The allure of ebay adds another pile to the sorting adventure.
When I told my friend of what I had done, I saw the pained look on her face as she realized she would be unable to make valid excuses for not putting some of her own rarities up for auction. She dipped her toe in with a quick grab of fifty Littlest Pet Shop lovelies, that promptly sold for fifty dollars. Suddenly, her garage sale pile also needed to be reevaluated. I felt a little anxious when she started heading for some of her son's Legos, but I had to accept and support the mission.
Her listings were done, I added a few more of my own, and we waited. In the meantime, we were scavengers looking for empty boxes to mail. As each auction ended, we celebrated each other's victories. Some sales were shared via texts, and others were so surprising, they required phonecalls.
There was a bit of a let down once we were left with just the daunting task of getting all of those packages ready for shipping. As I was taking a break one evening, a text came saying "I hope you can see this because it made my day." Here is the message my friend got regarding one of the lego sets she had sold:
His winning bid was seven dollars. Any of you who have lived the Lego life know that is a pretty good price for any kind of Lego set, even with the dust. I just could not contain myself, as my friend was sending follow up texts trying to imagine the scenario that played out between this man and his wife. "You bought that?! It's dusty!" I literally sat on the couch for over an hour laughing. Just when I finally got myself together enough to try to be productive, this photo came...