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Sunday Morning
December 18, 2016
As many of you are traveling to see family over the holidays if that involves a trip up and down I-95 going through the Carolinas I want to invite you to plan a pit stop at my pair of antique mall booths stuffed with Scouting goodies.  The easiest way to give you directions is to invite you to visit www.santeeswapperstore.com where I have all the details.  Plus both stores are running big Christmas sales right now.  
Vintage Scouting Auctions Live on eBay
A good patch friend told me about an ecommerce solution he just started using to have an online store that integrates with eBay and Facebook.  Now some of you who have been long time readers will know I'm on version 5 or 6 of some kinda off-eBay store setup.  This one looks promising but after spending some time last night looking at the tutorials and all I just don't think I'm game for another swim in that pool.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Looking Good
A few years back I recommitted myself to eBay and especially this fall I've been adding inventory to my store every week.  I discovered that as a 2nd channel I could use Facebook to go where collectors are already hanging out.  So at this time both of my platforms are places where there are already a bunch of eyeballs and in the online world that's the #1 factor.
Auctions Ending Soon With Bids on eBay
The antique mall booths are really just a solution to the problem of what to do with all the uniforms, books and 3-D items that I've accumulated over the years that are hard to ship.  As a revenue maker they are pretty nominal but they do help keep clutter out of my patch cave which to me is a pretty important goal.
Santeeswapper on eBay Patchblanket.com
Earlier this week while listing activity patches for sale I let one go too cheap.  I had a patch that looked to be a District Cub Scout Pow Wow based on the text on it.  Turns out it was an OA chapter event patch.  Well you win some and you loose some.  I got a little smarter and put the next one up for bids and it's pictured below.
This week I did try something for the first time.  I launched a $5 OA flap album that is completely on consignment.  Another collector who follows what I've been up to decided that instead of carrying the same old flaps around to TORs and having people ignore them that he would send them to me and let me run them through my Facebook Store over at www.ScoutPatchHQ.com.  I don't know if I can sell enough of them to make it worth his while but I'm going to give it a try and see what happens. 
Your brother in the cloth,

Jason Spangler
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