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11/21/2020 at 2:04 pm in reply to: Anyone else get a Ebay shipping supplies coupon since the bonus one in July? #83596
Thanks for the tip. I feel like Ebay is hiding this for some reason, it is so tricky to find. I’ve got my order in.
And I have added the quarter starts to my calendar to remind me to check each quarter.11/11/2020 at 11:20 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 487: It’s All About The Work #83384
I thought I would add my 2 cents in about the missing offer accepted prices and even the lack of buyers screens names in bidding situations. It might have to do with the combination of GDPR and Ebay realizing the value in their data.
GDPR are the rules adopted by most? EU countries regarding its citizen’s digital privacy. I’m in IT and the nightmare of figuring out what to do with existing data and future data for EU customers is never ending. The protections offered in the GDPR are wide and sort of vague in some ways. But companies have had to jump to try to make saved data compliant however possible and show that future data will be collected according to the person’s wishes.
The other big factor could simply be Ebay seeing the goldmine data wise that 2 decades of exact purchases records with dates, names, prices, catagorization, etc. is. Why share that when they can sell it.
I’ve never noticed that before. I’ll need to pay attention next time I’m sending out offers. Thanks!
That makes sense. Thanks for the reply!
I can only imagine how complicated VA will make this. I will look into it.
Thanks Sharyn!08/04/2020 at 7:03 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 474: How Do We Only Sell High Priced Items All The Time? #80357
My comment is really about last weeks podcast. My favorite small item is enamel pins (the kind with a post and clasp on the back). I’ve collected them for years, when I started my ebay store I went through my collection and thinned it out a bit.
They are small and easy to store and ship. You can get $15 each and lots more depending on an endless amount of variables. I’ve been buying big lots of them via ebay for cheap and listing them 1 by 1. Usually 1 sale covers my COG.
Then you can always lot up the “garbage” after you cherry pick a lot and sell them as a lot as well. Its the Circle of Life. 🙂07/22/2020 at 7:19 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 472: Biggest Sale, Biggest Scavenge #79865
Don’t worry, not all of us on the forum do the amazing numbers of the folks who post their numbers each week (or most weeks). I work full time and I only do my numbers when I get my invoice each month, so you are already ahead of me being able to do weekly numbers. 🙂
I have just shy of 1000 items listed. I average $100 a week in sales. Not great, but that number is steady now and I’m proud of that.
I started about a year ago now. I had a free account. Bumped up to a 250 item store. Posted like crazy to hit that 250 number. Saved up about 100 listings and went for the 1000 item store. Posted like crazy and burnt myself out.
So I began working on Ebay 1 hour a day, 5 days a week. I broke up my days as 1 day of photos, 1 day of research, 1 day of inventory, 1 day of posting, 1 day of book keeping. I’ve also tried posting every weekday (5 to 10 items). That worked better for me and allowed me to fill up my store without burning out. I also liked working a bit each day because if I missed doing something 1 day, it was easy to pick up the next day and not feel like I had slacked off.
My advice – Do the work when you can on a schedule that works for you and your family. You will get there.
My store – https://www.ebay.com/str/obeythejunk
The link has my old store name. I switched it awhile ago to Keps 424 but the link never changed.07/18/2020 at 4:10 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 471: Building Equity, Our Free Scavenger Education #79688
Thanks Jay! I figured the “magic number” had been figured out but I always missed it in my reading.07/17/2020 at 5:53 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 471: Building Equity, Our Free Scavenger Education #79679
For those of you with 1001 – 3000 ish items in Ebay, do you have the 10000 item EBay store? Or do you just pay additional fees to list and relist any of your items that are over 1000?
I’ve been curious about that for awhile but always forget to ask. 🙂
Thanks Junque Redux03/27/2020 at 6:49 pm in reply to: Can anyone recommend a good place to send scrap/broken jewerly? #75530
Good point Jay03/27/2020 at 6:49 pm in reply to: Can anyone recommend a good place to send scrap/broken jewerly? #75529
I’ll have to do some research and see if that will accomplish what I’m looking for.03/27/2020 at 3:16 pm in reply to: Can anyone recommend a good place to send scrap/broken jewerly? #75524
Yeah, I’d like to get rid of them. I was thinking a scrap place because I’m guessing some of them are actually gold and silver (or other valuable metals).
I do have some other old jewelry that I know is gold that I would like to sell but I’m not sure where to take it to get a good rate.
Figured it was a good time for an update. I am closing in on my goal of 950 items. I followed everyone’s advice at about 250 items to start inventory and I’m glad I did, it makes life much easier. I work full time so this is still very part time for me. I enjoy it though, even the grind of listing and photographing.
I still haven’t figured out how to list via the app. I honestly just figured out researching via the app when I am out and about. A new phone that actually works on wifi helped with that a lot.
Thought I would share my store here. If anyone sees anything they are interested in, please let me know. I have make offer on pretty much everything. Just add scavenger to the note and I will be happy to make a deal with you.