Hallelujah! It's finally cold! Today's high was 66 degrees, so I decided to wear my first sweater of the season. It's pink and fuzzy .....and only cost a dollar. I usually wear black, so my co-workers were pretty shocked when I walked in the office this morning. When I got home, I decided to put on my sheepskin boots -- nice and cozy. After a long, hot summer, I'm really looking forward to the winter months.
Speaking of winter...
Pictured below is a nativity snow globe I purchased last weekend. It was a bit pricey ($2), but I'll still make about $6 on it.
And, of course, there are the snow globe superstars. I haven't found one yet, but they're out there. In the past 14 days, the following snow globes have sold for quite a bit of money:
1. A "Louis Vuitton Client Gift" snow globe sold for $810
2. A Mary Poppins St Paul's Cathedral snow globe sold for $650
3. And a Finding Nemo snow globe sold for $250
And now for some super secret snow globe tips:
1. Don't worry if you find one that is low on water. Check
the bottom. If it has a plug, you can refill it!
2. Use bubble wrap to save on weight when packaging mini
globes. You may be able to send them using First Class – an
inexpensive and fast way to ship packages.
3. eBay does not distinguish between snowglobe written as one word and snow globe written as two. Your listing will come up no matter how buyers search for it. However, snowglobe written as one word seems to bring the most money and saves space. According to Terapeak and the Google Keyword Tool, buyers are also searching for domes. (Interestingly enough, eBay has the word snowdomes as a subcategory.) The word water also popped up as a popular snowglobe-related search term. Use as many of these keywords as possible to attract a wide variety of buyers.
4. Inspect snow globes carefully before purchasing them.
around if you look carefully.
5. If you buy a large globe, make sure it's really cool, extremely rare, or unbelievably tacky. It needs to be a home run. Shipping a heavy item is expensive, and nobody wants to pay a fortune for something they can buy at Walmart. Use Parcel Post to save buyers money, but let them know that they have the option of paying for Priority if they need their purchases to arrive quickly. Parcel Post is inexpensive, but it's also very slow.
So there you have it. Winter in eBay Land. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? Speaking of which.......What's your dream? Is it to have fun and work at the same time? Well, thanks to eBay, you can. Continue reading this blog, and you'll be livin' the dream in no time.
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