Thrift Hunters

Thrift Hunters is a new television program premièring on January 18, 2014 that features eBay sellers Jason Smith and Bryan Goodman as they thrift for their eBay stores.

I enjoy watching a number of thrifting-related shows including but not limited to the American and the Canadian Pickers, Cash With Cari, Flea Market Finds and The Toy Hunter.

The addition of a new program is always welcome as I continue to work on developing the knowledge required to run a successful eBay business.  I welcome the chance to see Jason and Bryan, whose online activities I have followed for a year or more, in action on my television screen although to be honest, I have not checked yet to see if my cable package includes Spike. I sure hope that it does!

Anyway, here's a peak at a Thrift Hunters episode called "A Garage Sale on Steroids."

This sale reminds me of the sprawling Great Glebe Garage Sale that is held every year here in Ottawa come rain or shine. on the fourth Saturday in May, which means the 2014 sale will be held on May 24.

I look forward to the return of garage sale season and to the première of Thrift Hunters on January 18, 2014.

Treasures By Brenda
You never know what I
might have in store for you!

The Pitfalls of Shopping For eBay

The danger with being an eBay seller is finding too many great items that you want to KEEP. I won't be the first nor the last eBay seller to buy something and want to keep it but last week I had a fantastic shopping day that yielded more than the average number of items that I would like to have in my home.

The images in this collage are but a few of the 'finds' I had last week.  They're all great candidates for resale but some of them will not be resold.  
Can you guess which items I want to keep and which items will be placed on eBay for resale?

The large pictures of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Drame in Paris, France are signed prints by Ortiz Alfau and quite sellable on eBay.

The stained glass window is very, very nice. So nice, in fact, that it was gathering comments as I was headed for the checkout with it.

The hat is unlike any I have seen before. It is a LEATHER baseball cap from the Toronto Maple Leafs. How cool is that?

The skates are actually a wall hanging designed to hold keys or whatever else you might need to hang up. It's an unusual piece and the cashier chuckled after realizing that these flat Montreal Canadiens 'skates' were not really skates at all. 

The red Cars jacket is an adorable item from the second Cars movie, Cars 2, by Disney-Pixar. It's a winter coat done in a leather-like fabric designed to make it look like a real racing jacket and it is new.  

So, have you guessed which items I will keep and which I will part with? 

Friends and family will know that I love travelling and have been to Paris, France, which makes letting go of those pictures difficult for me even though I have a number of paintings and pictures that I have yet to hang. 

Friends might also know that one of my favorite colors, as evidenced by the walls in my kitchen and family room, is a warm, ochre or amber yellow, which is much like the color in this handsome piece of stained glass, making it another difficult piece to part with.

The bottom three items that is the leather hockey hat, the Montreal Canadiens wall hanging and the Disney jacket are nice items but definitely not subject matter that I am interested in and, therefore, will be sold on eBay. 

Of course it is probably a good thing that I am interested in keeping the LARGE items, since they would definitely pose a challenge for shipping from within Canada.   

Would you be tempted to keep any of my treasures?

Treasures By Brenda
You never know what I
might have in store for you!

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