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Just a quick followup to my previous entry about selling my stuff on eBay. The auctions are now complete, and I’m pleased to report that I ended up selling seven of the eight items. While all of the items that I listed were of the ‘cleaning out your closet’ sort, my total take was $278.66. In terms of fees, eBay will get $15.03, with PayPal getting an additional $10.18. I also need to pay to ship everything out, and am unsure as to exactly how much that will end up costing. Once the dust settles, however, I’m guessing that I’ll end up with about $240 in my pocket and, since I sold pretty much everything at a loss (relative to the original purchase price), I don’t have to worry about paying taxes on my auction earnings. Not too bad for a bunch of stuff that was just taking up space in our closets (and rapidly depreciating). All in all I’m quite pleased with the results. Now if I could only find some more stuff to sell!