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If you are involved in our comments, Chicago Tony V is a relative newcomer to the community. His posts are clear and pertinent as if he's not a newbie. We got to talking on email and decided he had a story that other sellers might relate to.
Many people sell on eBay part-time or as a side income. They work all day, are maybe even raising kids, and then list in the evening and weekends. Ryanne and I are in awe of you people. We sell on eBay full time and still struggle to juggle the details that eBay demands we keep track of.
It turns out that Tony doesn't have another job, but he actually owns and help runs three businesses with multiple employees and grossing quite a lot of revenue. So why would he want to sell on eBay? Tony's answer was intriguing:
"eBay reminds me of the law of cause and effect. If I don’t list, I don’t sell. This simple lesson is so easily spread across my other businesses. It’s a great reminder. Also, eBay teaches me that every customer interaction is important. Every detail has meaning. Again, all stuff that my other businesses could learn from.So turn on the podcast, start packing/listing, and enjoy the show.
I think in a way, eBay has just given me a new perspective. It’s like my own little science lab where I get to learn things that I can infuse into my main businesses. It’s been totally helpful that way."