Check out this Brightwork hood ornament book I just sold. It sold to someone in Belgium. It was a bit beat up and sat in my store for a long time. I sold it for $45 + shipping!
I’m busy, busy, busy, but before I go, I want to make sure you know about Danni Ackerman’s “More Fun, Bigger Profits” eBay conference in Vegas. It will start on May 2, 2014, and it’s going to be fabulous. The conference will feature speakers such as John Bruno and Kevin Bruneau of Market Warriors fame. Click here to check it out!
Thanks for reading! Yes, it is an advantage to have TRS People like it, and eBay pushes your listing further to the top. We usually go with free shipping, but we roll the cost of shipping into the cost of the product!
Last week, I sold this Hall’s teapot. I’d had it on eBay for a long, long time. It was listed for $150. Well, I think I got a little impatient. I relisted it at $50, and it sold immediately. Should have stuck to $100 or best offer! Definitely worth at least $100 since it’s so rare. I was the only one who had it. It was purchased at an auction in a big box lot with some other pieces. I sold the sugar bowl for $80.
And now for some very important eBay news:
1. eBay is offering some free business webinars. Click here to check them out!
2. New product alert! I’m embarrassed to say that I did not know what a “lovey” was until I read Suzanne Wells’ blog a few days ago. (I don’t have kids. Can you tell?) Some of them sell for a ton, so don’t miss this blog post! (I always take advantage of free info and you should, too!)
3. Goodwill Haunting just posted a story about visiting one of those Goodwill Outlet stores where you can buy in bulk. Very interesting! Click here to read.
4. Wanna learn more about pajamas? Don’t miss Suzanne Wells’ class about selling sleepwear on eBay. Don’t think I’ve ever sold pajamas on eBay. I pretty much skip over this section when I’m out and about shopping. I’m thinking about taking this class myself! Click here to register!
Ciao for now!
Wow that teapot is fantastic! I post my goodwill outlet finds/sales weekly on my blog! Its the only place i shop anymore. Cant beat the prices!
I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day, are you? I have this cool little tree sitting on my desk, and I want to decorate it with red heart ornaments. I just found some on eBay. Hope they arrive soon! I passed over a bunch of heart ornaments because I couldn’t tell if they were cute or not. The pictures were fuzzy and made the ornaments look very unattractive.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day decorations, check out this neat wreath. I love the picture. It really stands out. It’s for sale on eBay right now. Click here to see the listing.
I’ve been having fun selling this month! Selling on eBay is so much more enjoyable when you keep track of your finances. Too many people don’t really know how much they’re making. It’s kind of depressing. Knowing how much you make each month is quite the motivator. I speak from experience.
A few weeks ago, I purchased the 2014 edition of Easy Auctions Tracker. It only cost me $50. That’s so cheap and so worth it. I spend at least one day a week processing returns and updating my EAT spreadsheet. The spreadsheet sucks up info from PayPal and eBay so you don’t have to! It’s your job to enter expenses and cost of goods sold. EAT automatically generates profit and loss reports for each month, so you can see exactly how much you’re making! If you’re interested in getting organized and would like to purchase the latest spreadsheet, click here!
Here's a tip: After EAT uploads your current sales, sort the listing according to date shipped. That way you don't have to deal with listings that ended but did sell when you're entering cost of goods sold.
I can’t believe it’s already January 20, 2014! The beginning of January was slow, but then things picked up. We’ve been selling a lot of expensive items. We’ve also been selling a lot of items that I’ve had on my site for a long time. Here’s an American Tourister train case that we purchased last year. It was in good shape and came with the original keys. It sold for $50. Not bad!
Have you been watching the new episodes of Shark Tank? I never miss an episode of Shark Tank or the Shark Tank Podcast. (Still trying to think of something to invent….) Recently, the Shark Tank Podcast featured Julie Busha of Slawsa. Slawsa is a new kind of condiment. I need to try it, so I can review the product, but this chick is awesome! (I checked, and it’s not available in our area. Guess I’ll have to order it online.) Sounds like she’s been running her business debt free, and her presentation rocked! (I wonder if she’s a Dave Ramsey fan…..) Click here to hear the latest Shark Tank podcast! Click here to see the Slawsa Shark Tank episode.
Love your finds and stories. Really appreciate your site.
Have you heard about the Seabay cruise? It’s an eBay conference on a ship, and it’s happening on February 8, 2014. The Seabay cruise takes off from New Orleans and sails to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico! If you’re interested in attending the Seabay conference, click here!
Have you heard of RAD? If not, continue reading.
Thrift Hunters premiered last night. I don’t get Spike, so I wasn’t able to watch it live, but I did watch it online this morning. I learned all about the word RAD. The word RAD can make you a lot of money. Great stuff! Click here to check it out. Click here to see all the things they bought and sold while filming this episode!
The show was a lot of fun. But I couldnt believe how much time they wasted in the antique malls--really??? :-)
Hey! Have you heard? Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman have a new show! It’s debuting Saturday night on Spike TV after Auction Hunters. Check your local listings for times!
The show will focus on thrifting, and viewers will get to see exactly how much “The Boys” get for the products they sell. The first episode of Thrift Hunters was filmed in Las Vegas.
Spike has released several clips. Here’s a sample!
These guys basically sold out in my opinion. This show does nothing beneficial or positive for our businesses. These guys are the Dave Mathews Band of ebay and Thrifting.
Remember the show Hee Haw? If you’re too young to remember, look it up on Wikipedia. It was very popular!
I don’t sell many VHS tapes, but I looked up this set of Hee Haw videotapes and realized I had a winner on my hands. It took about a year to sell, and I relisted it several times. The set cost me a whopping $3. It sold for…..
$139.99. Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaw!
That’s a great way to end the year! Speaking of which…
I can’t wait for 2014 to begin! I have big plans for my business. Big plans. If you’re interested in hearing about them, listen to eBay Radio tomorrow at noon PST! Click here to tune in!
Really, VHS sells? I saw someone throw out like 100 of them in my building. Should've known to take it.
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!
I grew up with Moomin Troll stories, love it.
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.