I have to do another update to Scott Beatty’s web site, and I’m still working on the Metro Med script (it’s a big project), but I have one more thing to do this weekend that you may be interested in.
See, my wife and I are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in April. I’ve never been on a cruise before. My wife’s never been out of the country before. And we haven’t had a vacation proper since our last one which was the second week of September of 2001. Given what happened, I wouldn’t even count that. Suffice to say, it’s probably the only real vacation we’ve had since our honeymoon in ’99.
I now have about six weeks to lose some weight, so I’ll be away from the site even more because I’ll be on the elliptical walker. (Then I’ll take a cruise where the buffets will put all the pounds back on, so I’m not sure what the point is. Still…) But even before that, I need to get one thing done.
I have to raise some cash for the trip. It’s a spendy trip, and the time in Orlando Florida at the end of the trip will be even more spendy. What can I do to raise some moolah fast?
Well, sell my comic book collection, obviously!
I’ve had my collection online for years, though it’s been a long, slow slog from a mere list of titles and numbers to my new full catalog that has a Paypal shopping cart integrated into every page. I’m STILL trying to get more images, put prices on the last 200 or so comics, add in a page of trade paperbacks and other merchandise, pretty it up, etc. Simply put, there’s always more to do. But it’s about time I started aggressively selling them.
So earlier this week I went through the whole thing and started knocking down the prices. This weekend I’ll be posting the new listings with the reduced prices, more comics that I’ve added (about 500 since November) and maybe some discounts for purchasing a certain amount.
In answer to the question I get all the time about this: no, I’m not giving up comics. For one thing, I have two long “keeper” boxes of the stuff that isn’t getting sold. As for the rest, I rarely pull these comics out and reread them.
I will let you all know when the site is updated.