Thriftstore Item to Look For: Dansko

March 8, 2011 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Ebay, Finding Inventory, Thrifting

Here’s an item that I can’t say enough about…..Dansko shoes, boots and clogs.

In the last month, I’ve sold a pair of Women’s Dansko clogs, and a pair of Men’s Dansko clogs.

The mens clogs needed a lot of TLC, but since they were black, it was easy to polish them up and get them ready to sell.  They sold within a couple weeks of listing them for $53.48!  Not too bad for a $6.99 investment.

I also have a pair of brown suede leather Dansko boots listed in my eBay store.

Dansko is one of those brands that you don’t even have to think about if you should buy it or not…..the answer is YES!

Rachel

This Week on eBay

March 1, 2011 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Ebay, Thrifting, Working At Home

Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

I’ve been able to get quite a bit done in my eBay store this week.  I revised the shipping on my lighter items of clothing and am offering FREE shipping on them.  I’ve never really tried offering free shipping in the past, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this experiment goes.

Over the weekend, we took a little road trip and I found some GREAT items:

6 Cashmere Sweaters

Several great plush toys

Men’s Dansko clogs

Corduroy skirts

Puzz 3D puzzles

I know there were more items, but I can’t remember them off hand.

I had a not-so-good buying experience this week.  I purchased some music books for my students nearly a month ago, and they haven’t arrived.  The seller emailed me stating that they ran out of the book and that if I’d agree to cancel the transaction, they’d promptly refund my money.

While that’s nice of them, I’m concerned that it took them a month to tell me this and that they want me to agree to canceling the transaction before they are willing to refund my money.  In my opinion, they don’t have the item, so, they have to refund my money, even if I don’t agree to cancel the transaction.

I emailed them and told them that I don’t have a problem canceling the transaction, but that I’m confused because as a seller, if I ran out of an item or can’t find an item, I immediately refund their money, email them to explain and send them a request to cancel the transaction.  I asked them to please help me understand their process.

I got a response back that they have had people not agree to cancel the transaction and leave them with the eBay fees, so they like to reach an agreement before refunding the customer’s money and that they hoped I would understand.

Um…….no, I don’t really understand. I mean, if I run out of an item and the customer doesn’t agree to complete the transaction, I still have to refund them.  If I’m stuck with the eBay fees, that’s my problem for having an item listed that I ran out of.  I’ve had this happen before, and as a seller I have to take full responsibility for my listing.

So, I emailed them back and told them that I would agree to cancel the transaction,but that they might want to consider changing their process because if they don’t have an item, they have to refund the customer 100% whether the customer agrees to canceling the transaction or not.  I asked them what would happen if a customer didn’t agree to canceling the transaction.

They ended up agreeing to refund the transaction first and then I agreed to cancel it.

I love happy endings :D

Happy Selling!!!

Rachel

Thriftstore Item to Look For: Plush Curious George

February 22, 2011 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Ebay, Finding Inventory, Thrifting

Curious George is such a classic. Iremember watching him when I was 4 years old.

I’ve had good success with selling Curious George plush on eBay.  I pick up any of the plush that I find, the old ones, the new ones, small ones, big ones. Some bring in more money than others, but since Curious George is something that I “stock” in my store and have a category for, I say the more the merrier!

I find the classic George, George dressed for Easter, George dressed for Christmas and everything in between.

Rachel

Thriftstore Item to Look For: Plush Alf

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about this one…….I really thought I already posted about him.

Remember that show ALF that was on in the 90’s?

Well, the plush ALF toys, (as ugly as they are) are what I call a “guaranteed sale”

When I find these guys, I’m doing the happy dance inside.  They can be a gold mine.  Some sell for $39.99 and up!

Don’t leave the ALF puppets behind either.  They take a little longer to sell than the plush, but I usually sell them for $14.99, so it’s not a bad sale for a puppet.

Once when I was at my brother’s house, I found THREE plush ALF’s at the thriftstore by his house.  I was SUPER excited.

This one sold for $34.99!

Rachel

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!

Rachel

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