eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter
Sunday Morning 
September 22, 2019

So how about this for a perfect Saturday afternoon.  College football and listing patches on eBay can coexist!  With my team kicking off at 4 PM I pulled up the radio broadcast (I love listening to the play-by-play) and sat down at the computer.  During the almost 4 hour game (a very sad day for my team) I was able to get through a few boxes of patches and now I have auctions scheduled for the next two weeks.
This Weekend Is Loaded With Auctions
I am holding out hope that one day in the not so distant future eBay will give USA sellers an unlimited store.  In other words pay one fee and instead of being capped at 10k listings (then paying extra per item) they just let you list them all for the price of your store subscription.  Instead now what I'm doing is scattering new listings over multiple eBay accounts because it's the best way to beat them on fees. Turns out in other countries like Germany and Australia they already have this model. 

Order of the Arrow Auctions Up For Bids
This fee calculation helps explain why I have been running new accounts at 5dollarpatchstore and oapatch in 2019.  The way the fees are structured once you get up to the largest store they have (10k) it makes more sense to start another account rather than keep growing the original.  I know that this is not a topic for most of you but even at the lower levels sometimes having multiple accounts can help you save on fees. 

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Auctions Are The Hot Finds Secret Sauce
Having to check multiple accounts for questions, offers, issues on a regular basis is a real pain.  So if it ever comes to pass I'll likely merge all my inventory to one mega-store on my Santeeswapper account.  But eBay shareholders probably like the way things are now so it ight not change anytime soon.

Over 100 Unique Items Up For Bids
Patchblanket Santeeswapper eBay Store
Tonight I have auctions ending on the unique OA collection that includes many Elangomat and other rare modern pieces. At the same time I'm selling a collection of Waguli 318 and Croatan 117.  I have things spread out with auctions ending almost every night.  
This was my last weekend at home before 4 straight Scouting weekends that will test my wife's patience.  Next weekend it's a Webelos camping trip.  The following weekend I'm off to a camp trade show in south Florida.  Then comes the Central Ohio TOR.  The final piece is a Cub Scout pack camping trip for our district Cub-O-Ree.  That's a lot of Scouting!    
                
 
Your brother in the cloth,
 

Jason Spangler
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scoutpatchhq My Boy Scout memorabilia store at www.ScoutPatchHQ.com is loaded with thousands of patches for sale with free shipping.  At launch it features the collection of Marty Wasznicky "the Silverfox Trader" being sold on consignment.  Inside you can find Order of the Arrow, National Jamboree and Council Shoulder Patches.