[Selling Zeal] Occasional Selling History

“Dear zombiepaperscissors,
An item you listed in the Community Market has been sold to someone. Your wallet has been credited 0.03 USD. This email message will serve as your receipt. You can also access your Purchase History online at any time.[1]” Unless you’re selling thousands of dollars of products and need to prove your sales transactions in audits, why keep receipt emails like this? I kept them for the fanciful notion that I occasionally sold things.

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[Selling Zeal] Amiga Clearance A01/06

I’m not sure how this Amiga Commodore A500 landed in my possession. Probably the same way it left my possession, through an online posting I happened on once. I had this idea of turning space in my old place into a computer museum. I never did. Instead, it collected dust, grime, and surprisingly, no rust. For this month of January, I decided to clear out any old hardware I could. Turns out this was popular…

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[Downsizing Zeal] Line Versus Online

Clutch is one of my two favorite live bands, yet this was the first time I debated whether waiting in line for maybe 30 minutes to buy merchandise was worthwhile. I’ve gone to hundreds of different shows by now, spent money superfluously at merch booths at first with the noble intentions of “supporting the bands,” then “supporting my favorites,” now, just buying what I absolutely want. What I don’t have I can just buy online, right?

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[Downsizing Zeal] At The Booth

Waiting through an entire set, wading through a flooded concert hall, without gold stanchions and red velvet rope to guide us along, with others asking about the end of the line as we had before finding it as the needle-in-the-haystack it had been for us, wishing the connivers or crimeless wouldn’t casually cut, washing threatened thoughts from mind to avoid aggression, wondering what merchandise to buy, wandering through the budget of our imagination, we arrived.

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[Selling Zeal] Lowest You’d Take?

“How many miles is on it can you double check on the year and what is the lowest you would take?
Sent from my iPad”
“The truck should be a ‘95 and the lowest we’ll take is [$100 more than what I advertised].”
That exchange from 2012 summarizes my thoughts on selling. Buyers feel they’re entitled to the lowest possible value around. Nah, dude, if you wanna buy it, don’t lowball me before you even see it.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Ado Doing To-Dos

Do you have too many ceremonies surrounding planning to do things? Does work seem easier because you do what you’re asked or told to do? One of the bigger elements of my own personal clutter is managing my relationship with deciding whether tasks “to do” are even worth doing. If they were worth doing, I’d schedule the time to do them. If I have a trick on solving this issue, it’s about removing the ado.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Deleting 9,999 Messages…

I’ve been deleting hundreds of emails for the past hour. Not for any criminal reason. I hoarded thousands of emails over the past ten years and part of the downsizing process involves really figuring out your priorities. If you’re in the US, search your inbox for your social security number, and delete every instance immediately. Otherwise, for me, everything has been about tending to fields. Saying goodbye to certain thoughts so the rest are clearer.

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[Downsizing Zeal] No More Discographies

Two months ago, a local company that buys and sells music and such posted that they had received a partial discography: “Come grab some of the albums by the progenitors of Jet Rock n’ Roll, Guitar Wolf!!! No flight to Japan necessary![1]” This was the post that made me realize the full extent of what I want from life. I have a box full of Nirvana stuff, over a thousand CDs, but soon, not anymore…

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[Downsizing Zeal] A Marvel Legend

There is a store that doesn’t exist anymore, except in my dream-memories, where I wished so badly to find a 90s ToyBiz Nightcrawler that this humble store’s layout is seared into my imagination. Was this store the boarding point of my hoarding viewpoint? What if I had found that toy? When I found its grown-up brother, itself almost a legend because of its under-production and character popularity, I looked it over, then made my decision.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Culture Of Vultures

It’s more expensive than we think to keep up with the expectations of others. When we dress to impress, we limit the time we spend on other activities, whether for career development, or even just “getting a half a second to think.[1]” When we watch or read what doesn’t interest us, only to be part of the conversation, we lose our inner voice and our own perspective on our life’s values and our critical edge.

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