Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The World of eBay and Christmas Money


I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but I am a serious eBayer. I don't know what I would do if eBay was never invented. Whoever thought of this - "Thank you!". It's not like you'll be reading my blog anytime soon, but thank you anyway.

I have two eBay accounts, one for personal stuff and one for Men's clothing. I usually sell stuff periodically all year and I buy stuff once in a while, such as books, shoes...

I was stuck to my desk at home last night working away on eBay. I can seriously use the extra cash for the holidays and I know that I can get it on eBay.

There is something about watching your selling price go up and up... I usually get pretty good sales. I started selling on eBay just out of curiosity. It turned into a full blown business in a matter of months. My main sales were from Men's clothing. I taught myself all the specifics of a man's dress shirt. Who would've thought that men's clothing was so detailed! I learned all the major name brands that men like, textures of clothing, styles... Now when I need some extra cash I just throw on some items and I have it.

I used to have a website with hair accessories. I started making hair sticks when I was seventeen for ladies at my church. I had an article done on me for Somerset Studios, wedding edition. I figured I would get some great publicity, so I had a website built. It didn't quite go as planned. Who would have though websites were so expensive! Not just the building but the running of things. That's a whole other story, back to eBay. I opened an eBay store for my leftover hair accessories. Take a look here - GemStix.

I will post more later about GemStix...

5 comments:

Jenster said...

Oh my goodness, Deb. Those hair pins are gorgeous! You're very talented.

Shauna said...

So do you stock up on men's shirts when they're on sale? You must have some kind of collection or something. How does it work?

The Daily "B" said...

Thanks, Jenster!

Shauna, I actually have a huge stock of items. My brother collects men's ties and we sell those together.

I used to get dress shirts that were returned, unworn and with tags, to Nordstrom or Saks for really cheap, less than $3 for a $80 - $150 shirt.

Name brand ties are huge on eBay.

Also, a quick tip, if you look at thrift stores, they have good stuff that people pay good money for. I bought a perfect condition St. John women's suit for $14.99 and sold it for $280.00!

Becky said...

Okay, I knew about the gemstix, but wow...you're a regular ebaypreneur! GO YOU! That's awesome, Deb. I'd have never thought of such a thing, but we have a family friend that makes a very decent living selling antiques that she finds at estate sales on ebay. Hmmmm...perhaps there is a market there for my pop-up cards! ;O)

The Daily "B" said...

What a great idea, Becky. I saw some pictures of your cards on your blog, I loved them!