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Ugly Christmas Hairy Chest Sweater T Shirt Mayhem

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When I found this shirt and asked my son to wear it for a #barnesandnoble ugly Christmas Sweater contest I never thought it would be this popular.  I was able to find 20 more and sell them…..   The stories are hilarious and I think this shirt is the hit of the 2014 year from

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Northern Utah eBay Sellers Meet-Up Friday December 5th

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Northern Utah eBay Sellers Meet-Up Friday December 5th 12:00 Noon  Chuck A Rama in Bountiful, Utah  Thrifting afterwards at Savers on 5th South Bring something to donate and you get 20% off your full order at Savers  http://www.meetup.com/Northern-Utah-eBay-Sellers-Meetup-Group/

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One drop of water at a time fills the lake

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From Guest Writer Marcia Glenn Sunday Morning Musing with Coffee: One Drop of Rain of Water at a Time Fills the Lake Some of you are brand new to selling on Ebay and some are old pros. All of us need to keep up with new technology and new ideas that work, whether we like

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The trials of selling online dealing with wholesalers

I ordered a large number of scissor fobs from a company in California over a year ago. I sold a few on eBay and after 18 months of selling them I get a cease and desist order for the designer to quit selling them after she sold them to me. I have her Invoices of

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The difference between counted and stamped cross stitch

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When you are out searching for kits to resale at yard sales or thrift stores there are two types that might just say “cross stitch”. They are stamped and counted. Counted is more common today. Both make x shaped stitches on the fabric. To make the stitches in both counted and stamped you have two

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What is a Counted Cross Stitch sampler?

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In my Facebook group “Cindy’s online selling tips” (CO$T) I get it asked quite often “what is a Cross Stitch sampler and how do you define one or recognize one?” Many believe that the samplers were made in the home when in reality they were made in schools. Samplers are often inscribed with the name

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Northern Utah eBay Selllers Meet-up Group

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Join us if you are online seller on Amazon, Etsy or eBay.  We meet once a month http://www.meetup.com/Northern-Utah-eBay-Sellers-Meetup-Group/ Join us 4 November in Bountiful http://www.meetup.com/Northern-Utah-eBay-Sellers-Meetup-Group/events/211985592/

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A Wedding… Steven and Cierra Finally

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In less than a month my son Steven will get married to a girl he has known since first grade and has dated for over four years.  We are so happy and excited for both of them. We love her family and adore her.   The coolest.. She is an engineer and is ALL for

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Needlework Supplies on eBay & Pinterest

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Today I sell on eBay mostly because I can get worldwide sales.  I also have a few things on etsy but the traffic is just not there.  You can find me on eBay at www.bubbacandance.com I can also be found on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/stitcheryxpress/ We carry a full line of counted cross stitch items from current to

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Money Musing Marcia Glenn

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Sunday Morning Musing with Coffee: Money (again). I talked about MONEY (not the root of all evil) in a previous Sunday Musing however I want to come back to this very basic thought for not only the new peeps who did not originally read the other Musing but as a reminder for those who did.

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Listing on the Go the eBay Mobile Way Webinar 30 July 2014

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Join me Wednesday July 30th for a webinar with Top Rated Seller Webinars with Eric Nash and Kat Simpson https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/503882594   http://www.ecommerceweekly.com/webinars/

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Sunday Musings by Special Guest Marcia Glenn

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In Cindy’s Online Selling Tips I have been honored to have Marcia Glenn write a Sunday Musing for us for a long time. I wake up every Sunday to these wonderful posts.   Sunday Morning Musing with Coffee: What Does Ebay REALLY Want From ME? I have thought long and hard these last few months

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Being Part of the eBay and PayPal Community

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Being part of the eBay and PayPal community has benefited me as a seller and a buyer.  A couple of years ago I was asked to make a video for PayPal about being a seller in the eBay and PayPal Community.  You can see it here. I run a Facebook group for online sellers to

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Buying Completed Needlework for Resale

I get asked by many sellers about buying completed and stitched and sometimes framed needlework that is already stitched for resale.  There are a few factors to take in mind when purchasing.   1.The quality of the work.  If you are buying counted cross stitch you want the stitches to go all in one direction

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Thoughts eBay 2014 Spring Seller Release

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I am going to post my opinion on the spring seller release. 2014 for eBay and what I take from it and what we can all do. I will say this.  Every time eBay has made a change I might complain to them and they listen and sometimes have fixed it or I have worked

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Recap of my Week in New England and Thrifting Finds

I was able to spend seven full days in New Hampshire with Robbin Levin and we had such a marvelous time.  I flew into Logan in Boston and had a delightful dinner with Linda Bryant and her friend Paula and Robbin at the Salty Dog in Boston.  (Parking was $35.00 ouch).   Tuesday Robbin and

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Cindy Sorley will be Speaking in NH and CT in February

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Join me at Meetups in New Hampshire on Wednesday February 19th and in Hartford Connecticut on Thursday February 20th http://www.meetup.com/New-England-Ebay-Sellers-Group/events/162619022/?&a=uc1_vm and Connecticut http://www.meetup.com/CT-eBay-and-eCommerce-Sellers-Group/events/163101032/  

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The purpose of this blog….

