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12/08/2020 at 1:01 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 491: Is Copper Still A Thing? #84087
Funny, I am getting out of the hardgoods business. I was a hardgoods seller first and now all I want to do is clothes, I am so burnt out on wrapping it.
Boxes, peanuts, and bubble wrap are expensive. Also, the post office automatically declines any claim now and I only filed two in the last 6 months. I don’t even file anymore.
Everyone wants free shipping and that’s really hard to do on hardgoods. On clothes, I can add 10 bucks and pretty much know I’m covered.
Also, I hate driving all the way to the closest thrifts to me and only come home with one or two pieces for an entire day spent out. Its just not efficient.
I’ll pick up hardgoods if they are small, easy to ship and worth 30 bucks. I am so over plates.
And you are right, it takes a ton of space. I have a 1700 sf basement and half of it is storage. The other half is wrapping and photography areas.
Sorry for the rant, but as a solo seller, its too much.06/28/2020 at 1:59 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 469: Nothing Here vs Nothing Here #78816
You guys are down to 7700 items, you must have sold a lot. I slowly reaching 2000.
To the guy who wants to do 100 items a day, you should watch empty hanger on YouTube. She has a video of her process. She gets everything out of the bags, hangs them immediately on a rack. Does her measurements while they are hung and photos on hanger. Then she bags them with a number sticker. It’s very fast, especially if you do sell similar, use the scheduled thing and go back in a change sizes from your note pad
Nope, not just eBay. Etsy is down 30% yoy for me. I bit the bullet and started eBay a couple of months ago. I do believe it’s gonna be a cross listing, multi platform, social media kinda situation. Takes two platforms to make the money I made last year. All I can say is hopefully not three to make that money next year. At some point it gets discombobulating.
There are a bunch of reasons. There are a lot more sellers, you can tell that just by going to the thrift stores with their phone out and the thrifts are getting smarter and doing it themselves. Also, I think people just don’t want so much crap around the house. They are getting intentional and minimalistic. So what does that mean for us? Sell stuff people need, not want.
That’s hard for us vintage sellers.
diversification in real estate was pretty smart on you’re part. You got in at the right time.06/24/2019 at 1:09 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 416: People, Process and Product #64028
I would love to hire someone. I guess my hold up is the insurance. I looked at it once. It was so expensive to carry workers comp insurance. I’m just afraid of getting sued, you just don’t know what your gonna get. Anyone have a company they recommend?12/29/2017 at 11:48 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 340: We Reconnect with Cyndi from Amazing Taste #29508
Anyone know which article of research the last caller was referring to? The one about a seller can make 60k by himself? Would love to read it. Thanks!
Was wondering how many etsy sellers listen to these guys. Its all the same eBay or etsy really, especially for vintage. I keep thinking about cross listing too but I keep finding forum people say its against eBay rules but never show the actual policy. Its a ton of work anyway. Maybe if I got a helper, it would be possible. Just started doing clothes after years of selling home decor, (i know i did that backwards). Anyway, swimming in death piles, uuggghhhh so listing now and saw the post.09/26/2017 at 11:31 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 327: Dealing With Stress Traveling, In Life and On eBay #23288
I swear you guys always seem to talk about things that I am thinking about at the moment I’m thinking about it. Its like you are reading my mind. This was helpful. Thank you.