Monday, October 10, 2005

Whoops!

Boy, did I mess up this year! I totally forgot that I needed to get the Cherished Teddie Age 8 Birthday figurine for my daughters birthday ( which is in about a week) K was going through the curio cabinet and she brought out some figurines and asked why we had two of these ( I got a great deal on a set of 13 on ebay and so now I have about 4 that are the same) and she also announced "I will be getting number 8". Lightbulb goes off in Mom's head!
Of course the store does not have #8 (every other stinking # but no 8) so today while K was playing at a friend's house I called every store within 20 miles and of course no one has it. I even looked into ordering it online and they will express deliver it in 4 to 8 working days (still too long and too expensive) So I went on Ebay and found one that ends tomorrow night, it still may not get here by her birthday but at least it will not cost as much. I went ahead and bid on #9 and #10 too, so this won't happen again for a year or two.(depending on if I win the bid of course) I guess I need to put the 4 duplicates back on ebay and try to sell them, I have bought from ebay before but have never tried to sell anything. It is usually easier just to donate my stuff to charity and take the tax write off. Lazy way to go!
Here's hoping that I win the cherished teddie #8 so my daughter will get her traditional bear and Mom will save face this year! I will probably get all three and promptly forget where I hid them for year 9 and 10! Things we do for our kids!

4 comments:

TMK said...

Funny! I sell on ebay all the time. I just sold all of our previous years Halloween costumes. It is so easy and very profitable, well...usually. I can help you if you need it. It is so easy though. Good luck with your auctions!

MAK said...

TMK,

Unfortunately I am losing the one I need at the moment but I think I am going to wait until closer to ending time before I make my final bid. I usually just set a limit and if I get it great and if not, no biggie but I kinda need this one. So right before closing time I will make my move!

MAK said...

Hey, I won the one I really wanted but lost the other two in the last few seconds. Same person tried to outbid me on all three. Oh well, I have a whole year to find the age 9 one and two years for the age 10. I went up a little on the age 8 one because I really wanted it for K's bday but the other two I just set a limit which including shipping was lower than I could buy it from the store. So it doesn't even bother me that I lost it. Now lets just hope she puts it in the mail right away and maybe K will get it before her birthday.

TMK said...

Good for you!