Last night, I was considering starting an eBay campaign. I have about 100 books (or “novelizations” as they’re called) of the classic Doctor Who television program. I purchased them with allowance money more than 15 years ago over the period of a few years, and the box that contains them has followed me from apartment to apartment.
I want to get rid of them, but they are kind of rare. I’ve been meaning to sell them on eBay for about six years. It would be a pretty large project unless I tried to sell them in bulk, but I’m not quite sure I want to take that route. I started looking into it again last night, but the process looked too intensive for selling them all individually, and I didn’t think I could get a good price by selling the entire lot at once.
Now eBay is increasing fees charged to those running a store within the auction website. The increases are intended to push more sellers back to the “auction” side of eBay and away from the stores.
So what’s the point of this story, other than to be aware of the increased fees? If anyone knows any Doctor Who fanatics with $100 plus shipping to spare, let me know so I can unload this box of books that has been taking up space in my coat closet.
Updated October 16, 2016 and originally published August 22, 2006.