Thursday, February 11, 2010

My First Sale

I posted earlier about my husband's new hobby, fixing broken TV's and how it has transformed me into a used TV salesman.

I am happy to say that we sold our first TV last week. The craigslist buyer came to the house on Friday afternoon, picked up the TV and gave me the cash. I was thrilled. Thrilled to have the money and thrilled to see the TV gone!

Friday night at 9pm my cell phone rang. It was the TV buyer. He said the TV wasn't working right. It was shutting off by itself every 15 minutes or so. My heart sank. For a second, I lost faith in my husband's TV repair skills. My husband called the guy back 10 minutes later.

Mr. Cookie spoke with the TV buyer for about 5 minutes. He asked questions about the TV, about the signal etc... Then he said "It sounds like there could be a problem with the outlet you are using. If the outlet is loose it could cause the TV to shut off automatically." He suggested that they try a different outlet and call back if it doesn't help.

Six days have passed. The TV buyer hasn't called back.

I wonder if we can send a bill for technical assistance.

And I wonder if he was having the same problem with his old TV.


Talon said...

lol! I have a feeling that might well have been the reason why the guy was purchasing a new TV.

Awesome that your husband is so skilled!

Lynn said...

Good for you and Mr. Cookie!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Cookie...You and hub have your own business. That is great!!!!

Does make me wonder if the man's old TV was having the same problem---and that it wasn't the TV at all..WELL--that's his problem!!!! ha

Congrats again.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh cool you have a comment pop up! Now I can write here from my old computer!

Good for your husband! That sounds like a usefull skill to have. Is he good with computers too?

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

That's awesome - in so many ways! I am thinking you are on your way to a profitable little side business . . . you know, in your spare time!

girlytwins said...

That is so funny. WTG on your first sale.

Jannie Funster said...

ha!! When in doubt, check the outlet. Or that the dang thing's plugged in.

Oh, Jim says he can come on Feb 26th to your place with his saws to bust out a room or two for you. But he has to warn you -- whatever he builds has to have at least one beam on the inside, and bunches of shutters on the exterior.



Momisodes said...

Oh wow! I'm so glad your hubby was able to troubleshoot it over the phone.

Hope another TV sale comes soon!

Carmi said...

I used to manage help desks for large financial services companies. If I had a dollar for every time someone called in with a technical problem whose solution was to "plug it in", I'd be retired now.

Good on your hub for taking this on. Good on you for going along for the ride. Sounds like a neat initiative.