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My Monday routine will never be the same without your voices coming from my iPhone. I appreciate all you have contributed and taught the Trash Elf community over the years. Wish you continued success in all of your businesses. You will definitely be missed. Thank you, Ryanne and Jay!
I’m not a big fan of MLMs, either. For those who enjoy investigative podcasts, I recommend listening to “The Dream.” Season 1 is about MLMs and Season 2 about the wellness industry. Fascinating stuff.
Not about reselling, but these are some other great podcasts –
Ear Hustle (made by prisoners in San Quentin)
Death, Sex & Money
Here’s the Thing (Alec Baldwin)
My Favorite Murder (comedy)
Similar thing happened to me about a month ago. In my case, I think they thought the listing was an auction. My item was listed for $49.99 OBO. Buyer offered me $71, I accepted and they paid right away. Left positive feedback, too!
I’m a firm believer that consistent listing is the key to consistent sales. Just keep listing! March and April have been great for me. I list a minimum of 10 things a day, do zero social media promoting and very few markdown sales. (I use Best Offer on majority of listings, so there’s always a discount available.) There are about 2800 items in my store, and I’m now selling 5-12 items per day.
I had some family emergencies in January/February, and did little to no listing for about 3 weeks. My sales plummeted during that time. Even now, I have $400 days and the occasional $16 day. But it all evens out if I just keep listing! Hang in there.
My husband and I always say it’s not really an estate sale unless you see a potty chair and the house has that “Grandma Smell.”
Here are my favorite things of Granny’s to sell: 1) Quilts of all kinds 2) Knitted afghans 3) Needlepoint pillows 4) Nylon stockings 5) Flatware 6) Eyeglasses 7) Purses 8) Kitchen utensils 9) Old photographs 10) Jewelry 11) Fabric 12) Bedding
I never even look at china, crystal, collectible figurines, dolls or plush. Not interested in them and don’t want to research it. In my experience, the estate sale companies always mark that stuff too high, anyway. Agree with Linda on the doilies and embroidered linens – people just don’t appreciate that stuff like they used to.
Hey Amatino! Whereabouts in Texas are you? I live on Lake Lewisville.02/08/2017 at 3:14 pm in reply to: Would you ship nice casual shoes in a padded flat rate envelope? #12073
A few things to try with shipping nicer shoes in a Padded Flat Rate Env (PFRE):
Bubble wrap them first to create a nice, tight “cocoon”, then slide into PFRE. OR, make a cardboard “burrito” from your scrap pile.
The Scotty Stuffer box from Bubblefast fits neatly into a PFRE and is a useful thing to have around. https://www.bubblefast.com/store/pc/10-Scotty-Stuffers-font-size-1-sup-TM-sup-font-br-9-x-5-5-x-3-5-192p2047.htm
You can also cut an inch off eBays 8 x 6 x 4 box to make it 8 x 6 x 3 (or a tad taller), and it will go into the PFRE. Also, several of the Amazon boxes are the perfect size.
I’ve used all of these methods with success!
I’m sorry that happened to you, WhiteNile. It does suck when you don’t feel supported, but I feel compelled to speak up on behalf of eBay.
I’ve actually had TWO INAD cases closed in my favor within the last week. Neither one was actually INAD, and one was clearly a buyer trying to pull a fast one. I believe eBay reps do the best they can based on the info provided, but outcomes will always vary because the decisions are being made by real, live people. Most retailers take the buyers word for things because it’s just easier that way.
I don’t claim to have the perfect approach to getting these cases closed in my favor, but I’ve found that when I state facts very calmly, professionally and with a clear intent to “work things out fairly” with my buyer – I get great service and help from the rep. Even if I KNOW the buyer is shady, I don’t ever say that to the rep. I simply point to facts that prove it and say, “Can you help me figure out a solution?” YMMV
Hang in there!
I use iPad Air with Wifi for all of my photos and listing. Love it! Camera is great. Ebay app super easy to use. I take my tablet everywhere.
I store belts coiled in ziplock bags, with a short description on each bag. All of my belts are in one tub, it doesn’t take long to find the right one. I have about 50 belts right now. I don’t use any kind of inventory code because numbers are hard for me to remember. Descriptor make more sense to my brain. I am still storing like items together. 2500 items in my inventory – it works for me.
I list exclusively on my iPad. I like that I can do listing anywhere. I take my iPad with me when I know I’ll be waiting at the doctor, car place, salon, etc. I take photos in the camera app, then do listings later. The two things I cannot do in the eBay app are 1)add sales tax 2) add my restocking fee under returns. So I do several listings, them switch over to Safari to bulk edit the new listing to add in the tax and the restocking fee. Works great for me.
Can you also post a photo of the pot? Might help figuring out the style/era of the piece.
That article is from 2012. ?01/31/2017 at 12:11 pm in reply to: What Sold on ebay – I Spent $85 to Profit $675! – Dorky Thrifters #11494
Love your videos and all the helpful information about eyeglasses. Praying for your family.