Thursday, 5 July 2012

Ebay, Casodex and The Post Office


The other week, I met up with some forum/facebook  friends for lunch. We all drove an hour and a half and met in the middle, which made it Cambridge I think...anyway, they all complained to me that I haven’t been updating my blog and how rude am I.
They complained that they have had to wade through the misery with me and they have sat on the edge of their seats waiting for each update and now everything has come to a comer/stop, I haven’t bothered updating.
I did feel momentarily bad about that and didn’t realise people were still wanting to know what is going on, even if it isn’t about hospital appointments and stuff.
I clicked on my blog, and realised that loads of people are still clicking on it to have a read, which I have to say, I am quite surprised about really, cos I think I am quite boring, wittering on about me myself and I and a little bit about Ady and the girls!
So, if you are interested, then keep reading and if you aren’t, then what the bloody hell are you doing reading this anyway!

Now then, let me rewind my brain back to the last time I updated.......OK, I must sort some pictures of Daisy and Matilda. They are very good girls and lay us an egg each every day!

As you probably know, Ady likes his model trains and he has got a whole thing going on in the loft. Every September, he goes off with his train chums to Milton Keynes, I think it is, on a big exhibition thing where they can buy the latest in choo choos.
Ady usually takes a load of money he gets for his birthday with him to have a spend up, and the last two years, he has said that it would probably be the last time he would be able to go cos he keeps getting diagnosed with cancer around that time.
Anyway, this year, so far, touch wood, he is cancerless and he is looking forward to going. We agreed that we dont have the money this year, so he agreed that he would sell some of his old stock and get the money that way.
He gathered up what he wanted to sell and rang a man in a train shop who offered to give him £130 for his trains. Ady was happy with that and sent them off.
A week or so later, Ady’s cousin rang and said that he could see Ady’s trains for sale on Ebay, going for two or three times the price he got for them.
Ady had a whole load more that he wanted to sell and I said that I would try and suss how you go about selling them on Ebay ourselves.
Blimey, it’s a whole new world out there!!
I am having great fun, taking photos of his trains and putting it all on Ebay and watching people bid on them and then wrapping them into Christmas presents to send off. Ady is very happy cos he is making so much more money...he is practically clearing the loft out!
And his cousin and his friend are now getting me to sell their stuff for them too.
I have been sending things first class recorded, like you do and I had been merrily going to the post office myself and doing it, but then I decided that Ady could do the post office trips.
The post was costing £3.65 to send, so I was charging £4.00 to include the envelope and bubble wrap.
So off Ady went (still on his casodex and a muddled mind like a sieve) to the post office with his parcels.
“Blimey” He said “That was expensive to post, it cost £6.85”
“What do you mean £6.85, it should have been £3.65.....did you sent it special delivery?”
“No” he said “I sent it registered, like you told me to”
“No” I said back “I said to send it RECORDED...no wonder it has cost so much!”

So the next week, I sent him again and told him to make sure he sends is recorded and not registered.
He also had to get some bread and milk this time.....He rang me from the village and checked that it was to be sent recorded and not registered, and I agreed.
He came back home with the bread and milk and said “Thats still bloody expensive you know Em, it was still £6.85”
I said “Well what did you ask for?”..He said “Registered, like you said”
I shan’t repeat what I said back to him on here, needless to say that he has been sacked from his post office duties.

6 comments:

  1. Good to have you back!

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  2. Ditto, glad to see an update again, you have such a readable style that you could write about anything from eggs to engines and keep me entertained! :-)

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  3. Glad to hear that everything is going well. Was getting worried with no update for so long! I really enjoy reading your blog.

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  4. Thank you for your comments :)
    I will keep updating then and I spose if people want to read, they can, and if they don't then they wont!!

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