I haven’t quit selling stuff…

… I discovered FBA. What is FBA, you may ask? FBA stands for Fulfilled By Amazon.

Ever noticed when you buy something on Amazon, it could be sold by Amazon, or sold by someone else (called a third party merchant)?

Did you also notice that anything you buy on Amazon could be fulfilled by Amazon or by a third party merchant?

How does this work, exactly? Well, a third party merchant can fill his own orders. Or he can send them to Amazon’s warehouses beforehand, and when someone orders it, Amazon can fill the order for him.

There are fees, of course.

There are also advantages.

First off, a major advantage of selling things on Amazon is the worldwide advertising. Amazon is now the go-to place when people are shopping. It is often the first place people go to research a product, and they frequently buy it if the price is right.

Secondly, Amazon has state-of-the-art shipping with UPS. Many people are Prime members, which gets free shipping, and if not, you just have to order $35 or more to get free shipping. And its fast, too!

As a seller, who could top that? When I ship my merchandise in to Amazon, I get these great benefits.

The third, and to me, maybe the biggest, advantage, is that I can ship my stuff in to Amazon’s warehouse and forget about it.

Ok, I don’t completely forget about it. But I do mostly forget about it. I have to watch my Amazon seller page every day in case a customer emails me or complains about the order. I have to occasionally “re-price”, which means I check my prices and make sure that they aren’t way higher or lower than Amazon’s and every other third party seller’s selling my same item.

What I don’t have to do is organize the stuff, store the stuff, find each item to ship in time. Amazon is doing that for me!

Back to the fees: Is is worth it? Yes. If an item’s sale price will not net me what I want after fees, then I simply don’t list it and send it in.

I also don’t send in big, bulky things. Plus, there are some prohibited items, and some restricted items (such as clothing) that I don’t send in to Amazon.

There are so many things that I *can* send in, that I am busy enough! If I ever run out of stuff to sell…I will have met my goal!

One other thing to notice: Some things sell fast, some sell slow. The fast sellers, of course, get me money. The slow sellers? They will give me a trickle of passive income over a long period of time.

I love this method of selling stuff! I am using Amazon first choice of everything that will go there!

Here’s a link to my store:

http://www.amazon.com/shops/KatysStuff

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Truck, little yellow Toyota long bed SR5 1978

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This truck would be good either for parts or to restore. These are still driven and parts are still available!

No AC, sorry Texans.

I have the title. It is good, just needs to be signed over to you when you buy it!

I am asking $400 if you pick it up, slightly north of Bryan, TX.

I will deliver it for $75 extra to the BCS area. (I know a guy. He has a tow truck. He gets the $75.)

PayPal or cash works.

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George Carlin talking about stuff.

Warning: Children and the easily offended shouldn’t watch all the way to the end. It *is* George Carlin, after all!

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Corell sugar “le sucre” Spice of Life pattern

I also have the salt and pepper shakers, which I will post as soon as I find the missing lid! Make an offer, I think I can get the package to weigh under a pound. It weighs 14.5 oz by itself, but bubble wrap is full of air!

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Hot air balloon sequin patch

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This patch is 13 inches across, and just a little bit sticky on the back.

Make an offer remembering that I wanna clear *something* after paypal fees and postage if you’re not local to me!

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The Room

The Room

This is (most of) the room holding my stuff for sale. What you can’t see to the right of the filing cabinet is my desk and…more stuff.
This is by no means all the clutter I have to deal with! There is more stuff all over the house that is migrating here as I discover it.
So now you know…

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Elizabeth Lee Designs Patterns

I have a fairly complete collection of these, which I don’t need anymore.

In my selling research, I went to the original website, which is:

http://www.elizabethlee.com

And she has this to say:

“Elizabeth Lee Designs is no longer accepting orders.

Thank you for your support over the years.”

I could swear her site was open just a couple weeks ago.

You can find these patterns cheaper around the net. For now. As soon as people realize that they can no longer buy them retail, the price will rise, as out-of-print items always go up in price if the items is still useful and wanted.

These patterns are easy to use. They have great instructions for the beginning sewer, though my awesome friends at nmsl took these patterns way beyond their simple beginner garments.

There are also variations. The patterns can also be used to adapt other garments, both sewn from patterns or ready made for nursing use. So, even though some of the styles are dated, the patterns are very useful because it is so hard to get clothes to breastfeed in!

I am selling my entire collection here for $12 US each plus $2.50 shipping for the first, $1 each additional.

I will also include other oop brands of sewing patterns for nursing garments. I will add to them as I go through and find more. My stuff isn’t uber organized!

If you know what these are, you know what you want. I will add descriptions later to the ones that are left.

If they don’t sell here, I’m putting them on Amazon when I get around to it, and I will list them for $20+ and send them in to be fulfilled out of Amazon’s warehouse. No clue when that will happen.

Here’s the list:

ELD 101Image

ELD 102 cut to a 6-8

ELD 104 Amazingly put back into the factory folds, but has some tracings, which I will include

ELD 107 cut, but preserved so the other sizes can be used

ELD 107B cut to a 10-12

ELD 108 new factory folded

ELD 108 pattern unfolded, traced, tracings included, instructions missing (for now)

ELD 109Image

ELD 110 Amazingly put back into the factory folds, but has some tracings, which I will include

(2) ELD 201

ELD 202 pattern has been cut apart but pieces have not been cut out

ELD 203Image Check out that 80’s hair!

ELD 204

ELD 205 cut to a 10-12

ELD 206

ELD 207Image

ELD 208

 ELD 209

ELD 210

ELD 301 pattern unfolded, traced, tracings includ

ELD 307

Babe, Too! Deb NIP, but it was in paper, and the envelope is shelf worn

Babe, Too! Marg

Babe, Too! Ellen, cut on size large

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