Author: Robert Stephenson

Will Online Sales Tax Affect How You Sell on eBay?   *UPDATE*   Since writing the article below, the Supreme Court has made it's decision that states will be allowed to collect sales tax from online retailers - even if they don't have a presence in the state. This online sales tax will change a few things for businesses selling merchandise online. So what does this mean for us as eBay resellers? Personally, I don't eBay resellers will be affected much...

eBay Item Returned Damaged? Here's What You Should Do. One big concern many resellers or potential resellers have is getting an eBay item returned damaged from a customer or be a different item then they originally shipped. Unfortunately some people do try to scam the system and send back their damaged items, but if the item is returned to you in a different condition then you sent it, you don't have to worry. You shouldn't have problems...

How To File A Shipping Insurance Claim If you have been an eBay or Amazon seller for any length of time, most likely you have had to deal with a shipping insurance claim at one point or another. Because let's face it, sometimes the carriers don't care as much about our packages as we do.. via GIPHY Hopefully this doesn't happen to you and your packages arrive safely. But if something does arrive damaged, no reason to panic. As long...

It's no secret that I love flipping items. But I especially love it when there are days like this one when a few flipping sales can equal a couple grand! This 24 hours had 3 items that sold, that equaled $2,400! That's a good day! All three items were bought from OfferUp. (It's starting to be one of my favorite places to buy things from!) Two of them sold on Facebook Marketplace and one on eBay. We have...

Holy buckets Batman! Last month was a crazy one for us. We were crazy busy buying, selling, and shipping items out that we sold on eBay, Facebook and OfferUp. (But mostly eBay). The total was $17,900 in gross sales! We will dive into the flips in just a minute, but first wanted to say we are super grateful for the month that we had last month. Last year we had a few pretty low months for us, and to...

The flea market flip of the week is a SUPER exciting one this week! If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen that we picked up not one, but three Harley-Davidson signs last month. And when I say signs, I don't mean a little sign that would fit in a game room. I'm talking a large HUGE sign that would fit on the side of a warehouse. Huge right? This one pictured is the largest of...

We ship out a lot of items regularly - mostly that we have sold on eBay. Since our items are usually larger than 2lbs, we don't use the United States Postal Service (USPS) very much for shipping. We use either FedEx or UPS most of the time if we aren't shipping freight. FedEx and UPS are almost always going to be cheaper to use than USPS for something over 2lbs. But which is better to use for...

This past weekend was a good one for being a flipper! We made $6,250 in sales! A big part of the reason is because we aren't afraid (anymore) of shipping items freight. Check out what we flipped to total $6,250 last weekend: Three items made up that total, so they were all larger profit items. I have really gotten into commercial equipment more recently because there can be a huge profit with these items, and I...

This whitewash art station project was a fun one for me, and I was really happy with how it turned out. (This post is written by Melissa)  We recently listened to The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines on one of our recent road trips. (We love audio books!) It is a fantastic book that I would recommend to anyone. Rob has listened to it 3 times since then because it's just so good. Try Audible and...

Do you sell on Amazon? Or have been thinking about it? We don't sell on Amazon, but we know many of you do or would like to do it alongside your eBay business. Our friends over at The Selling Family are running a HUGE sale (92% off!) their business builder bundle. If you have ever thought about selling on Amazon or currently do and want to step up your game, these guys are the real deal! Cliff and Jessica...