Chad & Kimberly Pagel are treasure hunters who have been reselling for over 20 years. They are all about the hustle and have sold on eBay since the late 1990's. Their adventures have taken them all over and they share their knowledge and experiences on their YouTube channel Golden Finger Picker and are co-founders of the Facebook Group The Reseller Society with over 19,000 members. They are motivated by the treasure hunt as well as the networking with like minded people.
Rich and his wife Nila have been selling on eBay since 2001. They have owned a commercial sign business for 20 years. They realized many years ago the power of e-commerce and with help from their sons began to pursue this new world. They currently have 2 e-commerce websites and sell on both eBay and Amazon. After many years of selling online, they now teach others to sell on eBay. They have had a Meetup group in Chicago since 2006 for anyone interested in selling on eBay, Amazon, & their own website, etc. They're Meetup group has approx 1200 members. Rich began the ecomChicago Conference which has been held in Chicago area for the last 3 years. This event will be held this year, 2016 on October 21-22. This conference is for sellers of all levels and all platforms.
Cynthia and Lars have been selling on eBay since the early days when you had to host your photos elsewhere! They sell what they love, pop culture collectibles, TV and movie memorabilia and all kinds of vintage memories from T-shirts to souvenirs and photos.
Anne Zarraonandia is a long time eBayer beginning in July 1998. She sells just about anything you can put into a box and loves “moving stuff around the universe” and getting cash for it! A former teaching tennis pro she still sells tons of used, dead tennis balls to dog owners around the country!
Bret and his wife Tammy started an eBay business in 1999 to pay medical bills that had accumulated as a result of medical procedures incurred from fertility treatments and the birth of their daughter. They were able to stay home with their daughter and pay off all their medical bills. They sold the business in 2001, and sold personally on eBay for the next several years. A few years ago, in order to teach their daughter Emily a marketable skill, they started another Ebay business. Their eBay store is TENNESSEE IS OUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
Philip is the founder of localARC, who are purveyors of airline memorabilia and vintage collectibles. An eBay member since 2002, localARC has found success in the niche market of airline memorabilia through offering unique inventory coupled with excellent customer service.
Tom Baur and Barbara Sistak operate the online store “License Plate Garage”. On eBay, Tom is known as The License Plate Guy and Barb has a store called The License Plate Gal. They are a husband and wife team that has brought together each of their individual strengths to support each other. The business is perfect for them because each fuel their passions. Tom for collecting and Barb for creating. When they met in 1999, Tom had a huge collection of license plates and an authority on old plates. Barb was an artist and creative entrepreneur with long technology experience. They recognized the opportunity before them and that is when they started their online business of vintage items.
David McConaghy is a Numismatist (coin expert) and owner of New England Coin Exchange. He opened his store 10 years ago with his Son Dylan who opened his own store in February. Prior to the coin business David was a co-founder of Lamina Lighting and NetSilicon which he helped take public on the Nasdaq at the height of dot com mania in 1999.
Margaret Collier sells on Ebay, Etsy, Amazon FBA and she also makes YouTube videos on her channel Texas Gal Treasures. She started reselling about 3 years ago when she left her teaching job to stay at home with her kids. It started when she went to some garage sales one Saturday morning for some “me” time. She kept finding cool things that she didn't necessarily want, but knew others would. She loves the thrill of the hunt! Continue reading “077: Unlocking the Texas Gal's Treasures – Margaret Collier” »
Matt is hell-bent on leaving the 9 to 5 world. He now works 80 hours a weeks so that he no longer has to work 40. He has cut down to 2 days a week for another employer and is just about ready to quit his job completely. He started selling on eBay in the late 90's but got really serious a few years ago. His number one source for products to sell is the dump.
Lysa is the owner of Sunburst Nation. She was formerly Sunburst Fashions Boutique. Lysa is a powerseller with over 10,000 100% positive feedback. She sells hand-picked name brand and vintage Womans clothing such as Free People, Anthropologie, Zara, J.Crew and so much more.
Beth has been an eBay seller for over 13 years. She started out as a stay at home mom selling her children's outgrown clothing in order to pay for a family trip to Walt Disney World. She has now moved into catering to the Busy Woman with stylish fashions. eBay has provided her with a fabulous fun filled career and the ability to raise her children at home, many more visits to Walt Disney World, become debt free and pay for her children's college. She now has a weekly E zine/newsletter filled with tips and tricks for the Busy Woman, website entitled Busybethie along with her Busy With Style blog.
Charlene started selling on eBay in 1998 and on Amazon in 2002, and has grown her business from a $100 investment to a business that grosses in the high-six figures, all without employees! Known for her laser focus on wholesale sourcing before it was the cool thing to do, Charlene brings organizational skills, business smarts and enthusiasm to everything she does.
Vic Cruz has been married for over 28 years and has 4 children. He is a coach for the Special Olympics when time allows and enjoys walking dogs and working on old cars. His eBay journey began in 2006 when he was restoring a 1968 mustang. A friend told him that he could make money selling parts on eBay. To the junk yards he went and proved his friend was right. He was amazed at how much money could be made on eBay and has been selling since.
