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    Little Miss Uni-Debt
    Starting again, 1% at a time. 100 ways to make 80!
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    • 14th Jun 12, 3:40 PM
    Starting again, 1% at a time. 100 ways to make 80! 14th Jun 12 at 3:40 PM
    Hey all,

    I'm back again. *sigh*. Progress stopped for a long while and the debt total has spiralled back up to crazy heights again. I'm pretty angry with myself but happy to be back here!

    I'm annoyed at how I wasted my hard work but I intend to sort it now instead of letting it go back up to it's original level.

    I was almost debt free in 2009 (just a few hundred pounds off) but I had worked so hard for so long, I was properly burned out. Fortunately the systems I set up to manage my bills held up and I'm not behind with anything.

    So the situation now. Back at just under 8k debt, I can make small overpayments each month.

    Estimated debt free day is in around a year - June 2013.

    I want to smash that so that I am debt free before Nov 2012 which is 5 years since I started this journey.

    I enjoy my little projects, building, writing and creating. I'm going to see if I can make money from my ideas instead of taking on an evening job like I did before. Having 2 jobs was very tiring and I missed out on a lot with friends and family.

    Now I just need (hehe 'just') 100 ways to make 80! I can try lots of things and hopefully find something repeatable that will become a good source of income. Doing it 1% at a time seems manageable.

    I've found a pack of 100 wage envelopes, so I'm going to use them for collecting my cash from each of my projects.

    If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!!! Maybe this method might suit others too!

    Here are the first few I'm starting with :-

    ***I will edit this list with new ideas and progress so far***

    Edit - My list of progress has had to be moved to make way for new joiners. This post had reached it's max of 25k characters. The list of things I've done can be seen on this page here.

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    This thread has taken on a life of its own!

    Join in on the challenge! - Post in BIG colourful letters, your name, 1% and total so far. I'll add you to the list.

    When the budget has settled and you have a long journey ahead of you, it often gets tough, trying to look for the light at the end of the tunnel. We often push ourselves hard but always wish we could pay more, do more and save more. Sometimes it's hard to be satisfied with the baby steps that we know are good for us.

    By doing it 1% at a time and celebrating every milestone, you're on the debt-free ladder & you know exactly which rung you're on. You can take the steps as fast or slow as you like. When you need to, you can pause for a while and reflect on your progress and then carry on renewed.

    We need to enjoy the journey and not just the destination.

    What you might need :-
    Moneybox / petty cash tin (keep your s safe!)
    100 wage envelopes, or 100 paperclips - (the freer the better)
    Notebook
    Free printable 100 square here or here (press begin & then print)
    (or make one of your own! Get the felt pens out! )

    How to...
    Take your exact debt or savings total and divide by 100.
    Round UP to the nearest 1 or 10. This is your 1%
    In your notebook start a list of 100 ways that you can earn 1%
    Use the list above for inspiration
    Use the thread for support & motivation
    Contribute new ideas and what worked for you
    Shout up and join the list & get a member number.
    Post a weekly/monthly update of what you've done and how you did it!
    Colour in your progress on your 100 square
    Put your member number in your sig, and your % so far & spread the word!

    Important Notes

    ***You MUST MUST MUST pay your minimum payments to all of your debts AND save your 1%'s as well.***

    Your 1%'s are what you owe, your min payments are the interest you are paying. I consider the min payments as a 'service charge' the cost of rolling your debt on to the next month. This makes you consider just how much your debt is costing you each month!

    As you pay your 1%'s to your cards, your min payments will start to drop. The faster you put your 1%'s to your cards the less interest you will pay.

    If you save up to 100% and pay it off in one go this is MORE expensive than paying each 1% as soon as you have earned it. (I try to save 5% then pay it off)

    This challenge is probably best for debts/savings 20k or less.
    If you find your 1% still too daunting, just decide on how much you want to pay off this year. Divide it by 100. That should give you a 1% figure that is more suitable.

    If your debt is still increasing through spending, this challenge isn't right for you yet. You need to go back a step to your SOA and re-work it until your debt is steady and you have a little room for overpayments. Then come back when you're ready!

