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!
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!
Listen while you work! Listen while you work!
1. Listen to Danni Ackerman talk about buying at auctions on the Ask Janelle show here.
2. Do you love Shark Tank? Don’t miss this Shark Tank podcast. Here’s one of my favorite episodes featuring the gal from “Send a Ball,” a company that sends greeting balls through the mail! (Yes, greeting balls.)
eBay Radio is on at 11 PST! And at 1:15, Suzanne Wells will be talking about her new site, Unite, which offers classes designed to help eBay sellers be more successful. I’m actually planning on taking a few of those classes myself! Suzanne also has a new blog. Check it out here!
Speaking of classes…. If you’re interested in learning all about how to hire employees for your eBay business, don’t miss my class this coming up Friday morning. You’ll learn all about the paperwork required to hire employees and how to train them so that they help you increase profits. I’m making more than double what I made when I was doing everything myself (and I’m now back at work full time!) Click here to check it out!
I wanted to share another one of our finds from this weekend! Johnny found this North Face fleece for 50 cents. I decided to wash it since it had a little paint on the sleeve and looked like it needed some sprucing up. The paint didn’t come out, but it smelled really good! The next morning, I listed it. It sold in less than a day for………
Not bad! Everyone loves North Face gear, and this fleece is the epitome of a “green” product. In fact, Johnny (the greenest person on the planet) would have kept it, but he already has two (both from yard sales)!
Suzanne Wells just posted a new episode of “”You Sold WHAT on eBay?” It’s all about selling kitchen items. Did you know that you can sell microwave parts for a pretty penny? Click here to check it out.
Have you joined the Thrifting With the Boys Facebook group? If not, you’re missin’ out. I saw something posted a while back that I ended up picking up at a yard sale a few days later. Sold it for over 150 bucks. Wow! Information is definitely king! I would have never known it was worth so much had I not been checking out the recent posts to this Facebook group. By the way, don’t miss the webinar featuring “The Boys” on October 2, 2013. Click here to sign up!
Last week, our Internet died. We didn’t have Internet for five whole days. We have a backup called the iPhone. We’ve used it as a hot spot when we’ve had problems in the past. As luck would have it, my practically brand new iPhone died almost the same day the Internet crashed. Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!
After five days, we’re finally up and running again. This weekend, I had to print out postage at FedEx and use Johnny’s iPhone4 to figure out who had ordered what. His provider is Virgin Mobile. In Chico, Virgin Mobile is about a fast as dialup. No joke! (Must be our area or something.) Believe or not, I was able to get out 50 packages using this method. Quite a feat.
Thank goodness that nightmare is over! On the bright side, sales have been crazy! I think the buyers were taunting me! But I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m smiling just like the Alice in Wonderland Chesire Cat hat Bobbie Bushey purchased for a few bucks and sold for almost $50. She posted it to the Score Board. So watch out for those costumes. Halloween is almost here!
In other news…..
1. The Shark Tank season finale will air this Friday, September 20, 2013, at 9/8 C on ABC. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll want to watch . It’s super fun!
2. If you’re interested in making a ton more money than you’re making now, don’t miss my class this Friday at 11 Pacific on the Unite website. It’s all about hiring employees. Over the last 12 months, I averaged about $16,000 in sales per month. My profits have more than doubled. If you’re interested in checking out the class, click here to register and save a spot!
So exciting! Unite Commerce, Suzanne Wells’ new educational website for online sellers, just published its course catalog. The catalog offers both beginning and advanced courses. Interested in making more money? I will be teaching a class on hiring employees for your eBay business. The course will provide you with info on hiring the right people and will even include a video tour of my house!
If you see any classes you’re interested in, be sure to sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot! Click here to check it out!
Hey! Have you seen the latest posts to the Score Board? Check out this cool “Zen and Now” alarm clock. It sold for….
$69.99! (Click here to see more posts)
In other news…. ……
I’m so excited! Suzanne Wells, the eBay Selling Coach and founder of the new Unite Commerce website, is teaching a webinar this Monday all about selling preowned clothing. If you’re not going tubing or baking in the sun, you should sign up! It’s being offered at a very affordable price. I know I’ll be there! I sell a lot of clothing, but I love getting new info. If you’re interested in participating, click here to register.
Have you ever sold Vaseline glass? I haven’t, but I’d like to! Click here to see the completed listings for the term “Vaseline glass.” Don’t miss this Wall Street Journal guide all about this cool glowing glass!
Linda Shields, an experienced eBay seller and blogger, just sent me some great photos of her eBay set up! I think she should be an interior decorator if this eBay thing doesn’t pan out. Oh, wait! She’s already successful! Take a look:
(Yes, this is her home….not a fancy design studio!)
To see all the pictures, visit her blog, Home for Good! And please let me know if you’re interested in sharing pictures of your eBay business!