As part of our Dave Ramsey money-makeover, I searched the house for items to sell on eBay. It hasn’t been a huge money-maker for us, but every little bit helps. Plus, I’m getting this stuff outta here!
One of the items we sold was a video game. The buyer had asked what the shipping would be to Canada. I looked it up online and replied that I would mail it there for $5. While I was at Dierberg’s today, I realized there was a UPS store inside. So, I took my package in there, and asked the guy how much it would cost. He measured it, typed in all sorts of data, and replied, “$18.56.” WHAT!?!??! I said, “Seriously? That’s the cheapest?” “Yep.” I grabbed the box and said, “Uh, no way. I’m not paying that. I’ll come up with some other way.” He gave me such a funny look. I said, “That’s more than the item is worth!” And, then I left.
I headed over to the good ol’ Post Office and took a deep breath. Did I plug in the wrong numbers online? Was this eBay deal going to end up costing me money?
The woman behind the counter told me I’d have to fill out a customs form. I said, “Before I do that, can you tell me how much it is going to be?” She put it on the scale and said, “$5.01.” YES! I said, “I went to that other store and it was going to cost me $18!” Her eyes got really big and she just shook her head. I said, “I KNOW!” 🙂
So, “What can Brown do for you?” Charge you up the wazoo!