Gunne Sax is Back!

 

Remember when outlets were actually outlets?  In the ’80s, clothing outlets were filled with damaged goods, returns, closeouts, and overstock merchandise at low, low prices. Nowadays, companies manufacture clothing specifically for their outlet locations.  That’s no fun!

 

Back in the day, the old Gunne Sax outlet in San Francisco was the place to go to buy wedding dresses, prom dresses, and Easter dresses.  It had a huge communal dressing room filled with hundreds of women standing around in various stages of undress.  It was SO fun!  We would go there in the spring to buy our lacy Easter dresses at a fraction of the original price.

 

Anyway, last weekend I went to a garage sale in our neighborhood. The woman hosting the sale had saved every piece of clothing she had ever owned….including her Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock prom dress.  It was metallic, it was made in the USA, and it was awesome!  Since I rarely see Gunne Sax dresses at yard sales, I figured it had to be valuable. Sure enough, a slightly sexier version had recently sold on eBay for $99 + shipping!  FYI:  The prom dress listings that sold for the most only had Jessica McClintock in the title. No mention of Gunne Sax!  What’s even more interesting is that the lacy “boho” Gunne Sax dresses we wore on Easter Sunday were going for even more.  (Click here to see the completed listings for this product and here to read all about the history of the Gunne Sax label.)

 

So I ran home and got it listed right away.  Here I am…waiting for my date to pick me up.  :)

 

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Thanks for reading! I just found a December 2016 Vogue article all about the lace Gunne Sax dresses as well. Seems they are quite the fashion statement!

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All the eBay News That’s Fit to Print!

 

So.  How are sales?  Things have been moving right along here in Northern California.  We’ve been busy, busy, busy.

 

Have you been listening to eBay Radio?  Click here to check out the latest broadcast.  Yesterday’s broadcast featured Lynn Dralle, The Queen of Auctions and eBay social media expert Marsha Collier.

 

 

In addition, don’t miss this informational video all about promoted listings. It features fellow eBayer Theresa Cox.  I just started my first campaign, and I’ve already experienced some success!

 

 

Finally, don’t miss the latest eBay for Business Live question and answer session on Facebook!

 

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Posted by ebaylife 07 / 12 / 2016 Comments 0 Comments

What Can You Buy for $1 and Sell for $99?

 


Hey!  It’s been a long time!  October and November were two of our biggest months ever.  We’ve been going out of town to source more valuable merchandise.  Totally worth it.  And we still have the day after Thanksgiving to look forward to.  50% off sales, here we come!  If you want to learn more about sourcing better merchandise, check out my latest eBay radio interview.

 

 

So what can you purchase for $1 and sell for $99?  A Laser Link NFE Golf Ball Measurer!  Yup, we sold one a few weeks ago.  We already received positive feedback from the buyer, so it’s a done deal!

 

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I need to get going now, but I did want to remind all of you to listen to How I Built This, a podcast all about entrepreneurs who built amazing businesses.  I’ve listened to each and every episode!

 

 

That’s it for now. Don’t forget: If you’d like to win a 30-minute question-and-answer session with yours truly, post a “score” to the score board! And if you’d like a free list of 10 items to sell on eBay, sign up for my blog! The sign-up box is in the upper right-hand corner of this post. Be sure to send me an email to let me know you’ve subscribed. (Use the “Contact Us” link at the top of the blog.) If you’re already a subscriber, no problem. Just let me know you’d like a copy as well.

 

Posted by ebaylife 21 / 11 / 2016 Comments 0 Comments

Hate Listing? No Problem!

 

Happy Halloween!  October was an incredible month for us.  I hope that the remainder of 2016 is as profitable as October was!

 

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And now for some news…

 

  • Don’t miss Suzanne Wells’ interview with Rochelle Carter, a successful eBay seller who runs her biz out of a two-bedroom apartment in Illinois.
  • Hate listing?  Suzanne has a new service that will list your items for you.  Click here to hear her latest interview on eBay Radio.
  • Don’t miss the latest How I Built This podcast featuring the founder of Sam Adams beer.  I liked it so much I listened to it twice.
  • On Wednesday, eBay will be offering yet another free webinar.  The webinar will focus on holiday shipping and returns.  Click here to register.
  • Finally, don’t miss me on eBay Radio tomorrow at 12:15 PST!  I’ll be giving tips on how to increase sales in a competitive market!

 

That’s it for now. Don’t forget: If you’d like to win a 30-minute question-and-answer session with yours truly, post a “score” to the score board! And if you’d like a free list of 10 items to sell on eBay, sign up for my blog! The sign-up box is in the upper right-hand corner of this post. Be sure to send me an email to let me know you’ve subscribed. (Use the “Contact Us” link at the top of the blog.) If you’re already a subscriber, no problem. Just let me know you’d like a copy as well.

 

Posted by ebaylife 31 / 10 / 2016 Comments 0 Comments

Are You Fat?

 

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Mufasa is.  Mufasa (our school’s fluffy mascot) really knows how to work a crowd.  As a result, he eats at about five times a day.  He could definitely stand to lose a few lbs.

 

I think he needs to start going with us to yard sales.  We’ve been seeing a lot of cat beds and scratching posts, and we recently picked up a vintage skinfold caliper.  Calipers measure body fat. They’re very useful if you’re trying to lose weight.

 

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Although a completed listing search by brand made it seem like the caliper we found wasn’t worth much, Johnny insisted on buying it.  A more general search later revealed that these devices can be worth quite a bit of money.  We picked it up for $5 and sold it for $50. Not bad!

 

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