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I don’t sell a lot of things. To be truthful, I’m much more comfortable just giving stuff away than going through the bother. However, I want to sell my van so I decided to take my daughter’s advice and post it to the local sales page on Facebook.

It can’t hurt.

I should get enough money out of it to replace my Apple MacBook Air so I will have it for my work in addition to this iPad.

And I will be free of the burden of taxes and insurance for the first time since I reached adulthood.

I’m rather looking forward to that.

Eventually I would like to purchase a low-powered scooter to use to pick up Katie from school and putt my way to Winchester to visit my Auntie on sunny days but for now a laptop is more important.

Also, the wheels in my brain are spinning with the idea of turning this adventure into a future book project.

But for now my only goal is to eliminate the vehicle. Auntie is surprisingly supportive, especially as she has learned one of the reasons for my madness ;).

How do you sell things? Do you list them online, put them in the paper, or what? Please share your stories in the comments below.



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4 Comments

  1. Mopsa wrote:

    This is great Annie! In the future, when my life is more organized, I plan to go car free too. The amount of money that goes in to a car is almost obscene!

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  2. Sheila wrote:

    Good luck on the sale, Annie. I didn’t know that Facebook had local sales pages. I sold my car on Craig’s list.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Melissa wrote:

    I have sold quite a bit of “stuff” on ebay. In fact, I found an old gameboy and a wallet my daughter didn’t want and I am packaging them up to mail as we speak. I also haunt the Goodwill and thrift stores for Lilly Pulitzer childrens clothes for resale on ebay. I would love to do it full time!! Good luck with the car sale!

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink
  4. AngelWings wrote:

    Hi Annie,

    Good for you on selling your car! You seem so happy and free! I really don’t have things to sell but I do buy and trade many books and small items at a local, large, “you trade it” kind of bookstore. Sometimes I make quick cash or I can take the store credit. It’s fun and I am always entertained with new books and home d├ęcor. I really can’t understand the people who have an entire library of books that just sit there and take up so much space forever. I now have my Amazon Kindle and a couple of boxes of books that I like to save and that’s it!

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm | Permalink
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