Saturday, September 19, 2020

What The Duck

I found this toilet paper holder at Goodwill. He is such a polite duck. 

I also found a gargoyle.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Goodwill Finds

 My sister took me to Goodwill this afternoon and I scored this chair and E.T. glasses.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Managed Payments Part 2

Tell me again what the advantages are of managed payments to sellers? Waiting two days for ebay to payout? They expect us to ship in 24 hours. Why can't they payout within that time? I sold something on Wednesday for 40 something. I got the email yesterday about them sending my payout. But get this, since I had 2 more sales within that time and used pending payments to pay for my shipping label, they took all the shipping money out of that 40 and left me with 13. What the actual fuck? And I'm still waiting for those payouts.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Managed Payments

 August 25, I started managed payments on ebay. I held out as long as I could but was basically forced into it if I wanted to continue selling on ebay. I have gotten six sales so far through managed payments. However, I have only been paid out for three of those sales.

The only benefit I feel of using MP  is your final value fees get taken out of each sale so you will not get a huge bill each month. I didn't transfer money out of my PayPal into my checking account before s having my money in my checking does not benefit me. In fact, I had to open a new account to keep my eBay money separate. I can see the benefit to the buyer as having other ways to pay but again, I have PayPal so that does not benefit me. 

I do not like waiting on my money. For example, I sold items on a Friday and Saturday. Ebay waited until Tuesday to pay out my money and it did not get to my bank until Wednesday. An item that sold on a Monday wasn't paid out until Wednesday and was in my bank on Thursday.  I sold something this past Thursday and have no idea when eBay will send out that payment since Monday is a holiday. I'm not sure why ebay can't process these payments the same day if they are before the close of the banks or the next day. At least with PayPal, you got your money the same time the buyer paid.

How do you like managed payments? What has been your experience so far?

Friday, August 21, 2020

Thrift Store Finds

 Found a couple of things yesterday and today at Goodwill. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Oh, Snap

My sales have been quite dismal this week on ebay. Facebook marketplace was a lot better. Yesterday, I sold a table, a lamp and a vhs cabinet.

The vhs cabinet was quite heavy and was upstairs. At 6 p.m. I got a message asking if they could come at 7 to buy it. I said yes and went about getting this cabinet down the stairs.

My first mistake was trying to do it myself. The second mistake was doing it in slippers. My third mistake was not using the hand truck (dolly) correctly. Instead of positioning the dolly in front of me, I went down the stairs first. Basically pulling it down instead of pushing it. After almost slipping and seriously injuring myself, I got it down the stairs.

At around 6:45, I took it outside on my back porch and not learning anything, went down the porch steps the wrong way. That is when it happened. I heard the snap of wood. I looked and had broken the bottom piece. I don't have a picture of what it originally looked like but basically there were three pieces of wood that lifted the bottom off the ground. Luckily, this bottom piece was not necessarily so I unscrewed the wood and threw it away.

The buyer didn't arrive until almost 7:30 I didn't mention the bottom piece and they didn't seem to notice. They were happy with the cabinet and gave me $20 Thankfully, because I would have never been able to bring it back upstairs.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Would You Have Bought it?

 I went to Goodwill today and found this Harry Potter purse. I usually buy crossovers because I like having my hands free but this is Harry. How could I not buy it? It had some spots on it and was marked as is, but the spots came off when I cleaned it.