Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hand-Made Door Wreaths

My Dad is pretty creative and just started making door wreaths (see below).

I think they are really nice in person and hopefully there will be a market for them on eBay.

Let me know what you guys think and if anybody has any advice or experience in selling similar items on eBay. Thanks see you soon.

John Paul

Closed Until February 1st.

Hey Everyone.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I am in the process of moving and at the same time have been hard at work trying to make improvements for my eBay business as I go forward in 2009. Along with the move comes more space for eBay storage and a better layout for my eBay setup (photos, packaging and shipping). Hopefully it will make things run a little more smoothly and lead to a very profitable year. Then you guys can say you knew me back in the day before eBay gives me my own special category on it's homepage.

I will be back February 1st....Hopefuly with some good posts to keep everyone around.

John Paul

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

My eBay Goals for '09

Here are my eBay plans/goals for 2009. I figure if I write them down on my blog I will never lose them and can always refer back to them to make sure I stay on track. 2009 is the make it or break it year for this being a full time venture. It's exciting!!!!!!

Make a Schedule
-I need to stick to a daily schedule in 2009. I find myself jumping around from one thing to the next way too often. Before I know it, it's 9pm and I feel like I didn't accomplish everything I should have during the day and my wife is wishing that eBay would suspend my account. (knock on wood)

"Just Say No"
- Learn to say No on listing certain consignment items ($49.99 or less) and concentrate on more quality consignment items. (it takes up too much time listing items that net such little profit)

Advertise More
-In the past year I pretty much only advertised on Craigslist and various other free websites. (Consignment Pal, eBay Trading assistant website). This year I will spend some money on smaller newspaper advertisements and flyer's. My goal is 2-3 new clients a week with quality merchandise. If I could average $150 commission per new client a week along with the wholesale merchandise and amazon sales it could be a good year.

Garage Sales & Estate Sales
-In every eBay related book that I have read and there has been a lot of them (I'm not sure why because every eBay book pretty much has the same topics) I always read about the profits that can be made at Garage and Estate Sales. Well this year I will put it to the test. I will try to go to at least 2 estate/garage sales a month. I will post my findings here on the blog.

Stop Wasting Time Reading Negative eBay Comments
-Stop wasting time and getting caught up in reading why everyone hates eBay and how bad the treat sellers. I know the fees are high, but I choose to sell on eBay because it is still the world's best auction website.

What are every one's eBay resolutions for 2009? Whatever they are Good Luck in achieving them.

Monday, January 5, 2009

eBay $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway

www.asapsellsit.com/, your favorite NYC eBay consignment service owned by yours truly is giving away a $25.00 eBay Gift Card to 1 lucky winner.

You can use this card to help keep up some of those 2009 New Year's Resolutions. Here are some suggestions of current eBay items for $25.00 or less that might help you out.

Your 2009 Resolution is:
to Get Fit ----- 8 lb medicine ball
to Do Something Kind --- eBay Giving Works (my favorite)
to Laugh More --- 3rd Rock From the Sun DVD Set (any season)
to Spend More Time w/Family --- Sm'ores Maker
Or you can just resell the card on eBay or use it on one of my items.

To Enter:
*Leave your e-mail address in the comment section below. Please note to use this gift card you must have an eBay account and a PayPal account.

*For Bonus Entries*
-Post the giveaway on Twitter.
-Post the giveaway on your blog.
-Post the giveaway on a group or forum discussion board.
-Post the giveaway anywhere that someone other than yourself might see it. (keep it clean)

**Bonus entries will be given for each extra that you do. Just be sure to include in your comment if you did any of the extras and which ones.**

-Gift Card winner will be posted & e-mailed on Monday Jan. 12th 2009!!!
-Giveaway starts Monday Jan. 5th 2009 at 12:00am and ends Sunday night Jan. 11th 2009 @ 11:59pm (Pacific Time).
-This is a random drawing. Winner will be selected by random.org

Thank You and Good Luck!!!! John Paul

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