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TUESDAY MORNING EDITION - May 12, 2020
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Some days being a Camp Director is my first job and running the eBay business plays 2nd fiddle.  I told my program director if he calls me again today my wife is going to think we are having an affair.  Sorry Chris!  But we are at crunch time in rolling out a plan to run a safe camp and so I'm averaging probably 4-5 hours a day of phone calls, zoom meetings and sending out emails.  But the payoff will be spending a summer in the sun at camp.
Vintage Scouting Memorabilia On eBay
We are scheduled to announce what our camp plan is on Friday so we have about 72 more hours to nail down all the details.  My program director and I are thankfully of like minds about many things and we have some really good ideas forged out of pandemic precautions.  Let's just say we are practicing Semper Gumby!

Order of the Arrow Top Selling Auctions
For those of us looking forward to patch trading August just might be pretty darn epic after a long 2020 drought.  The first week of August I plan on being at Momentum which is the replacement event for NOAC.  This will be held at the Summit and even though it will be much smaller I'm sure there will be swapping during down time.  At the end of the month there are rescheduled conclaves in my area (both on the same weekend - boo!) for SR7B Cardinal Conclave and SR5 Dixie Fellowship.

Scouting Auctions Ending Soon on eBay
I mentioned in the last newsletter that I finally achieved my goal of having new auctions up and running on all 4 of the stores I'm operating.  On Patchsniper I have 178 auctions running with about 20-25 ending every night.  If eBay wants to see new stuff going up I've got that strategy covered.

Patchblanket eBay Store Santeeswapper
My OApatch account has 137 auctions up and running with most of those being flaps in the #100s.  On Santeeswapper I'm selling parts of a Georgia OA collection with 40 items live and some ending in about 6 hours.
I think it's a good sign for the hobby that despite the pandemic, despite the bankruptcy, despite the looming recession that sales in our category seem to be going strong.  Collectors have found time to reorganize and rediscover their passion for the hobby.  Some have decided it's time to sell having finally cleaned out the closet and that's ok too.  We need turnover to keep the gears moving. 
 
Keep Calm And Scout On,
 
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Jason Spangler
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In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff.  I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move.  A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store.  The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte.  The mall is open 7-days/week year round.  So the next time you are in the area come check it out.