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10/08/2019 at 11:42 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Shoes, Boots, Blow Mold Wreath, Woolrich coat, Sankyo Digital Clock, Record Players #68781
Thanks for your great information filled VLOG. I have a question, do you have a video that shows how you wrap the cords on electrical items. I have tried it and so far they don’t come out like yours do looking very crisp. I’ve been using twist ties but the wrap looks more professional
There’s a new Netflix series that is very good OZARK and if you have Amazon Prime GOLIATH is good too. Both have entire 1st seasons up09/07/2017 at 4:07 pm in reply to: What you don't want to hear at your favorite Thrift Store #22638
I live in a rural area of North Georgia and we have a big Mennonite community. They have gotten into the thrift store business. One of their stores supports a Girls Camp (They also operate the Girls camp) and one of the stores supports Jamacia missions. They are good people and they work with me on prices a good bit. They know I will spend money and never complain something doesn’t work or try and return it etc. They realize that no matter what they think it’s worth they don’t make money with it sitting on the shelves and they try and move inventory and keep it fresh. Goodwill? I’m done with them. They always have the same junk that was on the shelves last time I went in, won’t discount anything. They had a quad drone priced as the same as it was listed on Ebay for and it was sold AS-IS. I told the manager that if I paid what it cost on Ebay and bought it on Ebay I got a money back guarantee. It was like talking to a wall.
Years ago I sold and old Aqua Lung double hose regulator from the SEA HUNT days. I only paid a dollar for it and a dollar for the brand new replacement hose for it. $2 total. I was worried that it was so old someone was going to try and use it and drown. I was shocked to get $200 for the regulator and it went to a Dive Museum and $43 for the hose from another buyer. I learned that everything has a value to the right buyer
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Breg Polar Care. I learned something about these to keep in mind. I bought one at the thrift store and it came without a power cord. I thought a generic 6v adapter would work, but it takes a special power supply. I was able to get one on ebay for $9 dollars shipped.
Usually all these power adapter are the same but in this case it was not.
In the last month I’ve sold a few sets of very expensive water ski, some commercial air purifiers from a dentist office, a 7 1/2 HP motor and pump, a few expensive Motorcycle helmets, some furniture. I only sell things that are too expensive or cumbersome to ship.
I like to do as much cash business as I can.
Here is some photos from the Panajachel property. We are on a volcanic lake at about 4500 ft. There are 3 volcanos surrounding the lake and the shuttle boats take you to the villages on the other side. This is a popular destination for European, Canadian and intentional travelers. A lot of college aged backpackers and ex-pat Americans. Lots of artists and musicians living here.
The facebook page is a work in progress.
Missed the question about quantity of items in my store. I have a basic subscription which gives me 250 items. I have about 160 now and just started adding. I try only deal with items above $30. I’m in my summer slowdown doing some traveling etc and will get back to 250 items by early September in prep for business picking up.
I’ll re-evaluate my situation then and decide if I want to increase my store size during the busy season. Right now, I’m good with my income and like to keep my summers free for travel etc. The 160 items are just kind of a place holder. I actually have a good amount of stock for the season accumulated. Sourcing has been going well. I’ve been doing very well on Craigslist items recently (about $1000 a month) building up my cash reserves for my buying trips.
If you remember the mini series in the ’70s RICH MAN POOR MAN, my nickname comes from a character FALCONEDDIE actually spelled falconetti
I was working at my dad’s Volkswagon show and the guys there started calling me falconeddie (My name is Eddie) and it stuck. My brothers still call me that to this day. So when I started on Ebay in 1999 I needed a SN and used falconeddie but it was already taken so I took falconeddie1
We have a full time Guatemalan national that has been working for my Dad since he was 13. He takes care of everything. He makes a base pay of $125 a month and has had the opportunity since we opened the house on AirBNB of making extra money as a tour guide and as a concierge of sorts. He actually does very well on the side and is very enterprising.
My Dad built the house about 20 years ago and it was designed to one day be a B&B or a Hostel. I had intentions of going down and opening a Hostel when I retired but the AirBNB is thriving
Thanks07/30/2017 at 1:12 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 320: Spinning Plates, Keeping It All Going #21035
OK on the podcast this week you were talking about wool rugs and I see them occasionally. What is the best way to tell if they are real wool if there are no tags on them?