Friday, April 20, 2018

Frugal Friday 4-20-2018


I sold six items on Ebay this week and after fees made $65.46 on those items.  

One of the items that sold was a microwave glass plate, which came from our microwave that broke down last year. 

Sometimes the funniest things sell. For example, we've had this Kraft cheese container:  

We hadn't been using it, so I listed it for sale last week and it sold for $14.00 this week.  

It definitely pays to keep and then sell items like that because sometimes someone will buy them. 

Freebies This Week:

We picked up a free bag of popcorn from a Walmart kiosk. We used the Freeosk app on our smart phone to snag this freebie.

We picked up a bag of trail mix for 49¢ in the crash and burn section of Food City. 

I used my Food City card to save money at the pump this week. I had one reward that I could use, which saved me 15¢ per gallon. I bought 13.66 gallons, so saved $2.05 using this strategy. 

I'm still watching Pretty Little Liars on DVD and listening to The Butler audiobook in my car. I also did a lot of reading online on sewing tutorials. I like to read about what other people do to save money and learn new skills to help my family save money.

Spring or Not?

The weather here cannot decide what season it is and we've had a mixture of weather this week as a result. It was so cold on Monday that it was snowing here and I wanted to turn on the heat. I'm glad I didn't because it was so warm on Tuesday that we had to have the air conditioner running.

I much prefer the colder weather myself and will even open the windows to let some of that good cool air inside.

In My Frugal Kitchen

Egg salad was on my menu for this month, but after looking at the price of eggs at several stores, I changed my mind. I'm going to baby the three eggs I have left and only use them when absolutely necessary.

How was your week?

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. I've never tried selling things on EBay. I've sold several books on Amazon, but I have a hard time figuring out postage for anything else. :)
    It made me smile when I read about selling the microwave glass plate. Well done!

    1. Thank you, Nil. The postage isn't too hard to figure out as long as you have a way to weigh your packages.

  2. I have a microwave glass plate. I probably have stuff like the Kraft box, too.

    1. All of it will sell on Ebay, Linda. If you want to give it a try. :)

  3. Years back (10?) I did sell a few things on EBAY. Takes a lot of time, flaky buyers, fees, I stopped. Fast forward, and I find local Facebook tag sale and city 411 sites so much easier. Up load some pictures, a description, price, you policies such as no delivery, etc. and go. Sure, some "tire kickers" who waste your time, some who agree to the set price only to get out of their car, not yet seeing the item and try to haggle. Grr. Still, I'd call it positive for me.

    1. I agree, Carol. We use the Facebook yard sales groups too. We’ve also experienced the no shows, the ones who don’t want to buy what they said the were going too, etc. I suppose it’s all part of it. I do like having all these choices though to sell. Having a yard sale is a lot of work and this is easier I think.

  4. I was always a big yard-sale seller. Most of the sales, 5 or 6 others joined at my home to have a large sale, and we all did well. For 5 or so years, I have given rather than sell to others, but I might sell again. I never advertised but there were a few signs here and there. A NC friend rented a dumpster a couple years ago, and I have laughed every since.

    1. Wow, she could have had a good yard sale, Anna. When we lived in Pikeville I had one every spring and every fall. All our neighbors would come and sit with me and visit. It was the best time. A lot of work, but a lot of fun too.


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