Hi and welcome to the March 14, 2013 edition of Thrift Store Items You Can Resell on eBay!
Each week I’ll post several pics of thrift store items that I’ve recently sold on eBay, as well as share with you the profits that I’ve made for that item.
Did I Really Just Mess THAT Up?!
A few months ago I took the plunge and I am now listing 100% of my auctions using eBay Mobile. The eBay app still has several bugs to fix but for the most part the experience has been positive one for me - I especially like the fact that I’m not tied to a computer when listing items. Although the positives far outweighs the negatives, there are still one thing that I can never get used to: the small keyboard!
Until a week ago, it was a minor nuisance since I’m able to catch most of my mistakes and make the immediate correction. But recently I messed up while typing my Paypal address – the one where the buyers send their payments to – and it just caused a whole bunch of problems for me. Basically, if you input an incorrect Paypal address and the winner of the auction sends a payment, the funds become stuck in a state of limbo where it’s just waiting to be claimed. To make matters worse, I used the “Sell One Like This” option to list several other items and all the information from that one auction was transferred to the rest, including (yes, you guessed it!) the incorrect Paypal address.
So what was just 1 problem auction turned into several. Since then, I’ve already had several buyers asking to cancel transactions and several others that I had to send “inconvenience refunds” so that they wouldn’t have to cancel the transaction.
Did I just really mess up the fun, getting-paid part of the process?!
Oh well, that was definitely not a fun thing to go through but I did learn a lot from this experience. Hopefully you won’t have to go through this but, if you do, here’s the steps to correct the mistake and receive your payment:
1) Prevention is the best way to avoid this so double-check your auctions to make sure the Paypal address you inputted is correct. If you find an incorrect one, simply revise the auction and correct your spelling.
2) If the auction has ended and the buyer has already sent their payment to the incorrect Paypal address, you need a) go to your auction and find the misspelled Paypal address, b) set up a new, official email account for the misspelled Paypal address that you inputted, and c) include this email in your Paypal account ( you can do this by logging into your account, clicking “Profile”, then “Email”, and then “Add”).
After the new email address has been inputted, the buyers’ payment will automatically be sent to your account.
I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks and good luck at the thrift stores!!
Finds of the Week
Gucci Women’s Slide Sandals
Item Cost: $6.99
Winning Bid: $33.00
Ugg Black Boots
Item Cost: $6.99
Winning Bid: $43.00
Diamond Supply Co. Sweater
Item Cost: $3.99
Winning Bid: $49.99