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Friday, September 18, 2009

What to sell on eBay ... Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner. Now is the time to sell your children’s Halloween costumes on eBay, or perhaps create your own costumes to sell.

Costumes have their own category on eBay under Clothing, Shoes & Accessories – Costumes & Reenactment Attire – Costumes. From that point, they can be broken down into Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Unisex, Pets, Other. If a costume fits under more than one category, I encourage listing in multiple categories for maximum exposure.

Traditional costumes are always a big hit (clown, pirate, witch). Commercial costumes from Disney and Tom Arma always maintain value as long as they are in good condition. This year, look for the Michael Jackson costume to be a big hit for adults and children. For tips on making your own Michael Jackson costume, click here. Hand made costumes that are unique and one-of-a-kind also sell very well. For tips on making a No Sew Child's Crayola Crayon costume, click here.

Clean out your closet and make some extra cash by selling Halloween costumes on eBay

Friday, September 11, 2009

What to sell on eBay ... patriotic clothing

Is it just me, or do other Moms dress their children in red, white and blue for patriotic dates? As a tribute to all those men and women who lost their lives on September 11, my family is wearing red, white and blue today. You might be surprised, but I have had much success selling adult patriotic apparel on eBay. In the past, I’ve sold women’s patriotic halter tops and denim shorts, men’s polo shirts in red, white and blue colors. I have also sold clothing supporting our military. Not necessarily camouflaged clothing, but those clothes that specifically say “USMC, Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard”. Below is a list of items that I have recently sold on eBay:

1. Women's halter top, navy blue with white stars on top, red bottom half. Very unique and sexy.
2. Red, white and blue women's denim shorts. Half of the shorts was red, the other half was navy with white stars.
3. Black unisex windbreaker with "Marines" printed in red across the front.

Patriotic apparel tends to sell well anytime of the year, not just around Independence Day.

Let us remember all those men and women who lost their lives on this date, 8 years ago. Thank you to all of the volunteers and courageous folks who risked their lives to help others on that tragic day. Happy Patriot Day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kudos to the Post Office ... today! How To Ship a Package

I had a great day at the post office today dropping off my bag of packages ready for shipping! A clerk that is usually behind the counter greeted me at the front door today and took my big IKEA bag of packages. When I asked her if I could have my bag back (please), she smiled and said "Why of course! Has anyone ever offered you one of our post office bags to bring your packages in with?" I softly said "no" and shook my head. She then took my big bag with holes in it to the back room, emptied it and returned with several USPS plastic bags for me to carry my packages in with. I was so elated! You would have thought she had given me a gift. I thanked her profusely and left there with a huge smile on my face. You see, I will not even visit my local post office because they have nothing but grumpy old men working there. They will take each and every one of my ready-to-ship packages and weigh them individually to make sure I'm not 1 ounce over the limit stated on the label. Talk about time consuming! I thought that is why I printed my own labels at home using this Weighmax Capacity Postal Shipping Scale. Not only that, but I was told that a Flat Rate package had to be "flat". Huh? Flat rate means that you can mail anything, up to 70lbs, for one flat rate price. Am I wrong? Has anyone else had trouble shipping with the USPS? Perhaps I'm the only one having trouble because my ex-husband works there. Surely, he doesn't pull that much weight at the post office. 

Do you know you can complete a customer satisfaction survey for your post office? To do so, visit 


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scrapbook Paper Piecings & Chore Charts

I started out selling on ebay several years ago selling only Handmade Scrapbook Paper Piecings and Page Kits. These paper piecings are highly customized and include little kid faces made to match your little ones. You specify gender, hair and skin color. Visit my ebay store at:

and click on the link for Scrapbook Paper Piecings. There are many more layouts, die cuts, chore charts, albums available on my website at:

As always, requests are welcome. See you there!