Wow! I was checking out the Thrifting With the Boys Facebook group and found out about another great brand! Have you heard of Arabia Finland? The Arabia Finland “Moomin” mugs go for a ton. Here’s a mug that went for….
And this one went for …
Cool, Huh? If you haven’t joined the TWTB Facebook group. what are you waiting for? (Tell them I sent you!)
Before I go, I wanted to make sure you knew about this free educational opportunity! Top-Rated Seller Webinars is putting on a tax webinar entitled “”Sales Tax Tips for Ecommerce Sellers” on December 11, 2013. The webinar will take place at 10 AM Pacific! Click here to register!
Thanks for the info! That's why there's a link to the original listing. They might get some traffic to their other items that way. I'm not sure why anyone would mind me sharing these photos since they're not exactly professional photographs, and everything I post is public information, but if someone were to contact me complaining, I would definitely take them down..... although I'd be really sad. :)
A few weeks ago, I purchased a pink Fenton “coin dot” bowl for $7 at a yard sale. Well, it sold a few days ago for….
(I hope I didn’t jinx myself by posting this! We’re double boxing it and insuring it using shipsurance!)
Need more motivation? Check out Suzanne Wells blog post about the stay-at-home mom who increased her profits from $1,000-$2,000 a month! Click here to read!
That's great! I found a Fenton coin dot creamer/pitcher at a yard sale for $0.25. But it has a chip on the handle. :( i
Another Christmas BOLO from Ask the Danni App. I haven’t listened to the show for a while, so I’m catching up! Boy! I’m learning a lot!
Just heard Danni talk Christopher Radko ornaments. Click here to check out the Christopher Radko Company website!! Very interesting…. I bet I’ll be able to find some of these at estate sales. Here’s a Christopher Radko ornament that went for …..
And here’s an ugly “chubby cat” ornament that went for the amazing price of …….
And now for some more eBay news…..
1. Danni Ackerman will be having a webinar all about Cassini on December 19, 2013. She hasn’t posted all the info yet, but if you go to The Danni App and sign up for her email updates, you’ll be sent a reminder!
2. Have you ever considered buying pallets of returned goods to sell on eBay ? Click here to read the story of a small company that does just that! If you’re interested in buying pallets of goods, check out Genco Marketplace.
BOLO alert! I was listening to Ask the Danni App on Spreecast and found out that Kurt Adler advent calendars sell for a bundle! Someone in Danni’s group bought one for $5 and sold it for a ton. Here’s a used one I found on Terapeak that sold for ….
Click here to see the Kurt Adler website!
It is still so fun the stuff that will sell for crazy big money!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I went to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving. Check out her living room. Very nicely decorated…
In other news….
1. Check out this Easy Bake oven sold by blogger Goodwill Haunting! (I used to have a Holly Hobbie oven, but I never had an Easy Bake!)
In her latest blog post, GWH talks about six items she’s sold for quite a profit lately! Some very interesting stuff. Click here to see pics of her most recent scores!
2. Have you used the Global Shipping Program? I haven’t actually used it yet. If you’re using it, be sure to read this update just released by eBay!
3. A few days ago, I was on the Ask Janelle show. We talked about a wide variety of topics including the fact that I recently lost my Top-Rated Seller status….. and what I plan to do about it! If you’re interested in listening to the show, click here!
4. I’ve noticed that a lot of newbies have been reading my blog. If you’re interested in finding out why you should have an eBay store, don’t miss this article by Jason and Bryan of Thrifting With the Boys!
Yes, they do! A while back, I attended a bachelorette party in San Francisco. At one point, we stopped at the Buena Vista. The Buena Vista is a historic bar famous for its Irish coffees. The Buena Vista hasn’t been remodeled in……maybe ever. Not sure. I love it! It’s so San Francisco.
Anyway, as I was sitting at one of the tables, I saw a stack of small paper napkins. They were low-quality napkins and not that attractive, but since San Francisco is one of the coolest cities on earth, I thought I might be able to sell them on eBay. Being in San Fran is like being in Paris. People from all over the world know San Francisco!
