Welcome Home Sales plus a $150 Belt!!

 

Should I use the auction format or should I use the Buy-it-Now option?

This is probably one of the most common questions that I’m asked and one that you’ve probably faced yourself on several occasions as an eBay seller.

It’s not an easy question and I feel bad that I can never give a straight answer.  Because the truth is that there’s a lot of factors to consider when deciding on the format i.e. your preference as a seller, the item your selling, your expected profit, the timing, etc.

Personally, I like to use a combination of both and, at any given time, my auctions have a ratio of approximately 70% auctions and 30% Buy-it-Now (BIN).

And while this post isn’t about settling this classic debate, I did want to share one of the reasons why I’m still a big fan of using the auction format:  Timing the end of the auction.

I think this is a HUGE advantage with auctions because it allows you to anticipate a nice influx of cash on an set date.

I’ve used this strategy with success on several occasions.  For example, if I’m leaving for a trip and I need some spending cash, I would schedule all my auctions to end a week before my trip.  That gives me enough time to receive the payments, ship my items, and open any unpaid item cases before I leave for my trip.

Or if you have an item that coincides with an upcoming event and you know buyers will be looking for it, you can use the auction format to end right before the event and take advantage of the hype and hysteria that builds.

MannyAlgieriI just used this strategy on a Nike Manny Pacquiao jacket and it worked like crazy!  His next prize fight is on November 22nd and I have no doubt that this factored in to the final sales price of the jacket.  Scroll down to check out the results.

This strategy is flexible (you have 3, 5, 7, and even 10 day auctions available) and you can basically cater it to any situation you need.

I just used it a few days ago and, again, it worked as expected.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas and this strategy allowed me to really hit the ground running after my trip.

I scheduled it so that all my auctions ended on the day that I returned.  Not only did I return home with payments received in my Paypal account, but this strategy also allowed me to gain momentum quickly and, as a result, I’ve been making some great sales since I returned.  Scroll down to check out the belt I just sold!

Hope you’re having a great week and I’ll talk to you soon,

Meinard

 Finds of the Week

Henri Lloyd Jacket

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Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $24.99

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Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $46.00

Nike Manny Pacquiao Jacket

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Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $86.00

I’m not sure I would’ve sold this jacket for this price if Manny didn’t have a fight this Saturday, November 22.  Timing was crucial for this sale!

 Louis Vuitton Leather Belt

Louis Vuitton

Item Cost:  $5.99

Winning Bid:  $150.00

 

Thrift Store Reselling in Las Vegas

 

Location-Proof

You won’t often hear too many complaints about living in Hawai’i from yours truly; I mean, with all the sunshine, blue skies, and beautiful beaches everywhere, you really couldn’t ask for more as a resident.

But as a reseller?  Well, that’s a different story.

All those wonderful island attributes aside, one of the drawbacks about a reseller living on an island is that…well, you’re living on an island.

There’s only so many Goodwill’s, Salvation Army’s, and Savers thrift stores that you can visit.

To be fair, business has been good with the selection that I have hear but once – just once – I would love to go on a multi-state thrifting road trip just to prove to myself what I’ve long suspected about thrift store reselling which is:  it’s basically location-proof.

By that I mean you can do this just about anywhere there’s a thrift store.

I guess I really don’t need more proof since I’ve done some thrifting in California and even as far away as Europe and still I was able to find some amazing stuff at their stores.  Plus, since I started this blog I’ve met some great people all across the country – California, Seattle, New York, Florida, Texas, Maine, Georgia, and so on – who’ve been having some great success.

In light of these facts, I’m fairly certain that you can do this just about anywhere.  But still, I would love to see  with my own two eyes.

So when I got a chance to visit a Savers on a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was a very excited to say the least.

Looking for Ramen, Found a Savers

My girlfriend and I rented a car for this trip which gave us a chance to explore the city a little bit.  Usually we would be confined to The Strip because taxi fares can add up rather quickly when you start venturing out.

We we’re actually on our way to eat some ramen when I noticed the Savers sign on the side of the road.  Not sure how I noticed it really, I guess I’m just trained to spot them lol

So after we ate some ramen (delicious, btw), we made a quick visit to the store and man was I glad we stopped by.

I spotted a pair of Jordan’s the moment I walked in and I found some other Nike’s and Kobe’s soon after.  This place was packed with great stuff which made me wonder if there are any other resellers in the area.

