Since I won't be splitting bills two ways any more, I'll soon be broke. To see how broke, exactly, I Googled up some statistics. According to Canadian Council on Social Development, the poverty line for a "single-person family" (is than an oxymoron?) living in a city with a population of 350 000 is an annual income of $17 895. I make, oh, a bit more than half of that in actual income. So I'm not only considered poor, I'm below poor. Those poor people you see wearing clothing from the 80s, pushing around shopping carts full of junk, and picking cigarette butts out of the gutter? I'm half of one of those.
Don't feel too sorry for me, though. I do make more money when you include scholarships and whoring my brain for scientific research. And really, I live pretty damn comfortably compared to most people on Earth, so I have absolutely no right to complain.
Still, some extra money wouldn't hurt. So I'm selling my old Xbox on Ebay (go bid on it if it's not too late).
I've had good experiences selling old crap on Ebay. I managed to make a couple hundred bucks off an mp3 player that's a few years old (but was still awesome), and made $50.00 off some stupid toy sword Nintendo DS stylus that I got free when I bought something else at Futureshop. But the thing with Ebay is that it seems like there's a group of semi-retarded, illiterate, and/or non-English-speaking people on there who like to ask questions about items that they never actually bid on.
Most of them are like "omg culd u plzzzzz ship to austria mate? ill pay whatever it takezzz!1!", then you look at their profile and they're actually from Australia, and they never put a single bid in. But some questions are even dumber.
For the Xbox, I had someone ask "did you install a bigger hard drive in it, and if so, how big is it?" Yeah, of course, I spent the time to buy a new hard drive, figure out how to open my Xbox and install it there, but OOPS, I forgot to mention that in the description. I didn't think it would be important to mention that my Xbox is better than most other Xboxes out there when I'm trying to sell it to people.
Here is another question I got (click to embiggen):
Has my newfound identification with the emo lifestyle made me bitter? Or has the world just gotten shittier?
ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE.