Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 12, 2021

    Yesterday I went into the warehouse for a few hours to keep making progress on eliminating the death piles. My success was getting all of my 1970s-80s youth position patches listed (in 5-patch lots). I also sorted out all the other accumulations like mile swim, Paul Bunyan and 50 miler patches. I think I literally had 100 mint...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 10, 2021

    Chris Jensen shared with me that he has donated a bunch of stuff to his council that they are then auctioning off to raise funds. eBay has a system for charities to register and receive a big fee reduction (maybe free?). So his council found some manpower to photograph and list the items. They are going to receive...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 07, 2021

    Yesterday I listed the same lot of patches forty-five times. Well kinda! I am determined to list all my rank and position patches this week. So yesterday I went through that 1970s-1980s period and made rank lots. I scanned them all in and made lots of essentially the same 8 patches over and over again. I wanted to make...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 05, 2021

    Over the weekend I did make tremendous progress sorting all of my rank and position patches. This project has stretched on for 4 days so the return in investment might be weak but the enjoyment is in taming the chaos and making these available.   So far I've gotten about 90 position patches listed in my store (category Adult Position)....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 03, 2021

    I have a bad habit of putting categories that I don't really know well in a Rubbermaid tub and on a shelf. Rank and position patches is the example that I'm tackling this weekend. My recent sorting project meant I had two options. I could take the hundreds of patches that fit these categories and just add them...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 30, 2021

    Even after all these years (like 11 yrs) of putting out the Hot Finds sometimes I get to work and am so enthralled with what I have on tap that I forget to schedule the newsletter to publish. I've included some pictures below so you can see the pile of stuff that was facing me Tuesday morning which...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 28, 2021

  Just about every day this weekend has some made up name for marketing purposes. That extends into Monday when we are supposed to shop online as if that doesn't happen every day of the week now. But I went for it and have hundreds of auctions ending over the next two days trying to catch some of the action...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 26, 2021

  While I was watching a movie with the family Wednesday I bought a small collection. Luckily texting in a movie theater isn't a sin if nobody is sitting near you. This was a cool collection from an Eagle Scout from TX. I just got the medal and a handful of patches but always fun to get a vintage collection....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 23, 2021

  Yesterday I finished organizing my CSP collection. In doing so I discovered about 30 relatively easy issues that were on my needs list. So being the savvy eBay shopper that I am I put all those needs in my shopping cart and checked out yesterday. For a little less than $250 I got to cross off 75% of my...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 21, 2021

  Tonight I am going to make a little bit of a gamble. I have been saving up some pretty good items to list to auction for just this moment. I'm rolling the dice and figuring that the Sunday after Thanksgiving (and Black Friday etc) is a good one to have some really nice cloth ending at auction. We will...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 19, 2021

  I am finishing up this issue of the Hot Finds from a restaurant down the street from my antique mall. I have just a few more items to put in there before the grand opening this weekend. I want to make sure my booth is neat and ready. You wouldn't believe how people trash a booth leaving stuff on the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 16, 2021

  This morning I published a new unboxing video that shows me cracking open three collections in about 10 minutes. Each of the collections was unique but as always some of the same items were in each group. Want to guess what the common pieces were? But there was one really unique piece that I was very happy to get...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 14, 2021

    Another Saturday night in the warehouse streaming my favorite college football team and working on some listings. This time the game was a bust but I did get a bunch of uniforms and t-shirts from recent collections tagged and ready for the antique mall. The grand opening is next weekend so I'm going to make one more run out...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 12, 2021

  Earlier this week I published a Top 10 video for the month of August 2021. What I decided to do here was turn things around and this time rank the items according to the number of bids. This resulted in some unique listings making the cut. You can see the videos and find which items made the Top 10 here....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 09, 2021

  Later today I've got a couple of videos that I'm going to post. One is a Top 10 video featuring items that sold in August. This is a type of eBay roundup video that I've done a few times recently that I'm trying to make a regular piece of content. The second is I'm posting an exclusive unboxing video...Read More


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