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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Six Pack of Scotch Shipping Tape Only $10 at Staples

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do You Know How to Save Up to 3% More When Shoppg On Amazon?? I Do.....

  So most of you know I love shopping on Amazon and selling on Amazon but are you in the dark on the additional cash back you can get when shopping on Amazon?  I was until today. 

  Most categories on Amazon are now available on Ebates!!!  Yay my favorite cash back site. Most of the categories are generating 3% cash back.  That's amazing considering how much you can already save on great items delivered to your home from Amazon.  Sadly Amazon is not a part of the Ebates mobile app partnership:(   So if you are shopping via mobile put the goodies in your virtual cart and then cash out through your Ebates link when you get home.

  I just love my big fat Ebates cash back checks and now they will be much bigger!!!

On a side note what do all of you think about Amazon announcing they are changing the Prime fee from $79 to $99?  I still think it's a great value but I'm wondering what others are thinking.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Change for Next Year

Well 2013 was a pretty good year and I can't complain but I think it's always wise to review things to see what I can improve on.

  As most of you know I sell on Amazon as my "job" and I sell on Ebay for fun extra cash ( saving for a big family trip this year!).  The fourth quarter is always crazy selling on both formats.  This year I feel I could have done a lot better on Ebay had I gotten all my toys listed and focused more on toys.  Truth be told I did almost no new listings on Ebay in Nov- Dec ( still sold a bundle though).

  The plan this year is to grab more toys at yard sales this year and store them until Oct .  Then in Sept-Oct when the kids go back to school get them listed.  

  I love thrift stores but I think the time I spend driving to all of them is taking away from my Amazon business and frankly thrift store prices around here are much higher than yard sales.  Also with the new Thrift Hunters show coming on Spike this week I'm thinking thrift prices and competition are going to spike atleast for a bit.

  On the Amazon front my main change is going to be just shipping once a week and doing larger shipments.  The rates for UPS for Amazon are super low but you get the best rate per pound on heavier boxes.  It also takes more time to do two small shipments as opposed to one big one .

  How was your 2013?  Plans for the new year??? We'd love to hear....

Sunday, December 22, 2013

30 Day Amazon Sales Results

  Well I still need to enter a few more receipts to know my exact profit but I figured I'd let you guys know why I've been so quiet.  For the last 30 days I've sold almost $17,000 on Amazon ( gross sales).  Not as good as the big stores but pretty rockin for me!  My average sale is around $15-25  and the average price I've paid for items is $6-10 so you can just imagine how much sourcing and shipping it's taken to get to $17,000 in sales.