    Please contribute your 1% ideas - we need to build a fantastic list for people to choose from!

    So far, people are listed in the order they have contributed to the thread. You guys got us up to post 240! Anyone wanting to join from now on please post in BIG letters and you'll get the next number on the list.

    ***The Official '1% at a time' Members List ***
    ------------The Percentage Peeps!-------------
    # Username--------------- 1% ------Progress
    1 Little Miss Uni-Debt -------80---------17.68%
    2 Time to face the music
    3 tony_ack
    4 sickasachip13
    5 DharmaBunny
    6 RedSaxon
    7 Zepsgal --------------------12----------0%
    8 Starbrite
    9 BlushingRose
    10 Treacle1983
    11 DebbieDebt
    12 LindsayGalaxy
    13 7Roland8
    14 MuffinTops
    15 Shrimpy_80 --------------30---------- 5%
    16 TenBob84
    17 CraftingMad--------------20------------ 86% ★ 2nd saver to 100% 16/10/12 was 30
    18 Starnac
    19 Ss3n08
    20 Fae -------------------- 129.95----------- 29.5%
    21 Emmaglet
    22 Danni-R--------------------15 -------------3%
    23 Remote-Control ----------- 10------------38% ★ Complete 01.12.12 was 38
    24 TattyCath--------------28.75/7.22 ------8%/100%★
    25 Everhopeful09--------------47 ------------14%
    26 Hummingbird
    27 Paulmapp8306
    28 TakingControl
    29 NatterJack99----------------50--------------0%
    30 sc1
    31 ToriaTerrier-----------------10--------------0%
    32 Skinto_7
    33 Tiff
    34 Elaine1966
    35 DD265
    36 Cuba Cat----------------------27-----------------17%
    37 Lesgeo2012--------------------40 / 46-------- 0% / 38%
    38 TeamNicholson -----------------98--------------0%
    39 Chelmsfordgirl1
    40 Liz-Paul ------------------------80 -------------14%
    41 Ammonite
    42 415SanFran---------------------50 -------------20%
    43 HappyTails ----------------- 65/7/21-------16.3%/100% ★/57%
    44 EccentricRavenJewellery
    45 SkintSue-------------------------30 ------------10.5%
    46 Shoe_gal_84
    47 LisaJane
    48 ever-hopeful
    49 Sbarkia
    50 Moneysaverme
    51 Kte------------------------------29 -------------0%
    52 FlacosFloozie
    53 bpsp10 -------------------------- 70 ------------14%
    54 mark88man
    55 Electrobix99
    56 Clairelg88-------------------------20 --------------12%
    57 ThemStarryNights
    58 BeadGirl87
    59 KitchenBunny-----------------------10 -----------0%
    60 LondonGirl252
    61 Jubilee76
    62 Buffythedebtslayer -------------100-------------0%
    63 Katsu
    64 mosaic012---------------------13.71------------0%
    65 billysmum
    66 Lezley307 -----------------------40--------------5%
    67 LynseyDee --------------------- 50-------------- 0%
    68 Helen2012b ---------------------100------------5%
    69 MrsM1983-----------------------15--------------11%
    70 MessyMare----------------------50---------------31%
    71 xJoJox--------------------------20----------------29%
    72 Kellbobs------------------------ 10----------------0%
    73 Nimbo-------------------------- 60 ---------------5%
    74 HappyBucket--------------------10 ---------------0%
    75 Seashell------------------------125 ---------------0%
    76 Braddy970----------------------100 -------------10%
    77 MayForHer----------------------80----------------0%
    78 Welsh Girl Slim------------------32- -------------0%
    79 Hanliam------------------------140---------------6%
    80 Ali-t---------------------------160-----------------0%
    81 GraceSophia--------------------10----------------0%
    82 Emzilla-------------------------60.66------------- 0%
    83 Ruby789-----------------------40----------------- 0%
    84 Clairelg88----------------------20-----------------7%
    85 Kelfen-------------------------5--------------------4%