I would like everyone who reads this blog to know that I don’t charge, make a cent of money and that this blog is for informational purposes only.  I share the knowledge I have gained from being in the Needlework business off and on for 33 years and by being an eBay, Etsy and Amazon

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Cleaning & Washing Needlework and removing Stains from Fabrics

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Cleaning Needlework including washing Cross Stitch  The method you use to clean needlework depends on the type of dirt or stain to be removed, and on the fabrics and threads used. Before you clean any type of needlework, be sure that it really does need cleaning. If you were careful when you stitched, it might

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eBay Mobile App is the Way to List

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I have been singing the praises of the eBay mobile apps for years and tonight I set my 64 year old husband up on the IPad Mini (okay it was for me to get him to like it so I can justify getting a new one with retina and data for me) and he listed

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20 Tips for a New eBay Seller

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I got a random PM today from someone that has heard about me but didn’t know me. They asked “Cindy what are the top things you can tell a new eBay seller” I said… let me write it up for my group and I will message you later… so you all get to read what

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Cross Stitch at Stitchery X-Press and BubbaCanDance

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I have had a number of people ask me about my eBay store.   you can visit it here.   I have been in the needlework business off and on for over 32 years.  I ran a business out of my house in California to Marine officers wives selling them stitching supplies.  I was a buyer

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Toys for Tots Fundraiser November 21

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I will be live on November 21st at 12:10 PM EST with Chris Green of Scan Power.  Join us   http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/15-hour-spreecast-fundraiser-benefitting-toys-for-tots-black-friday-special

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Thrifting Meetup November 8Th Draper Utah With Cindy Sorley and Bill Brown

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Sign up for the Meetup Join Bill Brown and Cindy Sorley Friday, November 8th at the Draper Savers on 123,000 South and about 13th East for a great learning experience on Thrifting and making money by selling those items on eBay.  This is a free Class taught by Bill and Cindy.  We will then go

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How to Cross Stitch in Five Minutes Video

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The video by Yarn Tree is one of the best on the market for those that want to learn to Cross Stitch.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_LfGr1v0E

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Why I use eBay Mobile to Sell

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There has been a lot of talk around the eBay community that an “expert” said that those listing on eBay and that are crazy about it are really not selling with mobile and are being paid by eBay to promote Mobile.  WRONG!!!!!  I use the eBay Mobile app for IPhone and IPad and list 100%

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Why I am leaving Amazon As A Seller

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I have finally had it with Amazon.  Why would I sell on a site when my biggest competitor is Amazon itself.  I had a great line of out of print books that I bought from a company in Salt Lake.  They had 500 left. I was a bit worried I would not be able to

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Cleaning Cross Stitch & Stamped Embroidery

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Cleaning Cross Stitch and Stamped Cross Stitch: Needlepoint and Crewel is a different technique: 1. Fill up a sink or cake pan with coldish water and some dawn dish soap. I really really prefer Dawn over anything else. Take the needlework and move it up and down, up and down in the water. You will

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Love eBay but don’t have a PayPal Account .. No Problem

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Are you aware you don’t need a PayPal account to buy on eBay?  You can use your credit card safely and even store your info on the site safely if you want to for future purchases.    https://cms.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=marketing_us/eBayFlowCheckout

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Sin City Meetup Thursday September 19th in Las Vegas Join Me

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http://www.meetup.com/Sin-City-Ebay-Meetup-Party-by-Thrifting-With-The-Boys/   Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:30 PM Doc Holliday’s Saloon 9821 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV (map)   ThriftingWithTheBoys.com Please join us for our inaugural meet-up where we will discuss all things thrifting and give you a chance to get to know us. Learn from eBay entrepreneur Cindy Sorley as she talks about her use of

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Cindy’s Online Selling Tips on Facebook

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For any new eBay sellers or those who want to gain how to be better sellers on eBay join our online selling tips forum. We are a small group that is fun and has a good time.  No drama… We do hand pick the members so email me at Cindy@cindysorley.com if you want to join

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My own online Store on Highwire

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I have discovered a great place to host an online store in conjunction with eBay.  Highwire, a partner of Inkfrog, does multi channel stores and I was tickled the first day my site was up I got a sale. I didn’t even realize I was up and running.     My new off eBay store

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eBay Mobile Hint to list faster on eBay

