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I knew I’d get kicked down to the ground! Great job, ladies!
Ryanne – We received have the espresso roast and have brewed it twice so far. Love it! My husband and I are definitely bold, dark coffee sort of people. I left good feedback.
I was very surprised to win the throwdown challenge! I think it was only because some people didn’t post.
I also started October with just a few paper items for listing, but I coincidentally purchased a large lot of magazines two weeks ago. They’ve been very easy to list, and I finished this week. So, my total is 54 paper items for October.
I know I’ve got competition! I’m sure one of the sewing and craft pattern gals in this group whipped my butt. Whatcha got?
For the November challenge, I’ve got some jewelry to finish up. Not much else in that category, but I also wasn’t thinking I was going to list much for paper. We will see …
Amatino – I agree! Those are beautiful photos. The costume is so elegant with such colors! Hard to see the background, but the veil looks awesome.
I’m going to 2nd Ryanne’s comment. This is super interesting and one of the things that keeps me interested in selling on eBay. Sometimes the research is the best part!
One of the cashiers at my post office told me that FedEx actually comes by daily; I think for Smartpost. You might be fine.
Yesterday I was busy preparing and wasn’t really planning to do any listing. However, since you made it a challenge, I finished the magazine listings, which are quick and easy to do, plus one other (that had been started from the Wednesday Woes challenge). In the end, I created 12 listings.10/29/2020 at 3:07 pm in reply to: Junghans wall clock, 45rpm spindle, MCM Mailbox, Pioneer CD File Player #82981
Steve – Love Norman’s paw snow shoes! (Your dog is named Norman, isn’t he?)
I sold this DC ampere meter to someone in Australia for a bit over $20. I paid about $2 for it.
I have a soft spot for antique tube radios even if they look horrible and don’t work at all. I’m sure some people buy them to repair or to obtain parts, but I’m guessing these are just props. I paid less than a dollar for each, but they sold very quickly because I had them at low prices.
Some guy kept asking me to send him an offer on this sweater for the $25 I agreed to, but he kept forgetting to buy. Finally, he bought it at full price of $37 and then gave me positive feedback. I got it for free.
Just a small sale of a very old refrigerator instruction manual, but the buyer told me that they have this refrigerator and were looking for the manual for some time. I don’t remember what I paid, but it sold for $8.
I overpaid for this pamphlet that I bought in an online auction (with a number of other things) a few years ago. Sometimes it is hard to estimate the value of things in a photo, but I do better these days. I sold it for $27, and I put in a COGS of about $22 because I’ve been too slow to deduct the cost. Anyway, it discusses a portrait made by Norman Rockwell for a well-known doctor who was retiring.10/26/2020 at 10:44 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 485: Job, Career, Small Business #82877
This was a slow week for me as well.
I have found a few online auctions here and there where I’ve been able to accumulate inventory for listing. I’ll buy now not only for the possibility of another shutdown, but also bidding prices tend to go up in the few months before and after the holidays. This happens every year, not just this one!
Continued good luck for your coffee venture. I purchased the espresso while I was listening to the podcast yesterday. I used my eBay bucks while I was at it!
Week of Oct 18 – 24
Total Items in Store: 1324 eBay, 33 Etsy
Items Sold: 11 eBay
Cost of Items Sold: $48 + $14 Commission
Total Sales: $198.49 eBay
Highest Price Sold: $37.50 Men’s wool cardigan sweater
Average price: $18
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $22.23
Number of items listed this week: 34
I listed 34 items this week.
My high numbers were helped by a huge lot of magazines I bought in an online auction last weekend. It didn’t occur to me that these magazines met the paper challenge until yesterday afternoon. Between the magazines and a few other items, I listed 19 paper.
Awesome colleges that he is considering!
I think that you will have to contact each school to find out what they are doing. My daughter decided to take a gap semester (maybe two) due to the pandemic. Her college went completely remote for the current semester.
On the other hand, my friend’s daughter started college in north Jersey, and they are hybrid. There are restrictions, but she has two classes where she does attend in person.
Is he starting in the Fall of 2021? I hope things will have lightened up by then!!!
A little less than three years ago, we visited Boston to look at three colleges that my daughter was considering. Boston has a really neat, college city vibe; young and vibrant. It has great things to do, historical, artistic, food, culture, etc. The colleges there are top notch. Hell, I wanted to go back to college.
The thing is, coming from California, this is not just cooler weather. I grew up in Pittsburgh, I currently live in NJ, and I think Boston is cold. (BTW, I lived in LA for 5 1/2 years for my first job out of college). We are talking sub-freezing temperatures and snowfalls measured in feet (not all of winter, but portions of it). We didn’t go during cold weather, but I’m aware of how cold it can get there. If he is looking for cooler weather, I think that the novelty would wear off quickly.
Not saying that he shouldn’t do it. Just be prepared.
I believe that the make offer is not to anyone who just takes a look, but they have to look at it several times. Not all those 47 people will get an offer for your boring stoneware; just a few.
I did see that, but didn’t look at it closely. Antique Frog mentioned it in another post. It makes sense and is similar to a function available on Etsy.10/22/2020 at 4:21 pm in reply to: Shipping page defaults to a more expensive method of shipping. #82721
Note that if this happens to you again, you can cancel the label and repurchase the correct one. I’ve done this a few times.
Go to Orders –> Shipping labels
Find the sale using the buyer’s ID or name.
Under “More Actions” pick Void.
Then, you can go back to your All Orders page and repurchase a label.
You should probably contact the buyer and just explain what you did. They will probably get several messages from eBay and be confused about what is going on.