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Postage fees

March 16th, 2006 at 10:51 pm

Took 3 books to post office today. Paid a total of $5.73 postage.

total $143.97
+ $ 5.73 Postage
__________
$138.24 New Total

Finally a book sale

March 14th, 2006 at 11:57 pm

Amazon.com did some maintenance updates so very few of the book sellers made any sales over the weekend. I was not one of the lucky few who had some sales, but it looks like things are back to normal. I finally sold a book yesterday and mailed it out today for $1.97 postage. I also sold one today but didn't mail it yet. A deposit of $10.93 was made to my account for last week's sales.


Total $135.15
- $ 1.97 postage paid
+ $ 10.93 book sales
__________
$143.97 New total

Paying postage

March 10th, 2006 at 07:57 pm

Sold a book and, sent it out for 2.07 postage.


Total $137.08
- $ 2.07
__________
$135.01 new total

More mailings

March 7th, 2006 at 09:59 pm

Sold two more books. Mailed them today for $3.66 postage. Brought more padded envelopes 10/$5.00.


Total $124.21
- $ 3.66 postage
- $ 5.00 envelopes
__________
$115.55 New total

Sold books

March 3rd, 2006 at 10:59 pm

Sold two more books. Sent them out today. Paid $3.66 in postage.


Total $127.87
- $ 3.66 postage
________
$124.21 New total

Challange update

March 1st, 2006 at 12:45 am

Sold two books mailed out today for a total $3.18 postage. Deposit to account $18.11.


Total $112.96
- $ 3.18 postage
___________
$109.76
+ $ 18.11 books sales
__________
$127.87 new total

Plus and minus

February 24th, 2006 at 05:49 pm

Sold one book postage was $2.07. Went to a library sale yesterday spent $25 on books. Over half were duds. I should make more back then I spent, but this time it won't be much. I got to the sale late because I had to go to a funeral, so the books had been really picked over. I'll make sure to get there on time, or not go next time. A deposit of $16.34 was made by to my account from Amazon.


Total $123.69
- $ 2.07 postage
- $25.00 books
+ $16.34 Amazon books sales
____________
$112.96 New total

Three books mailed

February 22nd, 2006 at 12:12 am

Sold three books over the weekend. Mailed them out today. Paid $5.63 postage.


Total $129.32
- $ 5.63
_____________
$123.69

Sold a book

February 16th, 2006 at 09:08 pm

Mailed it today for $2.02 postage.

Total $131.34
-$ 2.02 Postage paid
___________
$129.32 New total

To the root of the problem

February 14th, 2006 at 06:18 am

I am 4 weeks past due for a dye job, but I refused to buy the brand I get until it went on sale. Finally it was on sale at CVS for 7.99 I had a $2 off coupon. I don't know if it was worse to watch the roots grow, or see the little grey hairs popping up. I will get an extra one later this week so I have it for the next time I need it instead of having to wait for a sale. I got a $10 rebate check in today's mail. Sent out two books I sold for a total of $4.14 postage.


Total $125.48
- $ 4.14 postage
________
$121.34
+ $ 10.00 rebate
________
$131.34 New Total

Challenge update

February 11th, 2006 at 07:40 pm

$24.10 was deposited into my account from book sales.

Total $101.38
+ $ 24.10
___________
$125.48 New total

I got a GC in the mail today for $75 for Applebees Restaurant. It was a win from Pfizer. So we get a free Valentine dinner.

Mailing Costs

February 8th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold another book and mailed it today. Paid 2.07 postage. Brought bubble mailers at the dollar store. I got 5 packs of two for $5.00.

Total $106.45
- $ 5.00 mailers
- $ 2.07 postage
__________
$101.38 New Total

Sold & Sent

February 6th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold a book and sent it out today. Spent $1.97 for postage.


Total $108.42
- $ 1.97
___________
$106.45 New total

Sold Another Book

February 4th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold a book and sent it out today $2.07 postage paid. Will add payment when it is transferred to my account.


Total $110.49
- $ 2.07
__________
$108.42 new total

Library Sale

February 3rd, 2006 at 08:00 am

Went to a library sale today. Brought $13. of books at 3/$1.00.
So far I've listed about half of them on Amazon.com.


