September 1st, 2010


The Tinui Mud Run 2010

Happy has already posted some pictures of our adventures in the sticks. However, those photos contained a distinct slant towards bits of metal and there wasn't even a single sheep photo. So to remedy that, I've posted some more. Because other people's holiday photos are so interesting.

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The people on Kawakawa Station are selling "Pet Lamb Kits" on TradeMe. This consists of a pre-trained lamb, a bunch of milk powder, a bottle and a teat. Apparently last year they did a roaring trade, but this year the people aren't so keen. I think this is because the people who buy pet lambs have now experienced what it's like to have a pet lamb, and they don't want to do it again. But if you know someone who wants one, this is a pretty good way to go about it.

Meanwhile, now I'm back at work. And back at TradeMe. This time, I've made it clear that things that aren't bid on will not be offered to watchers. It seems that it's a game. You watch a thing you want but don't bid, then when the auction closes you ask the seller to make an offer. The seller, thinking their item isn't as valuable as they thought, discounts the price and offers it to you cheaper - this happened with a lot of the previous stuff and it's a hassle and makes me feel manipulated. And since I've been conflicted all along about selling this stuff, if people don't bid they can sing for a discount, since I'm just as happy to keep the stuff and I have a fair idea what it's worth..

I dislike mind games. I'm also looking forward to the sorting being over. We're nearly there. Then we'll be selling the house, which will also be a first for me. This is me thinking about letting an agent do all the work.