Love the videos Steve. And I'm happy to see your doggies protecting you from the lawn mower.
Hey! One of those vintage mailboxes in the sold listings is mine! It's the Rustic americana painted one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Rustic-Farm-Industrial-Painted-Rusty-Mailbox-Americana-Postmaster-General-/262348435000?hash=item3d152f6e38:g:ULoAAOSwoydWom0HI purchased it for $4.94 at Goodwill, listed for $210 and took offer of $165. I received tons of low offers and emails telling me it was priced too high because it needed to be refurbished. But to me, it was the chipped paint and rust that made it so awesome. It has been one of my favorite finds to date.
that is an amazing, great looking mailbox!
ROFL. That is so cool! I wonder if it was bought for a prop on a tv show or movie?
So when you saw this at goodwill, did you know it would sell for that much? If I saw this at Goodwill I would be shocked it made it to the floor instead of the dumpster! Now I know something else to keep an eye out for. Thanks!
I kind of hesitated when I first picked it up at Goodwill but the more I looked at it the more awesome I decided it was. If you go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels right now you'll notice that the rusty metal shabby look is still in style as both stores have stocked tons of new stuff that is made to look old with chipped paint. Now I always look for old rusty chipped pieces that can be decorator items. I also sold a very rusty, chipped and broken bird cage a few months ago for $150.
Definitely trust your gut, Julie B, such an amazing find/sale!
Fantastic sales as always, Steven!Some of my interesting sales of the week:1/2 full bottle of vintage Chanel No. 5:http://www.ebay.com/itm/201337772111This was actually my mom's. Her older sister bought it for her high school graduation back in the 60s. I've been helping her clear out some things as my parents near retirement & downsizing. Sold for $30 best offer - vintage Chanel usually sells for a lot more, but this is one of the more plain bottles so not as collectible/desirable.Archer Precision Nut Driver set:http://www.ebay.com/itm/191867263584Got this in a box lot, was just in the bottom. Appeared to be unused. Sold for $20 which more than paid for the whole box of junk.Accurate Miniatures Model Kit:http://www.ebay.com/itm/191713629077About 5-6 months ago I bought a bunch of model kits from what appears to have been an avid hobbyist that ran out of time or lost interest. Literally he had hundreds of unused kits. I bought a box of small to mid sized kits purely due to my limited storage and have been selling off slowly. This one sold for $68 best offer, paid $5.Chipmunk Punk record:http://www.ebay.com/itm/191849958620Love these oddball records! This one is from 1980 and features the Chipmunks singing classics from Billy Joel, Blondie, and many more. Sold for $15, couldn't have paid more than $0.25.Vintage travel backgammon/chess magnetic set:http://www.ebay.com/itm/201523479849I've mentioned before that I never pass up these vintage travel games, especially ones in a case/briefcase. This one was quite small and in my opinion quite junky compared to others I have. Regardless of my opinion, sold for $35 best offer on maybe a $1 cost.
thanks for sharing your sales. Will watch for travel games...great price!
Ones like these sell the best, so 1970s in their faux leather brown briefcases: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201307927672
Nice sales, Steve. The magazine rack was especially cool. It takes a certain eye to spot such items and put them in another context where they will be appreciated.I've been filming my sales and editing them cohesive videos. I have 2 more what sold videos to share. These are for items which I sold in June. Eventually I will get caught up.https://youtu.be/undLjM8UwbgIn this video, I had a run of good sales and sold an antique machinist tool box, a 14k gold necklace, and a men's diamond ring, among some other random things.https://youtu.be/R-9Uoxig_M4And in this video I sold some wooden clogs, furniture pulls, an amber necklace, some quimper cups, odd antlers...
Thanks for sharing your sales. That amber was a great find and sale!
subscribed to your channel:) Thanks for posting!
Sheldon, great video and inventory! Followed your store. Thanks so much!
Thanks for all the positive feedback. I'm a wee bit shy and filming is a bit of a reach outside my comfort zone. So thanks for the encouraging words!
