How to Remove Pilling From Sweaters and Fleece Jackets

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve put back sweaters and jackets because they have more pills than Brittany Spears.  Fleece jackets such as The North Face and Patagonia brands which are great for reselling are particularly prone to pills.  Not only do they pill, they tend to gather pet hair, lint, etc. which manages to worm it’s way into the fibers.  I’ve spent countless hours trying to pick each pill off with my hands, tweezers, and even duct tape.  None were very effective and, more importantly, they took a ton of time.  If you’re trying to clean pills of a sweater or jacket then this tutorial is for you!  Before you start, be warned: this method removes the top layer of material.  If you’re too vigorous or do it too often, you will wear the fabric thin.  This method is best for polyester and cashmere but can also work on wool or …

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How To Clean Velcro (and remove that stubborn lint)

We’ve all been through it, our velcro doesn’t seem very sticky any more and we look down to find that it’s clogged with lint, hair, strings, and who knows what else!  Whether you’re looking to resell the article of clothing or simply clean it up for your own use, cleaning velcro is incredibly easy.  Follow along if you want to know how to clean lint out of velcro and make it look like new again! WHAT YOU NEED: A t-pin.  That’s it.  Really.  In fact, you don’t even need that!  Any pointy object can work Let’s get started… Grab that nasty old velcro and your push pin.  Slide the pin in between the grooves and simply pull the lint up and out.  After the pin slides free, grab what you can with your fingers and simply pull it out. Keep going…. And just like that, you’re done!  Look at that beautiful finished product!  If it …

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21 Outdoor Clothing Brands To Sell For Huge Profits on eBay

Kirstie and I were leaving for Washington in 3 days.  Kirstie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and would be at home there, but I knew that I wanted to fit in I needed to do three things, eat lots of granola, get some Chacos, and buy a Patagonia jacket.  I had cruised eBay for a Patagonia Torrentshell (a rain jacket) for weeks but hadn’t been able to find a color I liked in my size.  The few that did come up were selling for over 75% of retail!  Imagine buying a used jacket for only 25% off the new price!  The thing is, I gladly would have paid that amount if I knew it would be there in time.  Instead, I ended up buying from an outdoor website for full price and paying $25 for two day shipping.  If only some eBay seller had come through for me… As my Patagonia jacket search shows, …

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How to Reshape Leather Boots in 10 Minutes

If you sell shoes on eBay, cleaning your shoes is on of the most important things you can do to boost their value.  In as little as 10 minutes we improved to look and feel of these boots enough to justify twice the asking price!  After you get your boots/shoes cleaned, check out our eBay Blog to see how to take pictures that sell! 1. Wipe off boots with a damp rag.     Hopefully the boots are clean enough that they’ll just need a once over with a rag.  Be sure to get all the contaminants and        dust off as any remnants will disrupt the next step. 2. Apply Mink Oil to leather     Mink Oil softens and moisturizers leather.  This well help both with color and with the suppleness when you reshape the            boots.  Be sure to wipe off the excess and give them a minute or two to …

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The Best eBay Listing Abbreviations for Sellers

Whether you’re first starting on eBay and feel like everyone is speaking another language or a seasoned eBay vet looking to have more keyword rich titles, this list will help take some of the confusion out of the “eBay Language.”  If you have any additions, feel free to Contact Us and we’ll add them!  So without further ado, he is the most current and complete list of abbreviations to know as an eBay seller! A AB: Aurora Borealis (used in jewelry descriptions) ACC: Accumulation (postage stamps) ACEO: Art Cards, Editions and Originals (miniature paintings on 3.5 inch by 2.5 inch cards)  See also OSWOA and SFA ACL: Applied Color Label (bottles) ADV: Adventure (Books / Movies) AIR: Air Mail (postage stamps) API:  Application programming interface ARC: Advance reader’s copy ATC: Artist trading card (miniature artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches as per ACEO) AU: Australian dollars (see currency exchange site) AUTO: Autographed AUTH:  “Not quite authentic” ​ B B&W: Black and white BB: Beanie Babies BC: Back cover;  British Columbia, Canada; …

