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Nothing to see in this one. Best bet is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. It's approx. 1 hr and 7 minutes long.

Scavenger Life Episode 289: Our Free Shipping Experiment
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Published on Dec 18, 2016
Last week we had a discussion on the forum about how free shipping might be a accelerator for sales https://goo.gl/bcz1D6. We've always been clear that we find the concept of free shipping to be a bait and switch since sellers always raise the price of the item when adding free shipping. I guess it's just a psychological advantage? Who knows.

But in the interest of Scavenger science, we started an experiment. We now have 1300 items with free shipping now. Mainly anything under a pound that can be shipped cheaply like ties, scares, shirts, and pants. We raised the price of these items by 10% to cover the extra cost. The result? Over the past week, we have sold no more of these items than we normally would have. So far, free shipping hasn't attracted more buyers than usual. We're going to let the experiment keep running it's course. You can also follow along with ShortandStout who is also running a free shipping experiment https://goo.gl/MgtHCD that's even more scientific than ours. Only real data will answer this debate once and for all.

In other news, we've had a long week of scavenging expensive doors and furniture from the city for our new rental. We got some solid wood doors and kitchen island, saving hundreds of dollars. We plan to buy as much as we can on Craigslist. West Elm and Restoration Hardware are our current favorite keywords to follow.

We had another good week on eBay. We hope holiday sales continue to into January. Hope things went well for you too.

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Dumpster Diving Week 47. Another WII?
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Published on Dec 16, 2016
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Scrappin with The Bearded One Ep 7
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Published on Dec 19, 2016
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Friday Nights Auction Haul | Young's Auction
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Published on Dec 19, 2016
In this video I will be sharing all the interesting, new and vintage items I found at Young's Auction in Akron, Ohio. I found and purchased great items to resell on Amazon, Ebay and Flea Markets. I will be sharing what I spent and what I plan to make on each treasure.
I hope this video will teach you how to find interesting items to resell for profits.
 

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I CAN'T BELIEVE I FOUND ONE AT A THRIFT STORE!
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Published on Dec 16, 2016
 

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My Quest for $100/Day Of Non-Sales Income
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Published on Dec 22, 2016
My main source of income is through my resale business. That is selling on sites like Amazon or eBay. For 2017, one of my goals is to boost my non-sales income to around $100/day which is a little over 35,000 a year. Can I do it? This video is the first in what will hopefully be a series showing an increase of my non-sales income.
 

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Against my better judgement I went with a buddy who wasn't done Christmas shopping at a city with big box stores. I tried, I mean I really tried buying 3 items from 3 different stores. First one the witch at the till wanted $154 for $27 worth of items, I finally told her to enjoy sex on her travels. 2nd store as I went to pay was shocked to discover they had some new fangled self check out system which ain't a happening thing with me so I laid the items on the floor and left. 3rd store had 6 tills but only one working with a line up of at least 25 shoppers, so I left again empty handed. Stopped at a local hardware store at a town North of me and got the three items, a smile and conversation. I may never go back in a box store again.
 

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Against my better judgement I went with a buddy who wasn't done Christmas shopping at a city with big box stores. I tried, I mean I really tried buying 3 items from 3 different stores. First one the witch at the till wanted $154 for $27 worth of items, I finally told her to enjoy sex on her travels. 2nd store as I went to pay was shocked to discover they had some new fangled self check out system which ain't a happening thing with me so I laid the items on the floor and left. 3rd store had 6 tills but only one working with a line up of at least 25 shoppers, so I left again empty handed. Stopped at a local hardware store at a town North of me and got the three items, a smile and conversation. I may never go back in a box store again.

What did the witch do /say when you told her to have sex on her travels?

I don't do self checkout. Don't believe in it. Makes me think the store owners think people are stupid. Hire people, treat them right and pay them right and you'll have people who will take care of customers right.

