Mrs. Paul Stanley -
First I'd like to say that KISS RULES!!! I love them all, but Peter Criss has always been my favorite, and I've been listening to them for over 20 years and have seen them a few times in concert, with and without makeup, during the 1980's. I even have an original Peter Criss doll that came out in 1978. I could sell that on eBay and maybe get $40 or more for it.
Oh yeah, back to the topic.
I used to be an ebay addict, I collected Classic Winnie the Pooh stuff. Pat and Alix, I have a Classic Pooh Harmony Box - they are so beautiful.
At the time I had a pet bird and started to feel bad because I was neglecting him, so I cut my ebay time in half. But I could hear him screaming from the other room and felt even worse, so I spent even less time on ebay. Then he got sick, and when birds get sick, they're really sick because they hide their illnesses, and he almost died and had to stay in the hospital for 3 days, but had breathing and stomach problems, and had 2-3 months to live. After that I didn't go on ebay again and spent all my time with him. A few days later, at home, he started having seizures. He was old and I felt the best thing to do was to humanely euthanize him. I can't begin to tell you how guilty I felt (besides being heartbroken) that I spent time on stupid ebay and not more with him.
That's not to say I don't sometimes want to, but I just don't. When I got my cat Candy, I swore that I would never go on ebay again, and I haven't. It wasn't hard because I never want to experience that guilt again. I thought about all the money I spent on ebay and all the time I wasted, and am so mad at myself because those are just things that don't mean anything. I could have put that money to good use, donating it to an animal shelter, etc.
I also imagine that one day Candy could have a disease or an accident that may cost thousands of dollars to fix, and that I would put it on my credit card and worry about paying it off because I spent too much money on ebay.
When/if the economy ever gets better, I'm going to sell most of the stuff and do something good with it.
Jill and Candy