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Thursday, March 7, 2019

What States Have You Shipped eBay Items To?

Have you ever wondered what states you have shipped to when selling on eBay? Better yet, what states have you NOT shipped to? Keep it fun and colorful, but coloring in the state you've shipped when printing the package label.

See the colorful map:
I just started coloring in the states as of January 1, 2021. Download and print a map of the United States that includes those. Here is a good example.

If you're in need of a great postal scale that won't break the bank, I highly recommend the one I use, by Weighmax:

Monday, March 4, 2019

How to Check for Duplicate Item Listings on eBay

eBay sellers with numerous item listings may encounter issues with duplicate item listings. Often unintentionally, items may be listed (or relisted) more than once which is against eBay's listing policy. eBay's policy states:

"To ensure buyers see a wide variety of options from a variety of sellers, we don't allow more than one fixed price listing of an identical item at the same time, from the same seller"

Sellers can check for duplicate item listings using a tool called "Duplicate Listing Scanner for eBay Items" located here. This is a FREE third-party tool that has proven helpful to myself, a Top-Rated eBay seller with nearly 20 years experience.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rummage Sale Haul ... only $7 spent

My assistant came back from college to shop with me! We spent a whopping $7 and walked away with:

Tommy Hilfiger
NWT NFL T-Shirt (Amazon FBA)
Damask tablecloth & napkin set x 2
Tatami clogs
Vintage windbreaker

Watch the Thrift with Me playlist on YouTube to see more fabulous finds that we flipped for fast cash making money from home!

My daughter couldn't wait to list the Vintage windbreaker so she listed it on the drive home! Check out all of our adventures on our Facebook Business Page:

For Sale on eBay

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

How to sell on eBay: specify color with Crayola crayon

I have been selling on eBay for over 18 years! In my experience, I have had a few returns for "Item does not match description" relating to the color of the item. Understandably, lighting and the graphics quality on a mobile device or computer may cause the color to vary slightly. I, personally, have had a difficult time photographing anything black - therefore, I don't typically pick up this color when #thrifting. 

To clear up some misinterpretation of color, I recently started taking pictures of odd colored items with the Crayola crayon that matched. I state in the item description that "the color of the item is most accurately represented by the Crayola crayon, color here. Crayon not included". 

Get your box of crayons:

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mother - Daughter Garage sale haul $50 spent

My assistant (my daughter) and I went garage saling (is that a word?) and brought home this haul:

2 New Scrub shirts $2 ea
Disney Scrub shirt $2
1 NEW Banana Republic pleated skirt $4
Stuffed Winnie the Pooh Plush $1
New vintage Coca Cola mug .25
Vintage Granny Square quilt $2
Several NEW with tags clothing for Amazon FBA
Plus Size holiday themed clothing $4
Ugly Christmas sweater with cats all over it (may keep for myself) $1
Vera Bradley bag - retired pattern $4

2 Rarely worn LulaRoe shirts $8
2 NEW LulaRoe patterned skirts $8
The lady had several XXS & XS LulaRoe shirts for $5 each, but would not budge on the price regardless of the number I purchased. I have NEVER found a LulaRoe anything nor have I tried to resell that brand, so I cautiously only purchased two shirts.

Total spent just under $50.
Expect to make that back on just one of the LulaRoe skirts!

Time spent with my daughter: priceless!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

How to improve eBay listings with a backdrop and dress form

Order your own:

👗 Dress Form
▧  Backdrop
💡 Lighting Kit

A picture is worth a thousand words! This holds true when selling items online. The only thing between your items for sale and buyer is a computer screen or mobile phone. Taking great photos that represent the texture, color, etc of the item is key. I added a mini photo studio to my basement and have been retaking photos of stale merchandise in my eBay store, Piece of Scrap. I recently sold two of those items with photo retakes within a matter of days.

To create your own mini photo studio, simply purchase a backdrop, dress form and studio light. Visit How to add a photo backdrop to items selling on eBay for more information.

Here are just a couple of my improved photo retakes (before and after):

Purchase your own dress body form on Amazon: