eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter
Friday Morning Edition
May 31, 2019

I'm finally learning a few tricks from the Jedi master Chris Jensen.  While I'm pretty good at getting collections here and there the bottleneck is me.  With so many pans in the fire if everything has to go through me to get it listed then that's a problem.  Luckily there is another way.
Vintage eBay Scout Auctions This Weekend
I guess I've known for some time that Chris would use contacts to help him grow his store.  It wasn't just the people sitting in his warehouse that did all the magic.  Maybe it was one trusted person who could identify and roughly price OA. Maybe another person would take eBay consignments and get some collections up for sale at a %. I'm not going that far but a step in that direction.
Auctions Ending Friday & Saturday on eBay
When I lived in eastern North Carolina one of my college girl employees was from Charlotte.  She was the sister of one our babysitters and was attending the local college.  Fast forward and now we are both in Charlotte.  She works in mortgages but agreed to take some of my inventory and scan and type it into a spreadsheet for a fee.  It's something she can do while I'm at camp all summer.  So if all goes well presto I will have hundreds of neckerchiefs ready to throw up on eBay when I get home.
Boy Scout Memorabilia Auctions on eBay
It's very hard to scale a microbusiness if you don't create processes and train other people to take some of the load. I still struggle with that. It's also tough because Scouting memorabilia has a very weak sell-through rate.  So no matter if I could get thousands of items added every month I couldn't afford to pay all the extra help to make that happen.

Patchblanket eBay Santeeswapper Store
Today I have a collection arriving via UPS that is in 4 boxes.  I have almost no idea what's in there as the man was willing to ship it to me and let me evaluate it for a purchase offer.  Now the only bad part of that is I will only be home for 3 days over the next two months! That's precious little time to play with patches.
My crowd is on vacation for a few days then a week from tomorrow I report to Camp Barstow for summer camp.  So far our registration is really up and we hope to reach a 25% increase in overall attendance by the end of the summer. 
Have a great weekend,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC



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