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Postage fees

March 16th, 2006 at 02:51 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 03:57 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 11:57 am

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 01:59 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 02:59 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

February 28th, 2006 at 04:45 pm

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

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

Plus and minus

February 24th, 2006 at 09:49 am

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 21st, 2006 at 04:12 pm

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

Total $129.32
- $ 5.63

Sold a book

February 16th, 2006 at 01:08 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 13th, 2006 at 10:18 pm

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
+ $ 10.00 rebate
$131.34 New Total

Challenge update

February 11th, 2006 at 11:40 am

$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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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

Amazon Payment

January 26th, 2006 at 12:00 am

Recieved payment of $17.16 from Amazon.com.

Total $82.49
+ $17.16
$99.65 new total


January 23rd, 2006 at 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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.