How to Test Playstation controllers on a PC

In this video (below) I share a really useful little gadget which I use to quickly and simply test Playstation 1 & 2 controllers

If you are reselling controllers it really pays to carefully test them so that you can confidently state in your listing that they are fully tested and ALL functions on the pad are working.

This can be both time consuming to do with an actual console, setting up the console loading up a game etc, plus not all games use all of the functions on a controller especially the analog controllers.

This is the gadget – one end is a USB connector and the other end fits Playstation controllers…. simple!

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Use this link to check out the actual gadget I use on Amazon: Click here

 

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Focus on Friends: Fake Rachel & Jamie

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We got to know Fake Rachel and Jamie via the wonderful world of YouTube a couple of years ago.  Since then we have become good friends and chat with Fake Rachel on a daily basis.   Their videos are always very informative and easy to watch.  They have a wealth of reselling knowledge between them. Continue reading

Amazing BOLO – Keep your eyes peeled :)

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I shared this video a few years back and I still regularly get people thanking me for the tip as it keeps paying off for people…

I thought I would re-share it as many new subscribers & followers of the blog may not have seen it….

Hope it helps out a few more people 🙂

All the best… Nic

Drop me a line if this tip has paid off for you – I love hearing about your success stories

John Yarberry ‘The Cincinatti Picker”

I got to know John through being invited to be part of the “six pack” reseller live hangout shows and was fascinated by his unique twist on reselling.

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Skills we need to sell online – with guest Lonnie

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Our guest reseller this week was my good friend Lonnie

As a topic we decided to look at the skills we have learnt in order to be successful resellers, and also look at skills we had from our previous jobs and lives that we have adapted and used in our reselling. Continue reading

Reselling chat with Chad the ‘Golden Finger Picker’

Zaheer and I were both excited to get Chad AKA ‘The Golden Finger Picker’ on our chat

Chad is a highly respected reseller from the USA with a hugely popular youtube channel, both he and his wife, Kim have a wealth of knowledge they share with the community. Continue reading

Yard Sale Treasure Hunting… Vlog & Haul…

We went to a ‘Yard Sale Trail’ which was great fun and proved to be a great way to find a good mix of stuff for reselling…

‘Yard Sale Trails’ sometimes called ‘Jumble Trails’ or ‘Garage Sale Trails’ are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to car boot sales, we have been to 3 now and have found them to be great fun and always manage to find some good stuff.

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Focus on Friends: Zaheer & Rebecca Malik

This month we are featuring our good friends Zaheer & Rebecca Malik.  Nic & Zaheer got to know one another via their YouTube channels shortly after Nic started making YouTube videos about reselling.  They have become firm friends in the 3 years that have followed.  It’s been a true pleasure to get to know Zaheer & Bec, a lovelier couple you couldn’t meet, and I’m so happy to call them our friends. Continue reading

Recommended Reselling Supplies

There are certain things as a reseller you simply can’t be without…. and finding quality products at good prices can take time and effort – we hope these links save you time and hopefully money too 🙂

As well as packing supplies there are also many time saving tools we have come across over the years that we use daily and we can highly recommend, scroll further down to see those. There is also a section of FBA supplies we use at the end.

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Introducing Joe :)

I am pleased to say I had the pleasure of chatting with Joe (AKA Mypacrat on youtube on our Tuesday Tat Chat)

Joe lives in Colorado has been a reseller since the 1990’s and has a wealth of knowledge which he shares on his youtube channel, he buys a wide assortment of items, specialising in vintage toys, jewellery, and vintage collectable items…

 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Joe and hope we can do it again sometime, the hour flew by :0

Please check out Joe’s channel *** by clicking here ***

 

£5,100 Sale! What do we get after fees?

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We recently sold the highest value item of our 15 year reselling career.  Nic had purchased a job lot of vintage consoles, games and accessories and while researching prices in which to list everything, he came across this inconspicuous looking cartridge with a hand written label.  At first he dismissed it, assuming it had no value as it had lost it’s label, and someone had replaced it with their own.  He planned to bundle it along with an Atari console and some other lower value games.  However, his curiosity was triggered, he had never seen an Atari game called ‘Hard Head’ before, perhaps even without the label it would still hold some individual value.  Having done some further research he decided that perhaps this game was actually quite rare as there were no other ‘Hard Head’ Atari Cartridges currently listed or recently completed on eBay.  He decided then that he would put the game on auction with a Buy It Now of £100! Continue reading

Using Coupon Apps To Save Money On Your Grocery Shop

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You may have used in-store coupons and regular paper coupons from Newspapers and Magazines to save money on your weekly shop in the past and these have their place and serve their purpose.  Filed under ‘there is an app for everything’ the digital age brings with it Coupon Apps.

Each app promises you exclusive offers on branded products. These offers work sightly differently as you don’t produce your coupon at the till. Instead you pay for your shop as usual, then once home, you upload your receipt to show proof of purchase and the company will then refund that amount to you, either directly to your bank account or to your Paypal account.

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Selling My Little Ponies: How to identify a My Little Pony to sell on eBay

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So you have purchased a bag of My Little Ponies from a boot or jumble sale with a view article-2118633-12483B9E000005DC-125_634x468to selling them on eBay but you are unsure where to start.  The first thing to know is that My Little Pony is extremely collectible so there are may fan sites and informative websites to find on the internet.  These can prove to be a wealth of knowledge when you come to identify the pony, and to find out some more information about them to use in your listing. Continue reading

Selling Vegan Fashion

With the growing popularity of Veganism and an increased demand for cruelty free fashion products, as a clothing reseller something that can help your listings to stand out above others, and to reach a wider audience, are the use of keywords which appeal to Vegan buyers.

Vegan buyers will be looking for complete assurance that the item you are selling is completely Vegan and cruelty free.  Therefore you must be 100% definite that the item you are listing meets this requirement and you can unequivocally guarantee that the item you are selling is in fact Vegan. Continue reading

Packaging Clothing

I’m often asked what I use to package my clothing for dispatch and to show how I go about it.  So I’ve made a short video (below).

There is no right or wrong way to do this and I’m simply sharing how I do it.  I use a practical, no frills method, simply using Poly Mailers.  For larger, heavier bundles I would use a box.  Some people like to pre-wrap, or pre-bag the clothing before they go in to the Poly Mailer for extra protection, as I show in the video the Poly Mailers we use are very strong and other than the occasional use of reinforcement tape, I don’t double bag. Continue reading

Going From Part-Time to Full-Time

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Many of you will be part-time resellers, and as a way to supplement your income or to provide a second income, reselling is the perfect solution. Very flexible it can fit in around our busy lives.

Reselling is accessible to all, with very low start-up costs.  Most people already have the equipment needed to start reselling, and can therefore begin with very little investment.

You can earn money reselling from the comfort of your own home putting in as much or as little time as you are able to.

However some of you may be seriously considering taking the leap to becoming a full-time reseller to make this your sole source of income… in this video I discuss some practical things you can do to understand some of the financial realities of going full time.

 

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