Archive for January, 2012

How to organize your eBay store and auction items. A day in the life of an eBay seller!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
organizing eBay

organizing eBay

This is where it starts! This is just part of the “wall of eBay” items I have ready to list. Most of these are auction items. I have a separate area where I organize my clothing items because I have an assistant who does all the photos and measurements for me. (my daughter- in law!)

organizing eBayWhen the items are listed, they move to my basement. I have a large basement! This is the room where I store my smaller store items . This is about one third of the picture.

organizing eBayI also do all my shipping from this same room. Boxes are stored in a closet nearby. TV helps pass the time since I spend at least an hour a day on shipping! I go from shipping to listing almost ever day until noon or so. Then it’s off to shopping or organizing or other tasks and errands. I also sell at flea markets, an antique mall, and am part owner of  Douglas Diamonds jewelry store.

organizing eBayI use a larger part of my basement to store all the clothing I sell on eBay. This is a small portion of the space.

selling jeans on ebayAll the jeans and skirts and  shorts are alphabetized by brand. I label all the sizes.

organizing eBaySo far, I don’t have to alphabetize the shirts and dresses; just hang them up until I sell them!

My store is on “vacation” until Feb. 5 so visit me at everythingvintagesteph.com after that! Thanks!

 

Selling vintage cookbooks on eBay. How and what to sell.

Monday, January 16th, 2012
vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

I love cookbooks! And so do a lot of other people. Just browse through the listings on eBay that have the words “vintage cookbook” in the title and you will find a TON of them!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

So how do I know which ones are the most valuable?  I like anything from Betty Crocker. The older the better. The better the condition, the better. The closer to a first edition, the best! Do a completed search on eBay and sort them from highest to lowest, you will see what I mean!

Here’s one that sold for 155.00!  CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

Regional cookbooks can be a good seller too. This also includes fundraiser cookbooks from churches and schools, etc. Be sure to list the city and state of the origin of the cookbook.

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

Sometimes I just list a “LOT” of cookbooks, both old and newer. Those grocery check out ones are popular and can be expensive so I put together a “lot” of 6-10 of them for a decent price.

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

VINTAGE COOKBOOKS

So how do I find them? While I do shop at local estate auctions, I find a lot of cookbooks at yard sales. however, I find MOST of them at Goodwill and other thrift stores. Not everyone has the patience to look through all of the books at the thrift stores but take some time and look!

You might find a great bargain!

You can check  out my listings at everythingvintagesteph.com. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Selling Vintage lingerie on eBay, vintage nightgowns, vintage slips Christian Dior and more

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Christian Dior vintage robe

Christian Dior vintage robe

I love this beautiful vintage robe from Christian Dior. I just listed it on eBay at a low starting bid of 6.00. I hope it goes UP UP UP!

MISTEE vintage robe and gown set baby doll

MISTEE vintage robe and gown set baby doll

This is also a really cute set from MISTEE. It has a robe and gown in the exact same style. I almost listed them separately until I realized they were a set! This is probably from the 1950s or 60s. Baby doll styles are very popular and this is close to that style.

SEARS vintage quilted robe

SEARS vintage quilted robe

This pretty quilted robe is from “Sears At Home Wear.” I listed this on a fixed price for 19.00. I was busy today!

Charmode vintage corset laced back garters

Charmode vintage corset laced back garters

So where do I find all this great stuff? The above corset was found at a local estate auction. I remember the auctioneer was embarassed to hold it up and was making fun of it so the old men there were afraid to bid on it. I wasn’t! Most of the other items I find at the thrift shops — Goodwill and Salvation Army and other local ones.

To see more photos and watch how these go on auction visit my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com. thanks!

 

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