Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Overheard this morning:

Thing Three: Where did your pokemon card collection go?

Thing One: I put them away.

Thing Three: Why? Now we can't trade!

Thing One: I want to sit on them for ten years and then I can sell them for a lot of money on Ebay!

Yep, those are my kids!

Back when I wasn't on a budget, I used to surf Ebay looking for things from my childhood: Trixie Belden books, Richard Scarry books, and of course, the Holy Grail of finds: A vintage 1978 Barbie Perfume Maker. (Which I happily have in storage, and I paid $50 for.)

Yep, you gotta love Ebay. I told my kids these people were smart. They held onto things, and now lots of people want to buy them, because generally, people are sentimental. Scratch and sniff stickers from the 80's. I had DOZENS of sheets of those things, and don't know where they went. Now, an intact sheet of Trend scratch n sniff stickers can go for $13. For ONE SHEET. And remember those little Village Lip Lickers lip gloss tins? I had the DUOs--Cherry and Cola, and Raspberries and Cream. Someone STOLE them from me, and I've always longed to have them back.

Of course I've never actually found those on Ebay, but every once in a while, I'll "peek." I found a copy of my FAVORITE KID MOVIE EVER on Ebay--"The Moon Spinners."

I've found so many treasures over the years. My kids know the drill. Treat your stuff nice, hold onto it for 20 years, and make a killing on Ebay.

Yeah, I'm chuckling, too.

Kids. You gotta love 'em.


Michelle Miles said...

That is so funny!

Currently, I'm watching an auction that has ALL the Indiana Jones "Find Your Fate" books for... $120.00. I just can't bring myself to buy them, even though they've gotten zero bids. I had the entire set when I was a kid and gave them away, like an idiot. And now I want them back! Maybe someday.

The Bean Cassarole said...

*searches distance memory of said items being pillaged by younger, brattier sister*

Hmm..I remember the lip gloss, but can't conjure up feelings of guilt over them.

Unless you know for sure it was me, I feign innocence. ;-)

I remember those bracelets that were actually fruity smelling pens, I had a grape one.

Hmmm...I don't know if there's anything from my childhood that I'd look up on Ebay, but then again I know it's a bad idea for me to go there anyway!

Lara said...

Heh heh, I wasn't blaming YOU, sweetie. Actually, someone at the theatre stole them. :-)