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ISSUE 40: Nov. 30, 2007

Yard Salers: Issue 40! Cyber Friday, Holiday Buying and Selling - Nov. 30, 2007

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Yard Salers: Cyber Friday, Holiday Buying and Selling - Nov. 30, 2007

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Hi everyone!

Well if last Friday was Black Friday, today is Cyber Friday, the Friday after Cyber Monday. My household is no exception. I've already bought a lot of things online, and avoided Black Friday in the stores completely. I know a lot of people like to go out to the stores, and got great deals. But I have one friend who got up at 5 a.m. to go to Sears, waited in line for hours to get a 1/2 price HDTV, and just when it got to her turn, they ran out.

But a neat thing is happening this year: while we are buying a lot of stuff as usual, we are also offloading stuff. And our resistance to buying our son a new video game system has meant that he's had to work for a new system. So he's selling his GameCube, which he doesn't use as much anymore, to make money to put toward a new Microsoft XBox 360.

Another beautiful thing: I told him I'd pay him to scan post cards for me. I still have a bulging recipe box of post cards from all over the world. So I gave him a quick training session on the scanner, and he's been scanning them and saving them in sessions ranging from 15 minutes to half an hour. Well, OK, usually closer to 15 minutes.

But my point here is that if you have kids, and they want stuff, it's a great time to hold that carrot out to them and get them to do stuff. ::mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha -- insert evil laugh here::.

But let's get back to what this newsletter is all about: making money and selling stuff. (Well anyway, that's part of what it's about). I've noticed an uptick in all my eBay auctions. I think this is a good time in general to get that stuff you haven't had time to list out there and up online. Drag it all out there and get it up on the site. There are more people in general shopping and browsing the site, and I think they're making incidental purchases as well as shopping for gifts.

Here's an example. I'd been thinking about buying some anti-tarnish silver sleeves for my silver flatware for the longest time. Since Thanksgiving just passed, and got me thinking about Christmas coming up, with its accompanying meals, I went ahead and bought some silver cloth while I was already online shopping for stuff for the kids.

As to my auctions, I noticed some stuff that hasn't been looked at in months has suddenly gotten watched...for example, a very cool book called Wars Remembered, which is signed by a bunch of different veterans and tells their stories, that has been languishing in my eBay store. And a Limoges coral pink platter up and sold for $25.95. It had been sitting in my store since the summer, which surprised me a bit since it is just a gorgeous pink and white platter with gold trim.

My son's GameCube auction closed at $122.50 with 30 bids. Which reminds me about a strange thing that's happened in the Video Games subcategory on eBay: they seem to have taken away the completed listings feature there so you can see final prices. To get them, you have to go to eBay's marketplace data service, or get them from another price data service such as Hammertap.

However, the good news about eBay's marketplace data service is, you can get a two-day pass for $2.99. I think that's one of the best deals out there to do research if it's not something you can get for free on eBay itself.

While I was at it, I put up some individual video games and even some dvd's. So if you have those languishing in the house, bring 'em out.

I was especially surprised that this one set of 2 dvd's I put up, Animusic 1 & 2, sold for healthy $33.

Finally, what Cyber Friday would be complete without a promotion? For the next week, you can get a copy of my latest special report, "Make Big Bucks off Catalogs on eBay," for only $4.95.

AND you have a chance to win a free signed copy of my paperback book, eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks. A very good chance. See article 1 for details.

What's that? You want more ways to make money? I'll be writing about a new service called KickItBack.com, which lets you earn cash back on your eBay purchases AND money on referrals you send to the eBay site, in this coming Sunday's AuctionBytes Update, www.auctionbytes.com.


Buy Low. Sell High. What Sells on eBay for What 2007 is here. Over 300 pages high and median prices for key categories. Plus Top Searches and Most Watched Items for EVERY eBay category. Get it at half price only here in this newsletter.

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[For more writing and photos throughout the month, check out Julia's bidbits blog at http://juliawww.typepad.com/bidbits/.]

In This Issue:
1) Julia's Cyber Friday Promotion: Catalogs ebook for only $4.95
2) Reader Mail: Starting an Online Vintage Business

1) Julia's Cyber Friday Promotion: Catalogs ebook for Only $4.95

If you've been holding back, now is the perfect time to get your hands on a copy of my new catalogs ebook. Because I'm having a Cyber Friday promotion for only $4.95!

