Monday, September 22, 2014

eBay Sale of The Day -- 21-22 Sept 2014

Another great day!!!

Sold two items over the past two days on eBay. It's an incredible feeling to look at your phone and see that you sold an item.

#1 Item I Sold:

"1993 Trivial Pursuit Game Show" Very Vintage Game.

Purchased for $1.50
Sold $12.99

#2 Item I sold:

"Harley Davidson Collector 4 Plates/4 Cups "Superior Sprockets and Mufflers'

Purchased: $5
Sold: $28.00

Very Happy with the results! And the momentum continues!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

eBay Sale of the Day -- Sept 18, 2014

Today, was a good day.....

I sold this item on eBay.

It's a NAT NAST, Short Sleeve

NAT NAST is a high end brand that's very difficult to find in thrift stores. Luckily I was able to find one just sitting there and couldn't believe the price. I knew I had a piece of gold in my hands and purchased it right away

Purchased it for $3.49

Sold for $29.99

Not bad....and the momentum continues

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


For the past month, a couple of subtle things have changed in my life. The life of a poker dealer is a maze of ups and downs. One day, you're on top of the world, making lots of money, then next day, you're struggling to make $ is the life of a poker dealer. So, in those slow times I've been figuring out ways to gain extra income to compensate those slow times in poker that inevitably comes.

I decided to re-open my eBay account. 16 years ago, I wrote a book and sold it exclusively on eBay. Sold it for $8.99 and made $500 a month selling this little book. The best part there was no overhead. Whenever someone bought my book, I would just email them a copy. Like I said, this was 16 years ago so Kindles, ibooks, iPads, and similar items didnt' exist, but somehow I was making a good side money.

Then of course I got married, got sidetracked, and didn't get back to it. In August, I remember entering the poker room on a Wednesday (I remember it vividly) and saw no one in the room except the poker dealers. I remember working for 2 hours, making 20 bucks and being forced out. I remember driving home thinking, I have to do something about this..So I decided to look into other sources of income -- A friend of wife's had a eBay business, and I thought I should do that again. That night, I went eBay and tried to find my old account, but apparently it was deleted. Turns out I created an account in 2011 but never really did anything about it.

So the question was what am I gonna sell? I scanned youtube and the ideas were plenty. A found a couple of videos about people purchasing stuff from garage/yards sales and flipping it on eBay for huge profits...I thought wow!! I could do this. Las Vegas is full of yards sales especially around my neighborhood. One morning I decided to drive around and see if I could find stuff to sell.

I came across this house with a group of teenagers having a fund-raiser. On this table I saw a bunch of Girls jeans, and lot of them were in great condition. I bought 4 of them for $2 each. I listed them on eBay...I sold one for $16 and another for $19,99...WOW!!! Needlessly to say, that got my mind churning. I started religiously watching any youtube video talking about buying stuff cheap and selling them on eBay. Come to find out there was people who do this full time, and I thought, "Damn, I could do this." So for the past month and a half I've been buying inventory and selling it on eBay. Doing my best to make this work.

Lately things have been going well, I sold 4 items in the past 3 days, and it's gotten me more exciting about trying to make this eBay thing work. For past 3 weeks, I've been searching the local thrift shops and garage sales trying to find those "treasures" that could make some money! The thrill of the treasure hunt give me the adrenaline rush I haven't had in a long time.

Everyday, I'm on youtube, reading blogs about people who've bought stuff at garage sale and rock bottom prices selling them for huge profits. It's inspirational! I absolutely love doing this!!!! I learn something new everyday and each day I try to incorporate what I learn to my eBay Account.

It's a great time!!! As I continue my journey to getting better eBay seller I'll definitely keep everyone posted. Anytime I find something I think is valuable I'll post it in my blog.