I woke up this morning and ate breakfast then got on the computer. When I opened my email I was excited because I made my first sale on Yardsellr.
It was a book called “Programming Perl” which was given to me for Christmas 1999 by a former employer. It was one of his books and I think because I was a mere (temp) employee, I wasn’t worth a brand new present. I guess he was thinking “hmmm… what should we give Mike? Oh look, here’s a book that I don’t need anymore…”
That wasn’t the only thing he gave me and I was grateful to get anything at all. I wasn’t expecting anything and it was nice that he gave me the things he did give me. But… it sat in a box for about 6 years and when I started reading (novels) I took it out of the box to fill up space on my bookshelf. I have no need for this book since I am not a programmer and never will be.
I put the book on my website yard sale and when I put stuff on Yardsellr, I wasn’t sure if it would even sell since it’s so old. Everything progresses so fast in the computer world. If you have a computer from the 90’s it’s a dinosaur, actually if you have a computer from 2005 it’s considered a dinosaur. So if a computer can be a dinosaur that fast then perhaps this book being 11+ years old is definitely a dinosaur.
I sold it for $5 plus I charged $4 for shipping and I’m glad I did because it cost me $3.70 to ship it media mail plus packaging and a tracking number. If I had charged $2 for shipping I would’ve been screwed.
I just looked at my PayPal account and I already got my $9. I’ve been waiting all day for PayPal to send me an email saying I got money but never got it so it’s a good thing I looked. Yardsellr says if you get a tracking number you will get the money right away, otherwise you have to wait 3 days to get the money. The tracking number cost me .80¢ but it was well worth it to get the money today.
I never thought something of mine would sell so fast, I figured it would take at least a month or 2 (or 3). Although one sale doesn’t guarantee anything for the rest of what I have there but it’s a start.