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Friday, September 30, 2011

Fantastic Finds Friday!

We want to hear all about your Fantastic Finds! This features isn't about your exciting sales. It's about your exciting finds! There are so many places to find inventory: your closet, your garage, a yard sale, thrift stores, a consignment item you're selling for someone else. What did you find this week that you are excited about? It can be something you're excited to get listed OR something you're excited to keep! You can even post to your listing, if you'd like. Free advertising!


Yesterday was my thrifting day and more importantly than finding a bunch of great stuff, it was nice to take the morning off with my hubby and just shop together.  I know...awwww....

I found a very nice Lands End goose down vest for myself.  I've been wanting one for awhile and with the cooler weather coming it's just what I needed.  For resale, I found a Disney Store "Beauty and the Beast Costume".  These are always popular and I need to get it listed right away since Halloween is fast approaching.  I paid $5.50 and I think I can get about $25.  I also found a new with tag Coldwater Creek down vest.  The tag reads $59.99 and I paid $8.50.  I think I can get about $30 for this one.  It's reversible too!  Happy eBaying!! :))


I had some super-awesome finds this week!! Remember this yard sale? Well, they had their half-off sale last weekend. You better believe I was there the instant the clock chimed 9:00!  Fortunately, I was able to leave all but my oldest daughter at home with my husband, so I could really focus.

Jansport and Hello Kitty bags

Gymboree, Columbia, Hello Kitty, Calvin Klein, Disney

Columbia, Speedo, Izod, North Face (pants, shorts, swim trunks, rash guards)

Izod, Columbia, Timberland, Cabela's, North Face (adult coats, vests, and fleece pullovers)

Rothschild, Hello Kitty, NFL, Rash Guards

I bought 107 pieces. All are new with tags and are names like:
  • Rothschild
  • Gymboree
  • NFL (children's team jerseys, medical scrub pants, swimming trunks)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Converse
  • Jansport
  • Speedo
  • Columbia
  • Izod
  • Disney
  • North Face
  • Life Is Good
  • Michael Kors
  • Nike Dri Fit
  • Timberland
  • Cabela's
  • Dollie & Me (matching girl and doll dress)
  • Calvin Klein
I spent more in that 2 hours than I spend in a weekend road trip! It was exhilarating, but scary at the same time. That was a big fat check! But, everything that I bought was roughly 10% of the retail prices! So I'm listing everything at 75% of retail. I'll have to play around with that, but I think that's where I'll leave it for now. If it's not selling by the end of October, I'll add a best offer onto them and accept as low as 50% of retail. That will still net me an awesome profit!


What about you?  If you found something this week that you are excited about please share your enthusiasm here!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

When weather threatens your eBay inventory!

I so thought I had my act together back in July when I wrote this blog post.  Who knew that a short month and a half later, a hurricane and tropical storm would threaten my business!

I have my eBay inventory stored in what, up until now, was always a clean and dry basement.  I never imagined that my basement would flood.  While I was on vacation in mid August, my neighbors told me how it rained like buckets when we were gone…they were kind enough to cut my grass because it had grown so long in a week.  Then the following week came Hurricane Irene, two weeks later came Tropical Storm Lee.

With the first storm we lost power and in came about 5 inches or water (covering 1500 square feet of basement space).  Anything in a bin started to float and then tip over.  Our shoe bins on the lowest shelf were threatened so we quickly started to move that inventory first…in the dark.

My hung clothes did not get wet as I thankfully did not have anything hanging that low, however I did have to raise them to a higher bar just in case.

The “just in case” came the following week with Tropical Storm Lee who gave us a total of 8 inches in our basement.

The stress of seeing that much water coming dangerously close to our stock was immense.  I put our stores on vacation as I couldn’t imagine finding anything while trudging in boots to search for inventory. It felt unfair to my customers.  I worried about the smell of water…..
Here you can see the water line.  This was about 5 inches of water.
The next storm would be worse bringing in 8 inches.

Here you can see some of my inventory hovering precariously over the water resting on my boys weight bench.  Yes, that's debris floating off to the right....

The next day we were able to rent a powerful sump pump and get out the water.  My husband and our boys worked tirelessly in cleanup and we purchased two heavy duty dehumidifiers to get the dampness out of the air.  Fortunately, that worked and my clothes were not affected.
Since the storm, we have moved things higher “just in case”.  We plan on investing in a heavier duty sump pump for our home.  Hopefully, this will never happen again.

