Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Used TV Salesman

Before I start today's post, I wanted to follow up on yesterday's post. I took my 6 year old to the pediatrician (he wasn't even the cute pediatrician!). My son has strep throat. After the pediatrician's office we stopped by the grocery store to fill his prescription. The way my 6 year old was running up and the aisles shooting his brother with an imaginary machine gun, you would never guess that he was sick. But that's what the pediatrician said. I should have asked to see the test results myself. After a day's worth of antibiotics my son was able to go to school this morning. Yay!

A Used TV Salesman... That's me. When I was a little girl and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, "an astronaut" or "a scientist" or "rich and famous." I never dreamed that I would be a TV salesman. Make that a used TV salesman. But somehow that is what I've become. Or rather, that is what my husband has turned me into. (Yes, it's always his fault.)

In the last few months Mr. Cookie has started a new hobby. He likes fixing broken TV's. First he just wanted a nice TV for the family room. Something to replace the dinosaur that we've had for the last 13 years or so. He found a cheap broken one and thought it was worth a try to fix it. So he got it and fixed it. We kept it in the family room for a while. Then he found another broken one that he wanted to try fixing. The second one was bigger and better. He fixed it and we used it for a while. Now we have 10 TV's in our house. 10 TV's?!

For the last month or so I've been asking if we could sell any of these TV's that are springing up like wild mushrooms out of the carpet. He always had an excuse some reason for keeping each one. But last night he finally agreed to sell one. The big one. The biggest one we own. But he left the selling part to me. I took the picture. I created the craigslist posting. I answer the emails of interested buyers. So I have become a used TV salesman.

If you're interested in getting a pre-owned television, step right up, because I have a deal for you! And if you call in the next 15 minutes I'll also throw in this lovely remote control too!

14 comments:

Lynn said...

I guess it has turned into Mr. Cookie's hobby. :)

Karen said...

Too bad you're on the West Coast. I have a 26" LCD TV that has something wrong with it that has been sitting on my bedroom floor for over a year. My husband just can't seem to let it go. I want it out of my house. I think it would be the perfect toy for Mr. Cookie's little hobby.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---sounds like you two have a nice business started. You are the salesperson in that business. Bet you all can make a ton of money with this new hobby. Good Luck!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I Agree With Lynn :) !!

Alix said...

I see a lovely lucrative new career for you, Cookie dear. As long at the tvs are springing up like mushrooms {loved that} you might as well make some cash off them. I was going to suggest Craig's List, but as usual, you're waaaaay ahead of me.

Good luck, and be appreciative. Being a used tv salesman is still better than being a used car salesman.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

That is quite the hobby! I have recently become addicted to selling things on Craigslist and have found it to be a great way to earn a little extra income - here's hoping your husband sees it that way and agrees to part with a few more televisions!

Talon said...

lol! Well, by the sounds of it, you'll become an expert. So are you working on commission? ;)

Michelle said...

Wow... I'm impressed that he can do that. Sooo why do you get out of selling them (other than a less cluttered house)? ;) Here's hoping you do well in your new gig!

Joyce-Anne said...

This could become profitable, you know. However, I can't decide if having 10 televisions lying around is better than having 10 computers in operation in various parts of my house (and that number doesn't include the ones he still wants to fix). Oy.

Lu's Place said...

does each tv have a remote that is matched? that would be terrible to sell a tv without a remote!

Jannie Funster said...

Hey, Cookie, that's good honest work! This may well be the start of something very big for you indeed. Your own tv conglomerate! Hey-- why not??

Momisodes said...

Oh wow. That is quite a few TV's. There really can be a market for this!

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