Well, I figured someone might be curious as to how my Jems sold on e-bay and how my housing situation is going, so here's the latest. To recap for those who are just tuning in, I sold a ton of guitars to come up with a downpayment for a house that is closer to our parents. We had our first born in October and my wife's parents both have heart issues so we wanted to be closer. On with the story telling.
Of my 11 Jems, I sold 7. How did they sell? Well, pretty good. Compared to the prices I had on the page here at Jemsite, the total was $158 less than I had asked. Some went higher, some went lower, but I was pretty close on my prices to only be $158 off. With my 4 Strats, the total selling price of the 11 total guitars I sold (7 Jems, 4 Strats) I came out with $20,798, and I had $17,300 in them, so it went well (of those, 2 strats were gifts which I had nothing in, so that's where around $2k came from). Which Jems did I keep? My FP, PMC, DY that Herc is swirling & the new DNA that is somewhere in shipment from Italy.
Now, the housing situation. We all know the market sucks, but I managed to sell my house in under 24 hours. Go figure! Now I had it priced to move, but still, that was completely unexpected. This is good news and bad news, because I was not expecting to sell the house until maybe the first of next year, so now I'm in money crunch time to get everything done. Our closing date is December 12th, and I have to be out of my house by the 16th!! So, today I went and found our new home, made an offer, they countered, and I accepted. So now I have my new home that I'm closing on December 12th as well!! Talk about a whirlwind, or to be more precise, a sh*tstorm of a week.
I plan to do one more round on e-bay to get a little more cash for moving expenses and the likes (no guitars unfortunately, but if your thing is Canon L glass, Tiger Woods autographs, Cartier watches or Tiffany & Co Jewelry, tune in to Upper-Deck-Golf for all your auction needs
). Thanks to everyone here for the kind words and support.
And out of curiosity, did any jemsiters win any of my Jems?