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Auctioning off vintage computer products

November 27th, 2004 at 07:11 am

I'm going through and testing a bunch of Commodore computers that were part of my childhood. Many of them still work, but some don't. Some I probably fried testing them.

Even broken Commodore computers sell on eBay, though, since they can be cannibalized for parts.

This is a great time for sellers since the holidays are just around the corner. Good time to de-junk!

Diapers

November 25th, 2004 at 04:27 am

Yep, we'll be dealing with those in less than two months, God willing Wink

Good cloth baby diapers, we find out, cost less than a fifth of disposables overall. She found an article at www.cutofcloth.com that spells all of the math out. I can deal with an extra $2,000+.

We got a starter set of cloth diapers to try them out. Supposedly the ones that you can buy in places like Wal-Mart leak really badly.

With this little bundle of joy on the way I'm sure there will be lots of extra money-saving tips that we come up with.

Don't be afraid to try new ways to make money

November 13th, 2004 at 07:56 am

But start small.

The things I've tried so far:

1) Re-selling magazines on eBay
2) Placing a few candy machines in businesses
3) Investing in stocks
4) Buying a large-format printer with a friend to sell large prints
5) Online ventures (traffic generation sites)
6) Loaning a friend money for a real-estate flipper

I haven't made a lot of money at any of these at the moment, but I've never put in more than I could afford to lose, and I haven't quit my day job (yet). It's a lot easier to try new things if you budget for them and know that you won't depend on the success of the venture to eat and clothe yourself. If it ends up doing that, great; otherwise, you can always learn from the experience.

2000 Q-tips for $3

November 11th, 2004 at 04:40 am

Found a clearance cart at Wal-Mart that had a few of these. 1000 for $1.50....we won't need any more for a couple of years now. If you have the room, stocking up on non-perishable items is good to do if the price is great. Found spiral notebooks 6 for $1 as well a few months back.