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I have an Iphone, Ipad and Ipad Mini.   Can I just tell you how much I love the Iphone app for eBay to list, sell and do all my correspondence and daily business.   I am not as big a fan of the iPad app. It is missing a number of features that the

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eBay Radio Party in Las Vegas 2013

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I had a great time at the eBay Radio Party as Bally’s last week.  A great talk by Thrifting with the Boys, Jason Smith and Bryan Goodman.  The eBay Mobile team of Jonathan Chard, Mark Appolito and Kenric Russell were excellent. Since it seems that eBay on Location events are gone I would recommend the

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My New Webstore for BubbaCanDance and Stitchery X-Press

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Scott Henshaw told me about a new feature for eBay sellers you can subscribe to.  Webstore by 3D. I looked it up tonight and decided to give it a try.  We will see how it goes.  At $5.00 I will try it for six months and see what happens.  Thanks Scott.    My New Webstore

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eBay Inc Blog Cindy Sorley Story

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EBAY: STITCHING THE FAMILY TOGETHER  Taken for eBay Blog at eBay Inc … So excited to be a part of this. AUGUST 3, 2011 / EBAY MARKETPLACES When I am teaching eBay classes to stay at home moms, I always seem to get asked the same question, “Why eBay?” I tell them that after years of

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Russia Postal Delays April 2013

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http://postandparcel.info/54989/news/companies/delays-and-disruption-as-russian-post-struggles-with-e-commerce/ Delays and disruption as Russian Post struggles with e-commerce Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 Russian Post is contending with tons of backlogged international mail – mostly e-commerce parcels – in Moscow after problems with staffing levels in the Russian customs service. An embargo on inbound international mail has been declared from 9th to the 14th

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Return Shipping Label to Customer Through PayPal

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Do you have a customer who wants to return an item and you need to pay for the return shipping?   Tonight my partner in all things eBay really helped me out when I had a customer who needed to return an item.  I am not part of the return process at eBay by choice

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Types of Needlework – How to Recognize

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Eli asked me to make a post about the different types of needlework so when you are out thrifting you can recognize what to buy and what keywords to use when listing to sell on the different platforms. I have done better on eBay with selling needlework kits of every type because of the international

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Why I left GoDaddy?

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As many of you know I was down for about five days last week as I transitioned from one company to another to host my blogs and my websites.  I left GoDaddy and moved to Hostgator at the recommendation of Scott Henshaw.  I already had issues with GoDaddy about how hard it was to work in the

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FOMO Coffee Mug Shipping USPS In Flat Rate Padded Envelope

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FOMO SHIPPING Coffee Mugs 101 – As many of you know eBay has encouraged sellers to offer free shipping. Well…. if you sell Coffee mugs or cups and they are over 13 ounces it can get quite costly to go from coast to coast.  A package can cost up to $12.79 to mail to New

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Open An eBay Store or Not?

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Should I open an eBay store? is one of the questions I get asked most often by eBay sellers.   eBay has a great area on the platform set up to help you better understand the whole process. The best part is this handy dandy calculator with fees for all subscriptions of all store levels

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USPS Parcel Select & Standard

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So with all the questions of the January 27, 2013 change to Parcel Select and eBay not printing Parcel Select Labels until late March, I get asked about it all the time My friend Eric Nash at Stamps.com answered many questions on this blog a few days ago.  The Difference between Parcel Select and Parcel

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No USPS Saturday Delivery? Packages YES

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Today the United States Post Office (USPS) announced that starting in August 2013 that there will be no Saturday delivery of mail to homes and businesses.  Don’t get scared if you are an online buyer or seller.  There is great news for all of you.  There will be Saturday delivery of all packages, first class,

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Simple Credit Card Processing – PayPal Here

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PayPal Here?  Do you ever wish you could take a credit card for some reason? You have a buyer on Craig’s list and they only have a credit card?  You sell jewelry at a craft show occasionally? You did some work for a friend and he says he will pay you later because he doesn’t

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Internet Sales Tax for 50 States?

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Internet Sales Tax  for all 50 States?  Are you like me and don’t want to fill out 50 tax forms every month and keep records for the sales tax you have gathered from sales in every state?   Do you have a physical store or building in those 50 states?   You should not have

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Why I sell on eBay!

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Tonight I received a message from Crystal asking if I liked selling on eBay and being an eBay business owner.  This gave me a great chance to tell my story why I sell on eBay.  My story in the needlework business started after I married my Marine Corps pilot husband. I was always doing counted

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Too Much Inventory?

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About two months ago I promised myself I would not go to the thrift stores anymore until I had sold and listed the majority of what I have.  Now remember I have one, okay two… okay okay three storage units full of CRAP.  My husband Jim asked if there was anyway I could get two

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Can I merge other items into a niche Store?