Total $123.49
- $ 13.00
_____________
$110.49 new total

Cutting Back To Save Money

January 27th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I had 4 coupons for 1 free bottle of Suave shampoo. Each bottle was $.96 for a total of 3.8$3.84. I usually smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. My Dr. told me if I couldn't quit right now at least cut down. I have cut down to a pack and a half a day with no great difficulty which saved me $20. this week. Since this would have been money spent if I didn't cut down I'm adding it to my total.

Total $99.65
$20.00 Four less packs of cigs
+ $ 3.84 Free shampoo
____________
$123.49

Amazon Payment

January 26th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Recieved payment of $17.16 from Amazon.com.

Total $82.49
+ $17.16
__________
$99.65 new total

Survey

January 23rd, 2006 at 08:00 am

Got a $2.00 check in mail from a pharmacy co for a survey or something.


New total $84.49

Amazon Deposit

January 19th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Amazon.com deposit $17.15.
Sold book spent $1.59 postage.


Total $66.93
+ $17.15 book sales
________
$84.08 new total
- $1.59 postage
____________
$82.49 new total

My Children's Book

January 19th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I had started writing a childrens book back in August. Five months, and 15 revisions later I am ready to start sending it out to try to get it published. I have sent it to two publishers and have a third ready to send out next time I go to post office. I have had free lance news articles published locally, and one of my poems was published in a national magazine years ago, but this is a giant leap for me. I'm hoping for the best, but will share the good (publication) with the bad (rejection). It will take months to hear back from anyone. I'll continue to send out one or two copies a month to other publishers. Wasn't gonna include this in Challange but my updates are starting to bore me. I hope the suspense of the outcome will make the Challange more intresting.

Some More Sales

January 17th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 3 books over weekend, mailed today $7.17 postage.

Total $74.10
- $7.17
____________
$66.93 new total

Another Book Sale

January 13th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold a book, spent $1.59 on postage.

Total $75.69
- $ 1.59 postage
_____________
$74.10 new total

More Book Sales

January 12th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 3 more books last nite. Mailed them today postage $6.21. At this rate I'm gonna run out of books before there are any yard sales to buy new ones at. Only 67 days left till spring. Some say that robins are the first sign of spring, but my favorite sign is a yard sale sign.

Total $81.90
- 6.21 postage
____________

$ $75.69

Where I'll Get My Books

January 12th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I've been selling off my old books since Sept, but for the challenge I plan to use the rest of the money I make to buy used books at yard sales and library sales to resell. I only have a few left. The books that sell for the most are text books and reference types, so I'll keep my eye out for those when I buy. I sold one text book for $37 and had brought it at a library sale for $1.00. Most of the books sold between $3-$6. The most I'll pay for a book is $1.00 unless it's something I really want to read. The best part is I get to read all I want.

Added Money To Total

January 11th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Money from last weeks book sales deposited in account.


Total $31.74
+ $50.16 book sales
_____________
$81.90 new total

Some Costs

January 6th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Mailed the other book today for $1.84 postage, also brought a pack of bubble envelope mailers for $4.47.


Total $29.06
- 1.84 postage
- 4.47 mailer
____________________
New
total $22.75

Sold 2 Books

January 5th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 2 more books at Amazon. com today. Shipped one out for $2.68 postage will ship other one tomorrow.

total $31.74
- 2.68 postage
____________
New
total $29.06

Rebate Check

January 3rd, 2006 at 08:00 am

I got a $15 rebate check in mail today. Sold two books at Amazon. Postage fees $3.26. Will add book sales when it is deposited in my account.


Start $20
+ $15 rebate
- $ 3.26 postage
____________________

$31.74 Total

Beginning Challenge

December 31st, 2005 at 08:00 am

Happy New Years to everyone. I found this site back in Sept of 2005. Besides the freebies, this forum is my fav. I had never heard of half.com before coming here. I listed some of my old books there and made $217 in 2005. I have a few books left there and I will start 2006 with the left overs. I have also placed some of them on Amazon.com. I'll use the $20 start up for postage. My plan is to purchase books at flea markets, book sales ect. to continue the challange, and build up a nice little side business. I read a lot, so an added bonus is getting to read the books before I selll them. I also have started to do a few surveys here and there. I will add any money from these to my challange. Surveys for merchandise will just be a bonus. I plan to use profits to build inventory and anything left at end of year will go towards a getaway. Good luck to all my fellow challengers.


Starting balance: $20.