The Deadline is Fast Approaching!

 

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Have you heard?  Many of the changes mentioned in the 2015 Fall Seller Update are about to become reality.  February 20, 2016, is the big day!  The future is almost here!

 

I already went through all of my listings and changed my return policy to 30 days, and we’re trying very hard to send out our packages on time, every time.  No more printing out postage unless the package is ready to go!  We need to retain our Top-Rated Seller status!

 

In addition, I’m coming to terms with the fact that we will only be able to list our new items as new if they have UPC codes or other product identifiers.  This change goes into effect January 29th.  I was listening to eBay Radio, and Griff reminded sellers that UPC codes always have 14 numbers. Good to know!  Click here to read the update one more time before it’s too late!

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

-Miriam

 

 

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eBay will not allow you to list something if a product identifier is required. Click on the words "UPC codes or..." in my blog post. This will lead you to the list of categories affected by this new rule.

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Posted by ebaylife 11 / 02 / 2016 Comments 2 Comments

American Pickers to Film in Northern California!

 

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Exciting news!  American Pickers, a show that follows two “pickers” across the country as they search for cool vintage finds, is headed to California!  Do you have a private collection of vintage goods that you’re interested in selling?  Check out this article for more info!  You could be featured!  (By the way, if you’re from California, leave a comment letting me know.  I’d love to find out how many of you live in my home state!)

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

– Miriam

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Hi, Ed! Thanks for reading! Sales are good!

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Posted by ebaylife 10 / 02 / 2016 Comments 2 Comments

How Do You Measure Up?

 

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This weekend I spent some time shopping online.  I know, I know.  It was 70+ degrees outside, and I was inside searching for deals.  Hey, eBay is the place for deals on Super Bowl Sunday — especially if you’re buying stuff at auction. Nobody’s bidding!

 

What was I buying?  Clothing and shoes.  I was looking for items to flip.  I was also shopping for myself.  I need clothes! In fact, I ended up accidentally purchasing a hoodie from one of my blog readers!  Thank you for reading!

 

That brings me to today’s topic.  If you’re going to list a piece of clothing, you must provide measurements.  I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  If a seller does not provide measurements, I may contact that seller to get the info I need — or I may just move on.  I look for shirts that have an armpit measurement of 19 inches and are 24.5 inches in length. One of the reasons I do not buy clothing on Amazon is that many Amazon sellers do not provide measurements.  Instead, they post a link to a generic size chart labeled with the following message:  “This size chart is intended for reference only.  Sizes can vary between brands.”  Gee, that’s helpful.

 

Here’s another eBay selling tip:  Hoodies are super popular. People of all ages love to wear them!  Hoodies should be displayed on mannequins.  If you don’t own a mannequin, purchase one on eBay.

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

– Miriam

 

Posted by ebaylife 08 / 02 / 2016 Comments 0 Comments

It’s a New Year!

 

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And I’m branching out!  Pictured above is the first of several hats I recently listed. It’s a Bollman. Click here to see the completed listings for this brand.  Like the model?  Yes, I know. Wrong gender.  Hey, at least he doesn’t have chest hair!

 

Anyway, I still like the photo. Gives buyers a good idea of how this stylish vintage hat might fit. I couldn’t figure out the size, so I provided a wide variety of measurements.

 

I also listed a Stetson Medalist fedora.  It’s pretty small, but someone already threw me an offer of $65. I’m holding out for more money even though it has a small stain on the brim. Click here to see the completed listings for these hats. Crazy!

 

Finally, I listed an official Indiana Jones Stetson hat. (That’s what it says inside.)  I listed that one for $129.  It already has two watchers.  Yippee!  (Update:  It just sold for $90!)

 

So.  Does anyone have experience selling hats?  I need some tips!

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

-Miriam

 

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Thanks for reading!

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Posted by ebaylife 11 / 01 / 2016 Comments 2 Comments

I’ll Be on eBay Radio Today!

 

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It’s fall, it’s warm, and I’m on vacation!  Sold a pair of Ugg slippers yesterday, and the person wanted to do a local pickup. Since I’m a Top-Rated Seller, I’d rather ship the items I sell.  (Local pickup = no tracking.) However, I decided to allow it since I’m on Thanksgiving break.  The buyer sent her cousin to my house to pick up the shoes. I met him outside.  It was fine.

