Friday, October 17, 2014

The Resourceful Artist: What Can You Monetize?

Being a potter sometimes means finding yourself in a tight situation, moneywise. (Oh, sure, I can think of potters who never have that trouble. I hate them, don't you? KIDDING. Really I want to BE one of them.) To stay afloat, we have to be resourceful. Who among us hasn't torn through their house muttering, "Surely there's something here I can sell on Ebay...!" haven't? You either?? Okay, it's just me then.

This time what I turned up is a k-cup coffee maker, a fancy-schmancy one, the Keurig K75 Platinum. I feel a little twinge of guilt selling this, as it was a loving gift, but we received it in July and still haven't even opened the box, and to be honest, are unlikely to. Better to sell it to someone who will use it, and use the cash to keep on keepin' on.

Which brings me to: Want a coffee maker? It's brand new, literally never even opened, and comes with 72 k-cups to get you started.  Starting bid is $85, which is a mad steal over the lowest price I found for it elsewhere, which was $149. And that didn't even include the k-cups!

Check it out here, share it if you can think of someone who might like it. Thanks!


Sonja said...

I was just looking through my post on Google here... I have several accounts, one for pottery and one for Ebay. I came upon your post and thought wow, I'm glad I'm not in the boat by myself :) Just wanted to thank you for the post and I plan to blog too. I had to stop making pottery to just learn to do some other things, like... become an extreme couponer.. then after this, it was finding out how to sell on Ebay, as I still couldn't make ends meet. So far so good too! I've always wanted to own a Keurig... the closest I got to it was finding one in the dumpster. Oh yea, did I mention we started dumpster diving and then found out it must be an epidemic? Yea, seems everyone is doing it. Oh our Keurig sold for 25.00 for parts. Not sure what was wrong with it, it just wouldn't light up on the panel for one thing. You have a great price on it and I know you will sell it. Thanks for writing the blogpost.. I hope you'll sell more on Ebay. It's a great place to make more money!

Linda Starr said...

We go to our local Trash to Treasures sale every week to sell items we no longer use, we also sell pottery there, it's a mile from our home and it cost $10 to sell there, we also have an antique booth for $25 a month and have sold lots of items we no longer need but previously collected through the years.

One has to do what one can think of to make ends meet in our economy.