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If you talk to anyone who's sold on eBay for more than a couple years, they'll have stories of how it used to be (people mailed you cash without any seeing a photo of the item). Even when we started our store in 2008, life on eBay was different (not much, but a little). Now these crazy kids just use their pocket computers to snap a photo and list from anywhere. Change! That's all we can ever count on, and this goes doubly true for online selling. If you're choosing to quit your job and make money scavenging, then be prepared to adapt as buyers and marketplaces become ever so sophisticated.
We like change and have done well changing with the times. When I graduated from High School, I could never have imagine I could make a very good living selling junk from our country estate without much trouble. Keep the change coming.
This week, we discussed these links:
--Big Daddy Griff (aka Master Online Beard Shaman) has said that eBay will supposedly start punishing stores that have any duplicate listings. This site helps you find any duplicates.
--Marc sent us another interesting site: http://checkaflip.com/ Helps you see what percentage of an item sells and at what average price. (We still say price high!)
By the way, we've turned on a new feature in the comments. It's an advanced AI called the Trash Elf 3000. So when people comment, it may answer automatically since Jay has been so mean to people lately.
The Weekly Scavenger Numbers
Our Store Week May 17-23, 2015
- Total Items in Store: 3779
- Items Sold: 41
- Cost of Items Sold: $135
- Total Sales: $1,717.92
- Highest Price Sold: $170 (20 bottles of nail polish)
- Average Price Sold: $41.87
- International Sales: 6 (5 GSP)
- Returns: 1
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $150
- Number of items listed this week: 0