Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today I Am Featured On The Ebay Underground Blog!

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?

20 comments:

  1. Great feature, Rachael! I loved getting to know more about you too. Congrats on the wonderful exposure!

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    1. thanks dana...glad you have been posting fb pics of the new store i enjoy seeing them.

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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 :)

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  3. Nice article and you are still a kiddo at least from my perpective ;)

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  4. 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.
    Karen G

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    1. 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.

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  5. 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) ; )

    Gretchen

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    1. thx gretchen. yep, that article was the catalyst of opening my own store. havent thought about bonanza.

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  6. Go girl! Awesome write-up and neat blog - had never heard of EU before!

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    1. 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 items

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  7. Rachel that was such an interesting interview! You go girl!

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    1. thx tina! you and artsyNina are my blogosphere peeps who have given me tips and encouragement!

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  8. 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.

    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...

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    1. thanks for the comment, six. wish i would have bought that pyrex yellow fridgie from you, i need one for my fridgie collection.

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  9. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  10. 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!

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    1. 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.
      what a nice sale for your first ebay flip!

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