My old Honda Civic, listed on TradeMe, generated a fair bit of interest - mostly because I listed the reserve at a giveaway $350. The winning bid of $725 came from a guy in Taupo. He got a lift into town two days later and handed over a thick wad of cash and a change of ownership receipt, before starting up the car and heading back on his 4-5 hour journey home.
So that's one more parking space on the streets outside my house, and one less insurance premium to pay.
Just for a bit of a lark, I also listed my collection of 18 NetGuide magazine back issues. Hoping for bargain-hungry punters, the reserve was set at a lowly $1. They sold alright, but to the first and only bidder. For $1. Once I've paid my seller's fee I'm left with about 50 cents. That's hardly worth the effort of packaging them up and sending out to the buyer, even if I don't have to pay for the postage.
I know now that there is very little chance of ever getting rich selling stuff online.
Oh yeah, and I just found out that my new car is missing a hub cap. The Echo's been in my possession for less than a month and already it's shedding bits.