Very nice videos! Thanks for sharing.
Hi all!Here is a link to my most recent "what sold" video. Nice work Steven! I'm especially thrilled about the Pepsi hat sale!https://youtu.be/cKhc8-1B2z8
Thanks Adam for posting your link! You are on my watch later list for tonight:)
I recently acquired some unopened printer cartridges from the late 1990's. Do any of you list stuff this old? Will they work?.Thanks
Are they ink or toner or ribbon? I know that I've had good luck with inkjet cartridges 3-4 years old, but I don't know if 15+ years would work.
Inkjet.. I didn't see the date when I purchased them. . I may just list them as non working parts...
I have sold HP inkjet cartridges NIB with 2+ year old warranty expiration dates without any problem. The problem as I understand it is that different manufacturers use different dating standards. Some it's a sell by date, some it's warranty expiration, some it's date of manufacture. Also, I understand that some brands have "smart" cartridges that will give an error message if installed after the warranty expiration, but that it can be clicked through and the ink will work fine. Some people say even very old inkjet cartridges will usually work fine but they are liquid so presumably they will dry out at some point. What I did is sell the expired ones as “New, Other”, put the expiration date prominently in the title and description, and specifically guaranteed them to work fine. They go first class so if I had to refund I'd only be out a couple bucks for shipping (I had virtually nothing in the cartridges themselves) and I figured I would tell the buyer to just throw them away if they didn't work and move on. Or you can sell them as is, no returns, but that jeopardizes Top Rated Seller status and I’d think you would have to sell them cheap. If it's a lot from the same source you could sacrifice one to break it open and see if it's still full of liquid ink. It's best to check solds and completeds to see if your part number is being sold expired and what kind of prices they're getting.
I see expired ones, i'm just not seeing anything this old. I listed one from 1995 as a non working, display or prop piece. The packaging is totally different from the current ones.
Some of you may want to sit down for this shocking news: The ebay app actually allows you to put in the UPC for new items now! I listed a NWOB pair of shoes and when I went to create the listing I got a popup prompt asking for the UPC. They also had a drop down list that let me pick "does not apply". This was on a iphone, so YMMV if you have a droid.
I noticed that prompt as well, now if only they could get the other bugs smoothed out.
Oh so many bugs.
Need help! Trying to go on vacation and change my 1000 listings to 14 day handling time but cannot find where you described how to do this. Looked in the FAQ but it is not there that I could see. Called e-bay and was told by the rep that I need to either put store on vacation or edit each listing individually. I told them that I know it can be done as I did it last summer, but they said that the feature is no longer there. I did it last summer but cannot remember how. HELP!
Go to selling - active listings. Select the Edit menu, and then "Edit all 1000 listings". I think that someone said that there is a maximum that you can select at once, but I can't remember how many. You may have to do this a few times.Then, when the edit listings page comes up, select all your listings. From the Edit Fields menu, select "Handling Time". From there, you select "change to" and a menu comes up where you can select a handling time.Hope that helps!
like sharyn said, you should be able to use the bulk editor that way. the ebay rep you talked to was wrong. it won't work if you have Business Policies turned on, so make sure those are turned off (might have to do a little googling to find that page).
@Michael and Sharyn.. This usually only works IF you are NOT opted into "Business Policies". When you are opted into business Policies, HANDLING TIME is not listed as one of the options in the drop down list.I too each year go through this, first you have to "Opt out of Business Policies". Then your process will work. After you get back from vacation, then change your handling time back to your normal time and then Opt BACK INTO business policies.I have found that over the last three times I have done this, that when you opt back into business policies, you get a bunch of duplicate policies that I have to edit out. But I only have a few shipping variables so that is quick to do. Small price to pay to keep my store open during vacation times.... mike in Atlanta
Ryanne.. looks like we were thinking the same thing at the same time. mc in atl. :-)
What the heck are business policies anyway?
You can also change the handling time on each individual business policy. Depending on how many you have, this could also be an option.
