Monday, March 24, 2014

USPS fail... a question for my fellow sellers

Well I had a scheduled pickup today- and USPS did NOT pickup my packages. But don't worry- they sent me an email at 7pm saying "A Successful Package Pickup was Made"... but low and behold, my packages were still on my porch.
This annoys me for many reasons.. but mostly because I don't want to get dinged by this from my buyers. My packages that were being sent out sold over the weekend.... (One on Friday Afternoon, and One on Sunday)....

So my question for my readers is...
Would you message the buyer and tell them? 
Or would you let it go?

I have 1 day handling on all my listings...
So today would be the day technically they would have to be out on... since they all sold over the weekend. So they will be one day late since I have to personally take them to the post office tomorrow.... a day late....

I hate relying on the post office for this stuff. Never again!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BOLO: An Iconic Frosting.

Yes you read right. Frosting. Only the best frosting around that takes me back to my childhood....
Just looking at this picture makes my mouth DROOL!

Betty Crocker unfortunately decided to discontinue the Rainbow Chip Frosting.... (and cake mix I believe), and replace it with "Rainbow Sprinkles".... which "in my opinion" is NOT the same as rainbow chip.
.....PSSST... Betty Crocker... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

Luckily for us... its selling like crazy on eBay.

Check out the completeds by clicking HERE.

4 tubs of these babies just sold for $85!!!

Yesterday I went to hunt out some still lurking around in those low end grocery stores that sell items for really cheap that are about to expire. I had NO luck.... and I was so BUMMED.
So- If you have some of these in your pantry, or know of a grocery store that might still be carrying them... Get them listed! OR do what I might have done... eaten them.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Weekly Sales Wrap Up

This last Monday I was in a "eBay Slump". I realized when I woke up Monday that nothing had sold during the weekend. Usually I get the most sales over the weekend. I was getting sad about it. My hubby's birthday was coming up and I wanted to get him these shoes I saw him drooling over with my own hard earned money... Not OUR money that he works so hard for. That might be silly, but as a Stay at Home mom, I sometimes miss working hard for my own consistant paycheck like I used to. There is nothing better then earning money you worked hard for. And sometimes it feels so weird to just spend the money my husband earned on his birthday. Does anyone get what I mean?
Anyways... So on Monday I decided I was going to spend the whole day going through my house and listing anything and everything I could find... Whether it was old inventory I never got around to listing, or stuff we no longer we needed.
Guess what happened? Stuff started selling... AS I WAS LISTING. It was so weird.
I know everyone says it, but I am going to reiterate it. The more you list, the more you sell.
So- that being said.. here are some of my past week sales.
 Disney Winnie the Pooh Waffle Iron (I kind of wish I kept this for myself now!!) Paid $10 Sold $44.95 Fs
 J Crew Jackie Vest. Paid $1.50 Sold $15.95 Fs
 Mini Merrill Lynch Padfolio Paid: Found it in my house Sold: $34.95 fs
 Barney Pillow Pet Paid: Gift Sold: $24.95 Fs
 Clarks Loafers Paid: Free (belonged to my brother). Sold: 24.95 Fs (These could have gone for more but they had a big scuff on them)
 ShoreTel Business Phone Paid: Free (From my father in laws old business). Sold For parts: 24.95. I couldn't test it so I couldn't get a a lot for it. If it was in working condition it would have went from $50-$160
1987 Marcus Rodent M.D. Paid: $1 Sold: 18.95 Fs
I am so glad I finally sold this ugly thing. 
Remember all of those printers I had blogged about here?
Well I tested alot of the ink before I would send them off. I realized I had about 70 empty cartridges laying around still. So I looked them up in the completeds.. and what do you know... empty cartridges DO sell! 
These sold for $199.95 Free Shipping. Awesome sale... and sold within a few hours. 

So I WAS able to get those shoes... AND I was able to throw a nice little party. 
And at the end of the day, this is why I love eBay!