Last Friday afternoon proved to be very interesting as I spent an hour on the phone with eBay (via someone in India) because my account has been "compromised." Apparently, there is a link between myself and user ID urallbiters (get it?) and so I am now on "restriction." I feel like I am in high school and I am now grounded. So even though Mr. urallbiters is no longer a registered user, and CLEARLY this is not an account that is to be taken seriously or I have any clue about, I am being punished. Right now, my account is being "reviewed" and is "under investigation" and hopefully they will clear this up.
If you are wondering why I am not broadcasting my user id on ebay (right now) this is why! Some of you may know it, and that's okay...I don't mind. In fact I am thankful for your suggestions and mistake spottings.
I do have listings on right now. I am experimenting with doing more fixed price listings as suggested by many...we'll see how this plays out in the end. I only had time for 35 listings this time, so I will probably do a "week 2" in August because my shelves are FULL of stuff from the consignment sale (so thankful for that!). Plus I have another consignment sale coming up in September, and yard sales will pick up as the season turns to fall (yay) so I need to get this stuff out of here!
This is what my 35 listings look like behind the scenes:
Some things in the picture didn't even make it to listings. With family coming into town for the week I was super busy,and I didn't even get a chance to box things up beforehand. I suggest you do that so you can use the calculated shipping method for determining your buyer's shipping cost, you can read more about that here and about how you need a scale here. Since I have been doing this for so long, however, almost everything you see pictured I have sold before, so I already have a registered weight in my saved listings and don't really need to weigh them to get my listings up.
I photographed these 35 items in about 4 hours (2 naptimes). It took me approximately 4 hours to list them. I'll let you know how long it takes me to box them up and ship them next week! The auctions end on Thursday night...so far, so good! And as for my fixed price listings, whatever doesn't sell this go round will be listed auction style during my second week of listings.
I am enjoying seeing your yard sale finds! Don't forget to enter the giveaway if you haven't already!