Friday, October 3, 2008

You Can Let It Out Now.......

K.I.S.S - Keep it simple stupid, is what I am trying to do as I don't want to confuse anyone more than necessary. Anyone is welcome to copy my way of thinking when it comes to selling items at auction.
The following details are not set in concrete (so to speak) as I am still finding my way around auction sites. This may be my first but certainly not my last auction.

My auctions on Zillion might have a 7 day time limit.
Any items not sold after 7 days may be either -
1. Re-listed for a further 7 days
2. Withdrawn and re-listed on Zillion at a later date.
3. May be listed on another auction site.
Although my auctions are only for people living in NZ, I welcome feedback / comments from international friends reading this. You might have friends in NZ who can bid on your behalf. It is easy for them to join Zillion, if they aren't already members.
Once I have worked out the method of how international bidders make payment, I will open up my auctions to other countries. I may even be open to swapping things with international bidders. More on that later.
Do check out Zillion's other sellers as some do allow international buyers. Most of the other NZ based auction sites, do not allow international bidders.

Selected items will have "a buy now" price.
Auctions will close off on Fridays at 8pm.
Once the auction has closed, that's it - no auto-extend.
When the auctions close, items that have sold will be packed.
When payment is received in my bank account, items sent.
I will be using Kiwibank, as there's one in most areas of NZ.
Photos will be included once the items are listed on Zillion.

Items sent via NZ Post -
Cost for postage & packaging $2 - $3 per item (unless otherwise stated)
Items sent Courier Post -
Cost for courier & packing will be $5 - $6 per item.
As this is my first ever attempt at an auction,I'm not 100% sure about postage & courier rates, packing, etc. I am sort of going off what I have read on other members auctions. It will all come out in the wash, so to speak.

The following 50 items will be listed on my Zillion auction site, at 8pm on Friday 10th October. It may take me a few hours to list them all.
The auction will close at 8pm Friday 17th October.
Photos will be included once the items are listed on Zillion.

Bidders from other auction sites can bid on up to 10 items without having to join Zillion. (someone will correct me, if I'm wrong) If you are from another auction site, join for the fun of it, because there are bargains to be had, not only from me, but other members as well. Don't forget to have a look in "the mad house" forum.

Clothing, Caps,etc: N - New; LN - Looks New (This is where I am not too sure and do not want to put New); OL - Once Loved (I like the term, "once loved", rather than "used")

$1 starting bid on all items
1. Vodafone/Sagem 226 Mobile with sim card/charger & hands free.
Comments - Scroll down for photo and more details. I'll even include my other 021 mobile number if you want it, so you text me.
2. T.Shirt (Size M) Hard Rock Cafe, Bangkok (Condition - Looks New?)
3. T.Shirt (S) Kauri Museum (Condition - Once Loved)
4. T.Shirt (M) Bora Bora Brew (OL)
5. T.Shirt (M) Reebok (OL)
6. T.Shirt (M) Body Shut Down (LN)
The message on this shirt reads - "This system is shutting down. Urgent reboot and input of beer needed. No work will be saved. I don't do windows".
7. T.Shirt (L) World Tournament of Surfing, Fiji (OL)
8. T.Shirt (XXL) Sinh Cafe (Map of Saigon on back) (OL)
9. T.Shirt (Size 12) "No Rules" wording on the front. (LN)
(Will show photo of the back of t.shirt, once listings are moved over to Zillion, as on the back are the words - "If there's a rail, there's a way - no rules - find it, grind it")
10. Cap - Manua Beach, Rarotonga (LN)
11. Cap - Tiki Surf, Hawaii (LN)
12. Cap - NY (Blue/White lettering) (OL)
13. Cap - Surfers Paradise (N)
14. Small Heart Shaped Wall Plaque
15. Wall Fishing Rod Holder (Will hold 3 rods)
16. Mobile Phone Holder - Looney Tunes
17. Organizer Booklet - Fur Covered
18. Sm.Wooden Flower/Leaf Press
19. Truckers - One of those things that you fix on your steering wheel (I just can't think of what it is called, but photo will explain all)
20. Cuff Links x 2 Pairs (One pair made in England - very strange in that there is a small chain that holds the two pieces of the cuff link together)
21. Tie Rack Holder/Brush/Shoe Horn (They call it a "spanker" - don't ask me why, but they do. Maybe it's the brush. I'll include photo of box & contents as the box looks old. No ties included)
22. Football Socks x 3 Pairs (New) About size 8 / 9 ?
23. Pk.6 Cork Drink Coasters / W.Australia
24. Small Round Dish/10cm across (Red Tailed Black Shark on it)
Kaiser, w.Germany 515 on the back. Also has a #17 on it.
25. Place Mats / Fabric (2 Pink/2 L.Yellow - 48cm x 32cm) New
26. Large "Pad-lok" alarm, including 9v battery (made in Japan)
I cannot work out what you would use it for - maybe place over doorknob ?)
27. Electrolux vacuum cleaner bags x 5. Suit early models - Z302/301/96/94/91/87/85/65 - U165/173/178/179/196/200/203/204
28. Miele Vacuum Cleaning Bags x 3 / Micro filter x 1 (More details about the models they fit, will be listed on auction site)
29. Grey wool steering wheel cover

