I am a huge Ebay fan! There is just something about searching for this and that, then bidding, then sniping, then winning. I have to admit when I first started with Ebay I went a bit crazy. Thankfully I have curbed my shopping to a more reasonable amount and even better sell things often.
My favorite thing to list is my kids last season clothing. I live near outlets so most of my kids clothes are Children's Place, Osh Kosh, and Gap just because that is what we have. Plus now we have Gymboree so watch out. Really, did you know that there is huge demand for Gymboree on Ebay? It's like a cult. You get sucked in to finding the newest pieces of the latest series of clothes. Anyways, I digress. At the end of every season I clean out the kids closets and make piles for donation, friend giveaways, and Ebay. Then at the beginning of that season the following year I'm listing queen, selling all the outgrown outfits.
What is my point, you ask? Well this week's Tackle it Tuesday was getting my EBay shipments out. Within the past week I had about 25 auctions end which is a lot of packing and shipping. Here is my couch (I promise it is under there) with all the auctions separated and ready to be labeled.
I'm happy to report that as of 5pm this afternoon every auction that has been paid for has been shipped and is on its way to its new owner. This makes me a very happy person for many reasons.
Reason 1 - My house doesn't look like a USPS building.
Reason 2 - I have a place to sit again.
Reason 3 - I now have money to go buy the kids new clothes that actually fit. No more highwaters and pinching shoes for them.
What about you? Do you Ebay? Are you mostly a buyer or a seller? Any secrets you want to share, I'd love to hear them.
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