Today I am being featured on the Ebay Underground blog! Please stop by Jessica Calhoun's popular blog for resellers and learn about how I started thrifting and reselling. I also reveal my favorite item to watch for while thrifting. Can you guess what it is?
Go see the feature here! Ebay Underground
This is the first item I ever resold on ebay, 14.99 + s&h. It was mine when I was a kiddo...
If you are a reseller, what is the first item you ever resold?
Great feature, Rachael! I loved getting to know more about you too. Congrats on the wonderful exposure!ReplyDelete
thanks dana...glad you have been posting fb pics of the new store i enjoy seeing them.Delete
Just finished reading about you on the Ebay Underground Blog. Very interesting, I tried Ebay and have had too many disappointments. Congratulations on the feature, and good luck with your stores.ReplyDelete
thx paulette :) ebay can be tough sometimes, i find because of the non-paying buyers. when i first started is when i seemed to have the most hassle with unpaids, i do think it was because the buyer knew that i was a new seller. i pushed through that and it has paid off. i also stopped doing auctions, so i think that is the key to lowering unpaid item cases. maybe give etsy a try...their marketplace is a bit more friendly :)Delete
Nice article and you are still a kiddo at least from my perpective ;)ReplyDelete
ha! thx mod line :)Delete
Congrats on being featured on the Ebay Underground. Very interesting. I am mostly an Etsy seller. I buyer issues on Ebay, but that is probably because I only do auctions. I need to look into doing a Buy It Now. My time on Etsy (since last July) has been awesome. Wonderful people there. My first sale, I think was a Cat Cookie Jar.ReplyDelete
love that your first sale was a cat cookie jar! etsy is a much friendlier environment. ebay has toughened me up a bit. i never understand why people buy something and then take forever to pay. i am starting to get over that though, cause now i just have ebay open and close my unpaid item cases for me! ebay is my bread and butter, but my etsy shop is more of my passion.Delete
Just popping by to check out your blog, like Jessica at EU suggested. Blog looks great. You're doing really well for someone who started so recently. I too read the article about ebay auction vs store, and opened my store immediately. I love it, I sell mostly on ebay, but also have an etsy store and a bonanza store. (Having 2nd thoughts about the latter) ; )ReplyDelete
thx gretchen. yep, that article was the catalyst of opening my own store. havent thought about bonanza.Delete
Go girl! Awesome write-up and neat blog - had never heard of EU before!ReplyDelete
thx nina! you and tinashake have helped alot along the way with encouragement and tips. definitely check out eu. i have received tips there on good selling itemsDelete
Rachel that was such an interesting interview! You go girl!ReplyDelete
thx tina! you and artsyNina are my blogosphere peeps who have given me tips and encouragement!Delete
Hmm, I'm definitely a hoarder first, reseller a distant second, but I think the first thing I ever sold was a yellow Pyrex fridgie.ReplyDelete
Great article and insight - it's amazing how quickly you've racked up the ebay sales! I'm still too scared to sell on Ebay and have stayed within the small limits of Craigslist...
thanks for the comment, six. wish i would have bought that pyrex yellow fridgie from you, i need one for my fridgie collection.Delete
Hi Rachael and thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd never heard of Late Night Coffee before! Had no idea they'd featured my blog post. Congrats to us both! :-) I enjoyed slipping on over and reading what you had to say on eBay Underground.ReplyDelete
yep, congrats to both. i learned pretty quickly that you never know who will read and repost your blog. the thrifting blogosphere is smaller than we think!Delete
Rachael! I feel like it has been too long! Go Rainbow Brite! First item I ever resold was a set of 3 illy espresso cups for $110, picked up at the Goodwill for $3! Well, I guess that is if you don't count all the random house stuff I have sold on Craigslist!ReplyDelete
i remember your post on the illy cups! i still look for those on my thrifting excursions, but have yet to find. who knows! maybe next time.Delete
what a nice sale for your first ebay flip!
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