Love and jokes are shared and enjoyed in our family.
My mom and dad are eBay sellers. Dad usually selects the items to auction, does the research, writes the wording and places the eBay ad. Sometimes, Mom finds something she thinks is auction worthy and she does all the dirty work of placing the ad.
Back in April, Mom thought that this pristine Avis ice scraper would make a fine purchase for someone with icy windows. Or perhaps a collector of Avis stuff would snatch it up. So, Mom took the pictures and placed the ad. Dad made fun of her auction. He mocked her. He told her that no one would be interested in an Avis ice scraper.
And he was right. For an entire week, very few people looked at the ad. There were no questions. There were no bids. The auction ended in silence.
Mom, being bound and determined to prove Dad wrong, re-ran the ad. This is where the fun starts. Are you still here?
Before you know it, folks were interested in this plastic piece of Avis beauty and the questions started.
One lady wanted to know if the ice scraper was left handed or right handed.
Another perspective bidder wanted to know if the seller would post a picture of the ice scraper being held in the hand, so that she could get an idea as to whether it would fit ok in her hand.
Someone else inquired what year model the Cadillac was that was pictured on the ice scraper.
You have to know that every time Mom got an email with a question, she would run to Dad, bragging that there was interest in the awesome ice scraper. To quote Dad, "I am not believing this!" and "You have got to be kidding!"
Indeed, there was a bid on the ice scraper and it sold. Here is the feedback the buyer left for my folks (the sellers): "This will make a wonderful gift! Thanks for going above and beyond! A+ Ebayer"
Dad's birthday was this week. Look at the "gift" he received! Reckon Dad sees the value in the ice scraper now? It was certainly worth a laugh!
Thank you, David for leaving great feedback for Mom and Dad, and thanks for the laughs! Most of us had long forgotten about the eBay Avis ice scraper. The shadow box was a nice touch. Good one!
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