Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mika Werewolf Doll

 Yesterday, I was in Goodwill and spotted this doll in the Halloween shoes. It looked like someone had changed their mind and discarded her on the shelf. I'm not really a doll person, but I do like creepy, weird items.

At first, I thought she was a vampire because of the fangs so I posted her as such in Weird Secondhand Finds on Facebook. 

A few commentators said she looked like a werewolf and one found the artist who created her on etsy.

I messaged her, Soraya from AntiqueShopDolls to find out some background on this doll. She told me her name was Mika and she was the only werewolf girl she made. She is a fake Mui chan doll and was priced at 199 or 229. 

I'm still not sure how she found her way from Spain to my small town in Wisconsin, but for now she is being displayed in my shadow box.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Winnie the Pooh Desk Set

 My sister took me to Goodwill this morning and I found this desk set. Each piece was priced separate and each price was different. For now, I will be selling them separate as well. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sold This. Bought That.

 I sold this 33 gallon storage bin on Facebook marketplace and bought this storage cart. Since my son is doing virtual learning right now, I thought this cart would be great for his books and school supplies. He is in 5th grade. Each drawer holds his book, note book and folder for each class. At least he can stay organized.

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?