Focus on Friends: Tom The English Picker

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

Advertisements

Focus on Friends: Fake Rachel & Jamie

Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 15.00.46

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

Our trip ‘oop north’ to visit Zaheer & Bec

Making videos on YouTube has brought many blessings and surprises, one of which was the meeting of two like minded resellers, Nic & Zaheer, approximately three years ago. Sharing an equal passion for their businesses, and a sense of humour, the two men have become firm friends, and a regular weekly ‘Tat Chat’ was born, airing live every Tuesday evening on YouTube. Early last year Zaheer came to visit us and he & Nic enjoyed a night out in Hitchin.  Later that year we met again when we organised a reseller meet up, again in Hitchin, with more of our close knit reselling friends.  We met Bec that weekend and a lot of fun was had. Continue reading

Style Series: The Ultimate Guide to Collars, Cuffs & Sleeves

For the third part of our style series we are focussing on keywords for styles of collars, cuffs and sleeves. Whether it is a men’s shirt, a woman’s blouse, a dress, top, jacket and so on, we have found all the keywords you will need to describe the varying types and styles in your listings. Continue reading

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

Focus on Friends: The Drew Resellers – Emma & Tony Drew

This month we are featuring our friends Emma & Tony Drew AKA The Drew Resellers. We initially came across their instagram page a few months back and are now regular viewers of their YouTube channels and Emma’s Blog (links below).

Emma is primarily a Lifestyle Blogger helping people to save and to make extra money, with Tony focussing on their Reselling business.  We asked them to answer some questions for us so that you can get to know them a little better:  Continue reading

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

10

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

‘Focus On Friends’ Caroline Mathews – AKA ‘Caroline (Mrs M)’

Our featured friend this month is Caroline (Mrs M).  We came to know Caroline via the Reselling community and have become very good friends over the last couple of years. We have met in person twice. Once during the filming for a BBC episode of ‘Right On The Money’ and again last year at a (very fun) Reseller meet up (links for our YouTube videos below).  We now chat every day online and are already planning this years meet up.

We asked Caroline to answer a few questions for us. So I’ll hand over to her to tell you a bit more about herself and how Reselling became a part of her life… Continue reading

Selling Clothes on eBay: How to measure clothing

When listing your clothing items for sale on eBay using some simple measurements will a) help to sell the item and b) reduce the amount of returns you will get due to the item not fitting on receipt.  I made the mistake of thinking that women’s clothing didn’t need measuring, and the generic sizing label would be enough.  A few returns, and requests for sizing, later I quickly changed my mind on this. Every brand has slightly different sizing, despite the generic sizing given.  Without the luxury of trying an item of clothing on, extra measurements give a better idea of actual size and dimensions to fit the customer. Continue reading

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

1

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