Here are some of the finds from Vegas:

 (I listed these yesterday and I already received a $24.99 bid)Elite

Military

Gravity

Plus, the shoes were in the $4.99 – $6.99 price range!  There were so many other jackets and shirts that I wanted to buy but my luggage space was limited and I didn’t want to buy another luggage and pay any additional fees at the airport so I decided to leave some stuff behind.

So if you’re ever in the area (I’m not sure what the address was but the store was located on South Decatur Boulevard), you should definitely stop by the Savers there!

The opportunities really are limitless with thrift reselling.  I mean, this is just one store, in one city and I was able to find some great stuff with just a quick 15-minute visit.

Imagine how many other thrift stores there are out there.  It’s crazy really and I wish I could visit all of them.  I’m confined to an island so my options are limited.  But if you’re not, I would suggest you take advantage of opportunity that you have.

If there’s a store that you haven’t check out yet, stop by.  If there’s one on the way while running your errands, stop by.  If a small, independent thrift store, stop by anyway.  You just never know what you’ll find!

Playing Catch-Up

We were in Las Vegas for almost a week and it’s always fun to unwind and take some time to relax.  I definitely feel ready to tackle these last few weeks of 2014.

I’m still trying to catch-up with everything since I arrived back so I apologize if I’m late with replying to many of your questions and emails, I’ll definitely get back to you though.

Welcome Home Sales2I also planned it so that a bunch of auctions ended on the day that I returned so it feels great to hit the ground running when I got back.  Plus, payments are still coming in so I have some packing that I still have to do.

So it’s been a little chaotic but at least I have some great sales to share on my next Finds of the Week that I’ll be posting in a few days.

Until then, have a great day and good luck!

Meinard

“Here’s to the Crazy Ones”

 

I’m a huge fan of the late Steve Jobs.  I finished reading his biography a few months and there’s definitely a lot you can learn from someone as successful as he was.

Not only was he instrumental in the creation of two of the most successful companies in the world right now  – Apple and Pixar – but he also had a mindset that allowed him to see the world a little differently that most.  If you get a chance, you should read the Walter Isaacson biography – it’s definitely a mut read.

His Stanford commencement speech has become legendary, and rightfully so.  But it was actually a commercial that never aired that has become the most memorable for me.  Well, it was aired but the aired version was voiced by Richard Dreyfuss but the original, un-released version was voiced by Job’s.  Hearing it in Steve’s voice just sounds better.

Check it out here:

Now, let me be clear:  In no way am I saying that we are anywhere near the level of those individuals that were in that commercial.

However, if you ask me do I consider us resellers as part of the “Crazy Ones” then I have to definitely answer “yes”!

We are a bit crazy.  Being in business for yourself – with the vast majority of the world doing the complete opposite – certainly puts us in that category.

I bet it’s safe to assume that whenever someone ask you what you do for a living (if you resell full-time) or what kind of side-business you run (if you’re a part-time reseller), that you’re probably greeted with a confused or dubious look that’s a combination of “Are you serious?!” and “Why don’t just do what everyone else is doing?”

Am I right?

Not all the time mind you.  I’m sure there are other “Crazy Ones ” out there like myself and the thousands of other resellers who understand where you’re coming from.  But for the most part, the majority won’t and that just comes with the territory I think.

So here’s to you.  Those of you who continue on despite the doubters.  To the women’s resellers out there who brave the smelly men’s shoes in hopes of finding those valuable Nike’s and Air Jordan’s.  To my guy resellers who scour the women’s jeans and jackets despite the “Are you lost?” looks from other women.   My hats off to you all.

Your perseverance will pay off.  I really believe that.

So here’s to you, the crazy ones.  Be safe wherever you are and good luck this weekend!

Meinard

Finds of the Week

Vintage Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Jacket

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Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  31.99

Alegria Sandals

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This item originally sold for $36.00 but the buyer returned it because it didn’t fit (like that’s somehow my fault).  No matter, I re-listed it for an even higher price of $39.99 and it sold within a day.   #SellerWins

 Vintage Member’s Only Jacket

members leather

Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat

 

Hey everyone, Meinard here again.  It’s officially November (well, actually 4 days into November) and can you believe that in 2 short months we’re going to usher in a brand-spankin’ New Year?!