Miriam Otto is an eBay blogger and educator with 10 years experience selling on eBay. She is a frequent guest on eBay Radio and has participated in eBay seller panels and projects. She was interviewed by U.S. News and wrote for the Auctiva website. Last year, Miriam sold $188,000 worth of pre-owned items on eBay. Almost all of the items she sold were purchased at yard sales and thrift shops.
On January 2010, Ron went to India to train 27 people to do his job, which is outsourced to India. He worked the night shift to cater to US market hours and that gave him more time to do a lot of things. He decided to learn more about HTML and web designs. He started to search google which led him to 1stoptutorials.com website. He emailed the web owner, Ali, who rarely responds to emails. Luckily, Ali responded to Ron's email, and that was when everything began.
Steve & Lori Ferber have been dealers of political memorabilia business for over 40 years, selling on eBay since 1999. They say they are fortunate enough to be able to say that it is both their passion and their business. They have served tens of thousands of collectors and investors and are now happy and proud to call many of them friends. They operate several websites, including http://www.loriferber.com and also sell on eBay under the name successm. They also enjoy providing free appraisals of presidential collectibles to everyone who ask.
First exposed to eBay by his grandfather on Christmas day 1998, Dan Schmidt, now makes his living selling on eBay as co-owner and operator of ThriftCHI. His eBay store offers up at least 200 unique items via auction every Sunday, and typically has an average of 2,000 buy it now items available. Having gained ‘best-of-breed' corporate experience developing and running NFL Auction, he's developed a systematic approach to selling on eBay that's proven successful and he'd like to share some of the tips and tricks he's developed over the years today.
Tim worked as an electrician and DJ out of high school. One day, just before his 19th birthday while picking up pizza for dinner he was involved in an automobile accident. Seven days later he woke up in the hospital with the news that he was paralyzed from the chest down. Tim tries not to let things get him down but rather is motivated to overcome obstacles in life. He has become quite the McGyver of problem-solving. He has been a DJ since 1998, and he started selling at his dads' flea market 3 years ago. Tim has been selling on eBay for a year now and was addicted after the very first sale when He heard that Cha-Ching on his phone. He hasn't found his niche yet but says he will. For now, he's been doing well selling unique items and collectibles. You can find him at his eBay Store, ttuniques where you can find great gift ideas or just something cool to add to your collection.
Joe has been selling on eBay since 1999 and is a Top Rated Seller with 100% positive feedback with almost 10,000 feedbacks. Joe sell hubcaps, collector license plates as well as other things and enjoys teaching people how to sell successfully on eBay as well through the many videos he makes on his YouTube channel crazeenydriver.
Kathy Terrill is no stranger to the acting world, the entrepreneur world or the eBay world. She has won awards too many to count. She can be found online everyday in her Facebook group, “eBay Stores, Nothing But eBay Stores” where she and the members work to help other businesses grow and prosper. She can also be found on her blog, “I Love To Be Selling”.com
Will Seippel, whose eBay ID is wills1n4, has been selling on eBay since 1996, specializing in paper, photographs and posters, but has sold just about everything, including a carved turkey call for $27,000. Will is the CEO and founder of WorthPoint.com, the largest online database for antiques and collectibles values.
Robyn Johnson is not your typical entrepreneur. She never had a lemonade stand growing up, and before starting her business, she was in about the least capitalistic profession possible – working for a church. She doesn’t possess the typical credentials associated with running a successful business. She doesn’t have an MBA; not even a Bachelor’s degree. She was a mom with two young children who built her business with only $100 taken from their emergency fund. She started with buying items from one garage sale to another and resells them on Craigslist. From selling on Craigslist, she and her team moved to eBay, Amazon, their own website, coaching, consulting, web design, and creating courses. They have sold over a million dollars’ worth of products on Amazon and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth on eBay. Robyn is the author of the book Unlikely Entrepreneur which is now available in Amazon and Kindle.
Melissa Paz is a full-time eBay seller and CEO of LazyBreeze Deals Inc. The busy mother of two also holds the monthly eBay Sellers of Central Florida Meetup, is an Admin on the eBay Stores Facebook Group and hosts eComBlab, an eCommerce talk show on Blab.im. She participated in the Meetup Leaders Summit held at eBay and was also selected to be an eBay Influencer for eBay’s 20th Anniversary event. Melissa is also an Ambassador under the eBay Government Relations team and recently spoke at the Hispanic Women's Conference in Utah. She also offers coaching to those who want to learn how to sell on eBay, with an emphasis on the Hispanic community. After lots of trial and error and selling a variety of items on eBay, she now focuses mainly on travel gear and drop shipping.
Alan and Sherry started selling in 2002 to liquidate the clothing that they still had, after closing their clothing ministry boutique. A suggestion from a friend to try eBay seemed a little overwhelming since they barely knew how to do emails on the computer. That was 13 years ago and they have not looked back. Since that time they have sold over 13,000 items as Top Rated Sellers and accomplished more than just being sellers on eBay. Being in their 70's and married for over 47 years they see nothing but a bright future with their full time eBay business. Working with sellers to teach them how to have huge success is their mission. They want to encourage those in their “senior years” to jump in and know that even Baby Boomers can harness the internet and grow big businesses working from home.