    86 Smoosh-----------------------13.33---------------0%
    87 Marshy1985--------------- ----13-----------------22%
    88 Jammydodgersandrhl-----------13-----------0---11%
    89 Mrs Rosecroft------------------25-----------------0%
    90 x.nukke.x----------------------70-------------------7%
    91 Hele_an-----------------------40/30--------------1.4%/6%
    92 SaraSage----------------------24-------------------2.6%
    93 Decluttering-------------------25--------------65% ★ 1st to 100%. 10/10/12 was 5
    94 LeaLea89----------------------25-------------------0%
    95 ChocolateBum-----------------25------------------1%
    96 KirstyMcManus----------------6-------------------4%
    97 Mossop93--------------------2--------------------0%
    98 JackieRHE-------------------8---------------------13%
    99 NikkeiPositivity------------167-------------------11.43%
    100 WelshGirl78 --------------100-------------------5%
    101 LaughingLorna-----------68---------------------12%
    102 TudorFan22--------------19.30------------------14%
    103 Debt Free Soon-----------10---------------------40%
    104 Hmm-----------------------60--------------------2.5%
    105 Tra--------------------------25-------------------23%
    106 FunkyStarfish-------------10--------------------4.4%
    107 Asoe209---------------10/15/16--------------11%
    108 EllieGibbo------------------76--------------------0%
    109 PaintYourBox--------------12--------------------0%
    110 Mummy2threeboys-------42--------------------0%
    111 LizH-------------------------70-------------------0%
    112 Soxxxxy------------------260--------------------2%
    113 Ellesbellesxxx--------------25-------------------21%
    114 BargainBetty---------------70-------------------10%
    115 Diana3564------------------?--------------------0%
    116 Naughty-yet-sorta-nice-----10------------------0% ★ 100% done 25/10/12 was 30
    117 Kaz665---------------------13--------------------6%
    118 Tiggy10--------------------20--------------------15%
    119 Munchin-------------------11--------------------0%
    120 Floella80------------------48--------------------0%
    121 DebtBeGone---------------50--------------------7%
    122 FatPuddingMumma---------19.67---------------0%
    123 KKing----------------------80--------------------2%
    124 JennyPennySaver----------246------------------0%
    125 Triangle--------------------20--------------------22%
    126 Rachel84-------------------12--------------------27.4%
    127 SpecialKaye----------------23--------------------100% ★
    128 PottersGal-----------------75---------------------2%
    129 Digging-------------------90----------------------0%
    130 KayleighPea---------------38---------------------6.5%
    131 Pernicious-----------------106--------------------29%
    132 THEMONEYSPIDER---------5---------------------17%
    133 Rubyinamountainofrocks---22-------------------2%
    134 Henna123----------------16----------------------0%
    135 Frugalgdubs--------------?-----------------------0%
    136 Thrifty_gal26-------------100--------------------4%
    137 Sapanga-----------------30-----------------------0%
    138 Motoko------------------60------------------------3%
    139 Jeneflower---------------20-----------------------2%
    140 Hummingbird-------------18----------------------3%
    141 OllieGami----------------45-----------------------5%
    142 NockyNoonah------------30-----------------------0%
    143 Vintage43 -------------10-------------------------0%
    144 PataraWendy-----------200-----------------------0%
    145 Katie26----------------45--------------------------0%
    146 AprilShower------------40-------------------------6%
    147 MrsGriff---------------22---------------------------0%
    148 Nanell-----------------20--------------------------31%