All is back to normal now and my husband and I feel as though we've learned a valuable lesson.  Moral of the story, if you have items stored in your basement, be wise and plan for things like this.  There is nothing worse than scrambling in the dark with water all around your feet and ankles trying to save your personal belongings.

My Top eBay Moments This Week

I fell into another black hole this week. This one lasted for TWO days. I didn't call eBay this time - I wanted to just wait and see what would happen. After two days of nothing, yesterday was a $250+ day! I'm going to continue to monitor my store visits and patterns, but the next time this happens (and there WILL be a next time - probably next Tuesday), I'll wait it out a day or two and hopefully that's all it will take.

I had 87 sales! 38 of those were shoe care products at very small dollar amounts, which causes extra work for less money. But I figure if I'm going to be ordering those products for myself and our eBay Underground members, I might as well order extras to sell. Only 12 of my sales were shoes. My shoe wall has a LOT of holes in it. I need to get out for a shoe sourcing road trip.

I have one unpaid item case open right now (for shoe cream, of all things), and I had to cancel one order to Venezuela. Add that one to your blocked countries list. Too complicated.

Are my Top eBay Moments posts getting too long? I have a hard time narrowing it down sometimes, but if you're getting bored with the long posts, please let me know! I want you to keep reading, so if that means I should pare these posts down a bit, I'll certainly do so.

This wasn't a big sale in an of itself. 16 Scrabble racks for $14.99. However, in the past couple of weeks, I also sold the 6 boards for $24.99 and I sold the 500 tiles  for $50 minus $4.90 shipping. So for my $4-5 investment in these Scrabble games, I got $89.98! Always buy Scrabble games.

I bought a set of 6 of these Rudolph plush characters last January (half off) for $7.95. I have only the Santa left. This Yukon Cornelius sold this week for $21.99. The 5 that have sold totalled $117.97!!

This Frosty sings and dances, and his cheeks light up red. And trust me - it's annoying. I paid $1.90 for him in July, and I was glad to see him go this week for $24.99.

I bought these Fire King mugs in August for $4.24. I tried to auction them to no avail (why am I ever surprised by that?). They sold this week for $24.99. Good enough.
I was pretty amazed by the "special something" of these SAS shoes when I found them. I bought them in June for $2.99, and they sold this week for $35.

 I ALWAYS buy Ariats when I find them, which isn't often. I bought these in May for $2.98 and sold them this week for $35.

Another good SAS sale. I had a lot of inquiries about these, but no takers until this week. Paid $2.99 in June. Sold for $40.

There was a really really old man that went to the same church that I went to growing up. When I was in high school, he randomly stopped by our house and gave me these Beethoven sonata books. There were at least as old as he was, and he was ooooolllld. I never really understood why he gave them to me, but I enjoyed playing out of them for several years. I went to college (piano performance major) and ended up buying a new edition of the same books, so these just went onto the shelf. They are HUGE and HEAVY. They held no sentimental value, but I didn't know if they held any monetary value. I listed them for $99.99 or best offer and they just sat there. Very few hits, no watchers, no offers. A month or so ago, I dropped them to $69.99 or best offer, and I accepted an offer for $55 this week!

Another great sale! I bought this lot in May for $5.29 and listed it pretty high with best offer. I got a couple ridiculously low offers on them, and I was just starting to wonder if I needed to redo the lot. These books are mixed grade levels, which probably had something to do with why it wasn't selling for what I wanted. I finally ended up selling them yesterday for $65 with free shipping. It fit perfectly into a side-loading medium flat rate box, so I was only out $9.97 for the shipping.

And this was my favorite sale of the week! I bought these Ariat boots for $5.00 at a yard sale over Labor Day weekend. They needed fixed up a bit, because the lady selling them put the price on masking tape right over the toe. When I took the tape off, it took some of the color off. Grr. But my Meltonian fixed them up nicely, and they sold within 4 days of listing them for $65!

What did you sell this week?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Week's Shopping Trip

My 4 year old and I had a date over the weekend. After our movie and dinner, I asked her what she wanted to do next, and she said she wanted to go shopping. Of course, we rarely do retail, so to her, shopping means thrift stores. What a great date she is!

I've sold these rollers at least 4 times, so I was thrilled to find another set for $2.99.