"Read the ebook on catalogs...LOVED IT!!" said Dee, a subscriber. "I am really gonna keep my eyes open for these!! I'm also trying to figure out who else would have kept old catalogs...and then go beg for them...lol."

Wise words. It can't hurt to ask friends, relatives and neighbors.

You can get your copy for $4.95 by going here,
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Want to give me your ideas about Yard Salers and get a good shot at winning a paperback in return? You can also enter to win a free signed copy of my Wiley paperback, "eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks." All you have to do is email me at juliawilk@aol.com and tell me what kinds of things you'd like to see more of in the newsletter. How easy is that?

I have a limited number of copies I'll be signing and giving away. "Makes a great Christmas gift." Or whatever holiday you to celebrate.

Questions? Email me at juliawilk@aol.com.

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Julia's Make Money Selling Kids' Clothes on eBay ebook has been updated for 2007! Now 42 pages, it's jam-packed with brand analyses; high, median and low prices; and tips about where to find the best children's clothes to resell. Buy it!.

2) Reader Mail

This first letter refers to a site for my auction directory, juliasauctionlinks.com. I don't think I mentioned it yet in Yard Salers so here it is:

I was reading your current and past reading material and saw that if we knew of another site that was good to send it to you so here it is.


Steve and Lora go beyond what many sites do and they are so reasonable in pricing...I haven't been able to get my listings up as I would like due to health reasons, but this site is worth its weight in all areas.

thank you,

Thank you Dinah! I've had it up on the juliasauctionlinks site for a while now, but wanted to run your letter here as well.


Actually Dinah's first letter was asking a question about my ebooks bout selling books. And I'm pleased to tell her I'll soon be coming out with an update that has more of what she wants:

Just a question before I buy the book on books....does this ebook come with pictures of books? Or is it all just names and such..

thank you,

Hi Dinah,

You make an excellent point. It really needs more pictures, and I do plan on adding them. But right now it's mostly just "all names and such"..I like the way you put it...lol.

Adding pictures is a bit more difficult because if it is not your own photo, you have to get the permission of the person who posted the auction. However, I have many of my own pix I can use. And I agree w/ you...pix make it much more valuable. (Well, one other downside is they add a lot of download time...but I may do a pix file add-on).

So thanks for the feedback..if you don't want to buy now, watch my newsletter for when the version with the pix is out.

Thanks! Julia


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That's it for this issue. Until next time! - Julia


Questions about My eBooks Ordering

You can certainly purchase from me directly, as can anyone. Most of my ebooks are now available via instant download at the website's bookstore at www.yardsalers.net/bookstore. Any others you have questions about, all you have to do is email me and let me know which ebook(s) you want, if you are a subscriber and thus eligible for the discount, and then PayPal me to my PayPal id at juliawilk@aol.com. I'll be tweaking and updating the ebooks page on my web site soon.

YOUR FEEDBACK WANTED: What Else Do You Want to See in Yardsalers?

I am always open to reader articles, so if you want to write about something relating to yard sale-ing and eBaying, just flag me down! I will of course give you credit, using your eBay ID, web site, or any other contact info.


eBooks by Julia L. Wilkinson:
[All my ebooks are offered at 1/2 price from their regular prices to the subscribers of this newsletter. If interested in any of them, please email me at juliawilk@aol.com.]

- How to Spot Fakes: email me!


Blogs, Blogs, and More Blogs
Check out My amazon.com Author Blog

Those of you who just can't get enough of my writing (are there any of you?) will be happy to know I now have a new blog on amazon.com. Amazon.com has created an "author blog" tool for authors to...well, blog. You'll see it if you bring up either of my books on the amazon site, but for good measure, it's at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593270550. (Scroll down to "amazonConnect").

My TypePad Blog, "Bidbits"

You can also check out my typepad blog, "bidbits": bidbits


Do you have your copy of Julia's book, eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks?

It's available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. If you do want to order the book, I'd appreciate if you'd support Yard Salers and eBayers by using my affiliate link below.

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Copyright 2007 Julia L. Wilkinson

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