How I Paid Rent with $13
Sorry for the lack of new info. (There has been a little more activity on the Facebook sellers group if you need more interaction). Our main focus has been on running our business, as we suffered some financial loss due to medical issues. On the plus side, being self-employed means we don't worry about losing our jobs when health problems strike. But this has left us always playing catch-up with the bills, mainly due to large debt payments from health issues a few years back.
As of late last week, we had gotten caught up with all the miscellaneous bills and paid our overdue eBay invoice to avoid being shut down, but deep in the hole for our rent payment. I had about an hour to kill before picking up our son from school, and made one stop at a nearby thrift store, saying a little prayer to the thrifting gods before exiting the car.
I found a brass fireplace fan with a gargoyle base (people love these). But, alas, the fan was bent and not worth the price ($15) for its condition. Then I found a pristine set of vintage highball glasses that generally go for around $90. Not bad... Reached almost the last shelf and there the treasure was!
Brand new vintage computer keyboards. $0.99 each. To the untrained eye, these look like old junk, keyboards for computers that probably can't even access the internet. Looked one up... used ones selling for $75 free shipping, no box. Needless to say, I bought them all. At the register, the cashier didn't believe they were marked $0.99 and had to call the manager to confirm (she thought they would be $1.99). I could have asked for a discount - the date showed they were priced in October 2016. But I didn't bother....
The qualities that made these desirable besides being NIB (new in box): "clicky," number pad on the side, IBM compatible.
In five days, our sales for these total $951. And we still have two more.
UPDATE... 1 hr later: total $1.040, one left