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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.

From: yzzilizzy
2005-08-09 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you had her starting price at $65. It would have been a shame to see her go for anything less. I remember when I first got into MLP customs, the really good ones (Yours, Lady Minty's, the British womans, and Nightlights) went for what they deserved---always over $50. Accurate, well done pony customization is truly an art form, and those who do it well should have the prices of their customs reflected as such. Glad you're keeping Baby T. for now. I know someone will just have to have her someday!

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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-08-13 12:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ Someone did place Baby Tranquility on hold already.
There were some really awesome customs, by well known customizers, that sold for less than $30...I really think the buyers are all on vacation right now. ^_~
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