It’s unbelievable.  It’s definitely been a great year and I would to reminisce about the high’s and low’s but I have to constantly remind myself that there’s still some ways to go before the year ends and there’s still a chance to do some amazing things.

So if you’re still short on your goals like I am then take comfort in knowing that there’s still 2 months to turn things around.  No time like the present, right?!

Flat Tire But So Worth It!

flat tireYup, I got a flat tire yesterday after my visit to Savers and I’m not even mad about that.  Yeah it sucked to pay $100+ to replace the tire, but I found so many great stuff during that visit and the profits I’m going to make would more than cover the cost.

In fact, I already sold a few of the items that I found yesterday and I already recouped the price of the tires.

I’m just glad there was a service station a few minutes away because hearing your rims grinding on the pavement is never a comforting feeling!

I hope you guys have great (and hopefully flat tire-free) week and please enjoy my latest finds of the week.  Cheers!

-Meinard

 

 Finds of the Week

Air Jordan Sweatshirt

Flight Hoodie

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $34.99

Brooks Running Shoes

(Thrift Reselling Tip:  The brighter the shoe, the better!)

Brooks Ravenna

Item Cost:  $4.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Hypertex Motorcycle Riding Suit (I think)

Hypertex

Item Cost:  $12.99

Winning Bid:  $59.99

 

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

 

Happy Sunday everyone!  I know most of you probably won’t be reading this until Monday since the weekend is usually a busy time for thrifting, listing items on eBay, and spending some quality with your loved ones.  Regardless of where you are and what you’re doing, I hope you’re having a blast!

I just wanted to quickly share some of my most recent eBay sales and there were definitely some great ones over this weekend.

Until next time, have a great week and a safe Halloween!

Finds of the Week

Unleashing Your Inner Katniss

PeetaKatnissAs you know, Halloween is fast approaching and there are only a few days left for eBay buyers to purchase their costumes online.

If you do have costumes being auctioned, now is probably NOT the best time to be using the auction format since most buyers will be needing their costumes right away.  Better to use Buy-It-Now until Halloween.

Although I didn’t find any valuable costume-hoodies like I found in the past, I was able to find this nice Hunger Games Shirt from Goodwill.  This was a replica of the outfit that Katniss and Peeta wore while they were training and, with the 3rd movie releasing soon, I knew it was going to be a good seller.

Hunger Games

 

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Asics Running Shoes

Gel

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $42.25

 Vintage KISS Jersey

KISS

Item Cost:  $8.99

Wining  Bid:  $69.00

I Wouldn’t Pay $62 for This, but Someone Else Just Did

 

Hi everyone, I hope this post finds you doing well and having an amazing week!

As I write this, there is yet another hurricane set to bear down on the islands this weekend.  Crazy right?!  It’s a little hectic at the supermarkets and the gas stations but it’s good to know that residents are taking it seriously.

So before the storm arrives I thought I’d share some of my recent thrift store sales, since writing a blog post will probably be farthest thing on my mind come this weekend.

“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”

I don’t know if there’s another phrase that sums up thrift store reselling quite like this one.

Although I wouldn’t characterize donations as “trash” since most of them are still in great condition, I think it’s safe to say that most of these items are “unwanted”.  They’re of no value to whoever donated it but yet there’s someone out there willing to pay $50, $60, and even $100+ for it.  I’ve been doing this for years and this concept still amazes.

Take this Herbalife shirt, for example:

Herbalife

I paid $3.99 for this jersey at Savers.  I wasn’t even sure what Herbalife was (after some Googling, I found out that it’s a nutrition and weight management company) but I thought it was worth a purchase because of the design.   I started the auction at $24.99 and, after 17 bids,  it ending up selling for $62.00!!

Or this vintage jacket.

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Those of you who’ve My Reseller Guide already know that this is one of my favorite brands because it’s so easy to sell.  This particular one, however, was definitely showing it’s “vintage” side – the elastic bands around the waist and wrist were loose and if you look closely you can see some heavy discoloration.

Yet, despite all that, someone was still willing to fork over $49.99 for it!

Or this pair of Nike’s.

Denim

I bought this pair for $4.99 at Salvation Army and it eventually sold for $61.50. 

