We are walking a marathon for charity!!!
In March 2018 we will be doing the London Moonwalk, an overnight 26 mile walk through London in aid of Breast Cancer charities.
If you can donate even a small amount we would be very grateful the link to the charity page is here; Link to charity page
We have been training for quite a while now and building up our fitness and stamina, the video below follows us on our longest training walk so far of 10 miles… the target was an average pace of 15 minutes per mile….
We first saw Steve & Steph on Lonnie (Garage Flips) channel and instantly thought ‘these crazy cats are our sort of people’.
Following our recent purchase of a huge haul of Hyundai & Isuzu car parts at auction we have been very busy, researching, sorting and organising the stock.
Our spare room is now home to the the Air filter, Air-con filter and some of the oil filter stock.
This is all sorted into stacks of the same part number ready to list.
Selling on Amazon FBA has become a huge part of our business.
In this video I share a small shipment of stock and show how I label my products, some of the equipment I use and the process of shipping out a box of stock.
Check below to find the links to the products I use.
I picked up a copy of Ghost castle at a car boot sale for a few pounds. In this video I take a closer look at the game, how to set it up and what is included.
I also take a look at ebay and Amazon to find out how much you can expect to resell these for.
To see how much they are currently going for on Amazon click this link: Link to Amazon to see current prices
I enjoyed making the video and was pleased with how the time-lapse segments came out.
Hope you enjoy watching
In this video I show how effective ‘sticky-off’ is at removing stubborn price stickers and sticky labels… in fact any sticky residue…
I have been using this stuff for years and think it is amazing
Use this link to pick some up, you will not be disappointed Click here
Our good friends Zaheer & Bec decided that for their year Anniversary of the weekly ‘Chinwag’ youtube show Bec would shave off Zaheer’s luscious long locks in aid of charity. Continue reading
For this month’s Focus on Friends feature we are casting our spotlight on our very good friend Tom James AKA Tom The English Picker. Nic & Tom met online about 3 years ago when Nic first started to make YouTube videos. Tom had been uploading videos to YouTube for 3 years at that point, focussing mainly on Antiques, Coins, Gold and Silver. Having met up a few times Tom has become a great friend and someone we chat to daily. We asked Tom to answer a few questions for us…. Continue reading
This week’s guest spot was taken by my good friend Tom, AKA ‘Tom The English Picker’, Tom sells a lot more on Amazon than I do and has a wealth of information so we thought it would be a good idea to have a catch up and talk all things FBA
Click the video below to take a look…
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!
Use this link to check out the actual gadget I use on Amazon: Click here
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
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
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.
He seemed the perfect guest to have on the channel and was looking forward to asking him about his business and his life in reselling. Continue reading
This week on the regular Tuesday Tat chat we chatted about the pros and cons of selling items seasonally and putting items away for Christmas.
We also discuss when having too much stock can become overwhelming. Continue reading
No matter how hard you try, if you sell on ebay you will come across customers who for whatever reason you simply never want to deal with again…. Continue reading
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
In this post I talk about how & why I use a sniping website…
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
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.
There is an added excitement from the ‘Treasure Hunt’ aspect as you follow a map to discover each stall. If you fancy attending one of these events, Continue reading
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
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.
Please browse below and click the links to check out any of the products 🙂 Continue reading
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 ***
We have recently been approved for ‘Merch by Amazon’ and we had lots of questions about how it all worked etc… (Check out the video below :))
So I thought who better to ask than our good friend Margaret AKA Texas Gal Treasures, who is doing amazingly well on Amazon Merch..
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
We get asked so often what words and abbreviations we use actually mean…
Sometimes we forget that those who are new to reselling may not know what a lot of the terms we use actually mean or refer to so I made this video to help explain a few of the more common ones…
I thought it was about time I took the family out for another adventure, I know they like pretty scenery and I had the perfect place in mind….
At this time of year there are some amazing places I know where the woods are carpeted in bluebells….. so I rounded up the troops and headed out.
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.
I tried out 3 different apps: Continue reading
So you have purchased a bag of My Little Ponies from a boot or jumble sale with a view to 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
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
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
Retail Arbitrage is a fancy term for buying brand new stock and reselling it for profit.
The basics are exactly the same as reselling secondhand, the only difference is where you source the stock from and the fact that it is brand new. Continue reading
I picked up this amazing board game at a car boot sale for £3, in this video I take a look inside and find out what is included and if it is complete.
It is a very scarce game and is really holding it’s value – these are well worth picking up is you see them at the right price.
Produced by Parker/Hasbro in 1993 and I believe it was a European exclusive issue.
Stick around till the end of the video when I take a look on ebay to find out how much these games are selling for today.
In the video below I share how I find items on ebay which are for local collection only.
Items without a postage option have a drastically reduced audience & fewer bids tend to be placed on ‘pick up only’ items leading them to selling for much less than they normally would. Continue reading
I was lucky enough to have the chance to chat with Ronnie Hart from ‘Hart Pickers’ on our youtube channel.
Ronnie is a very experienced full-time reseller based in the USA who specialises in selling clothing. He also has a very popular and successful youtube channel where he shares many hints and tips on clothing reselling as well as regular hangouts with other resellers.
I hope you enjoy the chat and can learn something from Ronnie’s experience.