So You Wanna Sell On Ebay



This podcast show is for anyone thinking about starting an eBay business or anyone that currently has an eBay business. We interview successful eBay sellers and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help you get your eBay business to the top.


  • 168: So You Wanna Sell On eBay - Jessica Oman

    19/03/2019 Duração: 28min

    Jess & her hubby Johann play storage wars in real life! After buying a unit at a storage auction for $230, they got hooked on buying and selling and built a multiple 6-figure business while keeping literally tons of good stuff out of landfills. Jess applies her MBA training and business consulting know-how to keep growing the business and now she's ready to pass on her expert knowledge to help you grow yours! Interesting Notes Jess and her hubby had separate jobs before. They were both doing eBay as a side hustle. They find it fun to rescue and learn all things and pass them on. It kept growing. In the end, her husband quit his job and Jess closed down her consulting company. They liked the show Storage Wars since 2012. When they learned that there was a local one, they went to its auction. They got the last locker of the day. They were clueless as they pulled things out of the big crates. They spread things all over the floor and found some cool things to sell. The highlight of their first auction is t

  • 167: Learn How You Can Earn More By Thrifting - Jason T. Smith

    29/01/2019 Duração: 31min

    Jason is America's #1 thrifter and spends his time touring the country teaching others how to thrift and flip online. Jason was the star of Spike TV's Thrift Hunters and now hosts 2 Youtube shows Thrifty Business & Selling Past Your Expiration Date, Being Thrifty Over 50. Interesting Notes A few years ago, Jason taught his retired parents how to sell on eBay. They are 76 years old and flip a lot of water skis and TV-VCR combo. They are making $2,000 a month selling part-time on eBay. Jason and his mom started the YouTube show called Selling Past Your Expiration Date Being Thrifty Over 50. It is a once a week, late at night talk show about thrifting for senior thrifters and sellers. Her mom loves doing the show and enjoys it. It made her a celebrity on YouTube. She would go to flea markets, and people would recognize her. And Jason, being a Mama's boy, enjoys it. He finds it fun to watch the older generation hosting YouTube shows. Jason loves to go to thrift stores. Someone tried to call him a picker, bu

  • 166: How To Earn Over $10,000 A Month Flipping Phones On eBay - David Kosciusko

    22/01/2019 Duração: 30min

    David went from being bankrupt to selling over 2 million dollars in phones and electronics on eBay over the last 6 years. He has helped hundreds of people grow their eBay business through buying and selling phones off classified sites and reselling them on eBay. Interesting Notes Broken cell phones sell fast on eBay!! Dave knows it because when he list it on eBay, it sells within a day or two. Before he did this interview, he listed $7,000 phones. He sold $200 within five minutes. And he expects to sell $3,000 overnight. This thing happens every single week. He believes that eBay has so much built-in traffic. With eBay, he gets to sell his products fast. Unlike a physical store where he has to talk to customers, people are already searching for stuff on eBay. When he hears the "cha-ching" on his phone, he would print the label on eBay, wrap the item in a bubble mailer, and it is done. Dave loves eBay because he could move so much inventory so fast. It also takes a whole selling part of the business away fro

  • 165: 18 Tips To Start and Grow Your eBay Business - Mark Le Vine

    17/01/2019 Duração: 31min

    Mark Le Vine is co-owner, with his wife Robin, of Bubblefast, a shipping supply eCommerce business that began by selling a single roll of bubble cushioning on eBay in 1999. As pioneers, Bubblefast has enjoyed it's involvement in the eCommerce community ever since. Interesting Notes Bubblefast will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on May 2019. Having been a while, they have seen a few things. Back in the old days, there were no many rules. The competition was not much and shipping was less complicated. Back then, it was not easy to take good pictures so pictures were not as important as it is today. PayPal was not a thing either. There was a lot of communication, back and forth, between the buyer and the seller. Once a seller sold the product, you had to sit on it and wait for the check to come in the mail before you even ship it. With the advanced technology, eBay has come a long, long way. Now, it has its own catalogs where you can use stock photos. It has a Feedback System where a Buyer can give a re

  • 164: The First Lady of The eBay Meetup Group - Stephanie Inge

    09/01/2019 Duração: 30min

    Stephanie Inge began selling on eBay in 1999, founded the original eBay sellers group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales in 2002 and became first EVER college-level eBay instructor. She published Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide in 2013 and is the organizer of the annual Sea Commerce Cruise, an at-sea eCommerce conference. Interesting Notes Stephanie is very passionate about teaching others. She loves the fulfillment she gets from doing it. Her greatest contribution to the eBay Community is organizing local events like Meetup Groups. And she does it for free! She said that organizing a Meetup Group does not take a lot of money. Neither does it take a ton of work. All it takes is dedication. Stephanie never misses a meeting! This year, her Meetup Group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. She is proud of what she has accomplished. The Dallas eBaybes & eMales meet in a restaurant every month. They have veteran eBay sellers as well as new eBay sellers in the group