Our 2nd Store has Business Policies turned on. Here is what I do when we go on vacation to change the handling time:1. Go to your Active Listings page2. Click on your Business Policy Page (link on left hand side)3. Click on the shipping policy you want to change (I have 5 and have to edit each policy individually)4. Here is where you change the handling time. Find the drop down menu to change handling time up to 30 days5. After you change it and click submit, you will get a pop up box confirming that you are changing this for all the listings affected by this policy4. When you get home repeat the above procedures.Hope that helps
Cheryl.. That good info. I will try that next month. Seems about the same in terms of effort and time, but maybe that will eliminate the possiblitiy of duplicates policies and that final editing those out process. Will see how your process works in mid-August when we leave. Thanks Mike in Atlanta.
How many shipping policies do your have Mike? I've got about 25, but 90% Of my listings are the top 5.
Thank you for the many responses! I do have business policies, so I think that is what was messing me up. I was pretty sure the rep had no idea what she was talking about as she put me on hold 5 times to try and get an answer and her best solution was to put the store on vacation. I will try changing the handling time on each policy and see if that does the trick
PS...please bump this, or something like it, up to the FAQ section if possible :-)
For those of you who use business policies, do they actually make life easier? We felt they took away control we wanted. Like what Michael is trying to do with changing his handling time.
Isn't there a way for me to upload a video directly on this page without having to go to youtube? This is my first time uploading a video, and I'm a bit shy about it. I only want to share it with this community. It came out OK, but I'm not particularly good at this sort of thing.
I doubt you'll be able to upload it here. But on youtube there is the option of making your video "Unlisted" as opposed to "public." Unlisted means that only people who know the URL (i.e., folks who see it here) will be able to view the video. It won't come up on youtube search results. I look forward to seeing your video!
Steven you have a great voice for videos..I could listen to you all day! Thanks for taking the time to make your what sold videos again and sharing them with all of us.
Interesting sales from this week:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eden-Vintage-Giraffe-Lovey-Baby-Toy-Yellow-Musical-Moving-Wind-Up-Plush-70s-Era-/262520964663?rd=1Dad bought this for his daughter's baby shower. It was her first toy 40 years ago...and she is having her first baby. He was so tickled to find it! Loved that he shared the story. From a thrift store, paid 50 centshttp://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-WHITE-MILK-GLASS-SHADE-PUFFY-BELL-SHAPED-2-1-8-FITTER-6-25-DIAMETER-/252482478832?rd=1Vintage light shades/globes/fixtures are consistent sellers, bought this one in a box lot of fixtures and shades for 1.00 at our local auction house.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Stanley-Stainless-Slotted-Spatula-Mid-Century-Black-Curved-Handle-USA-/252092806792?rd=1Another story, buyer said this one is a replacement for her set that was a wedding gift 50 years ago:) Slower week for us. Lots of sales in the 15.00-20.00 price range. Blessed to be able to wake up and do what I love everyday, so not complaining!
Cool items at great prices! Thanks for sharing.
