Friday, March 07, 2008

Selling points

I've been trying to sell a few things on TradeMe recently, and I'm fairly disappointed that the potential buyers aren't willing to pay much for them.

For instance, we've got a MacLaren baby rocker listed, and it's taken a week to get the bids up to just 1/4 of what we paid for it new (it's still in really good nick).

Same for the two breastfeeding tops I listed. Also, the red one is getting bids but the black one isn't. I can only assume it's because the former has never been worn, whereas the latter has. Perhaps I should have added in the description, that it's because the red one made me look fat but the black one hid all the fat rolls.

Or maybe I should have pretended that the tops were worn by some famous All Black at a cross-dressing away game, and that the baby rocker was almost bought for Suri Cruise. That sort of thing seems to bring in the money.


Nigel Patel said...

You could say they belonged to Madonna.
Not far from where my ex lives there's a Chinese restaurant with one of her cone bras.
Pricey place too.

I'm after selling some lamps this summer. I'd like to sell my couch but the boys left a parting guift on it before they scampered off to the Kitty Afterlife.

Angela said...

or maybe it is better you did not mention those things

I don't know if my last comment made it through on the internet but congratulations on all the great things that are happening.

Violet said...

nigel: yeah, that might've workd! Do the restaurant patrons get to rub the cone for good luck? ;-)

angela: no it didn't, so thanks for the lost comment :-)

glomgold said...

'TradeMe', is that an eBay type of website?
Ugh, I hope no one wants to rub Madonna's cone. And nice new header pic!

Violet said...

glomgold: yep, TradeMe is NZ's biggest online auction site. Though I've never seen anything Madonna-esque on it.