I didn't list any new things - having a break for Christmas though feel a bit silly as sure I could have got rid of some stuff for presents etc.
I made over 500 in the month or so and I will get back to it after Christmas but it's a lot of work when you work full time and run a home too. The benefits are definitely worth it. I think i'll start again but for spending money at the holidays.
my stars are now sitting at 5 for everything - the "as described" was stubbornly at 4.9 for ages but it's back up to 5 courtesy of the last jacket i sold which the lady came to collect - that felt a bit weird - I like to do my selling at a distance!!
Ah Nuts. Collect Plus & Myhermes (so probably all the couriers) are only promising delivery by 24 December if collection completed no later than X PM (?4pm) on Friday 14th. They only announced that TODAY (unhelpful).
I've amended some of my listings to say that extra postage will be required if items are desired by Christmas.
Aarrgh - thanks for reminding me. I have just checked Royal Mail Standard Parcels and last recommended posting date is Thursday 13th. (I knew the dates for 1st and 2nd class.) I have one listing that I will have to amend to alert people to this!
I've just spent the last hour and a half packing up my sold buggy and organising couriers for it and the Wii fit board/game. The wrapped buggy looks like a body...it's going to be fun dropping that off at the depot tomorrow !!
He replied to my Ebay msg on .. 1 December? To ask me to be patient about slow Xmas post. Which I thought about since I know the post is in fact extra quick then; it's after that that post slows to a stall. But then as a mostly seller I know what it's like to be at mercy of delivery service.
Anyway, low value item & obviously I'm one of very many, so don't expect any trouble with Paypal refund.
NOW, i need to find some other cheap spicy sweets for DS stocking.
Marking my place. Hoping to make jan my eBay selling month. Have never sold anything anywhere ever! I've got loads of nice stuff and won't be giving it to the charity shop after finding out the staff get first dibs and the rest tends to go to the rag man.
I was just in Debenhams at their big sweet jars. (I mean they are biiiiiig.) £17 with 20% off. Is that good value? £13.60 for a load of mixed boiled sugared sweets (think rhubarb and custard) in a glass jar. There must be a kilo.
You could courier it cheaper, SNOW? I'm looking a getting some things sent via MyHermes (drop off point in town). The woman there told me today that they are accepting items for Christmas right up until the morning of the 19th, which means buyers have until 9am of the morning of the 19th December to pay.
But you have to book through the website and I don't know if MyHermes will stop accepting orders earlier than that.
Otherwise you could try to sell them now and offer 1st class postage, and just be clear about the cost of the postage in the body of the listing as well as in the 'p&p' box.