And I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw FOUR of these older style military jackets - NEW with tags - for only $3.99 each! I've sold my husband's old used ones for around $10 before, so I'm excited to see these sell.

Later in the week, I had an hour to kill between two appointments, and what do we do when we have time to kill?? We shop! I only had 20 minutes of actual shopping time, but I made it count! Here's what I got:

I had my eye on these a couple weeks ago. I picked one up and saw the $9.99 price tag and almost laughed out loud. Then I almost laughed out loud even harder when I realized that price was for EACH picture! So I put them back down and left. Apparently everyone else thought that was a funny price too, because they repriced them this week to $1.99 each. Much better. I have no experience selling this sort of thing, but they're really cute and in great condition, so we'll see.

I recently sold a lot of 22 Nintendo games for $51 at auction. I wish they'd gone higher, but my investment was so low that I was still happy with $51. Goodwill had a huge box of these the other day, but they wanted $1.99 each for them. I asked if I could buy the whole box for less, but they had just put them out that day, so they said no. I picked out what I thought were probably the good ones. I was wrong about Zelda. It's the gold cartridge that does so well, but I should do ok with mine. I also sold Mario 1, 2, and 3 in a lot for $23, so I'll hang on to this 1 and 2 until I find 3. Adding Dr. Mario in with that should get me even more. Tetris ... meh ...

I ALWAYS buy Josef Seibels when I find them, and they ALWAYS sell within 2 weeks. And mary janes? Even better! I also always buy SAS when they're in good shape. They're a pretty high seller.

And last but not least, I picked this up without even checking it on my phone, because I thought surely it would do "alright."  I was right! Definitely worth the $2.99 risk :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Make It Happen Monday!

Well drat. I missed my goal by $14 this week. Can't win 'em all, I guess. But no matter - I'm still quite happy with the number I did reach, so I'll celebrate that, and make a new goal for this week!

You know, there's a lot more to goals than just dollar amounts. Yes, of course, that's the main point of selling on eBay, but I don't want us to get so focused on that that we get disappointed and discouraged when we don't reach those goals. I didn't reach my goal this week, but I got a lot of listing done!

Here are some other goals to consider:
  • List a certain number of items each week
  • Get your eBay area organized
  • Take stock of all your shipping supplies, and order whatever you're short on
  • Buy a certain number of items each week
And don't forget personal goals as well:
  • Drink a certain number of glasses of water each week
  • Exercise a certain number of days each week
  • Spend a certain amount of time on a non-eBay related hobby (I am SO far behind on my pleasure reading!)
  • Spend an afternoon out of the house (stroll through the park, go for ice cream with the kids, sit on a bench by the river ... clear your mind of eBay for the afternoon)
  • Be in bed by a certain time each night
  • Wake up by a certain time each morning
There's so much more to focus on than just sales dollars! This week, I want you to go ahead and choose a sales amount goal, but also choose 1 or 2 other non-dollar eBay goals, as well as 1 or 2 non-eBay goals.

Come join us on eBay Underground and let us know what you're working toward this week!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Highlights From This Week's eBay Underground Discussions

It's been a busy week on eBay Underground!

This week, we've been discussing cake pans. What have been your best and worst selling cake pans?

We've also been lamenting the hassle of e-checks together. What's your opinion? Should we be allowed to refuse e-checks?

Some of us are Barbie sellers. Some of us are Barbie collectors. Some of us know nothing about Barbies (ahem ... ). Which group are you in?

We've been celebrating with Ruth, who finally got her Top Rated Seller status back! This is so exciting because from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day, Top Rated Sellers will get a 40% discount on final value fees if they meet certain conditions (one day handling and a free shipping option). Congratulations, Ruth - just in time for the holiday shopping season!!

We're also singing the praises of using third-party listing services to make your listing time so much more efficient. I didn't chime in on that thread, but I also use SSB and LOVE it! I will definitely be renewing when my year is up. I can't say enough good things about it!

As much as we all like to think it is, it turns out life ISN'T all about eBay. We've got some great off-topic conversations going, like coupons and babies! (Yay for babies! Congratulations, Megan!)

And as always, I'd like to invite you to join us on eBay Underground for even more great topics, or you're welcome to start your own!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fantastic Finds Friday

We want to hear all about your Fantastic Finds! This features isn't about your exciting sales. It's about your exciting finds! There are so many places to find inventory: your closet, your garage, a yard sale, thrift stores, a consignment item you're selling for someone else. What did you find this week that you are excited about? It can be something you're excited to get listed OR something you're excited to keep! You can even post to your listing, if you'd like. Free advertising!




