Any guesses as to what this tag says? Is that a 6? A G? An 0 or a 0? Something else I haven’t thought of? I’ve googled and reverse image searched and looked up the RN and done everything else I could think of, and I still don’t feel confident in what the tag actually says. Any guesses?
We had a bit of down time between my boys’ basketball games on Saturday, so we stopped by a Goodwill. The first time I have been thrifting this year! I checked out the plush first, of course. It was painfully overpriced (most of the plush I was interested in were priced at $6.99 each(!), too much for me). But, those plush that had run their course and had not sold appeared to be bagged up and sold as a lot for $2.99. That’s more my speed. It was kinda hard to see what all was included, but I went ahead and picked up a couple of those plush bag lots, figuring I could at least make my money back.
So, the following two plush both have Disney tags . . . and I don’t recognize either one! I spent a fair amount of time looking this afternoon to no avail. Does anyone recognize them?
I am a mama of two boys, so girls toys are pretty foreign to me. A couple months ago I picked up what I believe to be a bag of Polly Pocket toys. I’ve let them sit for too long because I wasn’t sure what exactly to do with them. A few days ago I split them into different lots, one consists of The Little Mermaid characters, one consists of Sleeping Beauty characters, and the rest is a random mix of left-overs. I did a bunch of researching, and found a couple listings of similar Polly Pockets, but not as many as I was expecting. So my question is – are Polly Pockets ever faked? Is there a knock-off brand I might purchase without realizing it isn’t the real deal? Is this something I should worry about?
Thanks for your insight – it is much appreciated!
So, I found the above “sheet”. Quotes, because when I laid it out to photograph, I realized although the material feels like a sheet, it is two sided/stitched together. Just over 50″ wide, open at the bottom with 5 buttons along the edge to secure it.
What the heck? It’s well done. It looks like it could have been manufactured this way, but maybe it was someone’s craft project? For what reason? Any idea what it might be used for?
Anybody recognize this guy? I have had luck in the past selling these character potholders, so I picked him up. I thought he would be easy to ID, but so far no luck. It is dated 1989.
Are my blog friends still out there? Both my boys started back to school last week. They are both in full-day school now, so I am giving myself a year to eBay full time and see how it goes. I’ve been thinking about writing more here, if there is anyone left to read it. I was so busy over the summer I wasn’t reading eBay blogs either, but I would like to get back to it. If you know of any new good ones (or oldies but goodies I may have missed) please let me know!
Update / P.S.
Can anyone tell me what kind (breed) of dog is this? It’s a My Twinn Poseable Pet, absolutely beautiful, and I can’t find another like it.
Sorry it’s been so long since the last post. Summertime = crazy busy with my boys. We’ve had VBS, sports camp, four weeks of swimming lessons, soccer, countless park dates and play dates, visits with the grandparents, and we also made our annual trek to the Drive In earlier this week. Lotsa fun. I’ve also been investing a lot of time in eBay in a part-challenge-part-experiment that will last all of August. I’ll share more at the end of the month when I’m done.
In the meantime – here are a few questions that have been bouncing around in my head the last few weeks!
Question #1: Does anyone have some fairly lightweight boxes that they use that are similar to Priority Mail boxes like this?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to ship something, grabbed an Amazon-like box and weighed the item and the weight was somewhere around a pound. So I grab a Priority Mail box instead (might as well use the free box!) and I weigh the package and it’s right around 13 oz. Those darned 3 oz can make a big difference! I hate having to pay Priority Mail prices for something I could technically ship via First Class if only I had the right, lightweight box.
Question #2: For those of you who use mannequins, can I pretty please have your recommendations for the best kind(s) to purchase?
I’ve been doing this eBay thing for several years now and I still haven’t bought a mannequin! I’ve found a good, weekly source for clothing purchases, so I’ve been listing more and more of them. It’s past time for me to make the switch to a mannequin. (*Most* of the clothing that I am selling is still women’s.)
