eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter
Friday Morning Edition
January 6, 2017

This week I did pull off the return of Scouting Hot Finds Radio.  My new format is a shorter 30 minute show that will still feature interviews with interesting people along with a new focus on TORs.  The first show in 2016 (actually show #74) is focused on eBay selling fees.  I also put in a call to Chris Jensen to plug the SC TOR.
Vintage eBay Boy Scout Auctions This Weekend
I will work up an infographic on this topic but I'd like to share a couple of key findings from my research on the topic that I think can be helpful to collectors.  Many smaller sellers in the category may assume that having an eBay store is not a commitment they are prepared to make.  However, my numbers show that if you are listing at least 100 different items a month then the basic level eBay store will save you money.
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Auctions ending Friday and Saturday on eBay
The other takeaway is that if you are selling a lot on eBay you can't look at the total number of listings that are baked into the subscription.  For example the next bump up is a premium level store that includes 1,000 fixed priced listings.  However, the price point where that subscription level makes sense is actually 1/2 of that at about 500 items per month.  So if you haven't been paying attention to fees don't pay a stupid tax in 2017 for not doing your homework.
Boy Scout Memorabilia Auctions on eBay
Trying to do a weekly podcast means there will be a quick turnaround for next weeks episode.  I'm sending out some email invitations today to line up some January guests.  If you have an idea for a topic please reach out to me.
Santeeswapper eBay Store at Patchblanket.com
The sale that I'm running this week in my Patchblanket.com store is on Council Shoulder Strips at 20% off.  In 2017 I'm moving back to my strategy of running small sales in unique categories in my store.
The weather man is calling for as many as 7-9 inches of snow in the next 24 hours in Charlotte.  The kids are super excited as we can count on one hand the number of times they've been able to play in the snow during their lifetimes.  I'm going out to Home Depot later today so I can engineer some dad crafted sleds to ride down the hills on.  I hope your weekend is looking as exciting as mine.
Have a great weekend,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC

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