I'm a diehard thrifter and garage sale addict! I love the thrill of the hunt! And I love making CASH from trash so I also resell on eBay and Etsy. I share my successes to inspire you ... and my failures so you learn from my mistakes. Please join me on this wild and crazy ride of making cash from trash!

Friday, October 16, 2015

All Good Things Must Come to an End …

…and it’s time to say goodbye.  Pretty sure this is not a big surprise to the few of you who may still follow this blog (are you still out there?).

Life is full of surprises with many highs and lows.  And during the past year, my life has had many changes.  I’m still selling on eBay but my sales are almost non-existent, maybe 1 or 2 a month.  I also tried my hand selling on Amazon, but have now closed that account.

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Instead I’m focusing more on my family, especially since my DD and 2 GDs have come to live with me.  This has been the biggest change in my life and I am thrilled to have them back in California.  It’s been 10 years since they moved out-of-state.  My GDs are now teenagers and we have been spending as much time as we can together and getting to know each other.

I started this blog over 6 years ago with the goal of sharing my experiences selling online.  And, hopefully, in the process help others as well as learn from other sellers.  I met many great folks in the process and learned so much.  Sadly, since my online business has become dormant, I don’t have much fodder for this blog.

As much as I will miss blogging about eBay and the trials and tribulations of online selling, I am thrilled to be able to have more time to spend with my family and get back to my quilting.  I have pretty much neglected my quilting blog  (Quiltpiecer) for the past five years and look forward to blogging about my quilting adventures.

I will continue selling on eBay – after all, it’s been a part of my life since 1999 – but nowhere near the volume of the past 6 years.  And if there is anything exciting to write about, I will post it on my quilting blog.

It’s been great fun, but it’s time to say goodbye.  I wish you all the best in your business endeavors and much success!

16 comments:

  1. I will miss reading your blog. What a great reason to leave though. Enjoy your family time :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for being a follower. It has been a wonderful experience.

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  2. I'm so sorry to see you go. I had a feeling since you hadn't posted in awhile. I think you were one of the very first blogs I started to read as I started my eBay journey a couple/three years ago because it was at the very top when I googled eBay blogs. Kiddos grow so fast so I can understand your wanting to spend time with them. Thank you for sharing your finds and your advice. I will miss you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. It's great to know that I was able to help in some way; and it's always good to know there are other folks who share the same road.

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  3. I will be sad to see you go! I remember yours was the first blog about reselling that I came across when I was looking for some extra income while home with the kiddies. I read post after post after post to catch up...lol:) so glad to hear you get to enjoy family time. Thanks for all of the great tips and fun reads! Cheers:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment and know that I was able to help in some way. There are many online sellers who blog and are willing to share. I was fortunate to learn from others and am grateful for the other bloggers who share so much. I will miss this blog but will continue to read what others are up to.

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  4. Oh I will miss you and I will remember your kilt story forever! lol. Many people read your blog. I know this because your blog is the number one traffic source for my blog. I thank you for having me in your sidebar and I will continue to have you in mine because your blog remains a great source of valuable selling information. Enjoy your beautiful family!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. It means a great deal. But I'll still continue to follow your blog and my other faves. Can't get rid of me that easily LOL! I've been following you since you started and I enjoy reading your posts. I'll just not continue to update this blog but will still post on my quilting blog with the occasional post about online selling. Thanks for being a long-time follower!

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  5. You'll be missed! You were one of my inspirations to start blogging. Hopefully you'll remain a comment or at mine!

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  6. Sorry to see you go, I have enjoyed and learned so much from you. Enjoy your time with the family.

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  7. i loved reading your blog! best of luck on future endenvors and enjoy your family ;)

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  8. Me, too - sorry to see you leave "blog land" but totally understand focusing on those beautiful GDs!! How lucky are they to have such an awesome G-Ma?!! I agree with Clamco - your "kilt" story is one I've told more than once to others about the amazing find-n-flips! Wishing you and your family all the best! Thanks for sharing your Ebay journey with us!

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  9. Life is full of changes. We'll miss you, but good for you that you will now be spending more time with family. Wishing you the very best!

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  10. Thanks for your blog. Your links to other blogs were also helpful. Your willingness to share others will leave less of a void as you scale down. Take care!

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  11. Your blog was always super positive and always appreciated that you linked out to others. Good luck in the new adventures!

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  12. Your blog was one of my favorite to read. It's too bad you have to stop.

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