Obviously “hard” is a comparative term. Six hours sitting in a heated shop packing parcels and chatting to customers is not hard compared to some of my previous jobs, and they weren’t hard compared to working on a trawler or building skyscrapers.
However, from starting to finishing, there was scarcely a moment when we didn’t have a customer in, often two or three at a time. We sold quite a lot in the morning, spent over £1,000 buying during the afternoon and ended up selling some more. We did all this with just two people as the boss was off at the York Coin Fair. We often have busy days when he’s away.
This is one of the medallions we put on eBay. At this sort of magnification you can clearly see the reflection of my camera and a large quantity of dust. It’s not a stunning level of professionalism is it?
I see we’ve already sold seven items on eBay, so we will have to get a move on, as the Post Office closes at noon.