Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Gift Unwelcomed Turns Profit
In the act of coveting this wonderful cake stand I received... the dreaded "gift with purchase" at the auction. At the Auction House its not such a good thing when you get "gifted" an item. If the auction is giving it away, well folks... that's not a good sign.
Alas because the gift with purchase was so monstrous I was able to win on the cake stand at a mere $9. A fantastic price for a rare milk glass item.
Now for the gift, it was a White Mountain Freezer, 6 Quart Hand Crank ICE CREAM Maker. At nineteen pounds this item is the heaviest I have ever won at auction, which is crazy because I buy boxes of books routinely. The thing looks solid and well made but hand cranking ice cream is not my thing. Not to mention I was kind of upset with having to lug this behemoth home. Well, not anymore! It sold on ebay for $116 shipping included. So there, try not to look a gift horse in the mouth. Lesson Learned.