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Choose a descriptive category for the lunchbox. It
would fit in antiques, collectibles, pop culture, metal ware, toys,
memorabilia and television. To be as specific as possible, you choose
collectible, sub-category pop-culture, sub-category lunch boxes,
sub-category vintage metal. This way your item will appear in searches
for all of the above.
At this point, you can choose whether you want to
set a reserve price. You set one at $20.
Describe the box
You need to write a description. Be as detailed as possible, mentioning
any flaws or scratches in both the lunchbox and thermos. Do not
leave anything out. If you falsely describe or intentionally leave
flaws out, you are guilty of fraud -- which is a crime. You want
the bidder to be happy when he gets the lunchbox, and no one likes
surprises of the negative sort. So be accurate. Put the box and
thermos next to the computer and write:
This is a vintage Incredible Hulk metal lunchbox with
thermos. I got it in 1983. It is 7 inches by 8 inches by 3¾
inches. It was used from September 1983 until May 1984 and has some
wear and tear. It has been in storage ever since. The front of the
box shows the Hulk growling amid a pile of ruins. The reverse shows
the Hulk breaking through a brick wall. The sides have pictures
of various characters of the series. The handle is made of Hulk-green
plastic. The rim on the lid of the lunch box has some rust. The
center of the lid has a small dent as the result of a playground
dispute. There are some small scratches on the reverse side. The
inside of the box is rust-free. The outside of the thermos has various
pictures of the Hulk. The inside of the thermos has a tint of residue
from the tomato soup my mom put in it, even though she knows I hate
tomatoes. Otherwise, the thermos is in good condition and has its
original screw-on lid and green cup-cap.
I will accept credit card and check payments made
through PayPal only. Payments must be received within 10 days of
the end of the auction.
Shipping is $4.30 sent by U.S. Postal Service priority
mail. Insurance depends on the cost at the end of the auction but
will probably be about $1.50.
I will ship the item the day I receive payment, if
payment is received before noon on a business day. Otherwise, I
will ship the next business day.
I will accept returns within one week of receiving
the item, but shipping costs will not be refunded.
Please e-mail me with any questions before you bid.
Taking shots at the box
Pictures are imperative. They will help you describe your item as
accurately as possible and let the bidder see exactly what you have.
You should take shots of the front, back, sides and inside of the
lunch box. Insert all of these on your page. You can use a digital
camera to take the pictures, or, if you have a scanner, you can
use regular photos and scan them in. Pictures should be up close
and focused -- fuzzy photos or photos taken at a distance appear