by Cecile Cinco
My second daughter, Myrrh Raquel, is twelve. The first second hand cel phone she bought from the store was worth P400. After a few months, the phone was dead. She wanted to buy another but she had no money.
As I was browsing over ebay, I noticed dead phones being sold. I told her about it. She was hopeful. She had her phone sold at P400, less courier expense of P100. Result, she used the phone for a few months for worth P100.
Later my mom handed over to her a used phone. She used it for a few months and wanted to have another. She said she’ll sell at P1000 and buy a cheaper one. I asked why P1000. She said because some people are willing to buy dead phones for P400 and the phone she wanted to sell was working fine.
She sold successfully. She then scouted for available cell phones for a maximum of P700. It took quite a while. Bid after bid, outbid after outbid, until after about a hundred tries, she finally won at P510 which the buy-now price was more than P1000.
Yesterday I deposited the money to the seller’s bank. We’re now waiting for the delivery.
Among my 3 girls, she’s the one with entrepreneurial spirit.
By the way, she is the sickly among the 3. I had an ovarian cyst and was operated on while she was 5 months in my womb. She survived but the general anesthesia made her learning and motor skills slower than usual. I delivered her normally. She’s our miracle baby.