Are You Thinking About Christmas In July?

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++++++Are You Thinking About Christmas In July??

      Are you thinking about Christmas in July? You can tell from my granddaughter picture we are not! When shopping last week I noticed several stores have already started putting out their Christmas merchandise. I don't know about you but it is to early to start thinking about Christmas! I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation. We just returned from a vacation to  visit my parents and celebrated my moms birthday and parents anniversary. After visiting my parents  Frank and I drove to the Grand Canyon and toured the canyon. If you haven't seen the Grand Canyon before this is a place that really shows Gods majesty and grandeur you will want to visit. It is truly one of the Seven Wonders of the world!


During our stay in Arizona we stopped at several thrift shops, goodwill's and consignment stores looking for treasures to sell. We didn't have enough room in the suitcase to bring our treasures back with us so we stopped twice at shipping centers along the way. We did come back home in time to celebrate 4th of July.
      EBay sales can be a little slow for most Sellers during the summer so July is the time to think about ramping up your sales for Christmas. I like to use this time to work on auctions,  plan ahead for the Christmas season, and hold estate sales. There will be some major EBay changes that may affect how and what you want to sell on eBay for Christmas. November and December have been the busiest times for moving merchandise for many Sellers. This year if you are a Top Rated Seller eBay is requiring that you offer a 90 day return policy with the items you sell in order to maintain your status instead of 14 days. I like the fact that as a Buyer I can start shopping early in November for gifts for my family and friends and if they don't like the gift I have till the end of January to return the item and get my money back (minus shipping). I DO NOT like this policy as a Seller because it will mean the items I sell for other people as a Trading Assistant in  November and December my clients will have to wait until  the second week of February to get paid. EBay feels this will encourage more sales overall and buyers can buy with confidence. To read more about this policy read here. The percentage of returns has not been that high in the past but it will change my business practices. If I currently have an item listed for you and you do not want it listed during November and December please email me at and let me know by October 10, 2014. You can also give me a call at 530-693-0386 to discuss the pro's and con's of having your items listed during the holiday season.  We hope you have a fun and safe summer and we always love to hear about your family and business!

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Most Wanted

Vintage Jewelry
Vintage Bikes
Vintage Silver/Flatware
Antique/Vintage Dolls
70's Items
1st Edition Classic Books
Fine Jewelry

Vintage Bisque Doll Sold $255.00

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Class Schedule

Basics of Selling on EBay
Thursday June 10, 2014 9 am-11:30 pm
Beyond The Basics 

Thursday June 10,14 11:30 am-2:00 pm

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EBay Stores Class
Tuesday July 15
, 2014 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Contact me directly gail@gailshiddencreations or 530-693-0386 for classes or consulting, space is limited.


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