Great stuff! Thanks! No worries evangelizing the Mac: I bought my first one in 1984 and never looked back. But dang, I'd seen Garage Sale around, and always figured it was for garage sales. Duh. I'll pick that up this afternoon and give it a shot.
BTW, for all the value-oriented folks on here, the strategy I've used with my Apple gear (at least, since the advent of the 'Bay) is to replace it all pretty much annually. I buy a discounted AppleCare on eBay for the "old" one, and list it with the 2-year remaining AppleCare as soon as I've migrated everything to the new one. That keeps the upgrade ∆ to a minimum. A few hundred bucks a year and I have all new Apple stuff all the time. Let it go even two years and the ∆ becomes more punishing, especially for multiple devices.
Yes, agreed on boxing right after photography, and in plastic dry cleaner bags. Works great. I'll investigate thermal printers, but for the moment, I have a large Brother wireless MFC, with regular paper in the top tray and sticky-backed labels in the bottom one. No taping, except on small soft-packs. I guess strobes will be my next subject for study, and will check earlier posts in the thread for that. Thanks again!
Thanks for posting this. I've been rolling with the old white Macbooks, which you can pick up on ebay for ~150 and recently upgraded though a friend to a '10 MacbookPro. But I have to reboot my computer 2-3 times per day if I'm listing that day (GarageSale/LightRoom/high volume pictures is apparently quite taxing). I think it would get better if I got a SSD, but you've got me thinking about going new and upgrading yearly.