I found this book by Jordan B. Malik over the weekend. It's pretty basic stuff for those who possess the "sell me Baby" mentality.
For those folks less inclined to see every item around them through a $$ For Sale lens, it's a great beginners guide. Lots of tips, links to terrific info, and updates to his book for life.
For me it contains a look into a different thought process altogether than I have ever had. I've picked up stuff at the dump and brought it home and picked up cans etc. for recycle but I don't remember ever taking part in a process of selling parts and pieces that I may have squirreled away around my house. It's certainly different that the retail arbitrage I've been doing for nearly a year. There was some discussion in one of my FB selling groups that this book was a waste of time. Then there was the alternative thought that it was a potential goldmine in the right hands. What I thought is that one man's trash is another man's treasure, that's the basic premise of why we are selling on eBay and Amazon and perhaps around our towns. You just never know what you don't know until you know it! Happy Selling!
This product found me rather than me finding it, and I'm very glad that it did. If I had had it over the many years that I drove many miles a day to and from work in addition to the long drives to town and back, I would have saved quite a bit of money. I admit that it took a couple of exposures to it before I took the plunge. Looking back, I'm not sure why I didn't just jump on it when it was casually introduced to me the first time.... well, now that I put that thought into writing I realize that I do know why I didn't jump on it... I no longer drive crazy miles every day. At the time I started my 6 tank challenge, I was driving approx. 7 miles a day. My office has moved across town now so that has increased to 12-14 miles a day. I just didn't think that XFT would make a difference in my mileage if I was only putting around town. Boy was I wrong! My truck only recalibrates actual fluctuations in MPG at certain points known only to "it" (I've never been able to figure it out), however I can say that at the end of the 1st tank there was a .2 mpg increase, the 2nd tank went from telling me at gas fill that I had 320 miles before empty to it telling me I had 345 miles before empty (actual was 340) and the 3rd tank at fill went from 325 miles to 365 miles before empty (I'm still working on it, about 2/3 of a tank left). I'm not much of a math person so I'm oblivious to the actual mpg, however the dramatic increase in miles before empty just tickles me pink! So far, I'm very happy with this and recommend it highly! It's made by Syntek Global. If you're curious, have a look at the tab "Be My Gas Savings" or just click here: be.mysyntek.com $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Selling on eBay is quite the challenge. Rules change seemingly daily. Your listings get taken down for no reason that the eBay reps can really explain other than a run away computer that they can't control and no one has figured out how to stop, You get drive by negative feedback shooters that get their order in 2 days, don't contact you with any problems and 2 or 3 days later when you notice your feedback score looks a little off, lo and behold that great item that you may have actually taken a loss to sell has somehow became the scourge of the earth and earned you a "negative" or "neutral" feedback... No reason given, the buyer didn't shoot you a message saying "hey, I want my $199.99 back, tell me where to return this thing!" . Instead, they just shoot you a "negative" or a "neutral", are very happy to NOT ask for a refund and happier still to be out their money while your eBay rating tanks. For the next 2 weeks this will just remain a mystery while somehow I manage to hold on to my "Power Seller" rating, however the rules change again and as far as I can tell there won't be anybody left to sell on eBay but Sears... really. Only the BIG and BIGGER Businesses with thousands of transactions will have enough to balance out their negatives and neutrals. So while I ponder this "lack of communication, questions and answers" , I am reminded that there are a multitude of product questions that we get asked that I have no idea how these folks come up with. Answering their questions can be tricky, just like walking in a mine field... so I saw this button and just "knew" that I had to have it for sale in my Store.... If only I could figure out the price point!
This site came about from unseen direction under unusual circumstances. It is a work in progress, some may be good and some not so good. Whether you find anything here or not that will give you pause for thought, thank you for your time!