eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter
Friday Morning Edition
March 22, 2019

Today you can find a fresh episode of Thread Heads linked from the newsletter.  This episode sprang from a phone call that Brad England and I had this week to talk shop.  After discussing all the ways the recent eBay seller update was affecting us we said wait that's good material for a show!
Vintage eBay Scout Auctions This Weekend
You may not have noticed but is you sit on our side of the table the change to only allowing GTC listings for fixed price is a big shift.  Brad had been using an interesting strategy to rotate the inventory in his store.  Now this change will make it much more of a challenge to manually play that dance to save on fees.

How Does The Recent Seller Update Affect You?  

Auctions Ending Friday & Saturday on eBay
One of the ways these recent eBay changes caught me by surprise.  I discovered that even after something sold in my store that the listing seemed to remain alive.  These zombie listings in a collectibles category are not helpful because I'd get messages from buyers asking when I would have something available or why couldn't they push a button to buy this item.  The problem with this go much deeper as I explain in the episode.

Free Admission, Silent Auctions, 100 tables of stuff 

Boy Scout Memorabilia Auctions on eBay
It looks like I'm about to get some help with the Charlotte TOR.  One of our leaders is putting a piece on his Wood Badge ticket to do a bunch of local promotion and help organize and run the scavenger hunt that the Scouts will participate in.

Patchblanket Santeeswapper Store on eBay
As the month continues I'm closing out a run of 800 CSPs that I'm posting to my eBay store using 7-day auctions.  Once these close I'll just roll the unsold issues into the store.  I'm building new auctions now to run when these close.
Today I'm leaving work early to go bust Sophia out of school.  We are going to walk over the arena at UNC-Charlotte and catch my USC Lady Gamecocks playing their first game in the NCAA tournament.  I don't know how we got so lucky to have them playing literally where my daughter goes to early college but we are going.  
Have a great weekend,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC


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