 

Here’s my local pickup tip: Don’t be too accommodating.  If buyers want you to drive 30 minute to meet them, for example, just say no. Before you know it, you’ve wasted half your day and a ton of money.

 

FYI:  I’ll be on eBay Radio at 12 noon today (show 620 / segment 4). I’ll be talking about moving my business out of my home!  Click here to enter eBay Radio land!

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

Miriam

 

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Good idea!

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Posted by ebaylife 24 / 11 / 2015 Comments 2 Comments

The Score Board Is Back!

 

The score board hasn’t been working, but now it’s fixed.  It’s time to post your finds!

 

Betty F. purchased this pet grooming system for $9.99 and sold it for the incredible price of.. (Click here to see how much she made!)

 

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-Miriam

Posted by ebaylife 21 / 11 / 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Take a Tour of Our New Warehouse!

 

Well, it’s official.  We love our new location!  As soon as it’s completely organized, I will give you a tour.  In the meantime, here’s a video of the warehouse from when it was empty.  I’m getting used to taking videos again.  Next time I will have to shoot the video in landscape mode.  Let me know what you think of the place!

 

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

-Miriam

 

Posted by ebaylife 17 / 11 / 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Time to Plunder the Clearance Aisles!

 

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We spent the weekend at the warehouse, and it was fun! Hope to post a video of the new place this week. Unfortunately, we did not attend a Halloween party.  Instead, we ordered take-out and continued working.

 

FYI:  Time to shop for costumes!  Costumes should be on clearance now, so don’t miss out on this one-a-year sourcing opportunity.  I was going to check out the stores yesterday, but I forgot!  Can’t wait to see what I find tonight.  Since we have a warehouse now, storing them will be a lot easier.  We might just list them immediately, since costumes sell year round, and I don’t want them to get lost.

 

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: 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.

 

-Miriam

 

Posted by ebaylife 02 / 11 / 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Moving Is Scaaaaaaaary!

 

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But not as scary as I thought.  Believe it or not, we started moving on Friday and were done by Sunday.  We wrapped all of the racks in stretch wrap from Home Depot.  The rest of the inventory was packed up in large black bins.

 

We had an entire house full of inventory to move, and we did it.  Well, someone did it.  :)  I was in charge of packing up a few closets and (once we got to our new location) finding all the inventory that had sold over the weekend.  That’s right.  We didn’t put the store on vacation mode.  Can you believe it?  It took me about 6 hours to find the $1700 worth of items that had sold on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I was a little nervous about finding all the items in the chaos that is the warehouse, but I managed to find every last item.  Good job, Miriam!

 

I’m going to post a video of the warehouse when it’s completely organized, but for now, here are some pics!

 

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And don’t forget: 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.

 

Miriam

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Thanks for the suggestion! I will have to do that. Just fixed a virus that infected the blog, and the unit is almost organized, so I'll try to post about my employees soon!

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Posted by ebaylife 26 / 10 / 2015 Comments 4 Comments

Oh, No! My Sales!

 

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We’re still busy moving.  This weekend we’ll be wrapping up the racks and transferring our inventory to the new location. Scary!  In the meantime, we’re still selling.  Just sold this awesome L.L. Bean 2XLT sweater from Norway.  We purchased it for $1 and sold it for $79.99.  Yup.  That’s what I call a score.

 

Hey, have you checked out the PayPal monthly reports?  I love them.  If I feel like sales are slow, I run a report.  If I feel like I’ve been issuing more refunds than normal, I run a report. More often than not, I discover everything’s fine.

 

In order to access these reports, follow these steps:

 

  1. Log into your PayPal account
  2. Click on “Reports” at the top of the home page
  3. Click on “Monthly Sales Reports”
  4. Choose the month for which you’d like to run a report
  5. Get an instant reality check!

 

And don’t forget: 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.

 

-Miriam

 

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Thanks for reading and congrats!

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Posted by ebaylife 22 / 10 / 2015 Comments 2 Comments