I made $80 today without doing anything!

United States
June 4, 2017 3:05pm CST
Yes, I was handed 4, $20 bills by a total stranger! How's that for easy money? No, I was not standing on a street corner, I was in my garage and my husband was a witness. This is a clean story - or a cleaning story... So where did the $80 come from? I had listed our Shark vacuum cleaner on a few Facebook Yard Sale Groups and only had one hit on the vac before yesterday and that person wanted it for almost free. Last night about 9:00 pm a woman sent me a private message on FB asking if it was still available. After a few questions and answers back and forth she told me her mom and dad would be coming for it Sunday at 1:00 pm. I assumed they were picking it up for the woman I was chatting with. She asked what the bottom line was and I quoted $80 which was $10 less than asking price. It turned out the couple was here around 12:30 pm and they were buying it for themselves because their daughter has one and raved about it. So they have a new vacuum cleaner and we have an extra $80 clear profit! Photo from Pixabay
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31 responses
• United States
4 Jun 17
Nice when that happens isn't it
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• United States
4 Jun 17
Yes and out of the blue!
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• United States
4 Jun 17
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 17
That was a good deal from both sides. I've never sold anything online.
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• United States
4 Jun 17
We have used Facebook yard sale groups for a fee years with great success.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 17
We feel so good when we can get rid of our trash and make money on it.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
The vac wasn't trash LOL - many years ago I had a yard sale after my first husband and I split. Everything was in the driveway in front of the garage and a woman spotted an old tackle box in the garage - it was rusted and had no bottom. She wanted to buy it, I told her it was no good but she wanted it so I told her $1.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill It was not trash, but it was for you. I also have a robot mower that is not at all trash, but it's trash for me, because he does not work on my non flat lawn.
• United States
5 Jun 17
@LadyDuck More like an unneeded item. we upgraded. Robot mower? We have a robot vac for the pool, but I've never heard of a robot mower.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
I've been looking at the FB listings in our area for things. Haven't bought yet though. You made a nice deal!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
We have not purchased anything, have looked for a few items but never found what we wanted - but we have sold a ton of stuff.
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• United States
11 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill Wish I had known about that when selling my mom's stuff.
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• United States
11 Jun 17
@Jeanniemaries I am not sure how long ago these facebook yard sale groups started.
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@Tina30219 (34119)
• Onaway, Michigan
5 Jun 17
That was nice the couple got a new vacuum and you made $80 that I am sure will come in handy
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• United States
5 Jun 17
A win win all around.
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@Tina30219 (34119)
• Onaway, Michigan
5 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill It sure was
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jun 17
Not bad for very little work on your part.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Much easier than other ways for sure.
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill .....Oh, yes.
@Courtlynn (66049)
• United States
4 Jun 17
Thats awesome. We do that with our stuff too sometimes. Easy money
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• United States
4 Jun 17
Yes it is and easier than s Yard sale!
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@Courtlynn (66049)
• United States
4 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill definitely.
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@sugartoes (40713)
• Greencastle, Indiana
4 Jun 17
AWESOME wish we had that kind of luck here this state is so poor or full of bums they won't buy anything they want it free so we just give what we don't want to the good will instead.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
I live in a very poor farming community - most people are poor beyond belief...but things still sell.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
4 Jun 17
But you must have paid way more than $80.00 for it, so how is that clear profit?
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• United States
4 Jun 17
Sure I did four years ago ..I could have donated it or thrown it out for no money.
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@Marty1 (33520)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jun 17
Fantastic Happy you got so much for it! Hope you make sales so great in the future! Did you have a party with the money? That was after all 80 dollars more than you have in possession instead of items than you had Saturday night!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
A party ...No that will be saved for a while.
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@Marty1 (33520)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill That is even better! I like the idea of saving money! Truthfully, much more than a party!
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 17
Well that worked out great for everyone! =)
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• United States
7 Jun 17
It sure did, and so much better than putting things in the landfill.
@snowy22315 (47048)
• United States
5 Jun 17
Itf;s great when things work out like that! Enjoy your 80 bucks!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Yes it sure is and thanks!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Those people are lucky to get that vacuum for such a good price
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Yes, and they know it. It was over $200 new.
@maezee (32236)
• United States
5 Jun 17
Very nice good job!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Thanks, I have more items listed maybe some will sell soon.
@lovebuglena (6319)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jun 17
That's awesome! Easy money right there. Wonder if they'd have bought it for more than $80.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
had 90 and the daughter asked my bottom line - I didn't want to miss the sale, I am happy with the 80.
@LeaPea2417 (20333)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jun 17
It is very nice when that happens.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Yes, we have good luck selling this way.
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@andriaperry (50542)
• United States
5 Jun 17
Love it!
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Me too
@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
5 Jun 17
Wow thats great. Congrats
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• United States
5 Jun 17
Thanks, money in my pocket!
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Jun 17
Well good for you! That's a nice little profit for a Sunday afternoon.
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• United States
4 Jun 17
Yes and it covers what I spent on a few things on vacation.
@Essjayd (1620)
5 Jun 17
Well done on your sale. I've given up on Facebook selling groups I'm sick of timewasters either not turning up or offering £10 for something that's easily worth £100 second hand!
• United States
5 Jun 17
I have had good success....only once did someone not show up in two years.
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@Essjayd (1620)
5 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill Lol you're lucky we had 7 fail to show up in one weekend!
• United States
5 Jun 17
@Essjayd My goodness. That's enough to not want to do it again. I have had people say they want it and never get back to me, but that isn't such a big deal.
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