Monday, March 17, 2014

Amazing eBay Sales by People Just Like You

I have to brag on the amazing people in my eBay Sellers Facebook Group. We are over 9,300 strong now and I am proud to say the members are a highly evolved group of people who share information, help each other, and respect where other people are in their eBay journey, even if a brand new beginner. These people are smart, creative, and really strive to operate their businesses with integrity. I am honored to be able to interact with them every day.

One really fun thread we have each week is called Money Making Mondays. Members post items that sold, the selling price, how much they paid for the item, and where they found it. This thread is our answer to some of the YouTube videos and blogs where people show all the stuff they bought to sell on eBay - but rarely do you see follow-up videos of if the item actually sold. We feel it is more beneficial to see what has actually been done, than what somebody says they will do in the future.

Money Making Mondays allows members to see the proof - items that actually sold, by who, and when. We also have a document where sellers post their store names so it is easy to see what other sellers are doing, the items they have listed, their feedback, and how they run their business. We operate this group with full-disclosure. Real data is accessible to any member at any time. It makes the business more real and helps motivate others to keep going.

Here are some examples of items posted on past Money Making Monday threads. Remember these sellers come from all walks of life. They are real people with real lives who are making eBay work. The group is composed of men, women, young college students, older and wiser grandmas and grandpas, part-time, full-time, newbies and experienced, Americans, Canadians, Australians, and some other nationalities. We are a very diverse group so there is always something new to learn!

Mary posted about her Starbucks City Mug purchased for $4.94 at a thrift store - sold for $169.99.

Kristen found these Tory Burch pants for $16 and they sold for $69.99

Michael found this fishing rod for $3 at Goodwill and sold it for $78.

Nellie found these Remington hot rollers and sold them for $36 in one day.

Amanda bought this rare violin for $45 at an estate sale and it sold for $1,203.89.

Sherry bought this vintage sweater for $2 at a thrift store and it sold for $79.94.

Christine bought this Polaroid camera for $8 at an estate sale and it sold for $99.

Zandra found these Christmas lights for $1.25 at a thrift store and they sold for $44. (In March!)

Melanie found this Kohl's brand top for $1.75 at a thrift and it sold for $23.97.

Mandy found this hippie dress for $1, and sold it for $99, even with a hole in the shoulder (disclosed in the listing of course)

Lori paid $1 for this vintage juicer and it sold for $62.

Jerry paid $5 for this vintage tool chest and it sold for $69.99.

What a bunch of random stuff, right? This just goes to show that we can learn so much from each other if we just take the time to appreciate how we all do things differently. We all win when knowledge is shared.

Real people selling real things on eBay. No hype. No get rich quick schemes, no drop shipping scams. This is the real way to make money on eBay. If you aren't already a member, come join us and soak up all the free info you can tolerate in this group of outstanding sellers who are paying it forward.

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