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Guess what I got in the mail... [Aug. 8th, 2005|11:18 pm]
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So, what did I find the mailbox today? Not ponies. It was ANOTHER wedding invitation! Argh. I've lost track of the number of weddings I've been to this year.

Today was the first day I used my nifty new coffee maker with the built-in grinder. It wasn't as exciting as I thought. The timer mechanism didn't go off at 7AM because I didn't hit the "program" button. Oh well.
I'm testing out my own blend: 2 tablespoons of Starbucks House Blend Decaf + 1 tablespoon of Starbucks Breakfast Blend Regular. Just plain decaf doesn't taste right. Just straight Starbucks has too much caffeine. It makes me rather jittery. >_< My brother would not approve of "corporate coffee", but I like the way it tastes.

Also, pondering my recent auction for Baby Tranquility. It ended tonight without any bids. eBay is so unpredictable these days, which is the explanation for the high starting price. Summer is a slow season for pony sales. Recently, a lot of really great customs (by other customizers) sold for ridiculously low prices. Makes me wonder: it's almost not worth it to customize, given the time & material cost. The people who sold them probably LOST money on buying the parts & the listing fees. Hmmmm...good thing I don't depend on selling customs to pay the bills! ^_^ I'll try working out an analysis & write that "eBay article" someday.

[User Picture]From: firebyrd
2005-08-09 08:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, customs definitely aren't worth the time if you're trying to do it for money reasons. Yours sell for more than most, so it might not be as much of an opportunity cost for you, but for most of us...there are reasons I'm looking into other ways to make money. :)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-08-12 11:56 pm (UTC)
I agree. Some people actually believe they can make a fortune selling customs. The market just isn't there right now. Most pony collectors are fairly young & on tight budgets. The essentials like food & rent come first. ^_^
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