Fast forward a few years.......
Mandy lives in another state now. I have kids. She has a son. And we keep in contact quite often...(actually at least 5 times a week). I have FINALLY gotten her on the eBay train. Its taken me months of bragging to her about my sales... but it finally worked... and let me tell you.. She is alot better at scouting out items to sell on eBay than I am, and has been selling like crazy. In fact she has been selling so much, it has made me a tad bit jealous.... There I admitted it. She at one point had more listings then me. So I stepped up my game. I listed a ton of items one week and jumped ahead of her. My hubby told me that If I could stay 15 listings ahead of her every week, he would take me out to dinner of my choice that weekend. (Hows that for some motivation. I will NOT turn down food!).
Challenge accepted. Mandy knows of my bet with my husband, and we are listing like crazy. We both have been encouraging and making sure we stay on top of our sales/listing. Its been so fun to have a friend in on this, and my sales are improving.
I even told Mandy she should move back here so we can thrift together, and after we both realized that might be too competitive being out together looking for the same deals, we both realized that could be a bad idea. (HAHA).
Moral of the story: Find a friend in another state to be your ebay buddy, and compete with. Great motivation.
(Me on the left, Mandy on the right- Back in our prime years- being our crazy selves)
On another note, here are some recent sales- (All sales are Free shipping unless noted):
Christmas cookie cutter lot. Paid $1 Sold $21.95
Babystyle Peacock Costume. Paid $5 Sold $25
The post office lost this package and then it was found. This is a crazy story I am saving for another blog post.
Kids Play Tools Lot Paid $2 sold for $24.95
Hard Rock Cafe Hawaii Bear Paid 50 Cents sold for $9.95
Starbucks Tazo Tea Bone China Cup Paid 75 cents sold for $10.95
Disneyland Baby Dumbo Plush. A gift to my daughter. Sold for $19.95
Happy Thanksgiving.I am so thankful for my family, our health, a beautiful home to live in, and all of you! I love the ebay blogging community!!!