  • 163: Which Is Better: Brick & Mortar Store or eBay? - Ari Hofman

    06/11/2018 Duração: 26min

    Ari is an entrepreneur, selling on eBay since 2003. What started as a hobby in college, has become a full-time business selling vintage electronics and other discount items. He is a new father and enjoys the flexibility that e-commerce provides. Interesting Notes Ari started to work in their family's brick and mortar store when he was six years old. He grew up in the age of laserdisc, beta, turntables and all that. Now, he sells vintage items that date back to the 70s, 80s and early 90s. Among those items are turntables, turntable needles, cartridges, VHS, Atari games. He started selling on eBay when he was still in college. He would buy and sell sneakers and it grew up. With his college students' discount, he would also buy computer software and sell it on eBay. But Microsoft frowned upon it which ended that kind of niche. He realized when he moved back home from college that eBay is a viable business. Today, he has taken over the management of their brick and mortar store. It is in the part of a town that

  • 162: He Hates Thrift Stores! Discover Where He Sources - Dominic Carone

    30/10/2018 Duração: 29min

    Dominic Carone began selling on eBay in 2000 to make some extra money in graduate school. He currently runs the Prime Time Treasure eBay Store, which specializes in the sale of comic books, toys, books, pop culture items, clothes, and all things vintage and collectible. Interesting Notes Dominic is not a Thrifter. In Central New York, where he lives, thrift stores have higher prices compared to the garage, rummage, and estate sales. So, he stays away from thrift stores. He explained it further on his YouTube video entitled, "Why I Hate Going To Thrift Store". He goes to garage sales, but he gets most of his eBay items from estate sales. Dominic used to go to a Swap Shop in Florida. It is a huge outdoor flea market. Every weekend, he and his wife would go down the aisle. Back then there was no eBay app. So, one has to develop an eye for things. Sometimes they made mistakes. Sometimes they made big scores. That is how he started his reselling business and did it for a few years. Then, he focused on his career

  • 161: Learn How To Prepare To Go Full-Time On eBay - Troy and Veronica Satterfield

    23/10/2018 Duração: 32min

    Troy and Veronica are a couple that has decided to chuck the normal lifestyle and own their time rather than chase fancy things. Gone is the rat race, the frustrating commute, the office politics, and the boss overlords. They work when they want, how they want, and where they want. Veronica is the frugal mom with loads of style, and Troy is the stubborn number cruncher. They have two wonderful boys in college, a beautiful house in suburban Denver, and a basement full of inventory. Interesting Notes Fifteen years ago, Veronica was a stay at home mom with four-year-old and six-year-old sons. She and her best friend used to go to garage sales on Fridays to look for kids toys and clothes. One day, she ran across an ad for a class on how to sell on eBay. She enrolled and after four weeks of classes, she started selling on eBay part-time. Aside from eBay, she also worked a bunch of part-time jobs throughout the years. In 2012, she responded to an ad in Craigslist for a photographer-lister on eBay. She learned tha

  • 160: The Secret To Having Multiple Businesses Is eBay - Brianna Moller Greene

    09/10/2018 Duração: 31min

    Brianna is a former teacher & a competitive figure skater, with over 20 years experience in Ecom. She is an online business developer, serial entrepreneur, marketer, influencer and consultant who has successfully built multiple income streams that have afforded her and her family the freedom of time to travel, explore and live life full throttle on their own terms. Interesting Notes Bri stands 5'9, a tall one for a figure skater. She joined skating competitions from age four to sixteen. In 1996, at the age of fifteen, she started selling. She never had fun as kids often do. Instead, she would go door to door hustling and selling stuff. She did not have enough money to buy stuff to sell. So when she heard about eBay, she liquidated her bedroom. That started her endless journey of having side hustles that sometimes become big. She got a Master’s Degree in Biology and started teaching when she was 21 years old. She was living way beyond her means. Her eBay business started to take off in tandem with her teac

  • 159: She Is Crazy With "The Bins". Discover Why! - DeAnn Wilcox

    25/09/2018 Duração: 28min

    DeAnn began selling on eBay at the advice of friends. She had adopted a child that has medical issues and that made it hard to hold down a full-time job. She always has enjoyed thrifting and this was a natural fit for her. Interesting Notes With the prompting of her friends, DeAnn went to the Goodwill Outlet - otherwise known as “The Bins”. She put on a pair of gloves and jump in with the regulars. She filled her cart with stuff that only cost her $12. She sold the stuff on eBay for over $30. That got her hooked. "The Bins" are things that did not sell at the other Goodwill stores. “The Bins” in their area is set up with a big donation drive-thru that weighs 5 pounds. She also gets estate sales items from "the bins". You can put a lot of "the bins" stuff in your cart and it goes by weights. The more you purchase, the more price of your cart goes down. She is now a regular at "the bins" and everyone knows her by name. She made friends with the other regulars too. She would sometimes pack a lunch for them. Th

