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Selling Your Trash on EBay

eBay is also a great way to make money from what you may think is trash. I’ve used eBay to sell a burned out power supply, a worn out wallet and some old luggage, all items I may have just thrown away.

I never deceive customers or misrepresent the items, in fact I do the opposite, I go overboard to describe and depict the items and their flaws and damage in detail, and I am able to list them on eBay as to be exposed to the widest audience possible. With the millions and millions of people on eBay in the US and around the world, there really is someone out there searching for whatever you might have to sell.

eBay is like a garage sale open to the world. The old luggage set I was selling went to store owner in Belgium who wanted them as a window display. The old ripped Louis Vuitton wallet went to a craftsman in Paris who specializes in restoring and selling vintage Louis Vuitton products.

This whole concept was really brought home to me about two years ago when the power supply burned out on my HP desktop computer, the same computer I’m writing on right now. After about two years of faithful service, I suddenly smelled the acrid odor of burning electrical stuff in my office. I sniffed and traced it to the computer, which now would not turn on and had a small black soot mark where one wire entered the power supply unit. I checked online and most information pointed to a bad power supply. I located a brand new unit on eBay, which cost about $100. I bought it, replaced the bad unit with the new unit and was up and running again.

Just to see what would happen, I listed my burned out, used power supply on eBay, clearly indicating it was burned out and not functioning. Bidding was brisk and I sold the unit for $70. Turns out the power supply was only made for a limited time by HP and the connectors are rare, not made anymore and needed for many applications. People didn’t really need the whole power supply, just the plastic connectors.

This burned out, useless (to me) power supply, something I was about to throw away without thinking twice, was worth almost as much as the new unit I bought.

eBay is also a great place to sell old clothes. Not old clothes, “vintage fashions”. It’s all how you label the items in the title and description.Vintage clothing is a big business and trendy stores in Los Angeles and New York take old, unwanted clothing. You may have old clothing at home, if you list the items correctly, you can reach this hipster audience, and charge them hipster prices.

You may be surprised at what old blue jeans, cowboy boots or accessories may bring. Also designer clothes from any era, also may bring top dollar if listed correctly.

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Samy Fast Style Styling Mist. Product Review

I found a great product for when I am traveling. It is Samy Fast Style Styling Mist gel amp; hairspray all in one. I purchased the small can, net weight 1.75 ounce (50 g) (50 ml) at Walgreen’s drugstore for just $1.29.

The can looks a silver color with a light blue label on it, but in actual fact the blue is part of the can. It has a silver color bottom, and near the top of the can. It has a white spray button, and a blue plastic cap, that pulls off.

What attracted me to this product is the fact that it is a styling gel/mist product, as well as a hairspray. It is also small enough to be put in a quart size Ziploc bag, and go as carry on luggage when flying.

What Samy state about their product:

“Designed with the styling flexibility of a gel together with the volume and hold of a hairspray. This ultra fast drying formula leaves hair soft and manageable with incredible shine, body, and lift. Perfect for quick restyling on any hair length or texture.”

I flew to visit friends and took the Samy Fast Style Styling Mist with me. When I arrived at the airport, I went into the ladies room and checked my hair. Where I had been using earphones, I had a flat area of hair. I got my teasing comb out. I sprayed the Samy Styling Mist and sprayed it on this area. I then took the pick end of my comb and lifted my hair away from my head.

My hair lifted really easily and I was able to restyle it, the way it had been, before flying. I used the bathroom and then went back to the mirror. I felt my hair and it was firm. It wasn’t hard but didn’t move.

As we were only gone for a long weekend, I used my styling mist for the weekend. It eliminated me having to buy a hairspray, as it did two jobs in one.

On the bottle the directions are:

“For wet hair, towel dry, spray 10-12 inches from hair. Blow dry and style. For dry hair spray throughly and style. For maximum volume and hold, flip head and spray hair at roots. Can be reapplied as desired.”

I don’t think that this would be my regular gel/spray, but for traveling I think it is a winner. I like my hair to hold really well, so after washing my hair, I use a gel, blow dry my hair, curl it, tease it, style it, and then use a lot of hairspray. I spend a considerable amount of time putting my hair into a French pleat so I want it to stay in place.