Ryanne and Jay discuss the pros and cons of selling for other people through consignment on your eBay store. Some people create whole businesses selling for others. We generally air on the side of caution when someone approaches us with a consignment request. In fact, we’ve never done consignment in our entire eBay career. Does consignment work for you? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Jay checking out the German countryside while we continue to sell on our eBay store!
Jay and Ryanne are on a month long European adventure while they continue to sell stuff for the holiday rush on eBay. Stuff we talk about in this episode include: the PayPal Debit card, great for buying and keeping track of your merchandise and business expenses. Google Voice, where you can get one phone number to go to several phones (so Jay and I have one number) and make phone calls over seas for free.
Wendy and Mikey interview Libby and Tristan, eBay sellers and true scavengers in East Hampton, Massachusetts- home to several colleges and a prime spot for scavenging goods at tag sales, flea markets, thrift stores and college dumpsters. They use Brickyard Vintage Finds as a flexible source of income, listing a bunch when they need to and keeping it lean when they’re working on other projects. Check out the Tiny House they built from scratch with money from a big tag sale.
Mikey and Wendy talk about putting their store on vacation mode and selling on the road. Cool sales have included a mid century lamp, bought for $12, sold for $139. Also, a vest that has come back, lives on and is sold a second time around. Mikey also lets us know that he is the lady’s shoe expert in this couple!