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Ebay sales and emails

Back to today after a busy day off yesterday.

50-odd emails, 12 sales, some formatting and some serious nigglement at people Just Being People marked my day.

I trundled myself and my trusty crate up the road with the eBay parcels, milk and teabags for the 07:15 bus, only to find an ex-colleague sitting right next to my chosen seat and her best friend getting on two stops after me. The two proceeded to wreck my attempts to craft an and wake my brain up by talking - constantly - throughout the journey. Not that I didn't already know my ex-coworker could almost out-talk me, mind!

The morning was taken up with dealing with emails, answering questions about my break and eating cookies.

The afternoon passed in a haze of formatting, uploading documents and eating chocolate eggs that I had bought back from Germany.

The article progressed smoothly on the return journey home, except for the fact that when the bus arrived at the village, one of the local 'Ruperts' climbed on and proceeded to regale not only his mate at the other end of his cellphone, but also by the volume of his voice, the entire bus, about his forthcoming trip to Tanzania on a charity volunteering trip. Smug didn't describe it, really, and I was grateful to exit the bus and leave him to it.

This evening the article is progressing well, and I have listed two new eBay items. One of which sold the instant I listed it as a Buy It Now deal rather than an auction. Then I had a tweet from one of my contacts to tell me she had just bought it. I always share my recent listings on Twitter, and she saw this one and jumped on it.

I've said many times that simply works for me, and this is an example of that. I'm sure many people will say that, for them, Facebook is the magic bullet which makes things happen, but for me, Twitter is the best.

Once I've printed the two labels for the items sold in the last 24 hours, I'm off to bed, because I was late to bed last night and need the extra sleep tonight.

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MegL wrote on April 8, 2015, 6:01 PM

Busy day! It's hard to feel cheerful and talkative with people when you are trying to get a very important piece of writing straight in your head!

MelissaE wrote on April 8, 2015, 6:13 PM

It sounds like you had a super busy day, but it must feel good to know that you got so much accomplished.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 8, 2015, 6:39 PM

I envy you folks who live in Europe. You all get to cross boundaries and move in between countries. We can't even get decent public transportation to take us from one end of the city to the other!!! Good night. Get some sleep. Ignore my rant about our city's bus and train service. I've had this complaint for years. I'll still be complaining when you wake up tomorrow. Sweet dreams! :)

allen0187 wrote on April 8, 2015, 6:56 PM

Aren't you glad for productive days such as this?!!! Of course, you can do without that 'Rupert' who shared his story with the whole bus! I dislike people like that who can't keep their conversations with others to themselves .

rosepetal wrote on April 8, 2015, 7:43 PM

It sounds like you had a busy day. It is a shame that "Rupert" had to be so vocal. He just as well as put his phone on speaker so everyone could hear the complete conversation.

Arvi wrote on April 8, 2015, 8:10 PM

You sound like a very busy person. I love advertising on Twitter, it definately brings more traffic to your store.

valmnz wrote on April 8, 2015, 8:29 PM

I agree with you, Twitter i great marketing tool. I've used for different things successfully and also find my views rise when I've tweeted articles and such too.

momathome wrote on April 8, 2015, 11:51 PM

Wow! You sure have been busy. I tried Ebay although I guess I just didn't stick with it long enough. I messed around with it for a few weeks but didn't make enough to make it worth the effort by the time the fees, shipping costs and shipping materials expenses were deducted.

WordChazer wrote on April 9, 2015, 2:35 PM

Did I say anything about the transportation being half way decent? It's nowhere near that! The bus company flat out refuses to run services from my place of work (employer of 10,000 staff) to the city centre such that the services actually connect with ongoing ones to the villages on the other side of the city. The journey can take 65 minutes bus stop to desk (the bus arrived at 7am this morning and I was at my desk by 8am because people are off with their school age kids this week.) Or it can take 2 hours, as a few weeks ago when I left my desk at 5.45pm and didn't stagger in until 7.45pm having missed the bus from work to town by seconds, had a 45 minute traffic jam crawl up to the station, which usually takes 20 minutes, a 10 minute wait at the traffic lights and then half an hour's wait for the next village bus, which was also late. At times like these I need my iPod, my Kindle or a fully charged phone and I can at least read or write the wait away.

I've been complaining about the bus service for a decade already, and will go on doing so until the bus company does something constructive, like offering double deckers (and hence enough seats) on every commuter service or raising the frequency of services to once every 10 minutes for our village on the outside of the ring road, the same as it is for other villages on the inside of the ring road...

Last Edited: April 9, 2015, 2:37 PM

WordChazer wrote on April 9, 2015, 2:39 PM

This is the great Chazer Decluttering project. I need space and money more than I need cluttery stuff I haven't worn or used in years. So I might as well sell it to people who do want it, thus a win-win situation.

AliCanary wrote on April 10, 2015, 6:52 PM

Wow, nice move with the eBay tweet sale. I'd not thought to promote my listings that way. I was happy to find I'd made a sale today!

LindaCPearson wrote on April 13, 2015, 7:27 PM

You certainly had a busy and productive day. I used to sell on eBay (not anymore) but I never thought to use Twitter to increase my sales. What an excellent idea!