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A lot of work for -$1.30

April 3rd, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Mailed off some ebay sales today. Did better on shipping costs, but I'm still losing a lot. I tried the flat rate priority boxes, and changed the shipping costs in the auctions based on what the woman behind the counter at the post office told me. I either misunderstood or she misinformed me, because I still ended up losing about $16. Frown I'll finish up the auction I currently have on eBay, but after that, I won't list more until I figure out this shipping thing. Problem is, I hate to charge a lot for shiping, because I know as a buyer, a high shipping cost deters me from bidding on or buying an item.

I also sold a skirt today on a local online yard sale site I use. Yay Smile

And on a side note, I spend cash way too easily if I have it, and I spent $21 of my cash savings. Damn it. So that is down to $9. I need to start taking that cash and depositing it into my Savings every time I hit a certain amount so I don't spend it anymore.

So after all that, I still ended up losing $1.30 out of my overall savings. A lesson to be learned, but a hard pill to swallow.

Balance: $121.65
Ebay Sales: $16.70
Skirt: $3 (cash)
Spending: -$21.00
New Balance: $120.35
(Cash $9)
(Savings Acct $111.35)