I love the items you've been sharing. It feels good to know I'm not the only person who is attracted to Vintage spatulas. :)
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OK, here is a link to my What Sold Video. I'm not too good at this, but I guess I'm not too embarrassed about it to post it here:https://youtu.be/W_PIWbbjxJsAfter listening to my finished product, I felt I should make a few clarifications:1. I purchased 5 lots from an online auction several weeks ago. Each lot had TONS of stuff, and I've sold over $200 already. For my first sale, I say that I've sold about $150. My third sale is from the same auction (different lot), and I say I've sold about $200. This is because I counted the two items when I added it up. My bids came to $63 for 5 lots (includes 10% premium and 7% NJ sales tax).2. Maxsold is the online auction where I bought all this stuff, and you can find them at Maxsold.com. I recently bid at another auction where I spent a bit over $35, but I haven't listed anything yet.3. For the Mah Jongg set, I noticed that the user was based in Saudi Arabia and that the address I shipped to was a UPS company. I am assuming that the UPS company will act similarly to GSP and will ship to the buyer. The buyer didn't actually tell me this; I just inferred it. 4. The duffle bag and the Super Bowl hat were from the same estate "bag" sale that I went to in April.5. I have a basic store with about 240 items. Here are links to a few items in the video:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-American-Cardinal-Mah-Jongg-Set-Complete-162-Tile-Hard-Case-/182197379084?rd=1http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-SUPER-BOWL-XXX-Cap-Trucker-Hat-adjustable-Trump-Plaza-Cowboys-Steelers-/182118300446?rd=1http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Used-Tennis-Balls-Varied-Condition-for-Crafts-Pets-Table-Legs-etc-/182210797878?rd=1
I just want to say that, like others who post here, I'm very grateful to Jay and Ryann for their blog and the information that they provide. My job moved out of state about 2 years ago, and I haven't been able to find something within my specialty. So, rather than do something at a lower pay, I decided to do this and have more time for my kids. My husband still works, so I'm able to do this. I haven't been active on the comments here, but I decided to do the video and add to the conversation.
Great video Sharyn, thanks! Beautiful china. And making $25 for a box of old tennis balls - very cool.
Your sweet spot seems to be 40 dollars. I was actually prescribed those shoes but in the taller version. And surprisingly my feet don't hurt as long as I'm wearing them. 50 dollars is a good deal when they cost over 100 retail. I still have my vcr as I'm sure a lot of people do. In my teens I collected a lot of tapes by certain actors and now they don't even make them on DVD. It's sad to think my collection will eventually be non watchable. Not that ive watched them in years anyway. I've found I like buying baseball gloves but I know nothing about them. I Google info as best I can but some never show up in search. And my jeans are finally starting to sell due to school starting back soon. It's been my newest addition.
Wilson A2000 will sell in any condition.
I agree with So CAL JOE.I've sold a few Wilson A2000 gloves and always received close to $200 each. The better ones have HOH Heart of the hide on them, and also a letter and number code which when looked up will tell you the exact date of manufacturer. There are die hard collectors that go nuts for these vintage gloves.
Ok, so I decided to go with ScreencastOMatic this month, unfortunately they only let you have 15 minutes with their free software, and I did pretty well in July! So I have a part 1 and part 2. I will be looking into other software to help me screencast (I wish I had an apple laptop so it would be just built in.) Or maybe I'll even buy in for $15. We'll see.Here's my two vids:Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UySaQoFcSokPart 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ9Dny8JZqw
Question about customer pick-up. How do you mark it a shipped. Does an option come up? I've never noticed?
Yes, if you go to your shipping page and on the right hand side of the item there is an option drop menu where can mark it as shipped.
=== About Selling Video Games ===Friends, sorry for surfacing some old topics as I am still catching up after returning (and also dislocated shoulder pretty bad).Since I worked for many years in one of the biggest Game developers and all my 4 sons are addicted, I have some knowledge of the secondary market.There are two main fundamental aspects of selling games on secondary:(1) For current/recent games: GameStop are the Kings of secondary market. They are the brokers, they set prices. If you happen to find one of the super/hyper, the gamer will want the broker price with extremely rare exceptions since they can order online and pick up next day.(2) For "older". There is a huge long tail market today. And it is huge. For NES, Super NES, "some" PC games. Forget about original XBOX, GameCube (rare exceptions exist).My recommendation: forget about whatever is recent/new. If you step on something older, take the risk if low price (the thing is many of us will see Atari games and risk, it is like collectibles since there were many pirate and reproductions, even though some pirate are worth more than originals today).
=== Quick Update ===Just to share where I am at after recent casts:(1) On a personal note, I enjoy the ride not the destination. Working or living. I cannot do anything without having fun. Something like I do not take anything seriously in the sense I have to enjoy everything I do as a child.(2) Unfortunately recent weeks have been super weak on picking and listing. Even though sales have not gone terrible, I felt behind on listing due to travel and increased focus on my on going Engineering project.(3) As I catch up this week on picking and listing, I decided to dedicate less time on clothes, now I run my eyes and not the hrs unend. Replacing the time for some books, a lot vinyl (possibly my main expertise, never considered doing it because I fear buying for my collection instead) and antiques/collectibles.
