I've begun at long last to sell extra dolls on eBay. It is what is known as a learning experience. Questions arise that don't seem to be answered in any FAQ's.
If boxes provided by USPS are the only ones suited for Priority mail, why are
we always asked if we want our Christmas fudge, boxed in recycled bleach
boxes, to go Priority?
Why is the USPS FAQ so circular? When the general FAQ wasn't enough, I was
encouraged to ask a question ... and was sent right back to a list of general topics,
not one of which offered the specific information I wanted.
None of the priority boxes is the right size for an 18 inch Miss Revlon or a 22
inch lookalike doll.
Why have all large-sized padded envelopes vanished from stores?
I spent $7 to mail something that
should have gone for $3 in a padded envelope. How can a company that sells up
so often be in the red?
Why is eBay so pushy about leaving feedback? The Leave Feedback command pops up
the instant you enter a tracking number. If you leave feedback at that point
and something goes wrong, you can't change it.
Why is it easier to end an auction early than to get revisions to stick? Silly me. Because they can CHARGE you for ending an auction.
I need to keep records. Standard record keeping systems don't have the right
kinds of spaces. I have to create a template.
Why is the 21st century so complex?
Having people bid on a doll I no longer have house space for is a mood
elevator. Adding up the shipping costs and time is not. There's photography,
research, writing descriptions, driving to the post office. Driving to the post
office could be considered a mental health investment, because I actually leave
I have spent money on a postal
scale, postage, camera batteries (lots of them) and mileage. I have poured time
into writing correct descriptions. I've still got too many dolls and researching dolls for
pricing help makes me want more.
I feel as if there is only
an illusion of , but I'm afraid to add
and subtract and find out for sure. I do have an appropriate monicker: haneysews.