Monday, May 11, 2009

A New Direction

I did finally get accepted into grad school, and I am really looking forward to going. With that in mind, I am going to start, in addition to what I have already been posting about (finding deals and so forth), posting more about how I am going to make grad school a viable economic reality for me and the wife (and the puppy).

It looks like we will be making a pretty significant move in order to go to school, and so one of the first items on the agenda is the need to start paring it all down. I set up about twenty Ebay auctions last night, and I will be interested to see how much money I actually end up with. Ebay is pretty tricky for sellers, in my opinion, as you get charged to list your item, then you get charged some more when your item sells, and then Paypal charges you a percentage of whatever money you receive. As I figure most of these items will sell for a dollar or two, these ten and twenty-five cent fees add up pretty quickly as a percentage of money earned. Nevertheless, I am getting towards my goal of having (and therefore, having to move) less stuff.

This will be an exciting couple of months.

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