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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How to change the payment method for eBay shipping labels

eBay sellers wanting to change the funding source for eBay shipping labels can do so by following these simple steps (as of 7/5/2016). In this example, the seller is changing the payment information from one paypal account (email address) to another.
  1.        To begin, log in to the Paypal account currently billed.
  2.       Near the top, click the gear to access the user profile.
  3.      Select Payments, then preapproved payments.
  4.       Change the status from Active to Cancel by clicking on Cancel.
  5.      Select Yes, to confirm the cancellation.
The next time a shipping label is printed from eBay, it will prompt you to enter a funding source. At that time, enter the new Paypal account credentials.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

What to sell on eBay: Microsoft Natural Keyboard

Do not let the size of the pile fool you! Piece-of-scrap earned more profit than last week. Here’s how:

21 total sales valued $802.24
* Fees $176.77
Profit (money in my pocket) $625.47

^Highest sale: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard $241
Lowest sale: Chico’s ladies blouse for sale since 2015 $9.45

* Fees include eBay/Paypal fees, cost of goods sold, shipping & packing material.
^ Old technology sells on eBay! Visit Old technology sells on eBay: Microsoft Natural Keyboard for more information.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

What to sell on eBay: piece-of-scrap weekend recap 5.16.16

How much money can one make selling on eBay? Quite a bit. In one weekend, I earned over $400 from May 13 - 15, 2016. I sell on eBay in my "spare" time as I do hold a full-time job. In addition, I am a single mother of two very active teenagers. View my bio

20 total sales valued $603.95
* Fees $185.50
Profit (money in my pocket) $418.45

Highest sale: Birkenstock sandals $84.99
Lowest sale: 11 used ponytail holders from my bathroom drawer $8.50

* Fees include eBay/Paypal fees, cost of goods sold, shipping & packing material.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Best gifts for a teenage boy 12 – 15 years old

As a mother of a very vocal tween boy, I know what the tweens want most. Popular gift ideas for a teenage boy, age 12 - 15 include:

Splatoon – Availlable for WiiU. Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo's ultimate mess-fest! Challenge players online* in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win.
Disney Infinity Star Wars Saga Bundle for the Playstation 3 & 4
GAMES & Puzzles
Pie Face - Hilarious Pie Face game might just splat you in the face
Gravity Maze We love games that are as fun for kids as they are for parents! The towers in this game can be arranged in a variety of structures but, for each challenge, you'll have to to build a path that will carry your marble to its target. This game is just as fun for a single player as it is for small groups.
Secret Garden Artist's Edition: 20 Drawings to Color and Frame. Rated one of the Best Books of the Month on
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Best Gifts for Teenage Girls

As a mother of a very vocal teenage daughter, I am well aware of the hottest gifts for young tween ladies.

Wreck this Journal: Surprisingly, my daughter spent HOURS working in this book...destroying it creatively! For hours of fun (and peace and quiet), give her this gift that you will love, too!

Other Christmas / birthday gift ideas for teen girls include the following:

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top Toys for Christmas Boys and Girls Gifts

The top-selling NEW toys currently on the market for Christmas 2015 are listed below. As the holiday season approaches, anticipate that these toys will become harder to find and not available in retail stores. Shop to get your Christmas gifts before the rush of the shopping season.

Nerf Zombie Strike Blaster
Lego Superheroes The Hulk Buster Smash
Monster High Freaky Fusion Playset
Elsa Singing Doll
Big Hero 6 Flying Figure
This toy list is just a preview of the hottest Christmas toys. As more information becomes available, the list will be udpated accordingly. 'Tis the season!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thrift shopping can be fun WITH the kids!

I taught my children at young ages what logos on clothing to look for at thrift stores. The kids would select a rack and I would go down the other side right next to them. At that age, they were content shopping with (for?) me knowing that I would treat them to lunch afterwards for their efforts. While going through the clothing rack, my son picked up a shirt and put it in the cart. Jokingly, I said, "Good job, buddy! You've earned lunch." He continued down the same rack and came back to me with two more of the same shirt in different colors. He place them in the cart and said "this one is dinner, and this is dessert".

My son would hang the shirts he found in the back of his collar so he would have both arms free. 

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To get started shopping on eBay and making money, Starting an eBay Business For Dummies by Marsha Collier is a great read and voted one of the Best Books of the Year So Far by the editorial team.