    149 Gerturdeanna-----------5-------------------------0%
    150 MrsPoppy--------------30------------------------0%
    151 Moneymakestheworldgoround --5.74-----------14%
    152 Headoutthesand--------30------------------------5%
    153 Jez1020----------------80-------------------------0%
    154 Fedupandskint----------160----------------------7%
    155 Quok-------------------$50-------------------------0%
    156 Alana171---------------60------------------------12%
    157 Bublin1-----------------60------------------------20%
    158 SleggySortingMoney----90-----------------------0%
    159 Lily_the_Legend--------45------------------------5%
    160 Kerfuffle----------------70------------------------10%
    161 Liberty6201-------------25-----------------------10%
    162 LittleMissKitty-----------?-------------------------?%
    163 TrulyMadlyDeeply_indebt--5.5-------------------67%
    164 FallenArcher-------------90----------------------20%
    165 StarrySaver--------------50---------------------0%
    166 DMPtofreedom----------460---------------------?%
    167 Abundant1972----------125---------------------20%
    168 Ecoverbee (Andy)--------9-----------------------9%
    169 Happy Daddy------------52----------------------0%
    170 Determined Diva--------110---------------------20%
    171 Rising from the ashes---6.50--------------------0%
    172 Gelmc-------------------?-------------------------0%
    173 HappyTorty-----------23.30---------------------0%
    174 Mthanry----------------5.33---------------------15%
    175 DanielleNic87-----------88.19-------------------1%
    176 Justamummy------------90----------------------0%
    177 Youareallhelpingme------??----------------------0%
    178 Treehouse ------------300-----------------------13%
    179 TheShinyOne-----------5-------------------------3%
    180 MrOrchard-------------400-----------------------10.5%
    181 WinterGhosts-----------20-----------------------2%
    182 Shell78 ----------------120-----------------------0%
    183 ilovetea-----------------10-----------------------27%
    184 Nomi1-----------------24.97---------------------22.5%
    185 Embirch---------------5--------------------------7%
    186 Nat21luv--------------8--------------------------53.83%
    187 IWannabeasaver------100----------------------49.02%
    188 AccountingBod--------74.03--------------------6.3%
    189 Unoriginal_uk---------50------------------------0%
    190 WorkFromHome-------10-----------------------0%
    191 Elmly-------------------40-----------------------57.5%
    192 Nicci985----------------20-----------------------10%
    193 Natterjack88----------30------------------------18.72%
    194 Westie660-------------??------------------------0%
    195 Maddie57--------------60-----------------------10.5%
    196 Melodramaticme------45-----------------------0%
    197 Rushy------------------25----------------------41%
    198 GreenSaints-----------150---------------------0%
    199 Saz186----------------40----------------------0%
    200 SophiesMum----------75----------------------0%
    201 CouldSaveMore-------140--------------------1%
    202 Ninno820--------------18---------------------0%
    203 Vics199----------------18---------------------0%
    204 Pisces72---------------40----------------------0%
    205 Debtisgoing-----------70-----------------------0%
    206 WillGetThere----------??-----------------------0%
    207 Purple.Sarah----------??-----------------------0%
    208 Utopiah----------------45----------------------0%
    209 Honeypisquared-------7.33-------------------0%
    210 VW Campervan Mum-??----------------------0%
    211 Stressed Steph--------172-------------------0%
    212 ThriftyFelicity----------100-------------------0% _____END OF 2012


