Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 20, 2019

For the first time in probably 20 years I've been asked to be the speaker at a Scout dinner. This is a small group in Columbia but it's got me thinking about how I can bring in Scouting memorabilia to help illustrate the story.  I think when you look at insignia, merit badges and Eagle medals that really tells a...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 18, 2019

Maybe the funnest thing about prepping for a campout is going through the garage and deciding what you are going to take.  I am guilty of preferring car camping so I like to load up all the kitchen gadgets, lanterns and the rest.  This morning before leaving the house I put some utensils in the washing machine just to make...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 15, 2019

Reflecting on that conservation this morning it occurred to me that I'm one of those guys that views this hobby NOT as a zero sum game.  In other words there are not winners and losers.  So if there is anything I can do to help the hobby in general (videos, podcast, moderating the Facebook Group, hosting a TOR) then it...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 13, 2019

After running hundreds of auctions on my Oapatch account yesterday I decided to roll over all the unsold listings into my eBay store.  This added almost 400 new items to my OA Patch Scout Memorabilia Store. All of these are BIN with Best Offer turned on.  A few guys gave me grief on Facebook because I was running auctions for really...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 8, 2019

While in FLA I did meet a Scouter who knew me from the patch world and we had a good laugh.  It's funny how in a lot of ways the world of active Scouters and old patch collectors don't meet too often.  I've learned the hard way it's difficult to be active in 2 units and work at a summer...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items.  Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd.  You might could...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 1, 2019

If you have an eBay store then I have a welcome surprise for you today.  You can claim your free shipping supplies as October 1st is the beginning of Q4. Remember to find your coupon you navigate to "manage store" and then "subscriber discounts".  I've already spent my coupons early this morning which is compounded when you have 4 different eBay accounts....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 27, 2019

At last night's troop meeting the lady from the Supply Group in Charlotte came back to visit our troop and get some feedback on clothing styles.  She is looking at offering some new choices for Scout shorts based on what our girls are wearing (bringing back the Oscar style shorts).  It's exciting to see our Scouts have an influence on...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 24, 2019

I confirmed last night that I will be attending the Central Ohio TOR coming up October 11-12 in Hilliard, OH outside Columbus.  This one is sandwiched between pack and troop camping trips and a camp promotion trip to FLA.  So I'll be happy to spend one weekend this fall with my brothers of the cloth!  I am all about trying out selling...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 22, 2019

I am holding out hope that one day in the not so distant future eBay will give USA sellers an unlimited store.  In other words pay one fee and instead of being capped at 10k listings (then paying extra per item) they just let you list them all for the price of your store subscription.  Instead now what I'm doing...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 20, 2019

I didn't know Ed Harris so my first question off the bat was to ask Jeff to tell the listeners about this Scouter and why the TOR is named for him.  During the interview Jeff shared that this is one of only two shows in that region of the country and it is a long running event. A buying rep...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 17, 2019

This weekend I'm attending a training event for perhaps the most unlikely of positions - troop committee.  I believe in the method and if I'm going to serve in that capacity in my daughter's troop I feel I should be trained to position.  So Saturday morning I'll be a 2-hour class for getting that knocked out locally here in my...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 15, 2019

Tonight the first 5-dozen auctions come to a close in the unique OA collection I'm selling.  This collection includes pieces from lodges all over the country but just special issues like lodge officer, dance team, LEC, elangomats and more. Another consignment collection I'm handling has some nice stuff from NY and TX based on where this collector has lived.  To start off...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 13, 2019

The first wave of Elangomat auctions are ending this weekend with about 5-dozen of them headed to a close.  I really am curious to see if this is the type of rare items that will bring out some sniping.  I've set them all to end on Sunday so that should be the time for the gavel to fall. Another one of my...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 10, 2019

I have started auctions on the unique OA collection that I got in.  The plan is to run about 5-dozen auctions per week on 7-day runs until I get through the entire thing.  This collection has a lot of modern rare issues like Elangomat, Dance Team, LEC along with a little vintage stuff. Sunday I did a camp promotion for a local...Read More

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