  • 158: Amazing Story: A Job Loss, An Opportunity, A Jewelry Connoisseur - Kathleen Palmer

    18/09/2018 Duração: 33min

    Kathleen is an entrepreneurial spirit, selling on eBay since 2003. What started as a hobby to supplement her husband Gary's income, has become a full-time business selling vintage jewelry. She is a new empty-nester and hopes to take advantage of her extra time by taking her business higher. Interesting Notes Kathleen used to work in the Investment Department of one of the big banks in London. After the 9/11 attack, her job dried up and they moved back to St. Louis, USA. She tried looking for a new job but could not find a job in her field. One time, she went to a garage sale with her sister. Her sister told her that she can make money from the things in the sale. She did not know then what eBay was. Her sister pointed to a couple of Disney collectible plates, 3 pieces for $10. She bought the plates and learned fast how to sell on eBay. She sold the plates for $50 per piece. That is the start of her addiction with eBay. She did eBay part-time then while working in a hospital. She hated being away from home a

  • 157: How To Hustle & Grow Your eBay Store - Robert Courtemanche

    11/09/2018 Duração: 33min

    Robert started his resale journey at the age of 8 years old that moved quickly into sports cards which gave him the knowledge to get to where he is at now. Today, he is a jack of all trades and expert in making money out of nothing. Interesting Notes Rob's reselling journey started when he was in grade school. He saw a bunch of kids who were members of a certain school club selling Blow Pops. He told himself that he wanted to do the same even if he is not a club member. With his mom, who had a membership at the Smart & Final Supermarket, he bought three boxes of Blow Pops. He was able to pay his mom and had some money left to buy another box. He kept on turning his profit so he could use the money to play the Star Wars games. Then came along the Garbage Pail Kids, a series of sticker trading cards. He wanted to have it too, but he did not know how to get them. That was when he started doing the hustling. One day when he exchanged a dollar for a quarter, he saw the cards and bought his first pack. He sta

  • 156: Maximize Your Free Listings On eBay And Earn More - Kenneth Morrison

    04/09/2018 Duração: 30min

    Kenneth is a full-time eBay seller with 15 years experience. He is the owner/operator of Jakedgames. Interesting Notes Kenneth inherited his entrepreneurial spirit from his mother. His mother loves to sell crafts and he used to go with her. As a kid, he made bracelets and had a friend sell them. He is 15 years old when he started to sell stuff online. He has first sold on Yahoo Auctions. He sold some Pokemon games that he got for Christmas. Then he stopped for a while and became a collector. When he got married and was going to have his own kid, he started to sell on eBay. He sold his personal stuff and card games like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Marvel Universe cards from the 90s. Today, he sells sports cards, video games, movies, toys, CDs, comics, cameras and all kinds of nerd collectible stuff. To source his eBay items, he checks on the various Facebook pages and Craigslist. He would look for people in their area who are selling their stuff. He would also visit Wallmart when it has a clearance sale. B

  • 155: A Game Changing Way To Source and Sell on eBay: Create Your Own Crafts - Judy Harper

    28/08/2018 Duração: 33min

    eBay has been Judy Harper's side hustle since December 2002. She started with selling used collectibles, books and clothing and has expanded into new handcrafted items. Interesting Notes Everything started when Judy was cleaning their house one time. At that time, it was not practical to have a garage sale, so she listed the items on eBay. When she ran out of things to sell she started grabbing things from her kids' rooms. To increase her inventory, she started going to the estate sales. Later on, she makes her own items to sell. She was a sewing teacher in a fabric store where she did all kinds of other things. She made little things and started selling it on eBay. She learned to sew as a child. She took professional sewing classes in college. When she worked in a fabric store, she took more instructional classes. Her sewing skills grew over the years. Judy has a full-time job now. eBay is only her second job - a side hustle. She is comfortable having a job and a side hustle. She does not have any help in

  • 154: 2018 eBay SHINE Awards Winner, Global Business Category - Bill Ingersoll

    21/08/2018 Duração: 32min

    Bill grew up racing Motocross in New York. In 2008, he suffered a spinal cord injury during a race. The accident marked a turning point in his life, catalyzing his eBay career selling Powersports Parts and eventually winning the Global Business Category at the 2018 eBay Shine Awards. Interesting Notes Bill grew up in a rural area and possessed a good business sense. His grandfather is a typical American Picker who loves to buy and sell stuff. As a little kid, he was always with his grandfather. Together, they buy and sell as a hobby. That is how Bill got his knowledge about ATVs and dirt bikes. His times with his grandfather formed his business acumen. In 2008, he suffered a severe spinal cord injury, which confined him to a wheelchair. The adversity leaves him with no option but to have a business. He did not suffer a brain injury. And with a sound functioning mind, he believed that he could work on a business. He saw eBay as one of the avenues where he could still be productive. Being a fan of a Motocross