    updated to post no #1948 pg98 ☆★
    Last edited by Little Miss Uni-Debt; 29-01-2013 at 12:44 AM.
    Total@ LBM - Nov07 14k - Nov 08 5765 2009 Aug 3k Oct 2k Nov 1440 Dec 998 - May11 6900 - Jun12 8k Sept12 7k
    |||||||||||||||' 15.5k Down '||||||4k to go
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    I am <still> having an out of money experience!
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  • trulymadlydeeply_indebt!

    Thanks LMUD for this thread... It has given me the kick I need to start earning some extra dosh to save!! And it's also reminded me to not give myself such a hard time about my debt....I've done really well the last year especially, and I also gave up smoking two months ago and have cut down my non-essential expenses majorly (I am surprised Starbucks didn't go out of business at this point!) so I should give myself a pat on the back.....and more to the point you all should by the looks of your amazing %'s
    Originally posted by unoriginal_uk
    Congratulations on giving up smoking unoriginal_uk - I gave up Aug 2011 and took the kids abroad this year, and then flew back into the UK, dropped them off with the Grandparents, changed suitcases and flew out to Venice with OH 12 hours later for a long weekend - there is no way we could have afforded that whilst we were both smoking.

    Also, I'm really impressed with your debt busting so far - you signature will soon say Debt Free! Not long now!!!

    Hi MrOrchard - I'm still waiting for my Musicmagpie money and some expenses, so another 0.5% to come there as well!
    Originally posted by MrOrchard
    I received my email from Musicmagpie yesterday to say they've received my 98 CD's and they are being tested - I doubt I'll get the full whack of what they quoted - some CD's have spent years rolling around the floor of the car!

    [QUOTE=specialkaye;57748207]
    Find out if I get the job tomorrow. Might be awkward as ill find out at work - while working with one of the others who went for the job :/.

    How did you get on specialkaye?

    iwannabeasaver - Great news on the PPI - I really must knuckle down to this one.

    Only news for me is another virtual wine passed to Next Account and I was offered a mystery shop yesterday for 15 and as I had to go into town anyway to collect a prescription, I decided to do it. So when that comes in, I'll send it to Next too.

    Well done everybody.

    TMD xx
  • happytails
    10 off my friend next tues for a DVD we bought, watched and prob won't watch again! Cost us 14 originally so not too bad.

    Got 45 coming tomorrow off a friend for something I sold.

    Also stayed in budget for today's sling meet (25 budget) spent 24.90

    Sarah x
    Sarah, Mummy to Amber (Nearly 6), Lucas (4) and Evelyn (2).

    Member No43 - % Challenge
  • specialkaye
    I GOT THE JOB!!!!!

    wasnt expecting to hear back so soon and it was a little awkward but not too bad. Start on the 17th. First ever full time job. Exciting times.

    And tbh ill be glad to finish my little cleaning job. the cycling 3 miles each way up hills is killing me. and i dont feel any fitter either .
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    MWF: as@ Oct13 45,917, now 45,223
    OP 2014: 0/500
    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 6th Dec 12, 10:33 PM
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    unoriginal_uk
    Congrats SpecialKaye that's brilliant!! So pleased for you!

    Quick completely unrelated question directed at everyone - does Cash4Discs still exist? I just googled them from Little Miss's initial list and cannot find them anywhere - when i type the web address www.cash4discs.co.uk into google they don't seemt to be there?

    Just wondering if CEX and Music Magpie are now my only two options for selling CDs/DVDs (Apart from bootsales and ebay which I am going to leave for the ones that CEX/MM won't give me much for)
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    Official DFW Nerd 1390 SPC #1364 1% at a Time #189 - 18/100%

    Competitions won so far: A years free pizza/Eden project trip & hotel stay/Baby gift set/Baby voucher/Baby bottle/Books/Pedometer
  • Elmly
    Please sign me up! My 1st target is 4k by April and I already have about 1.8k so 45% through.
    1 Debt vs 100 days part 18 1579/2579 61%

    DFB Xmas #128 2554/9679 26%
  • stitching witch

    Just wondering if CEX and Music Magpie are now my only two options for selling CDs/DVDs (Apart from bootsales and ebay which I am going to leave for the ones that CEX/MM won't give me much for)
    Originally posted by unoriginal_uk
    I recently sold a lot of ours through zapper. Not the best money but really easy to deal with and they send a courier to collect too.

    stitchy x
    Making magic with fabric

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    15 in 2015 challenge - 6/15
    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 7th Dec 12, 11:05 AM
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    unoriginal_uk
    Thanks stitchy that's helpful I think Zapper was the site I looked up a lot of mine on last night and if memory serves me correctly they wouldn't take most of mine But I will double check when I get home later, I am at work at the moment. I think I might end up having to take them all to boot sale again, I did one last Summer and actually sold a fair few, but I literally have hundreds left. I need to get rid of them before I change my mind and decide to keep them all!!

    I have another question which might be ridiculously stupid so forgive me but I need all the help I can get at the moment!

    I was wondering where you all buy your jiffy bags/bubble wrap/anything you use to send your ebay sold items off with? I have been looking around and the jiffy bags etc seem so expensive I am wondering how on earth I'll make any profit at all on 99p items!!

