Friday, October 16, 2009

Cigarette Smoke

I've bought 2 semi-large lots of items this month, from two different sellers,  one about 15 CDVs and another 52 Cabinet Cards. I paid more than I really wanted to for these items, but they looked like good quality items, and I felt that I could probably make a profit on them.

They both came saturated with cigarette smoke.   I cannot resell these items when they smell this way.  There are ways to get the cigarette smell out of paper items, but it takes awhile, and I'm not sure that it's ever 100%.  In the mean time I've got some really nice inventory that I dont feel I can sell for awhile.

Add two sellers to the list of sellers I will not buy from again.  I think my list is up to 4 now.


Heather said...

I don't know what those items are but why can't you sell them to smokers? Our noses don't seem to be able to tell.

Diana said...

Sounds yucky!

Ivanhoe said...

That sucks! I guess from now on you should ask if the household is smoke-free.
I quit smoking six months ago, but never in my life did I smoke inside of my house. I hate that stink :o)

A Valdese Blogger said...

Heather: lol! That's a good idea! They were antique photos.

Lady Banana: It was pretty strong.

Ivanhoe: Good to see you again! I never ask, maybe I should but I dont. It just takes some time to get it out, or at least reasonable.