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11 March 2009 @ 05:10 pm
Debating whether to put my Coraline box on eBay...  
...do you think it would sell?
I personally think it would be good for $300 at least, which would be so handy right now. It'd really put a dent in my bills and maybe even give me a chance to be debt-free, if people wanted it. That would be really swell, especially since my spring tuition bill is coming up this month and I don't know where that money's coming from.
On the other hand, it somehow feels improper to sell it, because it was a hand-made gift, and besides that it's REALLY NEAT. So I feel like if I sell it, I'll have to donate at least half the proceeds to charity. Maybe the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, since Gaiman's so very affiliated with that group.
Or maybe just the local food bank, because their donations are WAY down for the year.

I don't know. Would it be a bad thing to try and sell this?

Danny Darkosaru_kage on March 12th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
If it were my Coraline box, I wouldn't sell it. It seems like one of those things that you'd really kick yourself later if you got rid of it. I mean, there will probably never be a point in your life when you can't use an extra $300+, so it seems to me like there are probably better ways to scare up extra cash than by giving up something as rare and cool as that--especially if it isn't a total life-or-death emergency.
Narratoraswirlymatrix on March 12th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Paul Linh Nguyenanimekid on March 12th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
I'd go with what saru_kage said...

What you have is very sentimental and has more value (memories and whatnot) than anyone else could possibly have. And more so because it is hand-made...it is unique for you.
(Anonymous) on March 12th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Sell it if you want to. It will raise a LOT more than $300 -- the only one to be sold on ebay, for charity, went for about $3,000. And the CBLDF, and the food bank would be grateful.

You had it, you took pleasure in it. You can let it go now.

Suzik00kaburra on March 12th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Dude, really? I looked all over eBay and I couldn't find the listing for the other one...
Markying_ko_4 on March 12th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
IS this one of the original 50?
Suzik00kaburra on March 12th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yes it is. It's #5!
Photos of it can be seen here: http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/40454.html?mode=reply
Markying_ko_4 on March 12th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know about you, but were I too have been gifted with something so special, completely out of the blue, then I would be loathe to part with it.

It's like a badge of cool. I'm certain you can find other ways of raising some funds...

Still, follow your heart on this.
Nechtan Albaflameelf on March 12th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
You should not feel it's bad to sell if you want to use the money toward your bills--bills is bills and the economy isn't getting any better!!!

I'd put a high reserve on it and hope it goes sky-high!

Grey :)
a shyness that is criminally vulgarlynstraine on March 13th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
i would NEVER give that thing up D:
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on March 13th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
hmm... i think if you are going to be donating at least half of what you make to charity, then i bet there are other things you could sell or do that could make the same amount without giving away a gift that was specially made for you :)
Suzik00kaburra on March 13th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
The giving to charity aspect of the auction is to help compensate for feelings of guilt about selling something so special. I feel bad selling the box, because it was a free gift, but at the same time I don't feel a lot of attachment toward keeping it, because I'm not a particularly sentimental person when it comes to objects. (Except books. I really get attached to my books.)