Monday, April 7, 2014

Ramblings

Its been one of those months. Last week on April 1st, my hubby had a minor outpatient sinus surgery that required my care for the past week. Knowing that I would be busy taking care of him and our two kids, I ramped up my listings to 91 BIN listings. (This is big for me). I listed and listed the whole last week of March, and even went through old inventory and cleaned up my eBay/Shipping center in my garage. The day of his surgery I was so bummed I hadn't had any sales in 7 days. I always have ongoing sales... even if my listed items is around 40.
Finally, while I was waiting for the procedure to be done... I sold something.
The last Saturday in March I did a little yardsaling. At one stop I found a bag full of hand held electronic poker games. I knew they could be worth a little bit, so I asked the lady how much for the bag. She said, "$5" and I asked how much for just one. She sighed and told me to just take the whole bag for $1. (score!!). When I got home I found this little snoopy game in it, and I eagerly looked it up knowing it was nintendo and could be worth something. The completeds went from anywhere from $50-$110. Its a Nintendo "GAME & WATCH" hand held game. There are a few different kinds. Snoopy being one of them. I sold it the following day I listed it for $69.99 Free Shipping. Not a bad FLIP! Especially after a week of NOTHING.

Since that sale, I have sold three more things.
My sales are so bleak its depressing. I even called eBay. I am not getting views on my items, or even watchers. Seriously its so weird. The eBay rep told me maybe I "don't have things listed that people want to buy..."  ...................oh geez. Thanks eBay guy. Way to kick me when I am down.

So now I am reevaluating what I am selling. Maybe I should concentrate more on a more specific category of things to sell. Not sure... but I think this might be my eBay mid life crisis.

---On a Update to My LAST post about USPS---

They (my local post office) DID call me and apologize... Three times. I guess since I live in a new development they don't have a permanent postman.. and no on seems to know the route very well. They did say that the carrier shouldn't have scanned in that they picked up my packages. The manager said he would be personally speaking to the carrier that did this. Glad they took charge, and at least made me feel like this was a big deal to them.

On a closing note:

Enjoy this picture of our adorable new family member named Minnie!! (We are on day 3 of her in our home) I am welcoming all crate training / potty training advice... This little cutie is not letting me sleep at night!!

10 comments:

  1. my husband is out of work on short term disability (while he does get 100% of his pay he doesnt get OT) so he now does the "stay at home mom" job while I am at an all time high listing (450 individual listings around 750 when you add in quanitities) we have super high views but sales have been slow so its definately not just you....

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    1. Wow. Thats so awesome. I feel silly for complaining about my measly 91 listings!! :)

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  2. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is THE CUTEST LITTLE DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh! I don't have any advice for you about crate training but I've heard that sometimes little dogs like that do better with pads. What a little sweetie pie!!!!!!!!
    Meanwhile, I can relate to not having any view on items. I honestly think it's the merch and not us because ever since I listed the Lego stuff, I've been getting views and watchers like crazy. My other stuff just sits with no views, no watchers. Then suddenly out of nowhere it will sell. It's so unpredictable. There's not much we can do except hang in there.

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! Shes totally a handful. I think shes too young for crate training. Only 6 weeks old!!!
      You are right about the stuff that sits there with no views or watchers... it will just randomly sell. I am glad I am not the only one.

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  3. Awe..congratulations on your new puppy Minnie. We have two dogs, one is 2 years old and the other is 9 months old. I love them when they are puppies, but I don't enjoy the sleepless nights. It's just like having another kid. I'm glad mine are past that stage now and potty trained. Makes life a whole lot easier. :)

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else

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    1. Its TOTALLY like having a newborn again. I cant wait till the potty training is over.

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  4. Such a cute pup!!

    And congrats on the Nintendo flip - that's impressive. It looks like a cute/fun game, too. :}

    I hope your sales pick up... my sales have been down, but I've also listed nothing since late March (so no surprise there!).

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    1. lol Kait. I know.. I need to get listing too.

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  5. I had the Popeye version of that game & watch game as a kid and LOVED it. I played for hours and hours. Nice find!

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  6. OMG I called Ebay once to complain about no sales and the rep told me almost the exact same thing I don't have items listed that are desirable WTF? made me want to throw everything to the curb

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