If it was in brand new condition then I wouldn’t be surprised by that selling price but this pair was pretty worn in – it was starting to fray along the seams (you can see some of them in the picture) and there was even separation around the toe box on both pairs.  And yet someone was still willing to pay that amount for it.

Isn’t it amazing what buyers are willing to spend on a $6.99 (ish) item from a thrift store?!

I hope you have an great weekend filled with amazing sales on eBay!

I’ll talk to you soon,

Meinard

 

How To Protect Your eBay Auction

by Meinard on October 6, 2014

Computer ShadowRight now, in eBay land, they’re lurking, patiently waiting until, with just a few strokes on the keyboard, they spring into action and they start to wreak havoc on our eBay business, and our sanity as well.

Make no mistake about it, bad buyers and scammers are all over eBay.  To be fair, I’m certain that they’ve always been there but I’m sure the numbers have swelled since the adoption of a number of policies that makes the eBay marketplace -especially their sellers – such an easy target.

I’m not here to rant about the policies.  At this point, we all know how they tilt the balance of power towards buyers and I’m almost resigned to the fact that it’s going to be that way moving forward.

Our power as sellers have become less and less over the years but it doesn’t mean that we’re powerless.  I don’t know about you, but I’m still doing everything that I can to ward off scammers from my auction.  Ebay has started to implement policies to help protect our auctions but, for the most part, the responsibility lies with us.

The following are just some of the practices that I use to protect myself.  While they’re not 100% foolproof, I believe they’ve helped me tremendously against bad buyers.

Communicate Strictly Through eBay Messaging

No TextingI don’t agree to buyer’s request to talk over the phone, chat through email, or through text messaging.  Ever.

Not that I’m anti-social or anything, but the main reason why I don’t communicate via these mediums is simple:  eBay can’t verify these conversations.

In the event that a dispute arises and customer-service becomes involved, they have the ability to read through all the eBay message between you and the buyer.  These messages have protected me on several occasions, but this option isn’t available if you decide to communicate with your buyers over the phone, text messaging, or otherwise.

I remember this one buyer who, despite me mentioning it in the description and providing the corresponding pictures, was upset that he received a pair of boots with a broken zipper.  Obviously upset, he wanted me to send him a partial refund to cover the cost of repair.

In the eBay message, he stated that the was upset that I “hid” the pictures amongst the other pictures and that I mentioned the defect in the middle of my description.  He goes on to say that he didn’t read the entire auction but that I was still liable as a seller.

I called eBay, they combed through our messages, and they read the message where he  mentioned that he didn’t read the entire auction; suffice to say, he’s going to have to pay for those repairs himself.

So the eBay messages and the pictures were really useful.  Which leads me to my next point…

Be Thorough and Accurate with Your Description

When it comes to auction descriptions, I would rather provide too much information than too little.

I learned this the hard way early in my eBay career when a buyer actually had an issue with one of my items because it had a few loose threads along the seams.  It wasn’t anything major – it was just normal signs of wear and there weren’t any holes or rips – but I learned quickly that you can’t take anything for granted when it comes to descriptions.

(On a side note, I still actually write “minor loose threads” on most of my clothing auctions because of this incident.”)

It’s also a good idea to remind buyers that your item is used so I would include something like this in your auction:

“This item is in used condition so please read the entire the description and look through all the pictures before placing a bid.”   

Here are just some of the things I make sure to include in my auctions:

  • Rips, holes, or tears
  • Missing buttons
  • Broken zippers
  • Discolorations
  • Loose threads
  • Measurements (mainly for jeans)

Bottom line:  If you find something worth noting, make sure you include in the auction.  Not only will it prevent unwanted surprises when the buyer receives your item, but it will also protect you should you receive one of those terrible “Item Not as Described” emails.

Add Tons of Pictures

You can save yourself a lot of returns, partial-refund requests, and not to mention migraine headaches by including good, quality pictures of your item.

You can now add up to 12 free pictures per auction and I definitely take advantage of it.  Regardless if it’s shoes or clothing, I try to include a picture of every angle so the buyer knows exactly what he or she is buying.  Also, be sure to include a picture of any defects that you mentioned in your description.

I know it takes extra time to take these pictures and to upload them to your auction, but I think it’s worth the extra effort.  Not only does it show buyers that you’re not hiding anything but it also prevents (some of) them from claiming that you misrepresented an item.

When combined with an accurate description, a set of quality pictures will go a long way to protecting your auctions from bad buyers.

