Monday, December 17, 2007

Am I Being Taken Advantage Of?

Dh asked me to list some of his old textbooks for sale on Amazon. Since he is busy, you know, working his tail off at 3 am overtime shifts, I said sure.

Then he said we'd split the proceeds 50-50.

"WHAT?? No way. I'll be doing all the work! 75-25," I said.

"60-40. They're my textbooks," he shot back, "Take it or leave it."

"Leave it!" I shouted.

A few minutes later, he cajolingly offered 60-40 again. I countered with 65-35, to which he laughed admiringly. You do have to admire my Taurus stubbornness. It doesn't come out all that often, but when it does, oh baby.

Finally I did agree to 60-40 as long as he went and bought the envelopes to mail all the books off when (if) they sell.

Today I skimmed completely and thoroughly read Amazon's selling policy, then listed the books for sale. It didn't even take two hours. (Don't tell Dh.) If they all sell, we'll make a tidy sum. Heck, even if half of them sell, we'll make a tidy sum.

So. Should I have held out for 65-35?


Christy said...

I have a ton of old textbooks from college. I want to make a tidy sum too.

Holly said...

Ooh, I sold all of my textbooks through They even pay for shipping for you and all you have to do is print out the label. Amazon is probably the same. Anyway, I slipped in several of my husband's old textbooks without telling him. I also failed to mention the check once it came in the mail. Some people might call that dishonest, I just call it clever.

Chas said...

It's funny how different couples do things differently. There wouldn't have been a question of who got how much in my would have just gone into the bank, but that's just how we operate. I WISH I just got mad money to throw around on whatever I wanted!

HollowSquirrel said...

You're awesome, especially making him go get the envelopes. I think it's fair...but wait, who will go to the post office to mail them?

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Randy and Kim said...

Personally I am a packrat when it comes to books and its hard for me to get rid of any, no matter the dust on the binder. However, a fine job using capializism - he would not received any money if you had not did your job... NLM

EdgyK said...

Ya I am probably most like Chas. Everything goes into the black hole called my checkbook. But then I might have felt justified in ordering that cute dress that I saw online. If it was on sale who can argue that.