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05/09/2020 at 3:01 pm in reply to: I’m in Managed Payments if you have any questions! #77265
mrsamylynn, Thank you for starting this thread. I pulled the trigger and signed up for managed payments – ebay will let me know if everything goes through. In the mean time I have a question for you… could my customers still use their Paypal account to purchase from me?005/04/2020 at 3:39 pm in reply to: How is USPS copping during the Pandemic? Just wondering….. #77020
Yep, that is sort of what my “old” post Office (which I worked at for 24 years) looked like a week or 2 ago. I thought to myself – don’t they have a plan “a” or “b” or any other staff to replace the ones that are away. The small retail office was just devastated! Couldn’t keep up with incoming parcels, it was really disturbing to see! (since our income depends on the system!) Since I am a “veteran” of this post office I usaully go to the back loading dock and load my shipments into the cages that get dispatched, and the back up of incoming parcels was something I had never seen during my 24 years at the PO! They are starting to get caught up now, but lots of shipments are behind.0
Thank you for the link. I think I like him already, just listening to his criticism of the W.H.O., I agree with him already! I’m going to watch more. Sounds pretty level headed! Thanks! Stay safe!0
Hi from Canada!🇨🇦 Been very steady and may I say a bit more busier than usual. We sell Vintage Auto parts from 1950’s and older. We thought we would have slowed right down, but not. I guess everyone with car projects in their garages are getting back to them during the stay at home (?) Maybe when people realize that this might take longer to get over – they will be holding onto their money (?)0
Might have to do that IndySales… really don’t need to add work to my load. The main reason for this “want” is that I want to keep track of the “low ballers” that give me offers. They seen to come back over and over again. Sometimes I forget that I have dealt with the same person before with the same outcome. 👍😂010/28/2019 at 7:25 am in reply to: How do you reply to customer inquiries on items shipped and not received yet? #69644
Thanks guys, just had to “rant”, just one of those days. I know I signed up for customer service when I started selling on ebay over 15 years ago. I retired from working at Canada Post for 24 years – I guess I just have PTSD about “where is my parcel?”! Good idea about signing the customer up auto notifications, Old Dad.1+
I miss the days on ebay way back then, when sellers could leave negs on buyers! Good times! The wild Wild West that was!😂1+
lucky sparrow! Thank you so much for sharing! I tried the beef and cabbage stir fry and it will stay in my “go to” Keto recipes! I thought and I think I saw a short cut for this recipe … to use the bagged coleslaw to get the red and green cabbage – but I think those bags have carrots (not Keto) in them too.
I just started the Keto about 3 weeks ago – loving it! Hard to lose weight when you spend so much time on the computer everyday listing on Ebay! And not moving around! 😂0
We are in “Friendly” Manitoba as our license plates say! We tried motorcycle stuff – unless they are real old, they don’t sell too good. Just this weekend I was taking some newer Harley stuff out of our store, because they sat there for 3 years. How about yourself where are you? We could be neighbours!002/03/2019 at 7:02 pm in reply to: Coupon Code for discount on ebay for buyers – made by seller #56342
That’s funny!😂002/03/2019 at 6:47 pm in reply to: Coupon Code for discount on ebay for buyers – made by seller #56340
Oh yes! We specialize in 1920’s 1930’s & 40’s parts. It takes some people years to finish a project – so they come back over and over again as their project progresses. Our bread and butter parts are Ford Model t’s – we bought up many of these cars of the years (not buying anymore – prices got too high and we don’t need anymore!) Many restorers want original parts not aftermarket. And with the new “Rat Rod” phase or rod builders, we have acquired a new following & customers. My husband parts out every nut and bolt, we sell anything we could ship using the post office. The frame and large body parts are taken to the scrap dealer – where we also make money. Years ago I had a guy from France that was buying all of our Model t nuts and bolts! He was a purest! I would have never guessed 15 years ago that I would know the complete Ford part numbering system! I get a lot of looks at auction sales when I tell the guys what year and model the parts for sale are fram!002/03/2019 at 5:30 pm in reply to: Coupon Code for discount on ebay for buyers – made by seller #56335
Thanks MyCottage, I guess I will wait. We have lots of repeat customers, I guess I will have to give them a break some other way!002/03/2019 at 2:18 pm in reply to: Coupon Code for discount on ebay for buyers – made by seller #56319
Thanks for the links Jay. But after checking out other forums, it seems like ebay doesn’t want anything to do with this. I bet, because they would be losing money on fees. Just my guess. Lots of sellers are wanting this. They are making “go arounds” to achieve this, but they sound so messy to me. I don’t want to correspond with my buyers anymore than I have to. Sounds very antisocial – but I’m not, if I wanted to talk to buyers I would sell at flea markets! I guess the promotional code box at check out is just for ebay’s generated codes. I’ll keep trying to find a smooth seamless way – maybe it doesn’t exist. I think I will try to call ebay this week. Thanks for all your help – stay warm! -22 F today in my part of Canada!🇨🇦001/20/2019 at 6:13 pm in reply to: Starting back full time, and working towards hubby quitting his job #55464
Hey Ice Queen! You sound pretty solid in your goals! Stick with the plan! My Husband and I are doing this full time (well, as much time as we really want). We are both in our late 50’s with small pensions from our jobs, but retired early after crunching our numbers and said to ourselves we could do this! We couldn’t have retired early without having a side hustle for sure. My husband retired first and I was still working full-time and listing and taking pictures etc. After I realized that we were making more on ebay than my pay check ( Postmaster for Canada Post) I took an early retirement – this reduced my Post Office pension – but we didn’t care.
I found for ourselves we have to have a bit of a loose routine for the business. Our day goes something like this.
Wake up when we are done sleeping.(Whenever)
After our coffee etc, we go to our shop/office and wrap the previous days sales.
Make shipping labels, we take photos, I do about 10 listings a day, my husband get the items ready for the next day’s listings and on and on we go.
We are to the point that we put in approx 3-5 hours 6 days a week.
The ebay business can go on autopilot for awhile without us, but we can’t let it go too long without our input. We have to continually list etc.
It’s a very powerful feeling when you own your own time and are confidant enough to not be scared. Good luck to you guys!1+
Such good advice! Thanks! I will learn from my mistakes! ✌️👍0