    Any advice on where to buy that sort of stuff from would be most appreciated

    Thanks x
    SMOKE FREE SINCE 9 OCTOBER 2012 DEBT FREE SINCE 31 JANUARY 2013
    Official DFW Nerd 1390 SPC #1364 1% at a Time #189 - 18/100%

    Competitions won so far: A years free pizza/Eden project trip & hotel stay/Baby gift set/Baby voucher/Baby bottle/Books/Pedometer
  • liz-paul
    I buy my brown wrapping paper in the post office & jsut use old bubble wrap. But recently I bought a load post bags (grey tough plastic bag/envelopes) from ebay. Ebay has a big selection on P+P products.
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    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 7th Dec 12, 2:14 PM
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    unoriginal_uk
    Thanks for that I just went to poundland in my lunchbreak (figured whatever I couldn't find in there I could have a look on ebay for) and it was pretty productive!

    I spent 10 and for that I got:

    3 packs of bubble wrap
    2 packs of medium jiffy bags
    6 packs (at 3 for 2) of mixed size jiffy bags (4 bags per pack - so got 24 bags for 4)
    1 pack of large cardboard sided A4 envelopes

    Pretty good! I then went to The Works on the way back to the office and found packing tape. What I would really want to find which I have not so far, is a packing tape dispenser - one of those quite large things that you insert the tape into and you can just swipe across envelopes easily. Any ideas on where to find that?!

    Anyway I digress! To sum up I think I have everything I now need to send my ebay items off! In fact I wish now that I had brought more jiffys!

    Listed more last night so now I have 48 items for sale on ebay!!! Will update next week with profits towards my next %s!!
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    Competitions won so far: A years free pizza/Eden project trip & hotel stay/Baby gift set/Baby voucher/Baby bottle/Books/Pedometer
  • fedupandskint
    Free listing weekend again starting tomorrow for 100 items. Also please make sure you put on the last dates for posting before Christmas - there is a notice at the bottom of the page on my ebay about this

    I'll be relisting what didn't sell last time, the 2 items that were never paid for and see how that goes and set a deadline for posting and payments
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  • happytails
    unoriginal uk i got my tape dispenser from home bargains at 2 i think it was

    got my 45 today so going to transfer it to the cc

    going to try and focus on fb selling up until xmas as ebay is so slow atm!

    Sarah x
    Sarah, Mummy to Amber (Nearly 6), Lucas (4) and Evelyn (2).

    Member No43 - % Challenge
    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 8th Dec 12, 6:37 PM
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    unoriginal_uk
    WOW - Had a really amazing money saving two days!!

    Found out I won 100 worth of books which I am sending to Fatbrain for money back, then found out I won a competition I found on here for a years free Pizza!

    Then today the boyfriend and I went to Bluewater for Xmas shopping and we volunteered at an O2 stand to do a present stacking competition - I won a brand new Ipod and iPhone docking radio/clock speaker station thing worth 50ish!

    Had a lucky couple of days! Also lots of my ebay items are on track to sell which is great - and I am about to list a couple of bigger items right now due to the free listing - thanks fedupandskint for highlighting this or I wouldn't have known!
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    Competitions won so far: A years free pizza/Eden project trip & hotel stay/Baby gift set/Baby voucher/Baby bottle/Books/Pedometer
  • fedupandskint
    20 items relisted - fingers crossed they sell and some more funds to go towards the cc's!
    NSD Aug 26/31 2015 GC 1440 clothes no spend Aug 27/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently 12632.33
    VSP no.121 98.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • nannaC
    I was wondering where you all buy your jiffy bags/bubble wrap/anything you use to send your ebay sold items off with? I have been looking around and the jiffy bags etc seem so expensive I am wondering how on earth I'll make any profit at all on 99p items!!

