Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 07, 2020

The 52 pound Boy Scout collection I mentioned last issue was waiting for me at the UPS store Saturday.  I have a sneaking suspicion that one box holds books.  You would think that after all these years I would have told the guy "no books" before he packaged and mailed it.  Depending on how Tuesday pans out I can get...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 05, 2020

Today I have 52 pounds of Scouting collectibles arriving in 3 boxes.  If I am able to go get it this morning from my UPS store I'll try and film an unboxing video.  This is a collection that I've seen a few pictures of but I don't really know what all is in there.  Hopefully it won't be 20 pounds...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 02, 2020

I was messaging a friend yesterday about having some time this summer to get long delayed problems solved and he presented me with a solution for one of those.  Since moving to Charlotte I haven't locked down a bookkeeper.  He has been using an online service based in Utah that seems to be take care of everything for him.  I've...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 31, 2020

Well I pulled the plug for good on my experiment to use the CommentSold platform to sell on Facebook using videos.  The service was kinda expensive and the videos took a lot of prep time to prepare.  But the good news is I'll be returning to fun unboxing videos which seem to be the fan favorite. This weekend my mother-in-law...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 29, 2020

Another collection that I got in this week features items from the Juniata Valley Council in PA.  There are some nice OA pieces along with camp items and even a coveted shoulder strip.  I'll try and get those thrown up this weekend too if my Friday can be productive.  Later today I'm probably going to end my subscription to the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 26, 2020

The collection was from a 1957 Eagle Scout who had an interesting childhood as a military brat.  His dad served in the occupation forces right after WWII and the family spent time at Fort Bragg in NC before settling down at Fort Devens in Massachusetts.  During that time the Scout was part of an Air Explorer Squadron. Now I am...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 24, 2020

I probably shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch but this week I'm really looking forward to a small collection that I made a deal on last week. This guy went to the 1964 Jamboree and his collection is really small enough to fit in a padded envelope.  But he just happened to be in a highly restrictive OA lodge...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 22, 2020

If I can finish up the shipping I hope to do an unboxing video before calling it a day.  It's been a while since I've done just a pure cutting open the box and showing everyone what's inside.  This one won't be a sale video just for fun. But the collection includes some really cool thing because it straddles a...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 19, 2020

As a family the prospect of basically erasing all of our summer plans was depressing.  But we've rallied the troops and are still trying to piece some things together.  Sophia got invited to join another unit on their trip to Sea Base this summer.  There is also the possibility of her getting trained and hired to be a pool lifeguard...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 15, 2020

If you are a buyer you will really not notice anything change.  In fact you will have more freedom to pay for things on eBay using any method including credit cards or new services like Apple Pay.  In fact as a buyer you are welcome to still use PayPal without any interruptions.  It's on the back end for the seller...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 12, 2020

We are scheduled to announce what our camp plan is on Friday so we have about 72 more hours to nail down all the details.  My program director and I are thankfully of like minds about many things and we have some really good ideas forged out of pandemic precautions.  Let's just say we are practicing Semper Gumby! For those of...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 10, 2020

I bombed on the Mothers Day gift for my wife.  We rearranged the room that she is using as a home office and I knew she wanted a new office chair.  So I took the kids to Office Depot and they sat in every chair there and settled on a nice one.  But the Sunday surprise didn't go as planned. ...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 08, 2020

This week I've worked on some consignor boxes getting new stuff listed.  This included more from a Georgia OA collection and some New York OA in my Patchblanket Memorabilia Store. Yesterday I spent over 3 hours on webinars and zooms then another couple hours with follow up calls with different talks regarding camp.  Sadly many camps are being forced to throw...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 05, 2020

This week in patch land I'm focused on my consignors and trying to get new stuff listed for them.  I only have a handful of deals like that but it's what helped me get started almost 20 years ago being a serious eBay guy.  I am waiting for a prototype to arrive from a manufacturing company.  If you were to...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 03, 2020

This weekend all kind of news broke very quickly on the summer plans.  Of course many of you know that NOAC was canceled.  But the silver lining could be that the BSA gets to test out the idea of holding a NOAC like event at the Summit.  They are proposing to host an event called Momentum over the same dates...Read More

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