So this post was supposed to be about how to easily and inexpensively make your own homemade Greek yogurt by using a vintage yogurt maker that you can pick up at the thrift store for a few bucks. I guess kind of still is.
I’ve had this yogurt maker listed on Ebay since July of 2012. I haven’t had any best offers or watchers or anything. I have read in the past that yogurt makers do pretty well.. But mine was just sitting there.
Recently I’ve been reading a lot about how healthy yogurt is and how we should be eating quite a bit of it. We’re a family of 5 and 4 are males…two of which are really big males, 6’3 and 6’5″, with really big appetites. So one carton of yogurt can vanish within minutes..and it isn’t cheap. So I decided to try out my yogurt maker that I have for sale.
Well it works wonderfully. It only took 1 Tablespoon of store bought yogurt and 1 quart of milk (and I only pay $1.88 for a gallon of milk at my local Aldi). So making the yogurt at home is super cheap and super easy with the yogurt maker.
So Sunday, as I was taking my freshly homemade yogurt out of the the maker and transferring it into jars so that I could make some more. We had decided that since it wasn’t selling and the results were awesome…we were going to keep it.
All of a sudden my phone rang to notify me that an Ebay sale had just occurred. And I KID YOU NOT…the yogurt maker had just sold. Unbelievable! Hubby and I could not stop laughing.
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We paid $5 for it. Sold for $39.99..it had a best offer, but was purchased at full price. Shipping was $7.33. So we made approx $25 on it. The buyer even emailed me asking if I had more as she has her original one and loves it. She was buying this for her daughters and said they’ll just have to fight over it! 🙂
Now I’m on the hunt for another one!
Have you every had anything up for sale on Ebay, then decided to keep it to find out it had just sold??
Today I’m linking up with Frugally Sustainable, Simple Lives Thursday, Learning the Frugal Life and Poor and Gluten Free.