Would you believe I didn't shop at ALL this week??? I know! Me either. But it's true. I did find one thing that I'm super-duper excited about though! I've had a huge pile of boxes of unlisted inventory on each side of the treadmill for MONTHS. I finally worked my way through one of the piles and found .... MY FLOOR!! Wow! Now, to finish up the other pile....

What did you find this week? Anything exciting?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Top eBay Moments This Week

I had another great week this week, until the last 2 days anyway. I had 42 sales this past week. Only 12 of them were shoes. I've really been selling a lot of Meltonian shoe cream lately, and this week was no exception.  I had a difficult week in terms of getting people to pay. Since I've removed Best Offer from most of my listings, the number of unpaid item cases I've had to open has really decreased. But I took advantage of eBay's free auction listing promotion last week, and several of my winning bidders were actually losers. I have 2 auctions that I'm still waiting to receive payment for. I also had to open a case against a woman who bought 2 pairs of shoes from me, but she paid the next day. I was especially annoyed about that, because she had bought 2 pairs from me a month ago, but then contacted me to let me know she was having trouble with her Paypal account. Honest to goodness, it's amazing the number of buyers that "have trouble with their Paypal accounts," isn't it? But anyway, I was nice. Since she was actually communicating with me, I offered to cancel the transaction and she could re-purchase the shoes later, once her troubles were fixed. She was very grateful. And then I didn't hear another word from her until a month later. Well, one of the pairs she had originally wanted sold in the meantime. But she found another pair she wanted. She ordered them both (I had turned off Immediate Payment so I could combine the shipping on her invoice) and assured me she'd pay immediately. I don't know about your Webster's dictionary, but mine does NOT define "immediately" as "4 1/2 days later." But she eventually paid, so it's all good.

Enough about all of that. Here are my highlights from the week:

I found this in the back of my son's closet. The tractor that it hooks to is LONG gone, so I tossed it in the box of yard sale stuff, figuring I could get 50 cents out of it. But something made me think to check eBay (I dunno ... maybe the fact that it's in my blood now?)  There weren't any of this particular plow listed, but I was pleased with how the other attachments were selling. I went high and priced it for $19.99 or best offer, hoping for $10. Imagine my surprise when I got an offer for $15 about a week later! My boy was delighted, because he gets the money for that (except fees, of course).

I regretted this purchase as soon as I got it back to the car. What in the world was I thinking? Who was going to buy a Tamagotchi board game, even if it WAS new in the shrink wrap. I'm thinking there was a good reason the original owner never bothered to play it!  But again ... it never ceases to amaze me what people will buy. I bought this at a dirty dingy thrift store in July for $1 and sold it for my full asking price of $19.99!

This is a giant frog puppet. He's about 24" tall. I'm telling you ... huge. And really solid. Well made. He was given to me to sell back in July. I listed him for $24.99 or best offer, hoping for $20. But again ... full price sale. Didn't even make me an offer.

I love ALF! This is the third one I've sold. He's about 18" tall. Always grab him up. There are talking versions too. I've never found one of them, but hopefully someday I will. I bought this guy 2 weeks ago for $1. I decided to put him up for auction during eBay's free auction listing promotion. He only sold for my starting bid, but it was one I knew I'd be happy with. I sold the other 2 for $34.99 each, but this one sold for $29.99. Still good enough for me!

This was a gut-instinct buy. Dragon Strike, the game. I've never heard of it, but it had TONS of pieces and cool graphics. I think there's a niche market for this type of thing, so I took a chance on it. I bought it at a yard sale for $3 a couple weeks ago. I also put it up for auction. It also sold for my starting price, but I was happy with that $29.99 too.

I always buy Scrabble games when I find them. I try not to pay more than $2 for them, but obviously I prefer Goodwill's game price of 50 cents! This was 5 sets split up into 3 lots. I sold 6 boards a couple weeks ago for $24.99. I still have the letter racks listed (16 for $14.99). This lot of 500 tiles sold quickly for $50 (free shipping - but they fit into a padded flat rate mailer for $4.90).

I am deliriously happy that these finally sold! I bought 25 games and the console/gun/controllers/cords the end of July for $15. I sold 3 Mario games for $23. I have had the rest of the games at auction three times now. Each time, I had over 10 watchers, but no bids. The third time really IS a charm. They sold this week for $51!