Ship Only to the Address Provided by Paypal

I make no exceptions to this policy for all my auctions.  ZERO.  To the point where I have even refunded payments – as terrible as it was – because the buyer refused to update their shipping information.  And I suggest you do the same.  In addition to protecting you against fraudulent buyers, this policy adds another layer of seller protection from Paypal.

The following excepts are taken word-for-word from Paypal’s FAQ page:

“Why am I required to ship to the buyer’s address shown on the PayPal ‘Transaction Details’ page?

This requirement is for your safety. The address on the PayPal ‘Transaction Details’ page is registered with and checked by PayPal. When the buyer asks you to send merchandise to a different address, it may indicate fraud.”

“What if the buyer asks me to ship to an address other than the address on the ‘Transaction Details’ page?

If you ship to a different address, you will not be eligible for coverage. If the buyer wants you to ship to a different address, we recommend that you ask the buyer to resubmit the payment with the new shipping address.”

You’re going to hear every story in the book but it doesn’t take much effort to update an address on Paypal; in fact, you can do it in three easy steps.  So don’t be afraid to ask your buyer.

Put Scammers on Notice

Walmart greeters

Have you ever wondered why establishments like Wal-Mart Buy place greeters at the entrance and exit of every store?

Obviously, they’re there to create a friendly and inviting environment for their shoppers, but they’re also there for security reasons as well.

These establishments want would-be shoplifters and thieves to know that, should they decide to steal, that someone will be there to potentially catch them or, at the very least, see their faces.  It’s a good preventative measure and it’s become a popular practice in my retails stores.

Now obviously we don’t have anyone monitoring all the potential buyers who visit our auctions, but I found that a few well-phrased sentences work just as well as greeters in putting potential scammers on notice.

Again, these aren’t going to prevent ALL fraudulent buyers from targeting your auctions but, at the very least, it will let them know that you’re aware of their tactics.

Here are some of the my favorites:

To protect you against buyers who go around asking for partial refunds:

“No partial refunds allowed.  Returns are allowed for a FULL refund only.  Buyer pays the cost of return shipping.”

To protect you against buyers who use your items and then return and/or buyers who buy your items and then return a totally different item (usually one that’s in worse condition or broken):

“The item MUST be returned in the same condition as it was shipped. I inspect the item for any rips, tears, or defects prior to listing AND shipping. Also, pictures are provided of all sides/angles of the item and will be used during any dispute regarding the condition of the item.”

“Only the Paranoid Survive”

I’m not sure where I heard that phrase but it’s one that has stuck with me.  I may be paranoid about this stuff but I’ve read enough forums and seen enough YouTube videos to know that the potential for all these scams exist.  For me, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Although eBay has measures in place to protect sellers,  we still have to do our part to ensure that our auctions are protected.  I know it’s a big responsibility and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, but I’m never going to let my guard down and I hope you never let yours down either.

How about you?  Do you have any security measures in place to protect your auctions?  Any scams or bad buyer behaviors that you want to share?

I’d love to hear about them and I’m sure we can all benefit.

Thanks and have a great week!

-Meinard

Get Stuff Done – We All Have the Same 24 Hours

 

Happy Monday everyone – I hope this blog post finds you with tons of USPS packages ready to be shipped and a much larger Paypal account balance!

It was another great weekend on eBay land and I can’t wait to share some of my sales.  But before I do that, I wanted to share my thoughts about a topic/concern that many of you have about reselling and that’s the time commitment involved.

Make Time, Not Find Time

ClockLet’s start with the obvious:  selling full or part-time on eBay requires time.  It’s definitely not one of those jobs that you “set and forget”.

Among other things, you need to thrift, clean, take pictures, list items, and then still find the time to pack and mail these items once they’re sold.

These are difficult task to accomplish when you factor in all our other responsibilities like our jobs, our children, yard work, running errands, etc.

But Is It Possible?

Absolutely!

I know we all have different circumstances but I’ve seen individuals (with a To-Do list that stretches for miles) get some amazing things done.  And they’re no different from you and I – they’re not time-management experts and they all have the same 24 hours a day just like you and me.

We can talk about different apps or strategies that we can use to make us more efficient but, in the end, it all boils down to one simple fact:  If something is important to you then you’ll find the time to do it, if it’s not important, then you won’t.

