I found this vintage GE flip roll alarm clock at an estate sale. It was easy to test and easy to ship. I’ll keep a lookout for any of these I can get on the cheap in the future!
Back in September 2015, we added a new member to the Flipper household.
Any life event (buying a house, getting married, having a child) is going to impact your day-to-day life, and for me, eBay was also affected. I’ve given it some time (baby is almost 5 months now!), and I’m looking at ways to handle some of this additional stress while still improving in other areas.
The clothing you sell should be clean. Thrift stores have great deals, but much like your grandmother’s closet, some of the clothes just have a funky smell. It could be perfume, mothballs, a stale smell, or some strange combination of all of the above. I call this Eau de Thrift Store. 99% of the time, I don’t clean any clothes I buy to re-sell. When something has a funk, I have a general plan of attack.
We’re going to do something a little different than last year. For 2015 I would compare profits month to month. Now that I have a bigger data set, I’m going to compare month to month still, but across years! So read on and you’ll see January 2016 compares to January 2015.
You may have heard that there was blizzard of 30+”. I had big plans for the time I’d be stuck inside. I thought I would get some free time. Boy, was I wrong.
You may have noticed that some of your shipping prices have gone up in the past few days. It’s a bit frustrating, but USPS has increased their rates as of January 17, 2016. Even though there is a more expensive shipping rate, there have been some worthwhile upgrades to some of their services. It isn’t all bad!
Sometimes, a buyer doesn’t follow the rules set up on eBay or PayPal. This is part of the game, but it’s also infuriating. I’ll go over my case, my responses, and how I could have improved them along the way. I’m going to try really hard to not be emotional about this. I swear… even though it really does piss me off, though!
In November last year, I started to talk about my 5 step eBay process. Purchasing an item is the easy part. We’ve talked about how I do my eBay research and prep the item by using my spreadsheet. Today, I’m going to show how I measure, photograph, and store my item and all the fun, helpful tools that go along with that
Well, 2015 is done with! We had a fun holiday with lots of family time. I have one more day off (Monday) before I head back to work. Hopefully, I can clear through some more of my “to list” items!
Read on to see how my 2015 numbers looked and what’s on the horizon for 2016!
The holidays are a time for self reflection, food, and family – and maybe a few drinks 😉 Over the years, I’ve transitioned from wanting tons of gifts to enjoying giving them. Probably just a part of growing up.
I’m going to use the time off from my day job to work on getting my eBay piles back into order, and if you’re wondering, no, it isn’t too late to list that Christmas item!
I’ll be on a blog break until the new year, so until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!