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Can You Make Money on eBay in 2020?

eBay is saturated! Selling on eBay is so 10 years ago! There are no more profits to be made! Believe us, we’ve heard every negative thing about eBay that the naysayers can come up with. In fact, we don’t ever bother with such people any more. We just quietly shake our head and get back to making $5,000 a month on our eBay store. The amazing thing about eBay is, even with 20 million listings, it is possible to consistently source and sell unique objects! For example, if you want to sell purses, seeing that there are 1.5 millions purses for sale might be a bit discouraging. What is someone is looking for a JPK Paris hobo bag? Well that narrows it down to 93 listings. If it has to be orange? Well then there’s only one….the one that we picked up for $4 at a thrift store last week. There are however, very saturated …

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21 Outdoor Clothing Brands To Sell For Huge Profits on eBay

Kirstie and I were leaving for Washington in 3 days.  Kirstie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and would be at home there, but I knew that I wanted to fit in I needed to do three things, eat lots of granola, get some Chacos, and buy a Patagonia jacket.  I had cruised eBay for a Patagonia Torrentshell (a rain jacket) for weeks but hadn’t been able to find a color I liked in my size.  The few that did come up were selling for over 75% of retail!  Imagine buying a used jacket for only 25% off the new price!  The thing is, I gladly would have paid that amount if I knew it would be there in time.  Instead, I ended up buying from an outdoor website for full price and paying $25 for two day shipping.  If only some eBay seller had come through for me… As my Patagonia jacket search shows, …

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What are the Fastest Selling Items on Mercari

During the time we have been selling on eBay we have seen at least a dozen platforms come and go.  Every time something new comes along everyone everyone that isn’t doing so hot on eBay claims that the new platform is the savior of the reselling community and encourages others to jump ship.  Here’s the truth though…if you can’t make it on eBay, you probably can’t make it as a reseller anywhere.  For all it’s issues, eBay has the largest audience, the best support, and the lowest fees.  However, other platforms have a valuable place if your reselling arsenal.  So let’s talk about what is (in my opinion) is the best of all all alternatives to eBay…Mercari! Mercari is a Japanese company that is currently available in Japan and the U.S.  It has exploded in popularity recently and most resellers have started using it a way to bring in a little extra income or move …

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Money for Cuddles: Huge Profits Selling Used Plush on eBay

When we’re out thrifting, we always meet people who want to talk to us.  If they were people who knew us from the blog (or even just smelled normal) we’d be totally fine with it…but they’re not.  We were out sourcing about a year ago when a lady cornered us and started talking about her reselling business.  It turns out that she sold nothing but plush and baby blankets.  Her main customers were people who were trying to replace a lost blanket for their kids and she had OVER $70,000 IN SALES LAST YEAR! When I tried to match pace with her and tell her about a book we had recently sold for $550, she one upped me and said she had just sold a limited edition Valentines Hidden Mickey teddy bear for $1,100.  Ouch.  Turns out, there is something to be learned from everyone!  I’ll admit that I spent a few hours digging through …

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Buying Luxury Goods for Resale: Louis Vuitton Edition

Every time I go to Walmart, I see women wearing stained sweats, socks with sandals, and carrying a Louis Vuitton tote. Or a Chanel purse. Or Prada…take your pick.  At least, that’s what they would have you think – but, if you are one of these people, let me tell you a secret…no one believes your bag is real!  The plastic-y, shiny fake leather, the fraying strings, etc.  You don’t look high class, you are a poser. And, believe it or not, carrying a fake designer bag makes you look even poorer than carrying a normal Walmart purse… ​The real kicker is: designer purses and clothing are not out of reach for the average person. You might not be able to walk into Neiman Marcus or a Louis Vuitton store and swipe your debit card anytime soon, but eBay has become a hot spot for designer goods and handbags priced at 80% or more off …

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