This may sound like a weird question but how would you freshen up jeans? I don't want to wash them for fear of them shrinking in our bad washing machine. I got a batch from the GW outlet so there's a little dirt here and there and that used smell to them. Would a wash cloth with a little detergent and water help or should I just febreeze them. I don't want to ruin them or get complaints that the are dirty or smell.
If they are clean but just a little stale, then simply hang them out in the sun and fresh air for a day.
I spot clean with Dawn dish soap. It works better than laundry detergent or stain remover in many cases. I love Dawn! As far as odor, I put a drying rack outside and put items on it in the sun for long as it takes for the smell to go. I bring the items in a night and put them back out in the morning. It works on musty and even moth ball smells. I don't like the smell of Febreeze so I don't use it.
You could also throw them in the dryer on Fluff/No Heat with a softener sheet to freshen.
Fabreze for clothing. However please pay attention to type of odor. If associated with human wear anything will have only superficial effect, time will make it back.Sun and fresh air for extensive time, then fabreze or similar will do but you will need several days under sun and little humidity.
Thanks My Cottage...that worked!
I enjoy your podcasts and all the valuable information provided in running my eBay store. Thanks, I appreciate what you do.I have a random question regarding the Top Rated Plus 20% discount on final value fees. I noticed that I do not receive the final value fee discount on the shipping costs. Would it benefit me to build in my shipping costs into my price to receive a 20% final value fee discount on the entire amount? Or will eBay automatically calculate and adjust that when I actually buy and print my label?Again, thanks for the wealth of information and sharing your scavenging ways with the reselling community.Jason from Arcadia, CA
With Smaller First Class and flat rated items it is easy. How do you predict and build in a shipping cost, for larger items, that works for everyone? It seems like a lot to save at most 2% on your shipping costs.
Thanks for the input. Building in the cost would be difficult for larger items. Trying to find ways to cut down on fees.
Great question! And the invoice doesn't show you the amount the TRS discount is 20% of, although you can back calculate it...it just gives one total for Final Value Fees, which includes the FVF's on the items and on the shipping.
Thanks for the feedback. I was used to getting a bill for the basic store. Now that I'm selling more for more money with a bigger store subscription, the amount of FVF is rising. I guess that is a good thing.
Remember that it's not the AMOUNT of fees but the PERCENTAGE of fees to your sales that's important. Obviously if you sell more, your total fees will be higher. But if you're selling more then this means you're making more money.If you are using eBay's new Seller Hub, go to the "performance" tab. It breaks down your profits and fees. Our percentage of fees is 24% of our profit. eBay's FVF, subscription fees, listing fees, Paypal fees, and postage. So it doesnt matter if we sell $4k or $8k this month. the percentage of fees will mostly like be the same 24%. We want to have a higher fee total!
HelpI listed a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue oxford shoes. I listed them as shell cordovan. I thought for sure they were shell? I get a random email from another seller stating my shoes are not shell cordovan. I removed the shoes and need help figuring out “are they shell cordovan”? Here is the item number 142076493009 not sure if that helps because I ended the listing?
They do not appear to be shell cordovan. Shell Cordovan is still mostly smooth where the "waves" are on the toe area. Regular leather will have lots of mini cracks or creases along the "waves".Here is a good example of a well worn pair of real shell cordovan:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-FLORSHEIM-Royal-Imperial-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Blucher-PTB-8-5E-93606-/172259469872?hash=item281b76ea30%3Ag%3AruwAAOSwuzRXdfuC&nma=true&si=uekhrjS9BvBPecfxVNcDyi7jCAU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557Fear not though, because I'd still list your pair at 80-100.
Hi Liz.. also that style you have is called "cap toe". Didn't see it in your old listing, so just heads up. mike in atl.
