Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Well, at first I thought it would be a sad day but it turned out not to be! Brad and I are desperately trying to pay off our credit card debt. I have been thinking of things that I could do to contribute in some way, and today I did!

We have had some long talks about how our priorities have changed over the last few years. Things that once seemed important, really aren't important. So we have been trying really hard to live within our means. We have two cars that are in great shape. We have a nice house that completely meets and exceeds our needs. Our clothes are in good shape, even if one of us had to get new ones to accommodate the, um, 30 pounds he or she may have put on since last summer. We have plenty of food. Our kids' needs are met and most of their wants. So we are good, and for the first time in our lives, we are content. Really content.

So all of that being said, I decided to sell one of my Coach bags(yes, just one. Come on, I mean really. Can a girl be expected to part with all of her beloved bags? NO. It isn't like I am going out buying new ones. Plus, the ones I have left are sentimental. I can't sell those. Cut me some slack. Goshhhh.). So I pulled out the sweeet, buttery soft, black diaper bag and listed it on ebay. I was really worried that I would get like $50 for it. I could not have parted with it for $50. So I was pretty nervous. Anyway, I listed it yesterday and it sold today, less than 24 hours later. I used the "buy it now" feature, and it sold for $170.00!! I was so excited! I bought that bag two years ago. I paid $200.00 for it and I just sold it for $30 less than that. Isn't that crazy?

So now I am sitting here thinking I should pull out the others! LOL! Wallets too! All the Coach must go! No, not really. That's just crazy talk. But it did feel good to make a chunk of money with NO effort what so ever.

Besides, in China, you can get really good deals on Coach, so I will replace my sweet, black bag with something even better! Because I am going to China! And I mean it!


Blondie said...

MIchele, Michele...

How many Coach bags do you have? You crack me up. Of course, this is coming from a woman that rarely carries a purse, almost never remembers a diaper bag, and has a tote bag (read cheap) addiction.

Sell the bags! Pay off the debt! Dave Ramsey will be so proud!

Anonymous said...

It's funny, I don't even like Coach Bags. Nothing about them. Weird huh?

Anyway...good job on the sale. I sold one of Cameron's toy the other day and got $15 on TOP of what I spent for it a year ago. I thought hello...don't you people do your research first??! I LOVE IT!

Good Job!


Frankie said...

Awww, look. My little girl is growing up so fast! I'm proud of you, Michele!