Thursday, August 5, 2010

If You Sell On Ebay, Here's A Reason Why You Need An iPhone

I've been in a MAJOR clean-out mode.  I'm feeling a little trapped by my possessions.  The keeping of them, the cleaning of them, the ordering of them, the remembering that I own them.  I'm finding that at least 60% of the things around the house go un-used. 

Maybe it's my fault for letting this go on for too long.  I've got baby toys in the basement, and my "baby" is 6.  Others are better at regular purging.  I aspire to be like them. 

My kids are all exctied to have a garage sale. I was thinking the quicker way to rid myself of all of this stuff would be a few car loads to Goodwill. But, the kids really want to be in charge of the "big sale".  I think it's about handling the money, and selling lemonade and cookies more than anything else.  We have agreed that EVERYTHING left over immediately gets chucked into the car bound for Goodwill. I could use some Garage Sale advice if you have any. I've never had one.

For the stuff that's maybe worth a little more, I'm giving Ebay another shot.  So the heirerarchy is: Ebay, Garage Sale, Goodwill. I resolved to charge enough for shipping, as I always seem to short myself, which is a constant irriation.

Here's what I wanted to show you:

There is an app for Ebay Selling!

Here's the first screen.  So easy!  Do you see that little bar code screen at the top?  Your phone can scan bar codes and automatically upload your item. Now, not every bar code scan works..but it's worth a shot, and it's fun.

And if the bar code doesn't work, you can take a picture of your item right then and there. Type in a quick description, and you are Selling!


Stitchfork said...

Another good reason I cannot live without my iPhone which is practically velvro-ed to my hip! Good luck with your garage sale!

Miri said...

Brilliant! Good luck with the sale.

Thanks for visiting my blog. No, I didn't hand dye my fabrics...they're all store bought batiks. I have dyed fabric in the past but I never used a wax resist-I was only adventurous enough for a simple flour resist.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck! That's a cool app--those people at Apple are always thinking, eh?

the treat girl said...

Oh Miss!! Thank you so much again for the awesome box of goodies you left on my doorstep...Can you believe I just got selling again on ebay this week? It's been over a year since I've been active...but that pile of "better" stuff in the corner of my bedroom was driving me nuts! I was happy to see how much easier it was to list items even on the ebay website than it was before....and YES!....that app is amazing! I need me an iphone! How cool! Good luck and thanks again, you're the BEST!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Very cool. I don't have an iphone and dont do ebay anymore. But if I did...