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Beware though that if you end your items and relist as sell similar that you would lose the NOTE data.
Seems a bit small for an ice bucket. I’ve never seen one with a liner. It’s the right shape for a pudding basin but those are nearly always ceramic and with a rim. Sorry I can’t help.
How big is this? Does the lid fit tightly? Is there a silicone/rubber ring around the inside of the lid?
Our system is insanely easy. We have large numbered bins (currently 42 of them) and they are arranged numerically in our metal building on homemade plywood shelving. I put the item cost and bin number in the NOTE part of the listing. The NOTE shows up on the “sold awaiting shipment” screen so we know which bin to open.
I made a spreadsheet for listing items that has columns for all the bits of data that we will need including the cost & bin number. So as we photograph and bin the items we are writing down the bin number. I list directly from that sheet and the SD card from my camera.
The sheets are in a 3-ring binder organized by date, and I will start a new binder for each new year. So even if I forgot to add a NOTE to the listing we can look up the date it was listed on ebay, consult the binder for that date in that year, and see what bin(s) we were filling at that time.
As items are sold and removed we infill with newly listed items so that all bins stay full and we don’t start another bin until we really have to. We just built shelving for 40 more bins!12/20/2016 at 10:25 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 289: Our Free Shipping Experiment #8465
That’s what I was afraid of… getting on their radar.
Or it could be for cheese making. Scooping the curds.12/15/2016 at 1:26 pm in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Bandolier, Lufkin ruler, rotary phone, Betty Crocker Cookbook and the North Pole. #8168
Here are some fun sales we made recently and some interesting ones from a while back that I’ve never posted here:
Got this as a gift, sold for $88:
Got this at auction with a bunch of others. We paid $45 for the whole box, sold two so far, and have a bunch left.
Bought a bunch items in this pattern at auction for $12 and this is the first one to sell. This doesn’t seem to be a very popular pattern:
Picked up this gorgeous red purse for $1 at a yard sale:
Bought this portfolio for $1 at a rummage sale:
Picked this up at another rummage sale for $1:
Got this at the auction and it was filled with old canes which we’ve also been selling, whole thing was less than $10:
Bought this at a flea market for $2:
Paid $1 for this at a yard sale:
And paid $20 for this at auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Stromberg-Carlson-Red-Rotary-Dial-Desk-Phone-Works-Great-Hotline-Antique-/112108070028?rd=112/09/2016 at 8:57 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Travel bar, Tube stereo, Charlie Brown, Slot car set #7699
Hi Linda – I didn’t know at all. It was just a cheap box lot at our first auction that no one else wanted. I thought it was ugly, but I did the research. It was hard finding that term “reticulated” but once I did then it all fell into place. No, there was no mark on the bottom.12/08/2016 at 1:34 pm in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Travel bar, Tube stereo, Charlie Brown, Slot car set #7620
Thanks Brian – that was a stroke of luck. We’ve had it listed for just over a year. I got an offer for $180 the day I listed it so on this occasion waiting did pay off. 😀12/08/2016 at 10:48 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Travel bar, Tube stereo, Charlie Brown, Slot car set #7611
Here are some of our recent sales:
This was a great sale for us, paid $3 at a church sale, sold for $115:
Picked up these framed posters for $4 at a yard sale, sold for $75:
Got this at an auction in a box lot for maybe $1, sold for $287:
This was $1 at a yard sale, sold for $30:
Got these for a buck or two, sold for $27:
No, brands were all over the place. Sand N Sun, Victoria’s Secret, Catalina, Op, etc… Thanks11/08/2016 at 2:23 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 283: Running Our Businesses Without A Safety Net #5335
John – Excellent advice! Thanks11/07/2016 at 5:03 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 283: Running Our Businesses Without A Safety Net #5208
@John – Do you live in a big city? I just can’t find much high end stuff where I live (in the boonies). On the other hand we generally get things for $1.11/04/2016 at 2:12 pm in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Grumbacher Paint Set, Vintage Panasonic Tape Player, Neon Hunting Vest #4917
Steve – I have this exact same Panasonic radio/cassette. It’s in real bad shape now but what a blast from the past when I saw it in the video. The radio still works on mine, the cassette door has been broken off for a long time, and it’s covered with speckles of paint and drywall dust but the dang thing still works.
The church rummage sales are the best for this area (East TN). We were at one a couple days ago and they had kitchen sized trash bags – fill one for $8. We managed to get 10 pairs of shoes into one. On the other side they had empty boxes with $5 or $10 or $20 marked on the side. Choose your size and fill it for that price. We filled our car with awesome stuff for about $65. The best things we found were a vintage Coach purse, NAOT sandals, Vintage red plaid Woolrich jacket, Carhartt jeans with the tags. Those things would have probably been more at an ordinary yard sale but because the church was just trying to get rid of mountains of stuff they didn’t care.