It was a good week. Here's hoping for another!  What were your favorite sales this week?

That Was an Easy Fix!

I had a bad sales day the other day. (Boy, that's understating it...)  I called eBay yesterday afternoon, hoping that they would turn my store back on. Lo and behold, here's what I woke up to this morning:

$100+ in sales overnight! "Conspiracy theory" indeed....

Thank you, eBay, for turning my store's OPEN sign back on. Please don't turn it off again.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Fell Off the Cliff!

As I've mentioned several times recently, my sales have been growing very steadily over the past six weeks. I was flying high after my $1000 week last week! And then??

I hit a brick wall. Yesterday, I had ONE sale. For a grand total of $25. I was stunned. And I knew it wasn't just a normal fluctuation. Out of the first 20 days of September, 13 of them were $100+ sales days. Some of them were even $150-$200+. And the 7 days that weren't $100+ days were VERY close to $100. So I knew something was very wrong.

I decided to check out my Sellebrity app. Do you use Sellebrity? You should! It's got a really cool Spy feature that lets you see what people are looking at in your store right now. That's a fun feature. But in my situation, it actually was a very helpful app.

I checked out my visitors for the past week, and here's what I saw:

Check out that dip in visitors! On September 18, I had 606 visitors to my store. On September 19, I had 407! That is a 200 visitor drop OVERNIGHT. And it has declined steadily in the 2 days since then too. So I thought I'd check my longer term visitor chart and see what it looked like. I wasn't surprised when I saw this:

First, I'd like to point out the steady incline in my visitors. That coincides directly with the steady incline in my sales. That's how I know that this wasn't just normal market fluctuation. You can see from the red arrows that this happens consistently about every 3 1/2 - 4 weeks. The arrows on the left look like less drastic drops. Because I had a lower visitor count during those weeks, the drop looks less drastic, but percentage-wise, I think it's about the same as my more recent drops.

The arrow above September 4 may be unrelated. I had pulled 120+ listings of one category the day before. So that drop may have been due to the fact that I had significantly fewer listings that day. But the others? No explanation.

So I called eBay. I don't like to call eBay. I prefer to fix things myself, but I knew I wouldn't be able to fix this. I wasn't doing anything different. I hadn't pulled listings, I was still listing, there was just nothing I could do.

To my surprise, I got an eBay rep who not only spoke English as a first language, but was also very sympathetic. I told him my visitor and sales numbers, and he agreed that something was definitely wrong. I asked if there was a regional server down in my area, or anything else that might explain such a sudden drop. He said not that he was aware of. I asked if it was something a tech could check into, and he said they sure could. He was happy to put in a service ticket for me. They'll be "looking into it."

I fully expect things to be fixed within the next 2 days. Here's Tina's theory (and I completely agree): I'm in a rolling blackout. My items aren't showing up consistently in search results. I'm not sure why they do that. If asked, of course they would deny it. I suspect it's either because their servers can't handle everyone's items and traffic at once, so they turn some sellers off periodically. The other possible reason they might do that sort of thing is because, as a Top Rated Seller, I get a 20% discount on my final value fees each month. If my listings don't show up in search results, they don't sell. eBay doesn't have to give me that discount. Buyers are buying someone else's items, a non-TRS probably, who doesn't qualify for the 20% discount. eBay doesn't have to give that discount. They make more money.

Conspiracy theory? Maybe. But it makes perfect sense to me.

I'll let you know if my sales pick back up in the next day or two.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How much do YOU spend on shipping insurance??

Are you using ShipSaver's Shipsurance application on eBay to insure your eBay packages? If you aren't, you should be! I've been using them for well over a year, and I wouldn't change that for anything! They are great to work with. I've only ever had to file one claim, and it was so fast and easy. I'd like to take a minute to compare Shipsurance to the USPS insurance.

What Does It Cost?: This is the most obvious benefit. To insure a domestic package valued at $100, USPS charges $2.15*. To insure a priority international package valued at $100, USPS charges $3.35*. USPS doesn't even offer insurance for First Class International packages.

To insure a domestic package valued at $100, Shipsurance charges 79 cents! Yes! 79 cents! To insure an international package valued at $100, Shipsurance charges $1.00. And that's not only for priority international. They insure First Class International too!!

*The chart I pulled these numbers from doesn't have a date on it. Even if it's old information, the rates would only go up from there.

