Friday, February 10, 2012
Just kidding, I'd rather starve. I like for people to prosper and succeed. I want you to make money. Everyone benefits when everyone participates in society to grow the economy. I try to take a few minutes each day to put together something to help you out. If you would be so kind as to return the favor and visit one of our sponsors from time to time or browse through my eBay auctions (you might get a selling idea by doing so) it would be appreciated by myself and my starving family. Just kidding again. I have a real job and we get by just fine. Thanks for visiting this site.
Most people use craigslist for large items but I am terrified of craigslist. There have been too many horror stories about people getting ripped off or even hurt. With eBay you have a feedback rating system to give you some comfort and peace of mind that the person coming to your home to pick up large items is not an ax murderer. When I get a large item I store it in the garage and let it sit until I get a buyer. You will have many people ask you to ship the item but most people just do not realize the cost of shipping on large items. Politely decline to ship and usually in a couple of months you will get a local buyer. I have had someone drive 100 miles for a bed frame that I was selling. You can sell furniture ,your car , boat , artwork, ect.. Just be patient and do not use auction format. With a limited local customer base an auction will not do well. Set your price and wait. I have also had success with setting a buy it now price that is double what I want with an option to make an offer. People get more excited when they think they are getting a discount.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The subtitle to this site is not tongue in cheek. This really is my purpose. I want to help people get back on their feet. I want the abuse of welfare programs to stop. There are many ways to work for your money. Here I have offered a step by step plan to stop living on other people's hard work. It used to be embarrassing to live on charity as it should be. Don't even start telling me about crippled grandma with no friends or family. I feel true compassion for her and have no problem helping her. I am talking about the 20 somethings with 3 kids swiping their EBT. You are able to work for your money. No one needs to support you! Get a job. You have no excuse. Learn English if you have to. Learn a skill. Work hard every day. Do more than your employer asks. Try for a raise or promotion rather than just expecting one. If you do not try you will receive nothing. Even eBay is hard work , but it is work. It is a job that pays the bills. If you still have the illusion that you can livea life without work you are mistaken. Look at the country of Greece, they have no more money to give away and spoiled worthless lazy people are rioting in the streets. Get off the couch and find a job!
Monday, February 6, 2012
I have not tried this yet but I have seen people put together collections of older public domain books (fiction , theology,history,ect...) or music collections and burn them to a Cd and sell it on Ebay. Some people actually buy this for the convenience on not having to download each book one at a time. Worth a try.... You can ind almost everything you need at
There are a lot of places that I routinely go to each week/month to find more great things to sell. My wife pushes me to always find more sources of inventory. If it were up to me I would have not gone back to some of the locations after the first visit. That would have been a mistake. You might only find $10-50 worth of things to sell on an average visit but every 3-5 visits I find an item that I will make $100-$500 profit. Keep going back to your local bargain shops,garage sales, and flea markets. Give them 5-6 visits over 3-4 months before you form an opinion. You might miss something great!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
*List FREE: Up to 50 items per month. For auction-style listings only. 9% Final Value Fees apply to the total amount of the sale -- including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge (for example, engraving or gift wrapping), excluding any sales tax. Offer does not apply to eBay Store subscribers and Vehicle categories on eBay Motors.
eBay said, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on April 19 the new options will be available.
“As we look toward the future of commerce, eBay is positioning small sellers and larger merchants alike for growth, and connecting them with shoppers excited about their great deals and terrific service,” said Christopher Payne, senior vice president and head of eBay North America.
The obvious answer is to just to browse through each category and look for items that you might have access to. I could tell you what I sell but that would not help you because you do not live where I live. Maybe you live in an area where there are lots of good garage sales or plenty of resell/thrift stores. Maybe you are able to get donations or buy from local auctions. There might be abandoned storage units for auction or estate sales or you can offer to haul off junk by cleaning garages or attics/basements. You can offer to sell for friends for a fee. There are plenty of options you just need to know what things sell for. Do not look at what people are asking for items but check only the completed auctions. People can ask $1000 for anything. The question is will they ever get it. You need only pay attention to actual sells. On a final note, you can get $10 for almost anything eventually. Try to get lots of items for free or 1-2 dollars and if you sell 3-4 a month for $10 it adds up. This is usually how I experiment with new categories and items I know nothing about.