Ask the Readers: What’s your irrational fear?

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It turns out that I’m not the only person who likes to add a personal touch shipping an item. Jessica, Masha, Karen, Elizabeth, and Margaret all use a handwritten note with great success. Lorraine uses a business card, and Ashley just trusts her item descriptions – she undersells and over delivers! It’s nice to see some of the conversion rates. […]

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Ask the Reader – What Size is your eBay Store?

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Last week I asked “What the hell should I do with this sign?“ Lorraine was interested about any legal ramifications, and Kate thought I was in the clear since I didn’t steal it myself. I think I’ll take the plunge and take the sign apart and sell it. Worst case, I’d have to lose my $4 investment if someone ended […]

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July 2015 “Profits” – Sales Slowdown

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For any new readers, I (mostly) post my numbers every month. This is to ground myself and allow me to course correct or accept my current position. If you’re interested in my older monthly update posts, check them out here. I just finished listening to an NPR Planet Money podcast this morning, and I couldn’t help feeling that it was […]

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Watch Count – The eBay Stalker Tool

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It’s not just for creepy people! So, there’s this website out there called Watch Count, and I think it should be added into your eBay tool arsenal. They have a lot of FREE interesting eBay search capabilities for misspelled words,  most watched items, some helpful little website plugins, the missing wildcard (*) search, and this little gem: a Buyer/Bidder History […]

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