Condition of Books: N - New; Ex - Excellent; Gd - Good; Fa - Fair; Po - Poor
(I'll only use this term, where the cover of the book is ripped or separated, as with #44)
Details of the number of pages, author, size of book, country, etc will be supplied on my Zillion auction site.
Please note - Books I am offering have had their covers cleaned with a soft damp cloth; most price labels have been removed and any sticky residue cleaned off.
(I don't know about you, but if there's anything I hate, it's a book which has every man & his dog's grubby paw prints all over it.)

30. Book/Ex - The Internet for Dummies (Australian 2nd Edition)
(I have left the $47.99 price sticker on the back cover)
31. Book/Ex - Recipes Kids Can Cook
32. Book/Gd - Herbs In New Zealand
33. Book/Ex - Setting Up Your Own Wine Cellar
34. Book/Ex - The White Gull Inn / Centennial Cookbook
35. Book/Gd - Play The Game / Baseball & Softball
36. Book/Ex - Beginner's Guide To The Home Computer
37. Book/Gd - Popular Card Games / How to play and win
38. Book/Ex - Airshow USA
39. Book/Ex - Floral Cake Decorating
40. Book/Fa - Gardens To Visit In New Zealand
41. Book/Ex - How To Play Rugby League (Australian)
42. Book/Fa - How To Win Friends & Influence People
43. Book/Ex - Publish For Profit
44. Book/Gd - Microwave Cooking For Today's Living
45. Book /Fa - How to Boil An Egg & More
46. Five small recipe books (Fair & poor)
Comment: Cannot see any date. Would have to be at least 40-50 years old ?
47. Magazine - Horticulture News x 3 (2008 July/August/Sept)
48. Magazine - NZ Motorhomes Sept.08/NZ Trucking June 08
49. Soft Toy - Grandma Bear (She looks very cute with her hat/dress & little glasses. Will be sorry to see her go. Update - just sat on her, by accident of course and "found" if you squeeze her left paw, she lets out a squeak)
50. Soft Toy - Reggae Dolphin. This is the first & last chance that this little dolphin has, to find a new home. If not, he will be "swimming" home to Kingston, Jamaica. He is 21cm long, reggae colours, complete with knitted hat, dreg locks and sunglasses.

The first winning bidder to complain will be sent a banana to put, "where the sun don't shine" !!! Hopefully a few of the items will find new homes as I need to stock up on bananas.

Coming up...........more $1 starting bids, to be listed on my Zillion auction site, (hopefully) on Saturday 18th October, with the auction closing at 8pm on Friday 24th October.
A New Magazine (untouched by grubby hands) A-Z of Cheats & Codes / 148 pages. Sells in shops for NZ $12.50; A Solingen briefcase made in Germany, as new condition, completely bound in leather / cloth lined inside - too flash for a krazy monkey to just carry his banana's around in; a Sanyo walkman, with Phillips headphones & 2AA batteries(headphones have #SBC3329 on the sides); a big soft toy, which I still have to measure and put on the scales. He is going to have to be a "pick up", because if I carted him into the city on the bus, I would have to buy him his own ticket; a 2005 CD of Jonny and the Robba / Damm Girl. (I was flatting with them at the time. One of the Mint Chicks, who I met several times is the drummer on this CD); plus more books including a Lonely Planet Southeast Asia 12th Edition March 2004. Sells in shops for about NZ$50 ?; plus more soft toys, looking for good homes and a few DVD's.

I keep digging around in the sawdust in my head and uncovering all sorts of weird & wonderful things I can sell. I'll try and make a list shortly of the next lot. There may not be 50 as I might just replace those items sold.
You all come back now........and tell your friends.