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Old 08-12-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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In USA. Do you sell as individual? I got a customer service with a foreign accent, so I didn't believe his answer. But I asked him to check and he confirmed he was right. I may have to call again. Crazy!
I would price my books differently.
Yes, I list as an individual. Rather than calling Amazon, why don't you try to list a book again and see what happens?

ETA: I just listed a book for real, and there is a $3.99 credit for shipping if it sells.

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yes, I list as an individual. Rather than calling Amazon, why don't you try to list a book again and see what happens?

ETA: I just listed a book for real, and there is a $3.99 credit for shipping if it sells.
I've haven't got paid yet. Where do you see this credit? Under what tab should I look?
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I just added some stuff yesterday -- new power tools out in the shop! Not ready to get rid of any tools yet!
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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Good for the OP! we moved recently. Some of the stuff was still in the boxes we moved almost 20 years earlier! At that we gave away. Or sold lots of stuff. Surprisingly, we're not collectors of stuff. It just happens.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I just went through my toiletries "go bag" and got rid of all the old make up, lotions and stuff. I feel like it was a real accomplishment!
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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MaryleeII

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5270985...=sr_gallery_32

Heritage is the pattern I got back in early 60's. I have one plate left. Over the years many pieces were broken and lost in earthquakes. Back when I got married I was very Early American and now am not at all. But I am glad to have 1 plate left. Desert Rose goes back to 40's.

Pretttyyyyy!

I've been cutting down on my yarns and donating anything that needs to be handwashed or dry-cleaned. Some of it's nice, but not for me any more. Two bags full, so far.

Tossing a lot of worthless papers, but with dishes, most of the extras get stored in the garage. I collect interesting onesie-twosies.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I'm moving back to the mainland next year. I didn't keep a lot when we moved here 12 years ago--no furniture, but some artwork and family mementos.

Moving back, I'm getting rid of even more. Nobody else in the family wants the family stuff, so I'm selling it on ebay.

I read Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing".
my favorite concept from the book: we keep things out of attachment to the past and fear of the future.

So I'm evaluating each item. Like, I'm looking at a green ceramic "bamboo" vase on my desk. I love the color, the design, the usefulness (it's full of pens and such). I want to keep it, but don't want to move it. I have faith that I will find something I like just as much in the future.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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Most of us have more than what we need to survive on a daily basis. You did the right thing. Good job!
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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I'm moving back to the mainland next year. I didn't keep a lot when we moved here 12 years ago--no furniture, but some artwork and family mementos.

Moving back, I'm getting rid of even more. Nobody else in the family wants the family stuff, so I'm selling it on ebay.

I read Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing".
my favorite concept from the book: we keep things out of attachment to the past and fear of the future.

So I'm evaluating each item. Like, I'm looking at a green ceramic "bamboo" vase on my desk. I love the color, the design, the usefulness (it's full of pens and such). I want to keep it, but don't want to move it. I have faith that I will find something I like just as much in the future.


I don't keep things for those reasons. I'm just too lazy to go through it and toss it. But I will have to as I have a year before I plan to move. Ugh!
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I've haven't got paid yet. Where do you see this credit? Under what tab should I look?
Jay, thank you for your pm. I finally called Amazon again regarding this. I got the same 'alien' accent, sounded like somebody from Mars, I'm guessing it was a foreign accent through a speech correction device, they gave me the same BS. I got fed up and demanded to talk to an American person because I couldn't understand him. When I finally got to this American person, he said my account settings was still in the business mode, not individual seller, that's why it was under free economy. He helped me changed the settings and put in a request to get a reimbursement for the $3.99 per book that I didn't get per the bad advice from the seller group. A win for the day.
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