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Stupid Mistakes

January 13th, 2015 at 02:23 pm

Yesterday I cleaned off a bookshelf and found some old school books. Only one was worth anything so I decided to list it on amazon. I wanted it gone fast so I listed it for $40, about $5 less than the others.

It sold the same day, and I took it straight to the post office. Well sadly it cost me $14 to ship, and amazon only allotted me $7. So after extra shipping and their their fees, I made less than $25. Arg.

Anyway I got home, and decided I wanted to build a phone app. So I got started, and instantly realized that the coding language that is used for apps, was what the book I just sold was about. Gr. Hopefully I can figure out it without a book. lol. I should have just kept it.

Also my design company landed another elance job... And then we realized that the website was for illegal drugs, and we had to gracefully decline and back out.

Sigh. It's just been one of those days.

On the upside I deposited the goat money and paid off one of my credit cards completely. I will now only be using the Chase card until I get the $500 spent to receive the bonus.

4 Responses to “Stupid Mistakes”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Wow. Uh, that is a crazy day! Can you get a book from the library on coding?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Always mail books as Media Mail at the post office. The rate is much, much lower for those heavy books. Great job on paying off the credit card.

  3. klarose Says:

    I usually do creditcardfree. But they selected expedited shipping and I only had up to 5 days to get it to them. Frown My mistake, I shouldn't have given them the option.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good thing your company figured out what the project was about before getting too far.

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