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For many years I was one of those people who only sold needlework patterns because my store name was Stitchery X-Press.  I was finding great items at the thrift store and local garage sales that I knew would make money but I really didn’t want the cost of another eBay store or even another account

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eBay Mobile Video w Drafts

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I had the great opportunity to spend some time with Rolf Skyberg in Philly at EOL and am tickled he made this video explaining how you can start a listing on an Iphone, put it away, pick up your Ipad and continue and even work on your IMac or PC or laptop with the same

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Photo Tent for Mobile Listings

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I was really excited today to find a great Mobile tent that is small, compact and perfect for listing on eBay with the mobile devices.  Only to find out it was from my friend Scott Henshaw. Check out the great deal. Free USA Shipping.  Mobile Tent for Listing on eBay.

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Flipping Thrift

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Many of you know me for selling needlework on eBay. You have to sell a lot of patterns to make money so a few years ago I started looking for unique items to flip… (as in flipping houses).  I started going to my local thrift store and headed right for the needlework section and would

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Ask Cindy: Seller Protection International

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Kim asked tonight if she is covered if she ships international with first class package by USPS. Kim you have to have proof of delivery such as a delivery confirmation. Easy in the US if you ship online and get free delivery confirmation with First Class and Priority packages. Much harder internationally. You hear people

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Bulk Edit New Shipping on eBay

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I am worried that many of you have not edited your shipping charges if you offer flat rate international first class package or parcel shipping, (including me). I am right there with you. I figured I would do it tomorrow night.   Bulk editing on eBay has become so wonderful.  If you have not tried

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Priority International USPS Increase

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I talked about the Priority Flat Rate International rates going up quite a bit on the 27th of January last week in my blog. The good news for other international Priority is it is a slight increase. Make sure you have your Flat Rate International Envelopes and Boxes Fixed in your shipping on eBay!  If

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USPS First Class International Parcel + 60% Increase

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I wrote last week about the changes to the USPS shipping service for International First Class Parcel that is coming on January 27th.   I think the biggest shock is going to be mailing packages to Canada for most sellers.   Most of the first class international packages are going to be going up at

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San Francisco Here I Come

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Tonight we are taking the California Zephyr from Salt Lake City to San Francisco.  Some of our airline employee friends ask “why when you can fly free?”  We said.. for Thomas (age 11).  Well…. I was with them in their thinking and dreading a long 16 hours on a train when I could be there

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What is Hot in Cross Stitch?

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I have never had a cross stitch pattern that has been so popular.  These three little witches have taken the world by storm… It helps to be one of the only people on eBay to carry this design by Lettie. of The Needle’s Notion.  These little ladies are called Bewitching Trio. Lettie has also designed

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2013 International USPS Increases

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On January 27, 2013 the United States Post Office mailing prices will be going up.  Domestic (USA and territories) is pretty standard for increases in the past. Where I noticed the Drastic Change is in International.  Priority Flat Rate is HUGE! Priority Flat Rate Envelopes to Canada was $12.95. It will go to $19.95  

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IPad Listing on eBay

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I list almost 100%  of my listings either on my IPad4, IPad Mini or My IPhone.  I know Geek…  I want to tell you that the eBay Mobile team listens.  They are marvelous about getting back to users of the Apps with issues and answer questions quickly I will be doing some videos in the

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Flat Rate is Pricing not Thickness

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Flat Rate Priority Envelopes… Is it Flat Rate Pricing or does it mean it has to be Flat? Flat Rate Priority Envelopes means it is the same price to mail a package anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico and Territories including FPO/APO for around $5.00 It can be any thickness as long as the

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Stamps.com & Why I Use It

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Stamps.com No Monthly Fee to eBay Sellers Yes you heard it … Stamps.com normally charges a monthly fee for this service but as an avid Stamps.com user, I highly recommend using this service over PayPal and eBay shipping for one reason. It is so fast…. it Rocks I like stamps.com for many reasons… here they

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Sample of Next Gen Gallery

Cindy, This is a sample of how you can set up a Gallery on either a post or create the same think on a page. There are several settings that you can adjust from slide show, to this style and another media viewer. Enjoy.  

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Cindy eBay Video

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I had the opportunity for a film crew to come to the house and film me for an eBay video.

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PayPal Videos of Cindy Sorley

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This past year, PayPal asked me to do a video about my experience with PayPal. They ended up making two videos of me Here are both of them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0zxJqm55oI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCfInwtTja4

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Sunita and eBay

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I have been privileged to meet some amazing people through eBay as I state on my page. One of those amazing people is Sunita Rai Khapre. Sunita sums up in this video exactly what I would like to say if I was asked why I sell on eBay.

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2013 A New Year

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The year is up and running and I am still behind. 2013 will see big changes at Stitchery X-Press. We will continue to keep a large presence on eBay at www.BubbaCanDance.com. We have decided to close our Amazon store this year and move to our own site to clear out the more than 20,000 cross

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