My grocery store has this cheesy kiosk place that buys gold and silver. My clean up of jewelry had yielded some completely random (dare I say hideous?!) gold jewelry items that I didn’t think would sell on ebay. It was a trip down memory lane to even see this stuff as they were gifts from high school boyfriends. I was definitely not wearing them anymore. So before flying out on business this afternoon and right before an orthodontist appointment for DD, I ran into the store to see what I could get for this gold. I had done a little research online but I wasn’t going to kill myself wondering if I could get something better out there with these particular item for a whole host of reasons. I ended up selling 6 pieces (2 chains, 2 rings, a pair of earrings and a pendant) for $480! I was hoping for $250 so that was a pleasant surprise! This money has gone straight to the IRS fund.
The final for 3 items on Ebay was $534–after fees and postage. Adding this to my gold sale brings the IRS fund to $1014. I threw in $1.00 (lol!) and the IRS fund is at $2,165. I am so proud!!! I still need to figure out options on selling my wedding rings but this progress feels good.
I also thought of another (hopeful) source of income that I will NOT count before hatching, but my company gives us bonuses at the end of February. We will find out in mid February what the amount is and then it is paid on February 23. While I had hoped I could put any bonus dollars toward my regular debt, that was not in the cards I suppose. I’ll still push forward on “finding” money but at least the bonus is another way to avoid new debt and stay on track.