Monday, November 20, 2017
Ugly Santa Has Left The Building!
Finally! After making a mistake in my vintage Christmas purchasing an item I did not like personally for resale last year - I couldn't unload him. I tried selling him three times last year and no luck. I decided to try one final time this year and then if he didn't sell I would donate him to a thrift store and call it a loss (he only cost 3 bucks so not a huge one). Well, I listed him for the at-cost price of $3 trying to recoup my money and he got bid up to $5 and there were three people after him!
That isn't really the best part though, the lady who bought him has been married 51 years and they had the exact same one the first year her and her husband got married. I had approximated him at being 47 years old as saw an old Mary Tyler Moore Christmas special last year where he was sitting on her work desk. Apparently he is even older than I thought.
Over time her kids managed to mangle him and when she saw my Ugly Santa up for auction she had to have him. He will be treasured as I treasure my other vintage Christmas goodies so he definitely went to a good place. She likely won't call him ugly Santa though :)
Now I only buy what I can live with keeping if something I buy for resale doesn't sell. Lesson learned.