When I got home, I created a multi-quantity listing. I set the price at $9.99. Since they were free, and it was a multi-quantity listing, it seemed worth it to me!
Well, I sold one! It was on sale, so it didn’t sell for full price, but it got me thinking about other restaurant items I could sell. I’ve talked about selling vintage restaurant ashtrays, plates, and mugs before but never napkins. A friend also suggested that I pick up some cheap frames and frame the napkins to attract more buyers. These aren’t that nice, so I don’t think I’ll do that this time, but it’s a great idea! Click here to check out Buena Vista’s website!
I still haven’t listed using the eBay Mobile app, but after watching ths video created by eBay seller Sunita Rai, I might try it out!
Thanks Miriam - it's been fun to learn about Mobile and Sunita is as teaching us about the Etsy Mobile App :)
What is this about? I was looking at the completed listings for ugly Christmas sweaters and noticed that a Canadian seller has “1,000s” of ugly Christmas sweaters. (They’re actually ugly Christmas sweatshirts, but they are listed as vintage. Hmmmm.) They are sold in lots of 50. Very cool….and very creative. I’m guessing eBay sellers are buying these to resell!
Click here to see the listing!
What have you sold in lots? I’d love to know!
FYI: Join me on the Ask Janelle show tomorrow. The show starts at 3 PM PST! Click here to listen live or to check out the archives!
Now I'm really curious where they got them because they're listed as vintage ugly Christmas sweatshirts. Vintage ugly Christmas sweatshirts are actually harder to find than sweaters! We just sold our first a few weeks ago.
I love hearing about successful eBay sellers and so does everyone else! If you’d like to be featured, write up your story, and I’ll post it! Click here to get an idea of what I’m looking for!
FYI: It’s Thanksgiving week, and I’m on vacation, so I’ll have more time to post. Check out this cool “Don Featherstone” Thanksgiving set. (As I was perusing the completed listings for Thanksgiving items, I noticed other Don Featherstone products. BOLO! (Be on the Lookout!) because the set pictured above sold for over $200!
In other eBay-related news….
1. Don’t miss the Stamps.com holiday shipping guide. The guide covers the following topics:
• Five Tips for Holiday Shipping
• Secrets to Saving Money With Priority Mail
• Getting Started With International Shipping
• Three Ways to Improve Return Shipping
• USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The more you know, the more you’ll make, so be sure to click here to check it out!
2. Interested in meeting other eBayers? Join an eBay group in your area or start one of your own! Click here to read all about it!
3. The eBay Scavengers posted a new episode! Yay! Here’s a synopsis of the show:
“This week we thought we’d talk more about how we approach our eBay store to make a full-time living. We sell used items that we buy at thrift stores, yard sales, auctions, and even dumpster diving. But this isn’t new info. We’ve been scanning the multiple eBay blogs and Youtube channels where everyone talks about how much money can be made from “flipping” items. Must be easy, right?”
To listen to this episode, click here.
I don’t have to work this week, so I’ll be posting more frequently. Stay tuned!
We’re finally climbing out of the slump we’ve been in for a few months. Spring was fabulous. Then, all of a sudden, things came to a screeching halt. (Well, not really. I’m exaggerating.) But sales have been slow for quite some time, so we’re happy to welcome back the customers!
Yes, sales have been great lately, but I just peeked at our dashboard and noticed that we’ve lost our Top-Rated Seller (TRS) status. Dang! Too many low “item as described” DSRs. (That’s one of the drawbacks of having other people list your products.) Oh well. That’s how it goes. I consider it a growing pain. We’re just going to have to work smarter.
I’m busy, busy, busy, so I’ve got to go. But before I do, I wanted to make sure you knew about the following educational opportunities:
1. Don’t miss Suzanne Wells’ latest episode of You Sold What on eBay? This time, Suzanne is talkin’ trash!
2. After you listen to the podcast, take a peek at the latest episode of Shark Tank!
3. And finally, don’t miss Mr. Customer Service on the Ask Janelle show. Tim talks all about his latest finds!
Have a great night!
Definitely source my own items!