Friday, August 12, 2016

Ugly lamps and Other Stuff We Sell on eBay

In this episode, Tony and Deidre talk about this crazy looking lamp they bought to sell and about going dumpster diving, lol.


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  1. Great find on the shirts! I enjoyed seeing you both....always fun to see what others find! ~~Pam

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  2. Good advice about dealing with problem customers. That lamp is cool...looks like something great for a medieval room or for a Game of Thrones fan. Let us know how it does. I can't believe you picked up those great boots for just a buck. You two make a great team. :-)

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    1. The boots were really dirty when we got them, covered in dirt but I knew I could clean them up. They were a steal at $1 ! I love that lamp, it looks so medieval we just couldn't pass it up. I will let yall know if/when it sells.

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  3. Very cool lamp !

    I just sold a Harley Davidson scarf, and after I emailed the buyer to say that I had another one, she bought two for $15 each; nice and easy sale.

    My marketing professor at the U of Md said marketing was a mutually successful experience, and I always keep that in mind, and try to make my customer happy because all I need is their payment to make me happy.

    Enjoyed seeing your dumpster diving finds - very nice & so smart of you guys to look in the dumpster - 100% profit on those sales, and who can beat that !

    Love seeing Deidre in the videos, so hope she keeps coming back to join you.

    Here's to hoping that sales improve for all of us, soon

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    1. It's been sooooo slow this month, we are enjoying the downtime. We finally made it over 1000 !!!!! lol

      2000 ITEMS HERE WE COME !

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    2. Tony, Congratulations on reaching 1,000 listings - that is a huge milestone & you should be very proud of your accomplishment!

      I am having a terrible month, and just shaking my head in utter disbelief that it is so bad. I sure hope things improve soon, for all of us.

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    3. Thanks Pat, 1000 was huge for us, I hope the next thousand goes much faster, lol. This month is DEAD, wow we have barely reached $300.00 last week and this week is looking like it could be worse, it's pretty bad.

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    4. Tony, Thanks for sharing your numbers because it makes me feel better knowing that I am not alone with these horrible numbers for this month. Never, ever, have I had sales this low; and I have almost double the inventory that I had last year at this time. Gosh, it makes no sense and is very frustrating. I know that I must keep listing, but it feels like absolutely no one is looking at my store. And then I just got a $30 return of a jacket that was too small - ask me why I bother to measure so carefully ??? Answer: I really don't know why, since no one bothers to read the measurements or knows how to measure their bodies. So now I go backwards, instead of just standing still - or at least that's how it feels.

      Well, onward and upward - these are the times to stay focused and build up the inventory.

      I honestly believe that your next 1,000 listings will go faster because you know how to list faster, and if you are like me, I don't need to triple-check my info anymore, like I did when I was new to EBay. In general, I found that after I hit about 800 listings, the process got faster for me. And, I learned to shorten my description when previously I included every little detail. So yes, I believe the next thousand listings are going to go faster.

      I am almost at 1,200 and that was my original goal for 2016, so I am happy to say I will exceed it, and am excited to see just how many more listings I can get done, by the end of the year.

      And my final comment is that I don't understand the slowdown on EBay, since my personal spending has certainly not slowed up one bit this summer - ha ha !

      Keep listing, and Thanks again for making me feel so much better about my slow - ER, non-existent - sales!!

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  4. I found an ugly lamp and only wanted the shade. Since there was a bulb that appeared to be a good bulb, I paid $1 they wanted. I used the shade. The bulb was good, and I priced the lamp for $3 at a group yard sale.

    The lamp was a dragon with shells glued on. It had been painted but lots of the paint was chipped off.

    I saw a man carrying it to the person taking money. I said, "Oh, that's my lamp!" He clutched the lamp to his chest and said, "NO, it's my lamp! I am going to pay for it." Every time I tried to explain, he became more frantic, thinking I was going to take it away. Finally, I blurted out, talking over him. "I am SELLING the lamp." Finally, he calmed down and told me how much he loved it. I think he was willing to fight me for that horrid lamp.

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    1. Great story, I would love to have found that ugly dragon lamp, me and him would have fought over that thing, lol

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