If you aren’t one of the over 300 Million people to have watched the ‘Thift Store’ video, click the link and check it out. Produced by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a pair of independent artists, the video has gone more than viral- Thirft Store is the first independent song to hit #1 on US charts in over 20 years. Mikey and Wendy theorize that Macklemore is or has been an eBay seller. With a deep knowledge of what is valuable in thrift stores and dumpsters, is Macklemore among us on eBay? If you think you found him, link to his store in the comments!
Jay and Ryanne discuss the Pros and Cons of the eBay Global Shipping Program. We love the full tracking, shipping to Kentucky, and the seller protection. What we don’t love is potential lost sales, some of which we’ve had already. How will the Global Shipping Program pan out for sellers? Have you tried it? What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!
We sold a lamp from our eBay store to the set designer of Mad Men. And look, there it is!
Jay and Ryanne talk about an exciting week in their eBay store. Seeing a mid-century lamp debut on Ted’s desk on Mad Men a few months after it was purchased by Mad Men set designer Claudette Didul. Also, after many years of putting everything at Fixed Price, Buy It Now, they decide to put a necklace on auction and it grosses enough to pay their mortgage for a month!
The best way to get started on eBay is to clean your closet and sell some of your own stuff.
Mikey and Ryanne discuss the long list of tips for new eBay sellers. There is a huge learning curve of stuff to avoid and remember and this podcast will explain it all from shipping to descriptions. We tell you how to follow other ebayers, where to source your items, how to avoid being a hoarder, avoiding the post office and much more!
CC-BY Photo Clothes by Akirahnu
Ryanne and Mikey discuss what is happening in their eBay worlds this week. Mikey’s bones got returned, Ryanne’s coat hanger sale goes wrong and we are now in the iTunes store. Plus an update on global shipping.
How do you research your eBay merchandise before listing it? Do you watch other ebayers, use Terapeak, or scan the completed listings? Jay and Mikey discuss what tools they like to use, don’t use and would really like someone to invent. Figuring out price and keywords is definitely an art. Learn more about it in the episode.
Mikey sold some real animal bones for some real dough on his eBay store!
Jay and Mikey discuss what’s going in their stores and the eBay world at large this week. Jay went on vacation and sold some stuff while thrifting in Florida. Mikey and Wendy broke 1,000 items in their store. Jay and Mikey are now interested in the extreme early retirement scene. Jay talks about living without health insurance after cutting his hand. eBay is still fighting the online sales tax, but just how will that work out? Tune in to learn more.
eBay as a lifestyle allows us a lot of freedom. We get to do other things like grow food!
Wendy and Mikey talk about what it’s like living the eBay scavengers lifestyle. Sitting on the beach, but still selling stuff. Visiting new places and having the perfect excuse to explore a city through yard sales. Living in the waste stream can be extremely fun, satisfying and profitable.
Even selling stuff that’s broken can be a success on eBay. Full disclosure is the key!
Mikey and Wendy get real honest about what they should keep and what they should sell on eBay when they open their tool shed and it’s filled up to the hilt. So far, so good- they’ve been selling tools, even broken ones, for a good profit. That’s the beauty of eBay, it’s one of the best recycling resources in the world.