So that's reason enough to switch to Shipsurance. But there's more!

What Do They Cover?: USPS insurance covers the value of the package ONLY. So if you ship a $100 item to Oklahoma, and it's really heavy and shipping is an additional $27, USPS will reimburse you $100 if you file a claim. (And that's if they feel that it's a valid claim.) You'll have to refund your buyer their $100 purchase price and their $27 shipping charges, which means you are now out $27. Shipsurance will reiumburse the value of the package PLUS the cost of shipping. So in the same scenario, Shipsurance will reimburse you $127!

Where Do I Sign Up?: Follow these steps to sign up for Shipsaver. It's quick and easy and free (except the actual insurance that you choose to purchase - there are NO monthly or hidden fees!)
  • Go into My eBay
  • Click on the Applications tab
  • Click on "Apps Center" at the top right
  • Search for "Shipsaver"
  • Click on "Try It Free" and follow the rest of the sign up instructions from there. (Don't be deceived by the phrase "Try It Free". It's not a free trial. The application is totally free forever.)
How Do I Use It?: When you ship an item that you want to insure, follow these steps to add insurance to your package:
  • Go into My eBay
  • Hover over the Applications tab
  • Click on Shipsaver Insurance
  • Find your item
  • Click on the "Actions" drop-down menu next to the item and choose Add Insurance
  • Make sure the shipping method and date are correct (the Declare Amount field already includes the item cost + the shipping cost)
  • Check off whichever boxes you want to check off
  • Click on Add Insurance
One of my favorite features is that you can set your Shipsaver to automatically insure certain packages. For example, I have mine set to automatically insure all domestic and international packages that are over $40. You can change yours to any dollar amount, you can change it to all domestic, or all international, or whatever you want.

How Do I Do That?:
  • Go into My eBay
  • Hover over the Applications tab
  • Click on ShipSaver Insurance
  • Hover over Account
  • Click on Preferences
  • Scroll down to the section about Auto Purchase and fill in the requirements that you'd like to use
  • Click on Save Changes
Super easy! Never give shipping insurance another thought!

It is important to note that ShipSurance doesn't cover every country. Find their list of excluded countries here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Make It Happen Monday - I reached a crazy goal!

As I've mentioned before, we've been setting sales goals for ourselves on eBay Underground. I decided to stretch myself ridiculously far this week. I never dreamed I'd actually do it, but I DID!!

You know, I've been at this for 2 months shy of 2 years. I started selling on eBay in November 2009. Two or 3 months into it, I had a lofty sales goal for myself. I was aiming for $10/day. After almost 2 years of research, learning by trial & error, several home runs and plenty of duds, and active participation in the best eBay discussion group EVER (am I right!?), I am to the point where I am at least matching my husband's take home pay each week!!

I never EVER imagined THAT would happen. My ultimate goal in doing this was to enable him to quit his job (that he HATES) and we would run my/our eBay store together. I'm getting close, but we aren't anywhere ready mentally to make that leap. We would lose really great healthcare benefits. And besides, he's going to school right now for a major career change anyway. If he ends up actually LIKING his new job, then my eBay income will just be bonus money. I'm saving up as much as possible each week to get our full basement completely finished. I've outgrown our spare bedroom and need to move to the basement, but not until it's habitable. My goal was to save up $10,000 for that by December 2012, but I'm going to reach that goal close to a year early! I can't even begin to tell you how satisfying it is to set high goals and not only reach them, but exceed them!

Come join us and set some goals for this week and see for yourself!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Highlights From This Week's eBay Underground Discussions

Have you joined us at our eBay Underground Proboards discussion group yet? If you haven't, here's what you've been missing this week:

We've been discussing, making, and meeting our sales goals again this week!

The Halloween buying season is here, so we've been discussing what the costume home runs (and duds) are this season.

Did you know you can use your Paypal debit card to pay your eBay fees? You'll get 1% cash back!

We've been talking about the pros and cons of eBay's free auction promotion last week. How are your auctions doing?

We've also been weighing the pros and cons of opening a store outside of eBay.

How do you keep your inventory organized? Come and share your tips with us.

Don't see anything in that list that catches your eye? Don't worry - that's just the highlights. We've got many MANY more conversations going on ALL the time! And if none of THOSE interest you either, well then come start a thread about something that DOES interest you. We'd LOVE to hear from you!