Ignorance IS bliss and part of me wishes I had never found out the truth about an item I sold because I am kicking myself now.
Turns out this weird rock-like ikebana vase that I bought at Goodwill for about $5 (and sold for well under $100) was a David Shaner river rock sculpture that sells for $800-$1200!! The one I listed in my store (on the left) sold in a matter of hours…obviously the buyer knew exactly what it was.
I did do research it beforehand, but not using keywords that brought up anything helpful. I found out this new information from a guy in a Reddit group yesterday.
So today I am SICK about it. My oldest daughter tried to cheer me up this morning and said, “At least you recognized it as a quality piece. Not many people would have bought this.” And I suppose I should be glad that I NOW know about these pieces should I stumble on another one.
But this discovery just makes me realize how much I don’t know! (Even my research didn’t help me on this.) And it’s making me wonder if I’ve seriously undervalued other things I’ve sold. And how many things I’ve passed up buying at thrift stores and estate sales that would have been huge scores. And…
Sigh. Isn’t it easy to get caught up in pointless, negative thinking??
So I’m going to try and “let this go” and instead be grateful for all the blessings in my life. Yes, I am dubbing today “Gratitude Monday.”
And as my daughter also said this morning, “It’s just stuff!” So true. 🙂
Any mistakes you’re willing to share?? Pretty please!