When we first learned about shell cordovan, we would take the ones we suspected to our local shoe repair man. He could spot it in one second. Might want to do this for future pairs till you can spot it yourself.
Here is a good list Shell Cordovan shoe brand and model numbers:http://fityn.com/official-shell-cordovan-shoes-model-numbers-guide/I recently found this information, but cannot validate the authenticity as I have not found any out in the wild yet. Just like to provide some possible informational literature. Happy hunting
I found a number for Allen Edmonds customer support 877.817.7615. Customer support was awesome. The shoes are made of Polished Cobbler a calf leather that is polished to a high sheen. Now I wil relist the shoes with the correct information.
Clothing of the future will list itself on Ebay if it isn't worn...http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/05/smart-clothes-of-future-will-auction-themselves-on-ebay-if-they/
Haha, most annoying clothes ever!
If I want to download and save my Monthly invoice from Ebay, what's the simplest way. Do I have to save it to a spreadsheet, or can I just save it as a PDF? I not real computer savvy, but once I learn it, I don't forget.It's way too long to print.Thanks
I do it too. I save as PDF and upload to Quickbooks in the respective since the amounts enters in the COGS calculation.As PDF you can name it and file easily.
Thanks Paulo.. that helped a lot.
Don't you just love buyers who think their sooo smart. Guy gives me a really low offer for a lot of belts and says with shipping that's 2.00 each, fair price. As if I don't have to use shipping money for shipping. His deal gives me .68 each before fees lol. Another guys msgs me and said because the sticker price says 15.99 he wants it for 15. Meanwhile it's a rare vintage sealed vhs tape. Uh no.
Now I have some fun reading those messages. Sometimes I counter, mostly I just let go.
Hey guys. Just watched your interview with golden finger picker over at his channel. It was funny to watch Jay sort of take over and read the questions in the comments. How come you guys never mentioned your side businesses like your rental or your Tech job? Chad actually push his quick flip much on you guys. I guess he wanted to be very supportive. He doesn't do private labeling at all so I hope his friend could tell you more about it. I did enjoy seeing you guys. I'm an avid listener of both you and Chads videos. At times I felt like I wanted to mediate a little because each of you(chad/you two) thought something or didn't know something about the other that would have been relevant to the conversation. But I'm really glad you did his show. I like seeing my favorite eBay people at the same time
it was fun chatting with chad, he's a good guy, we like his style. he was gracious enough to push questions to us because we weren't seeing the public chat, as our bandwidth won't really allow to have us streaming and watching the show/chat at the same time. so we would grab questions as he sent them to us. it was fun!
I thought it was interesting that you have best offer on items as low as $30. Previously $50 if I recall correctly? Thanks for doing the interview.
If you'd like to hear Jay and Ryanne interviewed by Paula Pant and J. Money, you can head over to the Afford Anything podcast. If you are a Scavenger Life follower, you will be familiar with the story, but it's always interesting to hear interviewers ask questions when they don't know the back story. This was put up in February 2016. It's episode #11.http://podcast.affordanything.com/listen/page/3/
Hello,Steel City Picker here in Western Pa. I love your shows they help me a lot, keep up the GREAT work. I have them on when I am working on my eBay store and at work on my other job working as a Furniture Repair Tech. In a few years I will RETIRE and work eBay full time. Can you please tell the world that DROP SHIPPING from AMAZON is a very bad IDEA!!!!. I did try it and it was a mess! You can sell lots but you make very little profit for your time. Sourcing never entered my mind until this past spring; it is far better than the Drop Shipping Model for selling on eBay. Please keep the shows coming. We all need to stick together and give the customers a fair price for great items.Steel City Picker
Welcome Steel City Picker. I haven't heard many sellers talk about drop shipping lately. Not sure if it's because others have had similar underwhelming experiences.Can you expand on your experiences since I've never heard anyone give actual details.--Where did you buy the items? What were they?--How much did the items cost vs what you could sell them for?--What were the problems associated with drop shipping from Amazon?--People say how little effort it takes to dropship since you never touch the physical inventory, so what part of the process took so much time?
