For a guy who claims to be such a big geek, I can really be behind the curve on some things.
For one, Katie and I didn't join the TiVo revolution until last September... nearly two years after most of our friends had DVR service. Even my tech unsaavy brother had DVR before we did. Well, we made up for that by being the first to have our TiVos wirelessly networked in our home.
Second, we don't do online banking. There's just something freaky to us about clicking a button and having money removed from our accounts. We will check our checking and savings balances online, but we won't do bill paying. I don't know that we ever will. That's a big leap of faith.
Third, I'm way behind on the eBay movement. Granted I did buy an Atari 2600 and accessories from a combination of eBay, uBid, and Amazon Auctions back around 1998, I stopped any sort of auction activity immediately thereafter. Until my fustercluck last year buying Katie a Mark Grace jersey. That just wasn't pretty.
And I've never tried auctioning anything on eBay before, either. Something about the PayPal deal and having to register a checking account with their service really turned me off.
However, I, like Jackie, have now jumped on the eBay sellers bandwagon. The difference being that she was selling for charity and I'm selling purely for me (at least in this instance). Perhaps some future sales will have a more benevolent purpose, but, right now, I'd like to save up for some stuff we need around the house.
To this end, I opened a new checking account through my brother in law's bank and am using that exclusively for online selling (much safer than compromising our primary account) and have set up all the details to allow for me to rid ourselves of our growing plethora of dust-collecting crap.
It should be an interesting experience.
And I've already got several other people who, if this works out okay, want to sell stuff through me for a commission. Well, sure. Why would I say no to extra money?
So, here it is... not the prettiest and flashiest eBay auction, but a good one, I think. I'm starting small here. But, if you are interested in placing a bid on a limited-edition, German-imported, cowskin-covered copy of Aerosmith's "Get A Grip" album, have at it...