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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A Bit About My Bears

I mentioned yesterday the boxes and packaging that I keep for posting my bears in when I sell any – what I didn’t say is that they very rarely seem to leave the promises!  To say I have an addiction is an understatement!!! 

I have absolutely loads of bears – more than a bear shop I should think.  I collect Artist bears (one-of-a-kind), limited edition bears like Isabelle, Kaycee, Deans etc. and in the loft I still have loads of Russ and TY type cheaper bears that I started out my bear collecting hobby with quite a few years ago now.  I bought quite a lot when I received a small inheritance a few years ago but now I need to sell some to buy others.  After my financial fling I have to do that with bears now as I can’t just fill the house any further with my collection that is taking up so much space already both in the house and on the credit card statement.  So I currently have 2 boxes in the “spare” room I was talking about yesterday waiting to be sold.  They are waiting until I have the time to list them but the jewellery listing has been more important recently.  

I am terrible about parting with any but still see others I want to buy so I have to try to be ruthless every now and then and choose a few to sell.  But I have found the only way to do it is to take the photos and then put them away in the box for a while so I get used to not seeing them and then list them when I have chance.  Then I have to be really brave to wrap them up if they sell because I have been known to be really upset when I wrap them to post.   Then I wish I had never sold them at all and pine for a few days.  Ideally it would be better to get them boxed ready to post so that I don’t see them at all but that never works as some people buy more than one bear which would mean opening the boxes to put them together in one bigger box to send.  Plus of course individually boxed bears take up a lot more space than all the bears in one big box until they sell. 

It also never works to box them ready because someone will ask me some obscure question about them like “how long are his arms” or something equally strange that I don’t know the answer to without getting the bear out of the box.  Why is it that anyone who ever asks a question never buys the bear even if the answer was an affirmative to their yes or no question?  Do some people have nothing better to do all day than to sit at their computer and go round the listings asking silly questions just to wind people up with no intention at all of buying?  It is obviously just a form of amusement to some people. 

At the moment I haven’t really had chance to list any bears to sell so I am having to be very good and not look at the bears for sale on ebay or on Bearpile so that I don’t see any that I will be tempted to buy either.  What I don’t see I wont miss but if I do see any I like then I know it is either buy now or never see them again if they are OOAK bears – so not looking at all is best.  I can’t add a photo of my bear shelves because I can’t get far enough away in the room to get a photo.

Of course if you aren’t a collector of anything and don’t really like bears you wont understand this at all and think I am totally madJ

Todays bit of trivia that you really need to know is (I don’t think this is definitely proven as the jury is still out on it):

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented.
It was ruled “Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden”
And thus, the word GOLF entered the English language.

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And the chuckle for today is:

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
This is so true.
You will love to hear them say "you don't look that old."

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