Thriftstore Item to Look For: Talk Girl Deluxe

January 26, 2011 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Ebay, Finding Inventory, Success!, Thrifting

Here’s a great item to keep your eyes out for: Tiger Electronics Talk Girl Deluxe and Tiger Electronics Talk Boy Deluxe.

My daughter found this Talk Girl Deluxe one day at the thrift store and wanted it so she could be like Kevin on “Home Alone.”

Who doesn’t want to be like Kevin?  So of course we put it in the cart.  It was $2.99, and she had tons of fun playing with it for a year…..then around Christmas, we cleaned out her room and she said she didn’t play with it anymore……

My eyes lit up….eBay pile :)

I got it listed and it sold for $40!


I Reached My Goal for 2010!

I had several goals for 2010.  One was to increase my monthly sales, and I’m proud to say that they were double 2009’s sales almost every month in 2010.

Even though increasing sales is a good goal, and a fun one to accomplish, I was even more excited when I reached my goal of receiving 1000 positive feedback in 12 months.

It took awhile to get it to that point……it kept reading 996, then 998, the it would drop to 990……aaaaaggggghhhhhh…….but FINALLY, the last week of the year, I hit 1,000 positive feedback for the 12 month period.  I was SUPER excited to see that number on my feedback profile.  It’s now at 1041 positive feedback for the year :D

I love the sense of accomplishment when little goals are reached.  Your goals don’t have to all be financial.  They can be goals to improve your DSR’s, feedback goals, listing goals, maintaining a certain level of store inventory, sell a certain number of items…….whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. Just set a goal or two and start working on them.

When you reach your goals, I hope you enjoy watching your business grow as much as I do.



October 25, 2010 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Quotes

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

-Theodore N. Vail


October 18, 2010 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Quotes

Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don’t want to set him down as a failure till he’s dead or loses his courage–

and that’s the same thing.  -George Horace Lorimer


October 11, 2010 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Quotes

Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another man has it for thirty days.

But it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life.

-Edward B. Butler

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