Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 17, 2017

At this TOR I am really focusing my sales on 3D items and dollar tubs. I have some decent OA pieces with me but much of what I brought was items from the recent Midwest collection I purchased that I hope will be going home. I'll include pictures in this Sunday's issue. Except for NOACs I've never attended a TOR...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 14, 2017

Loyal readers will note that Sunday I missed publishing an issue of the newsletter. That is very rare indeed however in this case I was taking my mother back to SC and was gone most of the day. Family comes first! This week I should be on target even with leaving early for the St. Louis TOR. I'll be riding...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 10, 2017

This is what your sorting table can look like when you are doing the "rough sort" of boxes of Boy Scout stuff. This is some new stuff I'm selling for a collector and it came in boxes. My job yesterday was to sort out the OA, camp patches, shoulder strips etc into different containers. From there I can alphabetize things...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 7, 2017

I took my den over the Boy Scout meeting last night to check out their Cast Iron Chef competition. It's essentially a patrol cooking contest that includes themed menus and secret ingredients. It was held under the shelter at the Scout hut. I saw Scottish shepard's pie being made alongside Greek kabobs and Mexican cornbread. Sadly we had to leave...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 3, 2017

I had two dealers reach out to me yesterday on Facebook asking what's my secret. Since I tend to share a lot with the Hot Finds audience I'll spill the beans. My store at is built on the Shopify platform. This week Shopify announced an integration with eBay so that I can cross list all my products and have...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 31, 2017

As soon as this issue is published I'll start scanning and working on listing the first batch of items from the collection I brought home last week. This is the last day of the month so I've got some free auctions on eBay to burn. This weekend I'm going to spend several hours Saturday at Camp Barstow touring the camp...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 29, 2017

After taking a hot shower and getting the camping gear it's time for me to unpack the Uhaul that came back from the Midwest. It sat in my driveway all weekend because I haven't had a minute to spare since getting off the road Thursday late. My unpacking job won't be so daunting this afternoon because I labeled each box...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 27, 2017

Folks in the hobby were saddened yesterday to learn that Nick Loesch's battle with cancer has taken a turn. If you've spent much time going to TORs you will surely have met Nick and I'm sure tens of thousands of have bought items from him on eBay under his handle firstcalltx. I interviewed Nick this year about his memories in...Read More


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