I'm feeling pretty guilty about selling one of the Hermès ties my sister gave me. Sure, times are tough and I'm up to my ears with expenses and debt. Sure, the office has changed to business casual every day and I don't wear ties anymore. Sure, I appreciate the gift in the first place. I just wanted to do an eBay auction and see what would happen if I set a high reserve and let it run. Well, now it's all packaged up to sell and I'm sad about it. Isn't that how life is? The irony is that it probably won't be worn by the next person either because all the bids were from dealers that buy and sell these products as commodities.