And have enough people on staff to handle a heavy load of customers. I don't know how many times I've been in stores to buy something but walked out because no one was at the counter where the product was that I wanted to buy. In my opinion that's nothing more than plain stupidity on the part of store management.
 

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Nothing to see in this one. Best bet is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. It's approx. 42 minutes long.

Scavenger Life Episode 290: Experimenting with your eBay Store
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Published on Dec 26, 2016
We love the new Scavengerlife forum (http://www.scavengerlife.com/forums/) because of the ideas/claims that other sellers have about their eBay business. But many times sellers don't have much actual data to back up their hypotheses (a theory is a hypothesis that has been tested and can be successfully repeated). So we like to run little experiments with our eBay store to see if we can improve, make our life easier, and hopefully earn more money.

Experiment #1: Free Shipping
We started this experiment last week when we put free shipping on over 1300 items. Most of these items are under 1lb. We raised each item by 10% so the total cost hasn't really changed from the original price + calculated shipping. For the past 14 days we have seen no increase in sales on these items.

We're going to let this experiment keep running, but we feel "free shipping" can't hurt, but it also doesn't turn on the spigot for increased sales. It's just something you do to make yourself feel better to give you the illusion of control. Further data will bear out our hypothesis.

Experiment #2: Pay More for better quality items
There's a common assumption that if you pay more for better quality items, you'll work less and make the same amount of money. Instead of buying $1 items that will sell for $30, spend $25 on items that will sell for $100.

The issue of course is that there's no guarantee that more expensive items will sell quickly and for as much as you think. It's also not easy to find these higher end items that are not already priced close to their market value. Also, depending on eBay for a full time income means you must be able to consistently find and sell these high dollar items week in and week out.

This week we bought three items for $25 that we hope to sell quickly for $100 each. Stay tuned.

Experiment #3: The “I want my own selling platform” experiment
Every so often we get a seller who makes the case that just focusing on eBay/Amazon is a bad idea since you're at the mercy of these corporations. The argument is that it would be a smart idea to put your items on your own website and sell directly to customers. You control everything and make all the money.

The problem is that we've never directly spoken to a seller who's actually taken the time to do this and was willing to share their cost/profit. It takes work, and you still have to pay someone else to host your store.

So we tried to open a Shopify store (https://www.shopify.com/plus/enterpri...). They have a two-week free trial period which is nice. They have an app that sucked in all our eBay listings. But our listings were all duplicated. Plus, they didn't pull in all the info for each listing. Plus, they don't sync with our eBay store when things sell. When we called Shopify, they said their importer wasn't perfect and we'd have to update each of the 5000 listings by hand. Or we could pay for a third-party app that could import the items correctly, which tells us that Shopify isn't a platform we're comfortable with if they can't do the simple stuff correctly. Mike from Atlanta (http://www.scavengerlife.com/forums/t...) had similar experiences and suggested that there are more expensive platforms to test.

If anyone has data from their own experiments, please share in the forum (http://www.scavengerlife.com/forum).

Terri pointed out that Shipping rates on all the carriers go up again in 2017 (http://www.scavengerlife.com/forums/t...). Still cheaper for us to print labels at home than go to the Post Office.

It was a slower week for us maybe because Christmas buying season is done and because we extended our handling time to fifteen days while we're in NYC/Boston. Hope your week was good!

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We are eBay Top Rated + Power Sellers. Each week we post a couple 1 hour long podcasts sharing stories about our eBay selling. We welcome all questions and stories of your own eBay experiences. Sharing helps make us all better Scavengers.
 

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What People Throw Away After Christmas - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking
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Published on Dec 26, 2016
On todays dumpster diving video (trash picking) I show you what people throw away after Christmas night. We found a lot of cool things that were definitely worth keeping. Be sure to join us tomorrow for a department store dumpster diving special after Christmas. It should be interesting and awesome considering the amount of store returns stores get the day after Christmas.

