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Sunday, July 26, 2015

How to make thrift store shopping fun for children

As a mother of two children, selling on eBay has its challenges. One of the challenges is taking the children thrift store shopping. When my children were younger, it was easy to get them to thrift shop with me. I simply paid them a quarter for each resellable item they found. Now that they are older (16 and 12), a quarter isn't enough.
Follow our thrift store adventures on our Facebook Fan Page:

My daughter enjoys thrift shopping while listening to music and often singing out loud!

To get started shopping on eBay and making money, subscribe to my YouTube Channel Piece of Scrap for what sold on eBay, thrift hauls, garage sale vlogs and much more. I make money selling under valued items online and you can too!

Friday, July 24, 2015

One Direction: Zayn Liam Niall Harry Louis remain hot Christmas gifts 1D

Even in the midst of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and the rumor that after 5 years, the band will take a break, the fellas from 1D still remain hot. Get your boy band memorabilia while it lasts!

All 5 1D One Direction Dolls including: Harry Styles , Liam Payne , Niall Horan , Zayn Malik , Louis Tomlinson Collector Dolls NEW IN BOX by Hasbro. Your Favorite 1D Band Members in 12” Collector Scale! Fashioned after each's own unique style and personality. Each doll comes with his own personally styled fashion outfit. Collect all 5 members of the band in this one auction .. save on shipping and be finished with your Christmas shopping early!

One Direction Dolls for Sale - Buy Now for Christmas!

One Direction Doll Bundle - set of all 5 singers!

Or, purchase only the doll (highly collectible) that you prefer:

Niall Horan

Zayn Malik

Liam Payne

Louis Tomlinson

Harry Styles

How Amazon sellers set up text alerts when an item is sold

Amazon sellers can be notified via text message when an item is sold. Carrier’s standard messaging and data rates apply. To set up SMS text message notifications, do the following:

1. Log in to 
Amazon Seller Central
2. Go to Settings / Notification Preferences
3. Under Order Notifications, click Edit.
4. Enter the mobile number to receive the text message alerts.
5. Select the time to send the notification
6. Click continue
7. A 4 digit pin code will be sent to the mobile number added for verification. If one hasn’t received the 4 digit pin code within a few minutes, click Resend Code.
8. Once received, enter the 4 digit code in the Verify Your Mobile Messaging Number box
9. Click Verify

If verification is successful, the mobile number will appear in the Mobile Messaging (SMS) section of Notification Preferences.

Please note, Amazon Seller SMS Text Message sends a maximum of 15 order notifications per day.

For detailed instructions on using Amazon’s SMS text message notifications, visit:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kroger Coupons 12/31/13 $5 off 5 Savings Event

(4) Herbal Essence $1.99 with $5 off 5 "Savings Event"
Used 2 $1/2 coupons making them $1.49 each

(2) Venus Razors $4.99 ea Savings Event
Used 2 $3/1 coupons making them $1.99 each

(2) Gillette Shave Gel $2.49 ea Savings Event
Used $2 Digital Kroger card coupon
Used .75 off printed coupon RedPlum

(1) Bic mechanical pencils $1.49
Used $1 off Bic

(1) Febreze Set & Refresh $2.49
Used $1 off PG Insert

Retail $45.14
Out of Pocket $18.16
Savings 63% $26.97

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How to add video to an eBay auction item description

1. Shoot video (smartphone quality is acceptable)
2. Upload video to YouTube via smartphone or computer
3. Once the video is  uploaded, click "Share Link" to access the embed code
4. Click Embed, then choose the checkbox to "use old embed code"

You must select to use the old embed code in your eBay auction description. The new embed code uses <IFRAME> which is prohibited in an eBay item description.

Visit my auction listing for an example of an eBay item description that includes a video clip:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Save on CVS Scotch Tape 2 Rolls for $1.98

As a Top Rated seller on eBay, I am always on the lookout for packaging / shipping supply savings. At CVS this week (11/10-11/16), the 3M Scotch Heavy-Duty Packaging tape (1.88" x 800") is $1.99 each with Buy One roll, Get One roll 1/2 price. That is $2.98 for 2 rolls.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CVS coupon clipping money saving haul 11/4/2013:

Paper Towels FREE - .79 coupon from CVS coupon center

#1 DiGorno 12" pizza $7.79 Buy one get one free
Use $2/2 DiGorno coupon from RedPlum Insert 11/03

#2 DiGorno 12" pizza FREE

Kotex-U liner 60 ct $4.79
use $2/1 coupon

Kotex-U liner 50 ct $4.79

Used .50 coupon received on previous purchase
Used $3 Extra Cash Back from previous purchase on Gillette Fusion Shave Gel
Used $2 Extra Cash Back from previous purchase on DIAL 3pk Soap

Total cost $6.71 for 6 items

Saved 78% totaling $20.48