Question #3: Who is this guy?
Anybody recognize him? I can’t figure out if he is a character (and thus possibly worth listing) or a nameless generic plush (in which case I will probably sell him at our yard sale).
It’s been years since I have had a yard sale, and I had sworn off ever having one again, but my cul-de-sac is having one all on the same day, so I figured why not. I was worried at first about not having enough stuff to make it worth it. Ha. Now I’m worried about not having enough table space. Hopefully we make a few $$, and even more, hopefully we get RID of a bunch of stuff!
Many thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give to the questions above. Hope summer is treating you all well!
‘Tis the season . . . that I want to avoid the Post Office at all costs. It’s not too far out of my way, so on a normal day I stop by the Post Office once to drop off packages, usually around 3:15 after picking my oldest up from school. This gives me an hour of leeway (weekday last call for packages is 4:15 p.m.), and also allows me to get anything purchased in the morning ready and shipped out the same day, which buyers love.
The Post Office in December is no joke, and it’s already started. On many December days I *try* to pull into the PO parking lot, but traffic is backed up out of the parking lot and into the road because cars are lined up waiting for a parking space in the too-small lot. And I not only have to contend with finding parking, all the other customers, and the potentially bulky packages I am transporting, but also have both of my boys in tow.
So, the obvious answer is ——-> have the PO pick up my packages!
But. In the summer it’s stinkin’ hot, and I don’t feel comfortable leaving packages out in the heat. And right now it’s either (literally) freezing cold, or raining buckets. So leaving packages outside for pick-up doesn’t seem like an option.
Do you use carrier pick-up? What do you do? Keep your packages inside and have the postal person ring your bell? (I’ve done that a few times and it’s worked okay, but I feel that I hover by the front door afraid I will miss them, and am not as productive with my day as I normally would be.)
Or? If you have a system you use that works well for you I’d love to hear about it!
Has anyone used a sweater stone before? I remember reading (somewhere, months ago) that they work really well for removing pilling/lint, etc, and at the time I saved it to my Amazon wish list. Fast forward several months, and I have listed a bunch of different lots of fleece footy PJs (almost all of which have sold within the first two or three weeks, yay!). A few are a bit pilly, which I did note in the description, but I started wondering what I could do about it. Thus, I went back and found where I had saved the sweater stone on my Amazon wish list and read some reviews. And – the reviews were mixed. Some people say it’s the best thing ever, and works like a charm! Others say it’s crumbly and a bit messy and not worth the hassle. So I’m looking for a review or two (or more) of people I “know” who may have used a sweater stone. Good, bad? And are they really just for sweaters, or could they be used on other things? Is anyone in the know?
Scotch packing tape used to be my go-to de-linting solution, but I am now trying to be a better steward of my tape resources (still running low, waiting for a good sale to stock up). Because I didn’t plan ahead and needed something for de-pilling ASAP I went to a regular store looking for a sweater stone, with no luck. I did end up buying the fabric shaver below, and while not perfect it does work remarkably well. I’m trying to decide if I should just stick with it, or give the sweater stone a whirl. (TIP: When looking for these items in an actual store, try the laundry section where they sell irons, ironing boards, etc. I tried the fabric/crafting section first and had zero luck.)
I’ve been eBaying for over two years now and have created thousands (literally) of eBay listings. I always start my listings by finding whatever item in my store (or past 90 days of sales) is most similar – even if the two items aren’t all that similar. It gives me a general template to work from, has my policies listed, etc. But, I’ve now been doing this long enough that I am finding and re-selling the exact same items that I’ve sold in the past. And because my sold listings in my eBay account only go back 90 days, I am recreating listings that I’ve created in the past. Does anyone have a way that they are able to save old listings to avoid reinventing the wheel? I’ve heard that using products like Auctiva allow you to save old listings, but it seems eBay has also been recommending against using such services. What about Terapeak? Would that be a good way to look for your own old listings? Or? I am sure I am missing some good options – if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!