Got up around 9:45AM or so, made it out driving by 10:22AM, and went out until 1:05PM (minus ~25 minutes for a Burger King stop), for a total of 2 hours, 18 minutes.
Spent $15.70 plus $8.01 gas for 29.8 miles of driving (13.8 mpg @ 3.71$/G), for a total cost of $23.71.
We bought 6 items – 12 if you count each wrapping paper roll separately — for a total estimated value of $137.92, leading to a profit of $114.21. To earn that much after taxes you’d really have to earn $163; money saved (by not having to spend it) is actually worth more than we realize when the government’s cut is taken into consideration.
Anyway, this works out to a “wage” of $49.66/hr as a couple or $24.83/hr per person.
- $10.00: guitar, acoustic, Stella H929 1959 (produced 1945-1970, mine manufactured in 6/1960) [I have 7 guitars now!] … (EV:very hard to say, but it’s not in great condition, this auction has it around $25, but someone sold for $182.50 here!. Mine is dingy, and has cracked wood around the port, so I’d probably put this at more like $30) http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H929/239.htm# http://harmony.demont.net/images/0/H929_Stella_1959_01.jpg http://scottymoore.net/images/eguitars/movieguitars/jhr/7875-4.jpg [Elvis played an older model of this in Jailhouse Rock]
- $5.00: cutting board, wood, very large, 17.5″x13″x1.5″, hand-made, duck & reeds design etched/burned on it – we haven’t had a cutting board since Thu Tran of Food Party autographed ours (EV:$40, because every 17×13 cutting board I find is like $45-$90 new! I’m being conservative!)
- $3.00: costume: vampire cape (priced $7.99)
- $1.00: shelf, 24″x11″x11.5″ (EV:$16 — I added $2 for the fact it was painted black by the owner)
- $1.00: flip-flops, black, skull & crossbones with valentine eyes (EV:$5)
- $0.70: wrapping paper, MerryBrite, 7 12.5 sq ft rolls ($0.10/ea). (Priced $1.99 * 7 roles = $13.93)
- $0.00: stool step (2 steps), with build-in drawer, SpongeBob “Party Vault”, 13.5″x11.5″x14.5″ (wooden 2-step stools in general cost about $25, I’ll let the SpongeBob add the same value that it being beat up and damaged subtracts, and call it $25)
* EV stands for “Estimated Value”, which I estimate by looking things up in Google Shopping/Google/Amazon/Ebay. I don’t always deduct for an item being used, unless it’s actually in worse condition in a way that matters. For example, I estimate books at the cover value. I also try to only count shipping if it’s the type of thing that would need to be shipped, and only if the price isn’t “fixed” (i.e. 1 cent items that cost $10 to ship would not be $10 in person).Mood: wanting pizza
Music: KMFDM – Potz Blitz! (Harmonic Tremors Mix)