    Any advice on where to buy that sort of stuff from would be most appreciated

    Thanks

    Hi you could ask at your local supermarket, as they use it in the veg and fruit boxes. Some are really helpful and let you take it as they have pay for it to be taken away
    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 9th Dec 12, 12:08 PM
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    unoriginal_uk
    Thanks nannaC what a good idea! I will definitely ask next time I am in Tesco! I did a similar thing at work and scrounged around for our empty paper boxes and am using one of these to send some books off in

    Good luck fedupandskint hope they do sell, I had a few more bids on my items this morning - currently 22 out of my 44 listed items are due to sell so this is great!
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    Competitions won so far: A years free pizza/Eden project trip & hotel stay/Baby gift set/Baby voucher/Baby bottle/Books/Pedometer
  • Decluttering
    WOW - Had a really amazing money saving two days!!

    Found out I won 100 worth of books which I am sending to Fatbrain for money back, then found out I won a competition I found on here for a years free Pizza!

    Then today the boyfriend and I went to Bluewater for Xmas shopping and we volunteered at an O2 stand to do a present stacking competition - I won a brand new Ipod and iPhone docking radio/clock speaker station thing worth 50ish!

    Had a lucky couple of days! Also lots of my ebay items are on track to sell which is great - and I am about to list a couple of bigger items right now due to the free listing - thanks fedupandskint for highlighting this or I wouldn't have known!
    Originally posted by unoriginal_uk
    Whoa, what an incredibly lucky couple of days! Congratulations
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  • specialkaye
    Ten days until a pad paid and i can pay off my student overdraft for good. (it is a free overdraft until next sept so going to keep the card for emergencies until then)

    Got 20% to go which is 460 that is currently coming out of my wage but i hope to get this down to 15%.

    Got another 1% coming from my last weeks cleaning and 1% from a voucher my mum has bought off me. 3% to find in 10 days.

    Hmmm will have to rack my brain for this :/
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    OP 2014: 0/500
    • unoriginal_uk
    • By unoriginal_uk 10th Dec 12, 11:30 AM
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    unoriginal_uk
    Decluttering I know! I should have played the lottery at the weekend with all my good luck!

    Just off to the post office to post my first few successfully sold ebay items I am going to wait until my paypal account says 50, then withdraw it and report back another 1% gained

    Specialkaye see if you've got any little items lying around that you could Ebay and list them for 3 day listings - so many people seem to be buying my little 99p items at the moment for xmas presents I guess - so it's a great little money making exercise!
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    unoriginal_UK - I've sold quite a lot of DVDs recently. I first of all listed on Facebook at 2 each and managed to sell a fair few that way. I then looked at the prices I'd get on musicmagpie, for ones that were worth a couple of quid I made a note of that, most were only about 30p. I then took them all down to my local Cash Converters where I got 50p each (plus they agreed to match the two that musicmagpie would give me a couple of quid for). For the next batch I again used musicmagpie to work out the more expensive ones, but went to a different cash converters type shop (can't remember what it was called), they offered me 75p each for some of them (they sort by age) and 25p each for the rest, plus matched musicmagpie for more expensive ones - so I agreed to sell the more expensive ones and the 75p ones. I then took my pile of 25p ones to Cash Converters, he asked me what I was looking for, I said that they'd given me 50p each last time so was looking for at least that - he agreed to that, and I then managed to get him round it up to 10 from 9.50 There are quite a few of these shops around - for me it's easier than posting or courier. Might be worth a try. CDs don't seem worth much at all though (think it was about 5p each, so have decided not to sell these yet and will keep to carboot in the spring).
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    unoriginal_uk
    Thanks that's so helpful!! I didn't even think about Cash converters - I don't know if there's one near me so I shall look into it!

    I just made a real Ebay rookie error and royally stiffed myself - I sold two items to someone at 99p each and agreed to combine postage for the bigger item so all in all they paid me 4.60 for the items plus postage. I just went to the Post Office to post it and the cheapest postage I could get was 5.30!!!!! what a stupid idiot I am!!

    Oh well you live, you learn - next time I shall have to figure out an easier way of more accurately working the postage out before I list the item!! If anyone has a fairly easy way to work postage out from home please share - the Royal mail website let me down on this occasion as they quoted me 2.70 P&P online and this obviously wasn't the case
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