Saturday, February 25, 2012

Facebook giveaways

Ah, my alma mater. Almost everyone on campus had this bag so naturally I had to have it too! Except that it doesn't fit much so I never used it on campus. I don't use it now either. Surprise, surprise.

I didn't want to take it to the thrift store since it's got a school name on it. Not to mention that thrift shop trips require us to take the car and I'm tired of that. So if you don't want to go to the thrift shop and you don't want to sell things on amazon or ebay, what do you do?

Have a giveaway on Facebook!

I took a picture of the bag and posted it to my profile with a note: I would mail the bag to the first person to message me with their mailing address. For free. 

By 10 am the next morning I had one taker and a few others lining up! It will go to my classmate in the mail tomorrow and I know that it will have a new home with someone who appreciates it. 

If you're willing to spend a little money to ship things, online giveaways can be a great way to empty out your closet of the small and lightweight objects that will mean more to your friends than they do to you. 

The Reckoning

Item 58: A Bryn Mawr College tote bag. 

Cost: ~$15 at the college bookstore. 

Fate: One of my classmates' closets.

Amount of money I wasted on junk I never should've bought: $278. 

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