I decided to sell Natalie's toy chest.
It was difficult for me because it had been in her room since she was a baby. Then I realized at 8, she was probably too old to have a toy chest in her room.
We replaced it with a cube shelf from Target.
But it still made me sad.
"She's growing up," I said to Tom.
"Could you get me more M&Ms when you go to the store?" was his reply. He doesn't get weepy like I do about the kids getting older.
I listed the toy chest on the Tinker page. I stated that it was an on base pick up and that we would NOT deliver. We COULD deliver, since Tom has a truck, but no thanks. Why? Well, because people say they'll show up, and then they don't show up. Or when you pick a day and time the person is all, "Can we switch the day and time?" Or the person will say, "Could you deliver it thirty minutes away?" and it's like,
So I stated that the buyer MUST pick up the toy chest on their own.
Soon after I listed the toy chest, I had 3 messages from people asking if I could deliver. One person said, "I'm only five minutes from the base."
Another went, "I only live 10 minutes away. Would you take $5?"
I listed it for $20, which is a deal, since we paid about $90 for it.
Why can't people read? Why?
I told all those people that I stated NO DELIVERY.
One person answered, "I don't see the big deal."
The big deal is we don't want to waste our time. Thanks. Also, read what I wrote with my listing. We don't need the $20 desperately.
Finally, mercifully, someone who could read properly said she'd pick it up later that day.
She showed up when she said she would and then the toy chest was gone.
I might have gotten a lump in my throat.
Tom went, "One less big thing in our house. Awesome."
Seriously though. Read listings. No delivery means NO DELIVERY.