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21 May 2014 - 4:05pm

Armchair Shoppers - My EBAY Store!

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Hello CL Friends,

I have permission from CL-Ed to spread the word about my eBay store - AJ's Unique Boutique. I have been selling on eBay for almost one year now, but I have difficulty with page views, so I am trying to spread the word. If you have Facebook or Twitter or whatever and wherever you can help spread the word, I would be most grateful to you!

What do I have in my store? New and used clothing all in excellent condition - for men and women, a few toys, collectibles, comics, books, shoes (mostly women's shoes), and much miscellaneous-I even have two out of three Slipknot masks left, lol! I am always adding new items, so please bookmark my site and check back from time to time! And, yes, I ship international, and I always try to find the cheapest way to ship.

For the month of May and June CL customers will receive 20% off one item. And don't worry. I won't constantly post about my store or advertise. My link is in my profile, and this is the one and only post on this topic.

I also just started (well returned to) on Amazon. I was a book seller in 2009, but things did not go well due to one scammer, so I am now, with Amazon's permission, starting over there. I will have mainly media and toys up there for now. I will add my storefront link to this message, too, even though I have few items up for now. I will add it to my profile soon. I am starting slowly there, but I hope to have lots more up on Amazon by the end of May or June, at latest.

Thanks for reading and checking out my store. PM me here or through eBay for your discount. I also combine shipping to save you money and almost all my items are listed with free shipping.

Have a wonderful week!

Hope777

http://stores.ebay.com/AJs-Unique-Boutique

http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplace...

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21 May 2014 - 10:56pm
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Hey hope, best of luck with both your stores!

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21 May 2014 - 11:19pm
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I wish you luck on your new venture! I may have to buy that fish button up on your eBay page!

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31 May 2014 - 12:11am
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Thank you guys!

I am having a few issues with keeping things up and getting some new things up due to teaching an online class right now and having tons of papers to grade, but I am doing my best.

Thanks for checking it out! Did you see the Bouncin' Betty (pretty woman sitting on a lure) Columbia TShirt 'Slim? I like that one, too. I have a few fishing related shirts up right now.

Seriously, if you are interested, I am happy to offer a discount. Just PM me here or message me on Ebay and we can go from there.

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31 May 2014 - 8:53pm
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Just picked up a textbook at a garage sale for 75 cents. It was about writing poetry, prose, and plays, and I used to love to write, so I quick looked it up to see if maybe I could keep it for my personal collection. The lowest price for this book USED is going for a little over $63.00 and the highest is around $118.00, lol. Needless to say, if I decide I want to check out the book I will go to my local library. Haha!

The frustrating part about both my stores right now is finding TIME to keep things up (relist) and get new things up. I have a ton of inventory, and my classroom is taking over my life right now. At least I never lack for things to do. I tell my sons there is "no rest for the wicked." Devil lol

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2 June 2014 - 9:10am
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Geez thats a good pick-up. That reminds me of that Antiques Roadshow show on tv where these old geezers bring their family heirlooms in to a guy to get them valued. I know it sounds as boring as watching grass grow but it's a strangely watchable show.

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2 June 2014 - 10:48pm
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I do like the shirts, but I have already outgrown them... without ever putting them on! I'm going to keep an eye on your store though! Smile

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11 June 2014 - 6:20am
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I do like the shirts, but I have already outgrown them... without ever putting them on! I'm going to keep an eye on your store though! Smile

Thanks, 'Slim. What size are you? I can keep my eye out. I am trying to look for larger sizes now, because I know many people have trouble finding good quality items in larger sizes at the stores. I have a few friends who complain about this a lot, plus I like to have a variety of sizes up, too. I do find the larger sizes sell faster, too, it seems.

If you don't want to write your size here in front of God and everybody, you can PM me, lol.

Thanks for checking out my store and stopping in now and again. I truly appreciate it! Smile

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11 June 2014 - 6:24am
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Geez thats a good pick-up. That reminds me of that Antiques Roadshow show on tv where these old geezers bring their family heirlooms in to a guy to get them valued. I know it sounds as boring as watching grass grow but it's a strangely watchable show.

Yes, those finds are exciting. I just sold a shirt for 75 dollars the other day. I paid like four dollars for it. I am now waiting for that REALLY big find. You know those kind you read about where the person buys something at a garage sale for fifty cents and makes their first million or so? lol The stories are crazy!

Books are really interesting. Some you think would be worth a lot are listed on Amazon for one penny plus shipping cuz there are so many of them and some you don't think would be worth much go for crazy prices. Text books are hit and miss due to new editions coming out for some, but I can use the scanner on my phone to reduce my chances of buying those "duds."

I sold a tiny paperback book that was teaching/educational related, actually special education. I sold it for over 50 dollars all because the title of the book changed and I had one with the original title.

With books you just never know.

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12 June 2014 - 1:13am
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You're right Hope, you just never know!

It reminds me of an article I read a while back about a bookseller in NY who bought a dictionary (on eBay) thought to belong to Shakespeare! They paid $4050....which is a bit much for a dictionary with scribbles in it if you ask me Wink

But the last folio that belonged to the literary genius sold at auction for £2.5M in 2006!! So if it's proven to actually have belonged to Shakespeare this guy is likely to make many times that!!

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15 June 2014 - 11:21pm
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Love those stories! Smile

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16 June 2014 - 1:09am
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Hope, I am a XXL, sometimes an XL on the right situation. Keep an eye out! lol

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16 June 2014 - 9:27am
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Does not order anything on ebay or amazon, since almost no one send packages to Belarus, or sends, but delivery price is too high. And this is pretty sick ,since some items, expecially electronic, is around 50% cheaper than here Sad
Good luck with your shop Hope!

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8 July 2014 - 8:48pm
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Yes, I know shipping is high, but I have shipped international. Most pay 25 to 30 dollars MINIMUM, but I always try to give them a little break on the item when I can.

I do believe I have some XL and 2XL and even 3XL shirts up, and I will continue to source. I love finding unique mens and womens clothing. I often source for men so I am not tempted to buy for myself, lol.

I just listed a nice mink coat for your wife, Slim. lol! Wink

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I am actually usually order some clothes(ok, not me, of course i hate shopping, my girfriend do this job) at sportsdirect or mark and spencer online shop, lol, there clothes even cheaper that here on shops, and this make me sad, since at UK people average earn is few times more... Do not know why i am post this, really lol
Hope, your ebay store is popular?

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10 July 2014 - 10:01pm
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Lol, well I am glad you (I mean your girlfriend, lol) can find reasonably priced clothing somewhere online. I do understand the cost for shipping. Many will not even ship international, but I have enjoyed my interactions with my international shoppers.

I do need to keep promoting my store, belaff. It is difficult due to the competition and the "race to the bottom" pricing - everyone tries to beat the next person then an item goes for next to nothing. My other challenge is number of page views since it is a numbers game. But I truly enjoy doing it, and I like to think of my customers enjoying the item I have found, listed, sold, and mailed to them. Sometimes I find things for free then my profit is nice. It is just fun. I tell everyone it is not a PT job but an addiction. I will be concentrating harder on my Amazon business soon to build that more, but I will still enjoy listing on Ebay. Smile

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