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Samsung SGH-F330 handphone

November 30, 2008

Karung-guni…ing a used (but well maintained) Samsung mobile phone. Checkout this item and others which I have put up for sale at “My Karang-Guni Corner @ eBay SG”.


Sold @ eBay SG


Nikon AF Nikkor Lens (24mm-120mm)

October 17, 2008

Putting up my used Nikon AF Nikkor Lens (24mm-120mm) for sale with the aim of saving up for an upgrade. Though it has been used, it was well maintained. Suitable for beginners in DSLR photography who are looking for such lens without having to burn a hole in your pocket for a brand new lens.

You may like to browse this and other items at My Karang-Guni Corner @ eBay SG. Item is available at the time of this post.

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Karang-guni your stuff in the face of recession

October 10, 2008

Headline news in today’s newspapers “Singapore slips into recession” speaks volumes. With the recent collapse of Lehman brothers, the common man will face another round of more belt-tightening measures to tide over this gloomy period. A bowl of noodles now no longer costs as cheap as before. Transport fares, electricity charges, fuel prices etc are on the rise. A shadow of uncertainty is felt in businesses as companies strive to further enforce cost-cutting measure in the face of gloom to maintain survivalibilty.

Perhaps, the present situation could be an opportunity for some entrepreunial spirit – karang-guni the stuff you have that could have been collecting dust in your storeroom without any further use. Unless you have the time to set up a stall at the flea market at some HDB void decks or along Sungei Road, online flea market could just be the next viable option. Instead of junking them down the rubbish chute, displaying your usable wares online could help to recover that extra dollar. What kind of stuffs for your garage sale? It can be a variety of items which are no longer needed such as used handphones, picture frames, encyclopedias, tea-cups and tray set, digital cameras, kitchen utensils, an old computer screen, motherboard, mouse, educational VCDs which your child has outgrown, toys no longer in use, a baby pram/stroller where your child no longer fits into etc. If you are into craftwork such as making beaded slippers or costume jewellery, put that talent to good use.

There could be a host of items in your store-room that you have thought of clearing but never had the time to do so. Perhaps, spend a little time taking stock of of items you no longer need. Take a photo of it and post it on your blogsite or perhaps advertise it like what I did on Ebay. I had the opportunity to sell an extra LCD screen last year. Recently, a buyer confirmed her purchase of a penguin-shaped water dispenser for a mere $8 which I had bought from Action City but seldom use when the novelity wore off. Yes, it was a mere $8. But every dollar counts rather than discarding it without a single dollar earned. You may like to browse a few other items I have put up for sale by scrolling down the right panel under the title header “My Karang-Guni Corner @ Ebay SG”.

Do you have to shout your throat hoarse like the karang-guni man who goes on his rounds blaring – :po chua (newspapers), ku sar kor (old clothes), tian si kee (tv sets)”. You can be the new breed of techie karang-guni who surfs the internet to advertise your wares. Nevertheless, be genuine in stating the condition of your item and your selling price. Who knows, someone may just need that item you thought of throwing away.

If you have nothing to do on a Sunday and thought of visiting a flea market, here’s the link to Flea markets in Singapore. If you share the same interest in looking at old stuffs to be unpolished jewels, do drop me a note if you like to share your link in my blogsite…Karang-guni…