While it wasn't a hefty sum, what I received for that bag could easily pay for the commission on my next stock purchase.
Unused and abandoned, that bag was living a sedentary life under the bed, collecting nothing but a proud layer of dust. To me, it was junk.
Look around you, all that stuff...all that clutter. When was the last time you used them? How often do you use them?
Yup, most of it are junk.
And you bought them in the first place.
Remember that lonely Friday night when you did some 'retail therapy'?
Shoes were on offer. You bought them despite already having more than 10 pairs back home. Oh wait, you forgot that the shoe rack is already full. So you shopped for a larger shoe rack to fit that new pair you just bought. While you're paying for the shoe rack, a tube of shoe polish on the shelves near the cashier caught your attention.
Hey you know what? You bought that too.
People buy junk.
We, buy junk.
Now, don't act all surprised. At some point in our lives, we're all guilty of this.
But here's the best part:
"If people buy junk, they will buy your junk too."
I'll be honest. I was the kind who used to think, "Come on, who's gonna buy that crinkly-looking bag I have in the corner?!".
Well, I sold that bag.
Heck, I sold 2 of them.
In the past 6 months, I've also sold old MacBook RAM sticks (I wonder what will that guy do with it), an old film camera (for $200...yea, it was a compact Leica that I bought for less than what I sold it for), unused parking tickets, old camera lenses (2 units) and other miscellaneous items.
Here's the thing, and I'll say it again:
People buy junk.
Now that you know, put that knowledge to use. Join the other side.
Go sell some junk.
PS: As I'm writing this, I've just got an email from another buyer who wants to buy an old camera strap from me. And I'm not making any of this shit up.