Why the internet awesome

May 10, 2011 by

The internet is pure awesomeness.  It really is.

As part of my 1-A-Week program where I’m getting rid of something I don’t need/want/use anymore I was selling my old broken Canon Powershot on eBay.  I loved that camera and it took THE best photos ever, but it was also many years old, had traveled the world (and it showed) and just didn’t work.  That model camera however, was fetching very high prices on eBay for some reason I didn’t know at the time.

I put the camera up for auction and immediately received several inquiries asking to buy it now for some decent amounts for a broken camera.  Then I got a very nice email from someone on eBay telling me that Canon would fix my camera for free as it had some defective sensor that they knew about.

So I removed the auction,  clicked on the link that the nice eBay member sent me, and filled out the form on the Canon website.  I then sent my camera off to them and low and behold today I received a package in the mail with my camera in it.

Well… not my old camera, but rather a new PowerShot SD980 IS!!!

How awesome is that?  How awesome is Canon?!  How awesome is that nice eBay shopper who took the time to send me that link?!

Thats why the internet is awesome.   Not only is it letting me get rid of stuff I don’t need/want/use and even make some money doing it, but it allows nice people to make these small connections help out one another.  And thats what its all about.

So now I have a new camera that I’m going to get rid of again for this weeks’ 1AW as I don’t need another camera.  I already replaced the old one with another small Canon PowerShot.  I really do love Canon cameras.

So this one will go to my sister for her birthday, as she needs a new camera.  Happy Birthday Sis if you are reading this!

Also I’m behind posting my 1AW for a few weeks as I was updating my site.  So for the last 2 weeks I got rid of some clothes to Amvets and some old computer parts/cables on Craigslist.


1AW is a project by which I’m getting rid of at least 1 thing each week that I do not need, want, or use anymore.  Doing at least one thing per week helps me reduce the clutter in my life and make room for what is truly important.

What item can you get rid of this week that you don’t need/want/use anymore?


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