Jay,If you check out you tube "AMAZON DROP SHIPPING" You will find different sellers tell you how you can make money using Amazon Prime as a DROP SHIPPER. This is how it works. You list anything that Amazon Prime has to offer using your Prime account. Most listings are done with cut and past from the Amazon listing it is very easy. I sold mostly kids toys Model Kits, Action Figures, Trains etc.You list the item a little higher then the prime price with eBay fees added into the listing. If the item sells then you have the item shipped to that customer, you never handle the item. In most cases you could only make a few cents or a buck profit on the item. The goal is to have a high volume of sales times a few cents of profit. The problem is that during peak times Amazon will hike up prices as an item sell from one FBA seller to the next seller, so you are locked into your eBay listed price. You need to check the prices on Amazon daily. You can get get some software to help with the price hikes but never did that from myself. If Amazon price goes up you will have to pay the difference or refund the sale back to the customer. Also Amazon uses lots temps workers to fill orders during the holiday season; so the packing is at it's worst, tossed in a box and shipped. Dealing with so many collectors of action figures they want the item mint, and you also get lots of missed shipped items during this time of year. So you are always having things shipped back to Amazon or on the phone asking why something got shipped wrong. The time spent fixing the mess each day is not worth it, you never get to enjoy the business. Also when the customer gets the Amazon box they are not very happy, so you get less feedback for your sales. or you get feedback saying " USED AMAZON PRIME FOR SHIPPING OF THE ITEM!) Drop shipping can work and some other business offer Drop Shipping but the cost much more then your Amazon 100 bucks prime fee; the other fees can get into thousands of dollars. Last but least Amazon will let you do this for a year but then you will get a letter saying that you are a re seller and that you have your prime membership pulled. (Please read the email sent by Amazon)From:email@example.com Subject:Your Amazon.com Prime Subscription - Please Read Date:02/20/2016 08:40 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Hello,We're writing to you because we have concerns regarding the ordering behavior on your Amazon.com account with an Amazon Prime membership. The shipping activity by you or your invitees is similar to patterns we've seen when Amazon Prime is used for reselling (as described in our Terms & Conditions).This e-mail is a courtesy notice, and no action is being taken at this time. We encourage you to continue using your Amazon Prime Membership according to our Terms and Conditions, which you can view here:www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=13819201If future activity on your account continues to follow a pattern consistent with reselling or shipping to customers, we may terminate your membership without refund and without further warning.If you think you received this message in error, or would like to clarify the order activity, please contact us directly at email@example.com.We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.Best regards,Account Specialist.Amazon.comAs we get close to "MONEY TIME" I just want anyone that is thinking of starting a Amazon Drop eBay store to really know the facts. Sourcing is much better then DROP SHIPPING! Nowadays I only buy a few things form Amazon for flipping, check the Amazon Daily Deals.ThanksSteel City Picker
Hey guys, I listen quite often to your podcasts, and congrats on what you've accomplished. The ONLY thing that I take offense to, perhaps justly or perhaps not justly, is what I perceive as almost disdain and disbelief for those who love their non-ebay jobs. My husband has been a dairy farmer since he was a child, he would never give it up for anything else. I think you guys should be less condescending towards anyone who doesn't quit his or her job. After all, as Sesame Street's Biff and Sully the sewer workers used to say "It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it." Thanks for the podcast.
Hey Lois. We have no disdain for anyone that loves their job. In fact, I've said more than one occasion that I'm jealous of people that have secure jobs that they love, that pay them fairly, and treat them well. It's a good thing.Since you're husband is a dairy farmer, I wouldn't call that a job. He runs a business. He's his own boss. He's doing what he loves.But the reality is that there are many Americans who work jobs that they don't like because they aren't treated well or fairly compensated. But they still work hard because they have to pay bills and take care of families. It can be a life of grief. For us, scavenging was a solution to that problem. It can be a solution for others as well if they work as hard for themselves as they do for someone else.