This can be a story about my dilemma or a mountain climb… you decide!
I have over 1000 LPs sitting in my basement. My challenge is to sell them of course! My Dilemma is:
- Let them sit there and continue to collect dust.
- Act on it!
I have started climbing Mt. Everest, in a sense, because I did begin the daunting task of recording my inventory in an excel file. I am writing the name, along with a picture (if I can find one online), and I am recording one price search from Discogs.com (I plan to add more price searches later on, but this is a start).
Here is a little back story on me… My online sales experience consists solely of me selling my belongings on OfferUP prior to moving from Florida to Romania. At the time I thought my online selling experience was easy and I thought that I was good at it. Now I see that the app made my experience easy, and the buyers were local, so I was actually doing something easier than what I am being challenged with now.
I have never sold anything on eBay, although my husband has, so I am sure that (with some help) this will be one avenue for me. In Romania, we have OLX.ro and Emag.ro to sell products but I am limited in my Romanian conversation skills so for those avenues I will need even more help!
Besides the obvious obstacles listed above, I have internal issues that come into play as well:
- I forbode a lot! – For example… What if I will not be able to send the merchandise on time and the buyer gives our eBay account a bad review?
- My MS has stumped my memory skills. – For example… password memorization is a major issue of mine when it comes to logging into websites. Grrr!
At the end of the day, I have to do something! Letting them collect dust is an option but it does not resolve the problem. Taking the easy way out in life is always an alternative but that way provides no satisfaction at all!
I felt this way prior to blogging and I am sure that many of you have also. We fear the unknown, don’t we? But should our fear stop us? NO!
What would have happened if I would have been afraid and avoided scuba diving altogether? What if I would have never shot an M-16? What if I never had the pleasure of being a manager for a great company for nearly 20 years? What if I was scared that my husband wasn’t Mr. Right? And… most importantly… what if I was too fearful of giving birth… so much, in fact, that I avoided motherhood? My answer is… Find a way and do it afraid if you have to! Pray. God is always there for us!
Have you ever sold anything online? Are you familiar with LPs? How would you handle this monstrosity of a task? Do you climb your mountains?
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