Wow, I've really broken into the big time. Get this for business acumen...
I bought a completely bollocksy book on how to play bass called "The Bass Grimoire". To give you some background on the book, imagine the most complicated, overblown and head-up-a$$ way to explain some really simple concepts and you pretty much have "The Bass Grimoire". I mean, the fact that it's called "The Bass Grimoire" should actually be a clue to the pretentiousness of the content. It really tries to scare the beginner away from getting anywhere near the "Ivory Tower" of knowledge that spouts from the overrated author's rear end.
So, there's the background. I decided to sell this book because I couldn't find a use for it and at the time I was pretty well stocked with toilet paper.
I bought some years back for $40.00 (money well spent!) and decided to try my skills as a seller on Ebay. I put the postage down for $8.00, thinking that this would be about right, and put a no reserve auction into play.
By the end of the auction 7 days later, some lucky punter had won the item for 0.99c!
And the postage turned out to be $9.00 so I lost a dollar on postage as well.
So altogether I am down $40.01 (if my erroneous maths serves me correctly)
Wow. I'm a real mover and shaker.