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02/09/2017 at 2:37 pm in reply to: Priority Mail Boxes for shipping board games #12162
Great Tip Mark!
I just had to do something similar to this today, I used 2 Priority shoe boxes and fit them around a vintage train case. I wrapped the case with bubble wrap first, then enclosed it in the dis-assembled boxes and taped liberally 🙂 The PO didn’t complain, but wish me luck that the item gets to the customer undamaged.
Tracy02/09/2017 at 11:33 am in reply to: Listing using Ipad Air2 and Garage sale app. #12142
I started photographing my eBay items using an iPad mini retina. The standard camera app that comes with the iPad was acceptable and it could zoom in close enough to get a clear picture of clothing labels.
I found an app, which I can’t remember the name of sorry, that allowed white balance and some other features not included with the standard apple app. Look on the app store there were lots of them. Many free, I think I paid a small amount for the one I used.
I am now using an iPod 5 (I think, it’s around three years old now). Once you get used to it the pictures are fine. Again, I can get clothing labels close up and clear.
The iPad wasn’t working for me because it was too large for me to use easily as a camera. I bought a tripod with an adapter that the iPad fit in but I found that was too cumbersome to photograph my items quickly. I found it faster to move my camera (iPod/phone) than re-arrange everything else.
If you need super macro or other effects, Ollo clip sells snap on lenses for most iDevices and Android phones. https://www.olloclip.com/shop/ They are not cheap but less than buying another camera or device.01/26/2017 at 11:01 am in reply to: Seller getting around Out of Stock defect #11217
This maneuver that the OP describes would be perfect if you were a drop shipper or someone doing retail arbitrage without actually purchasing the items before listing them.
It may catch up with them eventually, or not.
Thanks for posting this scenario.01/02/2017 at 10:33 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 291: Our New Years Trash Elf Goals #9364
Just getting started here 🙂
Store Week Dec 25-31, 2016
(Only) Store #1
Total Items in Store: 89
Items Sold: 2
Cost of Items Sold: 1.99
Total Sales: $54.98
Highest Price Sold: 29.99 (Hard Drive Dock)
Average Price Sold: $27.99
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $20
I am working on getting my workflows for everything together. I’m working on my pipeline just trying to figure out the Ham from the Spam.
I’m very grateful for this forum and website and podcast.Hope everyone has a very profitable 2017!
Tracy12/27/2016 at 11:19 am in reply to: Paying yourself, Putting some back for buying inventoy Percentages? #8881
I don’t trust PayPal as bank account. As a previous person commented, they probably wouldn’t have your back if a hacker got into your account and emptied it.
I’m not big fan of banks/credit unions either, but they do pay some minuscule amounts of interest and there is FDIC insurance on amounts of $250K and under.
Tracy12/27/2016 at 11:07 am in reply to: Help! How to get marker/prices off of thrift store shoes? #8879
Actually, it’s Old English Lemon Oil, not polish. It comes in a small spray bottle.12/27/2016 at 11:04 am in reply to: Help! How to get marker/prices off of thrift store shoes? #8878
I was just able to get a sticker off of a leather glove with this method:
I use packing tape to pull off the paper part of the sticker. I put the tape over the sticker and press really hard over the sticker area. Then pull the tape off, like a band aid, fast. Sometimes you have to do this several times to get most of the paper off.
Once I’ve gotten as much of the paper off as possible, then the glue is exposed. Old English lemon polish works for removing glue on most surfaces I’ve tried. Just put a little on a cotton ball and carefully scrub the glue area until it’s gone.
This didn’t leave a mark on the black glove but I agree with your idea of trying it out on other shoes first to make sure nothing bad happens.
This method also works great on electronics. I had a ton of sticker residue on my mac laptop before I sold it. Once I did the above method, it looked like a new computer.
This method is also cheaper than goo gone or magic eraser. I’ve had this same bottle of lemon oil for years.
Thanks for this forum and videos, it’s really helping me learn eBay!
Tracy12/14/2016 at 4:44 pm in reply to: College Drop Out Free of Debt #8130
So true about being a self-taught programmer. I have worked in IT and as a Web Developer since the late 90’s. I only attended classes on and off, and only when my employers paid for it 🙂
I learned on my own just by following my own interests. Right now I am working my way through FreeCodeCamp.com. It’s a great community as well. They post coding sessions on Twitch and they have Gitter IM. Check it out if you’re interested.
Congrats on your business and Thank you for sharing your story.