Now that the official first entry is out of the way, let's get down to yarny business.
I have mixed feelings about my tendency to bypass common sense in order to make money. I just sold two things that are very precious to me, and while the coin is nice, now that they are sold, I'm not sure I ever really wanted to let them go.
Thing #1: 4 skeins of very pretty Noro Silk Garden. I got these at the super-awesome annual LYS tent sale. They were $3 per skein. I put them up in my Ravelry stash. Just my regular stash, mind you, not my "will trade/sell" stash. Within an hour or so, I got an offer to buy them. And I saw the dollar signs and sold them for double what I paid, but still half of what they are worth. And now that the transaction is done, a little part of me is sad. I know I shouldn't be, though. We both got a good deal.
Thing #2: My very first spinning wheel. I bought a new spinning wheel back in May. The agreement was, if I sold my first spinning wheel, I could have a newer, better, more spinning-wheel-looking spinning wheel. So I put the first wheel up for sale when I found the new wheel I wanted. The new wheel is quite nice, and the old wheel wouldn't sell. I got lots of offers, but they were empty offers and they all fell through. I found an amazing deal on an electric spinning wheel, so I bought that one, oiled it up and checked it out, then promptly resold it for a pretty penny. The profit on that covered both my wheels (twice over), so I decided I didn't care if the first wheel ever sold.
Then, randomly, today I got an email asking if the wheel was still for sale, I said yes, she asked for the paypal address, and BOOM! Sold.
And now that it's sold, I realize just how much I actually use BOTH wheels. I use one for spinning and the older one is an incredible plying wheel. And alas, now it's someone else's incredible plying wheel.
One of these days, my desire to make a little extra cash is going to get me into serious trouble. I might end up accidentally selling something I actually really do need, like my car or my husband. ;)