Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Documentary Recommendation

I watch a lot of documentaries. Here is one that I saw this week that I highly recommend. It is free on Netflix.

The Making of a Murderer

I just finished this documentary so it is fresh in my thoughts. Without giving anything away I will just say that it is a 10 part Netflix documentary. It takes place in Wisconsin which is where I live and have lived my entire life. It features a crime that took place here in Wisconsin that I do not remember but that made national news, the murder of Theresa Halbach. I highly recommend it if you have a Netflix account. I thought I would watch it while I listed on ebay and etsy but I binge watched it through the night until 3 am and then finished it up before I got out of bed the next morning. It brought forth a lot of strong feelings that I wish I could talk about now but I think they would probably spoil the viewing.

If you have seen the documentary please let me know what you thought in the comments. If you haven't please comment anyway and let me know what documentaries you recommend!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas All Yee Pickers and Sellers

I'm picturing lots of people with their new iPhones and iPads shopping on eBay and Etsy with their gift cards tomorrow as they sit bored to death at whatever holiday dinner they are forced to attend. Come on hipsters….buy my stuff! Buy lots of my stuff!

Happy Holidays to all of my fellow sellers. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

List List List Sell Sell Sell

I know you've already been listing like a fool but today is the last day to list like a crazy person and sell before tomorrow, which is the last day the post office suggests shipping Priority to arrive by Christmas. December 21st. So put your listing hat on and GO! My goal is to list at least 20 things on top of a bunch of shipping I have to do. Twenty is high for me but I can do it! Do you have a listing goal today?

Edited to Add: I only made it to ten but that's okay. I think 20 was too ambitious. It's 10:30 at night and I just finished up. I had to get a pair of downhill skis ready to ship. That took over an hour because I had to start over half way through. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me And All Other December Babies

Google made a special illustration for me today! I hadn't heard of this so I was totally surprised and a little touched LOL. At first I thought Oh, some famous person has the same birthday as me! Then I clicked on it to see who…Haha. It was me. Have you seen this before? Did you get one on your birthday? I'm sure you have to have a google account or something. I'm 52 today. I never thought I'd be this old….or I probably figured that everything would be perfect by the time I reached this age so I wouldn't mind being 'old'. So dear readers, give me some birthday wisdom today (especially if you are over 50)! And don't dare say age is just a number. I already know that one :) Be creative. I'm demanding on my birthday. All I really want is lots of sales!! Come one ebay and etsy! Give me a $100 day!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ebay Handmade

I read about this on the Etsy forums this morning. Ebay Handmade. If I hadn't read about it there I wouldn't know it existed and if you don't follow the link I provide and just start from the main eBay site good luck finding Ebay Handmade. Why not featured? Any thoughts on this new direction?

Monday, December 7, 2015


I have not posted in a long time. I've just been feeling really unmotivated when it comes to posts and writing. I have been keeping up with you other bloggers though.

Ebay is continuing to disappoint me. I'm not into conspiracy theories but I do think something is "broken". I get really frustrated with other sellers who poo poo any bad talk about ebay and lump any complaints together with the people on the ebay forums who just rant and rave. There is a middle ground. There are people who see signs that there are issues. I'm one of them. I won't go into any particulars today. I'm saving that for another post. In the meantime my etsy store is doing well. This weekend I had zero sales on ebay with an 1100 item inventory. On etsy I had five sales with an inventory that is around 270. Although I'm glad I started my etsy store and grateful that I'm getting sales there to make up for the sales I'm not getting on ebay there are lots of people in the etsy forums saying things are really slow there too. I didn't have much of an etsy store last year so I can't compare. How about you? Did you have any/many ebay sales this past weekend? If you are on both etsy and ebay how do your sales compare? Do you think it's just the economy and random chance?

The main reason for today's post is totally selfish :) I listed a painting today on ebay. I don't know a lot about art and I had a hard time fitting it into a category/style or describing it. I bought this painting at a Friends of the Library sale. I don't know if it was something donated or if it originally hung in the library. I have another similar one that is of a fish. So tell me what you think! What style would you call this? I've looked at so many paintings on ebay and every time I look at a different style I change my mind about this painting. So help! I'll let you know how I described it in the comments. I don't want to influence your thoughts by posting mine here. So here it is. It is signed but I can't read the signature. It was done in 2003. I can't tell if it is acrylics or oil …or something else. I just thought it was cool. I'd love to hear what you think about the deer with the man face too.