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  • July 31st, 2007 | 4:44 PM
dumb thing I did today

Okay - I didn't do it today but I found out about it today.

You know all those listings I did on Ebay? It seems a few of them were written when I was just a wee bit too tired to be doing any of that sort of thing. One of the items is Harry Potter bookend. A BOOKEND. One. All alone. It is currently up to $26. Huh?

So I was feeling sort of proud of myself (watch it, here comes that fall) and I went to reread my ad and I see that instead of saying it is about 6 INCHES tall I put 6' as in 6 FEET tall.

I'd like to think that the sort of people who would bid on this sort of thing would understand and read what they know is correct but you know,  there's always a chance. Sigh. So I wrote to the people who were bidding thus far and explained. It was too late to alter the auction so I had my husband ask me a question about it (they have one of those "email the seller" buttons) and then I was able to post the question which stated the correct size.

I guess I won't be supplementing my writing income with any copyediting in the future.

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August 1st, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Oops! I hope the bidders are understanding!
August 1st, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
the top bidder at this point said she understood so that's good.
August 1st, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
A 6' tall bookend? How the hell big is the book? (Hee. -- I'm sure folks figured out that a bookend was only inches tall.)
August 1st, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Exactly my thought!
August 1st, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
This is a really funny post, Susan! And I love your new picture, too! :-)
August 1st, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)

At least you were able to catch the error and get it changed in plenty of time!

August 2nd, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
I have one of those, the one of Hermione. It helps prop some of my YAs against my pencil drawer...thing.

I think everyone makes those little mistakes, so surely people will understand.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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