More Omar videos:

"24 Hour Overnight Challenge At Strangers Santa CHRISTMAS HOME Fort" https://youtu.be/BdoT-gQ7qIg

"Dumpster Diving Jackpot At Dollar Store - Brand New Stuff!"
https://youtu.be/844R0Av3q6o
 

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Scrapping with The Bearded One. Ep. 9. Last video for the contest
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Published on Dec 26, 2016
 

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Listing Tips for eBay | Tips to Make Your Listing Stand Out | GarageSale for Mac
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Published on Dec 27, 2016
Join the new Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/36398...

Here are a few methods to make your listings stand out.
- GarageSale for Mac
- Auctiva
- Turbo Lister
- inkFrog
- Photo Editing Software: Fotor for Mac
 

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Garbage Picking Finds And A Christmas Tree I Donated!! Trash To Treasure Alpena Flyer Edition!!
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Published on Dec 28, 2016
Found a bunch of stuff Garbage Picking!! Tour Of The Rich And Famous Continues, Christmas Trees, Clothing and More!! Plus I donated the Christmas Tree 2 The Museum and They let me Tape The 1911 Alpena Flyer built in Alpena Michigan!! From Trash to Treasure!!
 

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How To Have Your Best Year Ever In 2017 With Dollar Moves
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In this LIVE SHOW with Dollar Moves and I talk about how to have your best year ever in 2017.

We will be discussing how to create goals, how to make sure you're on the right track as the year begins, managing your time, asking yourself the " right questions " before you commit, what we plan on accomplish and how we plan on doing it in 2017, and much more!
 

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Dumpster Diving Week 49. It's not a sink
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Published on Dec 29, 2016
Check out my Podcast with Dumpster Marcus
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Finding Abandoned Safe While Dumpster Diving - After Christmas DAY Trash Picking!
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Published on Dec 28, 2016
Tonight we found an abandoned safe while dumpster diving/trash picking behind a commercial retail department store as well as some other great finds and did it the day after Christmas.

More Dumpster Diving Omar videos:

"What People Throw Away After Christmas - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking" https://youtu.be/2c-CxZt__aw

"Dumpster Diving Jackpot At Dollar Store - Brand New Stuff!"
https://youtu.be/844R0Av3q6o

"Finding Sex Toys While Dumpster Diving!"
https://youtu.be/6yWQrjDhb8Q

"24 Hour Overnight Challenge At Strangers Santa CHRISTMAS HOME Fort" https://youtu.be/BdoT-gQ7qIg

Omar's Daily Channel http://youtube.com/user/theomargosh
Connect with me: Instagram/Twitter/@omargoshtv
Snapchat @theomargosh
 

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What Sells On Ebay? | December Sales Update | What to Buy to Resell on Ebay
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
What sells on Ebay? In this sales update video I will be sharing what Vintage, New, Sealed, Retail Arbitrage, Antique and any other kind of items that I found and shared with you in haul video that sell great on Ebay, for large profits. Some Items are better to sell then others but these are all items that I have sold using Ebay in the past month and making money from home. Easy, fast, passive income. Most of these items can be found at you nearest Flea Market, Thrift Store ( goodwill, savers, mom and pops stores) Auctions, and even garage sales.

What Sells On Ebay? Follow along and you will find out what sells on eBay for me.
 

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Nothing to see in this one. Best bet is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. It's approx. 50 minutes long.

Scavenger Life Episode 291: Our New Years Trash Elf Goals
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Happy New Year y'all! The perfect time to talk about your goals for the next twelve months. Some of our goals include super fun things like paying off debt and figuring out how to properly hire our assistant. What are yours?

We mentioned that we got a Paypal Working Capital loan to help us finish our renovation project. It took less than 10 minutes to get a quote and then the loan itself. Amazing and so helpful for small businesses like ours.

Thanks to all who have given donations https://goo.gl/zG6OzZ to help keep the blog up and running. We recently upgraded the server and hired someone to maintain the site monthly.

