Selling stuff on eBay always seems to be such a great idea, but i always have this feeling of extreme guilt when handing over the goods, and it seems to be directly related sometimes to the payment method.
If someone pays instantly with paypal, then comes to pick the product up I feel as though I should be making them a new product and giving them a little gift as well. Where as for some reason if someone is paying with cash, I couldn’t give a shit if the product is smashed ans has a dildo sticky taped to it.
I think it is because the word cash is a little bit dirty. The white collar crowd of this world have made using cash a thing only for pimps, gangsters people who have enough money not to give a shit whether or not they carry a “roll of benjamins”
So when you sell some of your old stuff on ebay and it is for cash when they turn up to pick up the item, and they notice that it is broken if half (not saying that I would sell a faulty product, just making a exaggeration), you can always say “mate I know it looks bad, I’ll give ya a lazy losbster off the price!!”. I think it may be because cash is a little bit seedy.
And it is always a little bit awkward, “Here you go, here is the product you purchased!”, often translates in your head to…”Here you go, here is the old stuff of mine you are buying for your new stuff”, “We have used it until is looks shitty and we don’t want it any more, and a little bit I am forming a preconceived idea about the person you are by buying it from me!”
This is honestly what I start to think. For once I can honestly say I think this without any malice. I can’t help it. for example.
Just sold a pram.
The guy that bought it, paid promptly, paid with pay pal, the exact way I would pay for pay for something.
We cleaned it up. It looked good. we were only selling it to contribute towards buying a new double pram for our team so there was really nothing wrong with it but……
When the guy turned up we made some uncomfortable small talk, he was lovely, will make a great dad, all established from making some tire kicking talk about how to fold a pram but I could not help but think, why would you want to put your unborn child in this dirty old second hand pram, wasn’t even dirty I felt as though I was taking away his child’s right start to life.
And if we had of exchanged cash it would have felt as though we were doing a drug deal with the beneficiary being his child. Why is cash so dirty?
Anyhow. Painting this weekend. 1 step closer. I think painting is what it would be like to have a painful STD
Should be a nice weekend.