Imagine how nice it would be if you were sent ads for items you want to buy. Suppose you are looking for any books about your home town or city, but you’re from one of those places that just isn’t mentioned too much in print. Ebay can send you email when someone lists a book (or anything) with your city’s name in it. Here’s how: Continue reading “Having Ebay Shop for You (and why it’s important to list news things)”
Texas Gal Treasures did a great video about things that are normally thrown away, that can be sold, often for a pretty high price. Continue reading “Trash to Cash”
One of the funny things about having a hoarder background is that I lack any sense of organizing objects into space. Selling stuff on Ebay requires you to organize things precisely. When you don’t, you lose money, like I did recently. Anyone can organize 50 items with a few boxes and piles, but when you get into the low hundreds, “piling systems” fail. Continue reading “Storage Musings”
One way to give away stuff, especially “good stuff” is to give it away on Craigslist.org. Continue reading “Decluttering with Craigslist, Part 1”
I played around with Free Shipping for my listings… and I’m going back to charging the actual shipping. Maybe I’ll add a little handling fee. Ebay pushes sellers to offer free shipping, but I’m just not feeling it’s helping make sales.
I shop at “the bins” or Goodwill’s outlet system. This is a mixture of new donations and leftovers from the retail stores that didn’t get sold. It’s like the “last stop” before the stuff gets bundled up for sale in the Global South.
You don’t need to buy a “store” level membership.
This is the second in a series about postal rates and Ebay. Regional rate priority mail boxes aren’t well known, but they are a lower-cost, priority mail option that can save you money.
It seems like several vloggers have videos explaining this, and instagrammers are also doing it. Here’s a blog version. I’m going to explain a bit about how to attack the problem of understanding postage rates, without getting too deep in the particulars.
How to price low, but avoid using free shipping because it had hurt you.