Remember that it's the new quarter for buying eBay shipping supplies https://goo.gl/bKFlbO. Thanks to Dave for the handy tool Where's The Coupon http://wheresthecoupon.com/, you can get an email the moment you can buy supplies and a direct link to your coupon as well.

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We are eBay Top Rated + Power Sellers. Each week we post a couple 1 hour long podcasts sharing stories about our eBay selling. We welcome all questions and stories of your own eBay experiences. Sharing helps make us all better Scavengers.
 

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(CAUGHT) What Cops Throw Away On New Years - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking
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Published on Jan 2, 2017
Today we went garbage picking at a cops (POLICE) house to see what they threw out in the trash and got caught. Also on todays dumpster diving video (trash picking) I show you what people throw away for the NEW YEAR 2017. We found a lot of cool things that were definitely worth keeping. Be sure to join us tomorrow for a department store dumpster diving special after NEW YEARS. It should be interesting and awesome considering the amount of things stores throw out to start the new year with fresh merchandise.

More Omar videos:

"What People Throw Away After Christmas - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking" https://youtu.be/2c-CxZt__aw

"24 Hour Overnight Challenge At Strangers Santa CHRISTMAS HOME Fort" https://youtu.be/BdoT-gQ7qIg

"Dumpster Diving Jackpot At Dollar Store - Brand New Stuff!"
https://youtu.be/844R0Av3q6o

"Finding A Safe While Dumpster Diving - After Christmas Picking!"
https://youtu.be/Lz-5X1tDuHA

Omar's Daily Channel http://youtube.com/user/theomargosh
Connect with me: Instagram/Twitter/@omargoshtv
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(Will Piss You Off) WHAT STORES THROW AWAY Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking
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Published on Jan 4, 2017
Tonight we went on a dumpster diving/trash picking adventure for the new year and found many great finds. Some of the best finds include perfectly good food, nike jordans, car seats, gamestop nintendi wii games and things that piss me off (make me mad) that could be very useful. We had alot of hilarious and funny moments during our dumpster diving that you would enjoy. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE!!!!

More Omar videos:

"What People Throw Away After Christmas - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking" https://youtu.be/2c-CxZt__aw

"24 Hour Overnight Challenge At Strangers Santa CHRISTMAS HOME Fort" https://youtu.be/BdoT-gQ7qIg

"A Gift For A Grieving Family - Will Make You Cry"
https://youtu.be/Pp4stmmFMYs

"Dumpster Diving Jackpot At Dollar Store - Brand New Stuff!"
https://youtu.be/844R0Av3q6o

"Finding A Safe While Dumpster Diving - After Christmas Picking!"
https://youtu.be/Lz-5X1tDuHA

(CAUGHT) What Cops Throw Away On New Years - Dumpster Diving - Trash Picking https://youtu.be/HzvPBzqDA8I

Omar's Daily Channel http://youtube.com/user/theomargosh
Connect with me: Instagram/Twitter/@omargoshtv
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Lighten up on the videos mate, we don't all have broadband internet you know. I'm not talking about watching them, I haven't watched any, just the preloading chews up heaps.
 

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Lighten up on the videos mate, we don't all have broadband internet you know. I'm not talking about watching them, I haven't watched any, just the preloading chews up heaps.
Buzz off troll. You're not the site owner nor are you mgmt. It's absolutely none of you business what anyone on this forum posts.

My suggestion troll is for you to put me on ignore.
 

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Dumpster Diving Week 50. Atari trades
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Published on Jan 6, 2017
Check out my Podcast with Dumpster Marcus
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DUMPSTER DIVING - SLAP YOUR MOMMA HOT SCORES!!
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Published on Jan 5, 2017
 

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I laid the items on the floor and left. 3rd store had 6 tills but only one working with a line up of at least 25 shoppers, so I left again empty handed.
I refuse to use them too, I'm not doing unpaid checkout work. Interestingly the companies don't care, they have an agenda, cut staff, cut wages and will continue attempting to force people through these automated "cashless" checkouts. All they are doing is forcing a good percentage of the population back to smaller stores.