I decided to sell my stuff on Craigslist. This has been very hard for me, even though I'm only selling things that I don't need and haven't used since I moved back into the city. But I don't like getting rid of things--what can I say? I'm a pack rat. I like my stuff.
So far I've sold about a dozen items for a total of $165. Not bad huh?
The most recent thing I've sold is my old RCA VCR. I really didn't think anyone would buy it, but it's not like I'm in any hurry, so I posted it two weeks ago, and then posted it again tonight. Well I got a response right away, and the first thing that popped into my head was "someone wants to watch porn." So these three guys just came to pick it up, laughing and giggling.
"Why do you want to sell this?" they asked.
"Well, what am I going to do with it?" I said. "What are YOU going to do with it?"
"Uh, that's a funny story," one guy said.
"Let me guess...you're going to watch porn."
"We'll, it's a funny story..."
Turns out, one of the guys just moved into some building in the East Village. Apparently it used to be a whorehouse, and they found this stack of unmarked video tapes. But they can't find a VCR anywhere in this city.
I should have charged them more than $10. Those guys would have paid anything.