Vacation Sales Spike :)

Here’s a weird trend I’ve noticed…when I go on vacation I always get more sales than normal in my store. There’s no logical reason for it. None. Whatsoever. I mean it’s true when I go on a mini-vacay it’s usually over a weekend and weekends in general tend to have more sales. (People are off work,…

This Business is Full of…Characters!

One of the benefits of this buying-and-selling biz is meeting interesting folks. Some of them are characters! Yesterday, I met up with one. I first met Grace* (pseudonym) two years ago through Craigslist. She had listed these two wonderful handmade ceramic flasks for $25. And I thought they were fantastic! She suggested we meet her…

Any Bargains in Boutique Thrift Stores?

I was meeting a friend at a cafe for lunch one town over and thought while I was there I should stop into the three thrift stores nearby. Mind you, they are boutique thrift stores. Small and expensive. For a reseller these are tough picking. Really tough. But I figured I might as well look…