  • 153: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Selling Postcards On eBay - John Miller

    07/08/2018 Duração: 36min

    John has been selling postcards on eBay since early 1999. He's a part-time eBayer and a one-man operation. He has over 18,000 active postcard listings and grosses about $1,000 a week. He'll retire from his real job in about two years and will double his listings. He has a YouTube channel called Popeyes Postcards where he educates people about the profitability of selling postcards. Interesting Notes John got the nickname Popeye when he got out of the navy and went to college. He started collecting Popeye stuff. When eBay came along, he sold his Popeye stuff on eBay. Then he started going to live auctions to see what other things can he buy and sell. He bought box lots of junks and paper stuff. One of the boxes he got had a stack of postcards. Postcards opened a wide door to John. He realized that postcards take little space to store and are easy to list, pack and ship. He pays only in pennies but makes a thousand percentage increase on the return of investment. So he made it his niche. Now, he sells 6,000+

  • 152: How To Sell Costume Jewelry On eBay - Melody Purdy

    31/07/2018 Duração: 34min

    Melody started selling part-time on eBay in 2013 while still employed as a receptionist. Although a bit sooner than planned, in 2016 she left her office job to sell full-time on eBay and Facebook. Melody’s passion and main selling focus is vintage costume jewelry. She has plans to begin offering local group and individual eBay Selling Classes later this year. Interesting Notes Melody's husband had sold on eBay before. Within a couple of months of their marriage in 2015, they decided to get started together on eBay, part-time. They started out selling books. They wanted to add more so they sell dollhouse miniatures and a lot of variety of things. Two years ago, they went on a vacation. They normally use their vacation as a time to reflect and plan for the future. On that vacation, they made plans that Melody will go full-time on eBay by the year 2017. Their plans were changed a bit. On the first day at the office after their vacation, Melody was called to her manager's office. The manager informed her that h

  • 151: How To Manage Your eBay Income - Liz O'Kane

    24/07/2018 Duração: 35min

    Liz has been selling on eBay since 2002. She sold part-time, on and off, until she retired from the Air Force at the end of 2016. She has been selling full-time and growing her eBay store ever since. Interesting Notes Liz calls herself a Jack of all Trades when she was working in the Air Force. She sold part-time on eBay, on and off. Two years before she retired, she ramped up her game and was selling well. She followed eBay very close even when she was a part-time seller. She treated eBay like it is a full-time job. She made a goal for herself that if she could hit her target in four months she will retire from her job. She would come home at night and do her eBay works. She would ship on her way in the morning. She would do her listings on the weekend. Her family supported her all throughout. When she retired, she looked for another job. She was confident that she qualifies for the job posts. But looking at the pay, she realized that she can make the salary working in their downstairs for eBay. With that,

  • 150: The Secret To Save More From What You Make On eBay - Craig Cody, CPA

    17/07/2018 Duração: 36min

    Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Business Owner and former New York City Police Officer with 17 years experience on the Force. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, Craig has co-authored an Amazon best-selling book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life. Interesting Notes Craig is an Economics major. He stopped in his third year and worked as a cop for 17 years, following his dad who was a Police Officer. He went back to college, got his accounting degree, and worked for an international firm. He retired from the corporate and started his own firm - the Craig Cody and Company. Now, as a Certified Tax Coach, Craig helps business owners keep more of wh

  • 149: How To Sell Memories To Grow Your eBay Business - Jewel Smith-Bolman & Marshall Bolman

    03/07/2018 Duração: 35min

    Jewel started back in 2003 selling commissioned motorcycle parts for a friend, then opened a store selling vintage items while working full time. Now living in the US, she sells full time & found a niche focusing on vintage toys. She considers it selling childhood memories and making new ones. Interesting Notes Jewel was a preschool teacher in Canada. When she moved to the US, she started selling any items that are vintage, from the 50s to the present. The toys that she sells now come from the 60s to 80s. At first, she did not want to get into eBay. She only did it as a favor to a friend and sold something that she had no knowledge of. As her children were growing, she started listing dollar signs on all their toys. Instead of throwing old toys out, she sold it on eBay and made some money. That is how she started her Plush Toys niche. Toys are where her heart is. She can tell what year the toys are made by what their eyes are made of, by the tags, and by the country where it is made. Marshall is more in

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