For me, I work a full-time job but I still make the time to get all my eBay things accomplished – no exceptions.

Whether it’s waking up an hour earlier to package  sold items, making a thrift run at Savers or Goodwill after a long work day, or staying up a little later to list auctions, I do it because it’s important to me and I know that the income I generate is worth all those sacrifices.  Plus, it helps that reselling is a lot of fun and it’s something that I really enjoy doing.

So I ask, is it worth it for you?  I hope the answer is yes.  Because if it is, I guarantee you’ll find the time and energy to do it!

Have a great week and good luck at the thrift stores!

Meinard

Finds of the Week

Obey Hoodie

Obey Hoodie

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $24.99

Klim Snow Jacket

Klim

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Air Jordan Retro

CitrusXI

Item Cost:  $7.99

Winning Bid:  $49.99

LL Bean Leather Jacket

LLBean

Item Cost:  $12.99

Winning Bid:  $49.99

A Nice Weekend Rebound

 

Happy Monday!  Or not, depending on the job that you’re going to today :)

Regardless, one reason that I’m always ecstatic for Monday’s is because it typically means that another flurry of weekend eBay sales just happened.  Now, last week was somewhat of an outlier in that there was very few bids and sales.  To be honest, I was a little worried heading into this weekend that it would be a trend.

Thankfully, I’m happy to announce that weekends sales are back!

I had some great sales on Friday and that momentum just continued throughout the weekend.  As a matter of fact, it’s Monday so that means it’s 25% off at Savers today – and it couldn’t have come at a better time because my inventory really took a hit this weekend.  Time to re-stock!

I hope you had a great eBay weekend also.  This is the homestretch for 2014 so let’s work hard now so we can end the year on a high note.

Good luck at the thrift stores and I’ll talk to you soon!

Meinard

Finds of the Week

Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks Purple

Item Cost:  $4.99

Winning Bid:  $26.50

I always get excited when I find these next items at the thrift stores and they’re two of my favorites that I share in my Reseller Guide, and for good reason – they’re great items and the demand for these brands are amazing!  The jeans, for example, we’re listed Sunday morning and they sold within a few hours.  I probably could’ve charged a lot more too!

Jute

Bought for $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Cross

Bought for $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Nike Cut-off Hoodie Sweatshirt

This is one of my strangest sales this weekend.  I’ve been trying to sell this hoodie for a few weeks now and I’ve had zero luck.  I tried selling it for $24.99 BIN, $24.99 auction, and I even went as low as $9.99, and still no luck.  I must’ve attracted the right buyers because all of a sudden a bidding war broke out and the price skyrocketed.

You just never know what’s going to happen sometime!

Ronaldinho

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $51.00

 

Finds of the Week (9-18-2014)

 

I just finished watching the Thursday night NFL game and – my apologies to Tampa Bay fans – but man that was ugly.  Not only was it a Falcon’s blowout but I’m also kicking myself for starting the Tampa’s running back (Bobby Rainey) on my fantasy team this week.

How did he do?

Well, let’s just say that at halftime I actually had more fantasy points than he did (his -1 to my 0).   He did end the game with a respectable amount of total yards but nothing like the offensive explosion that I was hoping he would have.  But I digress…

Meanwhile, many of you have been contacting me recently to share your recent success stories and I couldn’t be more thrilled with some of the great items that you’ve been finding – so many great shoes, jackets, dresses, and jerseys!

So I thought I’d return the favor and share with you some of my recent thrift store finds.

Huge Response

Before I do that, I just wanted to thank you everyone who recently signed up for my 2-Week Mini-Course by visiting my new site:

www.thriftresellingtips.com.

The response was amazing and I guess I underestimated just how many of you were having problems with the sign-up form on the right sidebar.

Again, thank you for signing up  and I hope you find all those great items that I share on the site on the course.  For those of you who haven’t signed up for the mini-course yet and are still having trouble seeing the form on the right sidebar,  here’s the site again:

www.thriftresellingtips.com

You can enroll directly from there.

I hope you have an amazing weekend and I’ll talk to you soon!

-Meinard

Finds of the Week

Nike Running Shoes

(This is one of the items you can learn more about in the mini-course!)

Nike Cool Grey

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $31.00

Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost

Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $37.99

Ralph Lauren Hoodie

Polo green

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99