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.

5 comments:

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.