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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Capitalizing on New Years Resolutions

Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Everyone's just come through a wicked food-centered holiday season, from Halloween candy to turkey to ham dinners to Christmas cookies to New Year's Eve parties. We've probably all put on at least a couple pounds and are looking to the New Year to bring about changes. Many, many, MANY people are resolving to lose weight in the New Year. Now is the time for YOU to help them accomplish their goals!

If you haven't already done so, get your weight loss items listed as quickly as possible! Exercise videos, exercise equipment, workout clothes, scales, diet cookbooks ... people are looking for these things right now.

I just sold this a few minutes ago. This is the fourth Deal-a-Meal that I've sold. The very first one I bought, I actually bought for myself. I paid $1.50 for it and was so excited to start using it! But then I looked it up on eBay and saw how much they were selling for and figured I could do any old diet. I didn't NEED a Deal-a-Meal. So I put that first one up for auction and was lucky enough to get two international buyers fighting over it. It went for over $100. It was a fluke, because I don't recall seeing one go that high since. I'm pretty sure it was because I was willing to ship internationally, and there just happened to be two international buyers looking for one at the same time.

The second one I sold only went for $20. The third went for $40. This one went for $60. I think it just depends on the time of year and who is looking at it. The $20 and $40 were both mid-year, buy it now or best offer. Diet aids just doing go quite as high mid-year as they do the end of December into early January. So now is the time to get those things listed. Good luck!

**that's totally me in that top picture, by the way ... snort ...


  1. look forward to reading your blog this year. I have a lot to learn still
    Thanks for your blog posts x x

  2. What a great tip! Happy New Year to all at WSOE!

  3. Thank you for the tip! Just pulled out the workout DVDs I bought (and never used) and listed them. :)

  4. I have a question that is totally unrelated to your great post. How do you determine how to list your microwave glass turntables? In cleaning out a relatives house we found a few but we don't know what microwave they came from. The numbers on them are not bringing up any information in Google. Thank you.

  5. Kate, I've never had luck finding mine on Google or anywhere else. I just list the outside diameter, the diameter of any inner track, and all writing & numbers on it. They sell regularly for me, so it must me working :)

  6. Thank you for the advice. I will give it a try.

  7. Love your blog! It has been so incredibly helpful and I am using it to get even more organized for 2012! I too have had luck with the Deal A Meal - found one at the GW for $1 and sold for $75! I think it went to Canada...or that could have been the Epilady I found for $5....keep an eye out for that 80's product too!:)