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I use an inventory service to track my inventory and sync between several selling venues. I don’t like the extra expense, but since starting that I have very few oversells and less time wasted with out-of-stock order issues.
Zip ties, the new baling wire!08/23/2019 at 9:12 am in reply to: Pre-owned and Partially Used Health and Beauty Items #66754
John Deere “Barnyard For Men” aftershave
That’s funny, almost spewed my sip of morning coffee.
You can check some sample rates here: https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#_c094 15x8x5 would be the .40 row, $7.95 to $20.09 depending on zone. Sometimes it pays to cut down a box if it will get you to a lower rate tier.
The cubic rate won’t always be cheapest compared to other rates. Note the additional retail fee.
The building I rent is less expensive than some in town, it’s owned by an in-law who mostly wants to cover taxes, it was sitting empty for several years or more before I started using it.
Most of my items are long tail, you know all about that. I’m not making a fortune but getting by comfortably with a simple lifestyle.
I have seen a few of my orders waiting to ship with longer handling times that the 1 day I have set. I haven’t taken time to dig into the issue other than to verify that my business policies are set to 1 day for domestic.08/22/2019 at 12:03 pm in reply to: Pre-owned and Partially Used Health and Beauty Items #66729
The Feds regulate selling some types of used cosmetics, I think maybe eBay is going beyond those regs for CYA or lack of interest in creating the algorithms to filter those allowed.
Right now eBay shows 2,986 listings with 30,653 total quantity in my primary store. I don’t have a source to replenish items but occasionally come across more later and add them or relist.
As you know, there are empty buildings available in many small towns (at least until you get around to renovating them, lol). The building I rent is 3000 square feet on 1 level, originally a gas station 50 years ago or so, added onto multiple times, last use was a pizza restaurant/video store. I pay $250 per month.
The grandkids photo was taken this morning, first day of the new school year. I have an older granddaughter also. I’m proud of all of them, of course.
You handled that well.08/19/2019 at 2:28 pm in reply to: Am I the only one who still takes an enormous amount of time to edit photos? #66576
Hey, chaoticgood, I see you are from Kansas City. I grew up in the KC area and now live in a small town about 70 miles SSE.
I sell many of my items on Amazon as well as eBay and web store, Amazon requires a plain white background on the main photo so that is what I also use on eBay. It only takes me a few minutes to strip out the plain neutral background I use, and they do look better for most of my items, but I’m not selling soft goods like clothes which might take more work.08/19/2019 at 10:03 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 424: 1 Year Later, Our New Rental is Done! #66557
I have several carefully filtered searches on eBay and get daily results by email. I rarely look at more than the few items featured in the email. I buy a few items that way, but only after looking at seller feedback and current selling prices. In my case, I am generally looking at lot purchases, not individual items, and I need to be able to resell for 5-10 times my cost. I sometimes set up a snip on an auction but prefer a buy-it-now, Make Offer is best.
It’s something to do while I sip my first coffee in the morning, it isn’t a major part of my product sourcing.08/19/2019 at 9:46 am in reply to: Am I the only one who still takes an enormous amount of time to edit photos? #66554
Personal opinion, the first photo grabs attention and the other photos provide more details. So, the first photo needs to be very good, if not then edit or reshoot, additional photos do not necessarily have to be as good as long as they clearly show what you want shown.
Yeah, I got that too. The daily funds transfer thing holds me back the most, I don’t need that and it’s just more work for me. I’m going to set up a separate checking account for that. Other than that I don’t have any problem with this. There is some kind of sign-up incentive going on through Sept if I recall the message correctly, have to check.
I saw a banner ad on my PayPal account to sell on Bonanza, I’m sure this is causing PayPal some pain but they are finding other income sources all the time.08/12/2019 at 4:37 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 423: Home Runs vs Bread & Butter #66283