Anastasia Andrzejewski (AN-DRE-F-SKI) is the President of George’s Toy Chest, LLC, a retail company that connects an international clientele with a wide variety of treasured vintage and antique collectibles, with an emphasis on antique toys. She is also proud to be a leader in the eCommerce community. She created the first eBay sellers Meetup group in New York City and has taken over leadership of an eCommerce Meetup group in New York’s Hudson Valley. In addition, she has been cited by and featured in various media, and has been hand-picked to participate in small and select focus groups, such as one with Richelle Parham (eBay's former Chief Marketing Officer) and the first summit for eBay Meetup Organizers held at eBay’s San Jose campus.
Sharon & Gary were selling part time on Ebay for 8 years in Indiana. Last year they moved to Ohio to be closer to family and began selling full time. They were able to find the perfect warehouse with room to grow. A house came as a bonus. In June, they rebranded as FUNsational Finds. The focus of products now is clearly on fun.
Stephanie Inge began selling on eBay in 1999, founded the original eBay sellers group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales in 2002 and became first EVER college-level eBay instructor. She published Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide in 2013 and is the organizer of the annual Sea Commerce Cruise, an at-sea eCommerce conference.
Husband and wife duo Kane and Elisha Foster have found their eBay niche, Toys! They started selling a wide variety of items in 2012. They quickly found that their passion is definitely toys. They go Treasure Hunting weekly for little gems to add to their store. January of 2015 Kane was able to quit his daytime job and pursue eBay full-time. This determined couple is quickly on the road to bringing Elisha home also. With over 1300 listings and an eBay Top Rated Plus Power Seller Status, they are making the grade and having a blast doing it!
Melissa began selling on Ebay in 1997 while pursuing a Writing Degree and Master’s in Education. She has 3 children, 2, 6, and 22. After her daughter was born in 2013, Melissa dreamed of staying home and selling online full time, which she did in 2014. She sells on Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon and writes about it on her blog http://www.grannyshoard.blogspot.com.
Cathi has been selling on eBay since 2003 and has been a power seller since 2004, and Top-Rated Seller Plus since the program began. She is the founder of Cat's Magical Shoppe, a New Age eBay store. She runs the store with her husband out of their home in the Pacific Northwest. What started as a hobby has evolved into a full-time job after Cathi left her accounting career in 2011 to focus on her eBay business.
Tim is a full time seller on eBay since 2001. He sources the majority of his item from Estate sales and swap meets. He sells almost anything as long as it is not offensive. Unlike most seller now days, Tim sells nearly all his items using the auction format, and he does everything by himself.
Janelle Elms is a multi-channel entrepreneur, Success Coach, and author with more than 26 years of experience in maneuvering the ever-changing world of sales platforms, social media, SEO, SEM and the latest technologies. She runs numerous online companies including Mermaid Caramels, Jill Of All Trades, OSI Rock Stars and her new non-profit the Daily Video Bible project. Janelle has toured with eBay University as a lead instructor. She is called on frequently to provide expert commentary concerning online sales acquisition and marketing topics for radio and TV stations across the country including Entrepreneur Radio, CNN and Fox news. Continue reading “050: Multi-Talented Entrepreneur – Janelle Elms” »
June Cooley is a 64-year-old grandmother of 8. While working in her husband’s Farm & Ranch Supply Store for 18 years, June started selling on eBay. But it wasn’t until her daughter had her sell her items that she caught the bug. June is retired now and lives in Louisiana. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. June has been selling on eBay for 14 yrs. and has seen some changes with eBay.
Vincenzo started his professional life as an artist with 2 Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from Savannah College of Design in 2000 but quickly saw that the way to go was in Development and e-commerce. Since then he became a self taught Web Developer and DBA that started at the bottom and rose all the way up to Director of IT for fortune 500's and small 10 million dollar companies. His brother had a hobby to gain some extra income while being active duty Air Force that Vinchenzo saw a lot of potential in. So he quit his 9-5 job to partner and grow his hobby into a full blown ecommerce shop and hasn't looked back.
Jason T Smith has been thrifting his entire life and turned his passion into a full time career. Thrifting has opened the doors to speak all over the country, a TV show on the Spike network (Thrift Hunters) and a new online show with his friend Nadene (Thrifty Business with Jay & Nay).
Kathy Terrill is a New York-based professional actress who has more than 20 years’ experience in brick-and-mortar retail as well, including 6+ years as an on-air product presenter for QVC, the shopping channel. She is an Education Specialist Trained by eBay and chief administrator of the Facebook group eBay Stores Nothing But eBay Stores that has over 1500 members world wide. Kathy is a featured speaker this year (2015) at eBay radio party & conference in Las Vegas in June and John Lawson's Business Boot Camp in NYC in August.