels he is intruding. Which is weird for him to say because we love visiting him. So I am a little nervous because right now I’m trying to clean my house and fix up the guest room for him. I am looking forward to his visit but I hate to admit it’s like I want him to be please with our lifestyle. The Martha Stewart in me has been on vacation… forever. Ok the Martha Stewart in me is still in training and isn’t graduating in home making anytime soon.

I think I would faint of embarrassment if he ever  EVER walks in to my eBay room. It’s not organized or categorized.

eBay Sales: August $2601.00 & Driving Without AC

Last month I sold $2601.00. Which isn’t bad at all. I’m really happy. Selling on eBay isn’t all fun. It may seem like it is but I do have days where I just want to give up. I have days where I  doubt myself. That also includes asshole customers that return things item not as described when they clearly wore the item. I also have customers who don’t pay, and customers who want a partial discount claiming a minor flaw… blah blah blah blah. Still I’m able to do this on my own time. Please don’t use my experience/example if you should do it by yourself. I have to also point out my husband works too and we do have health insurance through him.

I also have been driving my car without the AC on. Living in the desert requires…REQUIRES AC in your car. Unfortunately we already have been spending on my car,on other things, and other household expenses have priority. It’s not too bad. I’m just lucky we live close to almost everything and the weather has become considerably better ( mostly 80s this week).

Mommy Thoughts

As my son lives the carefree life of a toddler, I’m always wondering if what I’m doing will help him become a good person. I’m also wondering how can I protect him? Then I remind myself I can’t. I can always hole him up at home and give him things he wants but I know that isn’t right.

I want to protect him from his first heartbreak. My heart rate always raises a little when he falls and gets a boo boo. I also try to expose him to things hes not normally around (like outside, it’s friggin hot right now). I also try to limit him to shows he won’t pick up bad words from. Yet in reality I do have to say no, and let him fall, and let him get dirty.

I mentioned back something awful happened to my side of my family which is currently under investigation. While I’m not under investigation, close direct family members are and it’s already tearing my family apart. It involves one of my nephew and niece and this really is proof we can’t protect our children. I wish I can blog about it more but it would just make me cry.

 

We Are Emotional Beings

Quick blog today. I just wanted to blog about something my husband’s therapist said that really resonated with me. “We are emotional beings trying to be rational, which doesn’t always make sense to do.” That’s the gist of it. There was definitely more to that saying but hearing it really made me think. This struggle to be “Happy” probably is really everyone trying to be rational, and maybe trying to be seen as normal.

There is always this need for everybody from all walks of life just trying to make it day by day. Even people like me who is seemingly happy does need therapy to truly understand what I need and want. I’m not the one seeing a therapist but there are times I wish I could speak to one to truly understand why I behave the way I do and how to effectively live my life. Then again I am an emotional being trying to be rational. No one always lives their life effectively as possible.

As for my husband, yes its sessions for a while. I’m glad his therapist suggested he sees him one on one. My husband really wanted me to be there but it didn’t felt right to me.I know we generally don’t keep secrets from each other but I shouldn’t be the only outlet for him to deal with what’s going on with him. If you just happened to click by, my husband has been having anxiety and depressive episodes. Which may or may not have any relations to his childhood ADD. His therapist seems to think so though.

Student Loans $14,870

I don’t update my side bar enough. It’s because I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t been paying down my student loan debt as fast. So I updated it today and there is $14,870 left.

I feel like I have to look at our finances again. You know, combing through every credit card statements, loan statements, bills etc. Even though we generally have an idea how much we are saving and spending, every now and then it’s good to do this. Especially since we have a new monthly bill for our used car now. We are not spend thrifts by any means but doing this keeps us in track. Perhaps I’ll put up our numbers come September.