It’s now official. We are moving overseas…again! In a few weeks we are taking off to lead a nomad life for a multi-month trip through Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, etc. … Packing for an overseas move means sorting out what is truly essential in our lives. This daunting process is so liberating – I hate it, yet love it – plus selling most of our stuff via Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree has been a pure comedy so far.
Here’s an overview of the best comments I received…
About a very average guitar that we are selling for pretty cheap:
Buyer: Would you mind sending me a recording of a song so I can hear how the guitar sounds like?
Me: Sorry mate the baby is sleeping…
About a clothes iron I am selling for $5 :
Buyer: I would like to offer $4.
Me: Seriously mate?!
About that very same clothes iron $5:
Buyer: Hello I am living in “somewhere” and I want to buy this item for $5.
Me after I googled her neighbourhood and realised it’s more than 50 km away (with basically all of greater Sydney between us): Mate, that’s pretty far! It’s probably not worth coming from this far to buy a $5 iron…
Buyer: Fine I am coming by train. What train should I take?
Me: There is no train. It’s like 50km from your place and it will take you 3 hours to get there… Buyer: Can you please tell me the train I am ready to come by this afternoon.
Me: There is NO TRAIN you would have to take a ferry and a bus.
Buyer: Jeez why didn’t you tell me that before – it’s too far! (needless to say, our neighbourhood was clearly listed on the ad!)
About a pretty ordinary melamine bookshelf I am letting go for $10:
Buyer: I would like to buy it for $25. I would offer you $50 but you don’t deliver.
Me: Believe me mate you don’t want to buy this for $25…
About a bread maker:
Buyer: Hi what kind of bread can you make with this?
Me: Bread loaf…
Buyer: Can you make some bread and take a picture for me please?
Me: Yes of course and I can also eat it and write you a delightful review.
Yep, moving is so exciting!