Category Archives: Fashion

Part Time work to make ends meet

I sell on eBay not only because I love to but because I have to.  Lets face it, prices have gone up but salaries continue to remain stagnant.  For some families a part time job along with a full time job is necessary to make ends meet.  So today I write to you in case you are living life in my shoes.  I am going to encourage you, that yes, you too can make ends meet by selling on eBay from the comfort of your home, just like me!

EARN $200 weekly

Now that I am working full time I average about $200 a week selling on eBay.  Due to some eBay changes the site is going through I am currently trying to figure how to get that number up.  I promise if I figure it out I will let you know!

SECRET SAUCE

The secret to selling on eBay is to list daily.  The other secret is to make sure you have listings ending every day.  It is that easy!

WHAT TO LISTJones New Yorktalbots shoesDesigner name brand jeans

As for what to list it is up to you.  For example I just listed a Talbots womens shirt today.  I love to sell clothing.  It’s easy to list, easy to store and easy to ship.  Below is the link to the listing.  If you have a similar shirt just select “sell similar” and mimic my listing!  Of course you need an eBay account set up first!

Talbots Button Down Shirt Womens Sz 2 Red Black Plaid Cotton Blend Ruffle Front

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If you need Part Time work to make ends meet I highly recommend you give ebay a try.  I am living proof!

Check out my eBay Store  Designer Name Brand Goods and More

You may find something great to buy or you may realize “yes I can sell on eBay part time!”

lyn 2 Lyn, owner of Designer Name Brand Goods and More on eBay

 

The Holiday Outfit Hangover

Oh Tis The Season for The Holiday Outfit!  The brand new outfit that we have been buying yearly, since we were children.  It’s tradition, it’s fun, it’s just what you were raisholiday-outfited to do! You plan your shopping trip.  You race around 20 stores till you find the right outfit.  The
holiday party arrives and you carefully cut off the new tags. The end result is you look good, you feel good and off you go to your holiday party.

NEW OUTFIT HANGOVER

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The day after your holiday party arrives you most likely will suffer from a new outfit hangover.  That new outfit is not so new anymore.  Worst of all, lurking in the back of your mind is that credit card balance.  A credit card balance with all your holiday gifts and that new outfit!  At this point and time all you can hope for was a good photo of you in that pricey outfit!

STOP THE HANGOVER

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You can avoid a new outfit hangover by shopping in my online store,  Designer Name Brand Goods And More.  Buy an entire outfit that is new to you and easy on your budget!   I promise you, NO ONE WILL KNOW YOUR OUTFIT IS NOT NEW!  I only buy what looks new and many other eBay sellers follow my strict buying guidelines also.  We have trendy outfits ready for that holiday party!

END RESULT

The end result if you dedicate your self to stopping The New Outfit Hangover;

  • You and your credit card balance will look great!

BLACK FRIDAY SALES

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Make sure to check out my

  • Black Friday Sales 
  • Best offer options – you make an offer to me and we bargain!  
  • Buy any 1 item and get the second item 50% off 

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WHAT I SELL

  • New and like new women’s clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories, purses
  • Home decor
  • Collectibles
  • Men’s clothing
  • And more!

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

My eBay store is a small family operated business.  Every customer we treat like family!

  • EMPLOYEES – Myself, my 67 year old mother & my daughter!
  • YEARS – Over 13 years selling on eBay with over 3,900 positive feedback!

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Earning Cash for the Holiday

Holiday Dread

I am one of those individuals who dreads the Holidays.  My life is one big budget and Christmas never seems to have room in the budget.  This factor alone is how I got started selling on eBay.bah-humbug

Earn Cash for the Holiday

If you need some extra money for the holidays this is the perfect time to get started selling on eBay.  You can pull up a YouTube video that will take you step by step.  It is that easy! Back in my day I had no help and had to just figure it out on my own.  So you can do it!

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What to sell

To start just find some items in your home.  Look at the item and pretend you are a buyer.  What would you pay for it?  The trick is to detach yourself form this item and simply put “GET OVER HOW MUCH YOU PAID FOR THE ITEM”!  The buyer does not care that you paid $100 for the item.  They want a deal.  I personally take 50-75% off the original price, sometimes even more if it does not sell.

Start simple

I am currently training my big brother to sell on eBay and made sure that his first item was simple and super easy to ship.  His first sale was a soft item that he could put in a padded envelope.

Make sure you have shipping figured out.  Do you have a box or envelope.  Do you have the materials to make sure it ships safe?

Not into selling but still need help with holiday budget?

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Buy on eBay!  You can find some amazing deals from great sellers.  Essentially you are helping yourself and helping a small business owner.  I promise there are many sellers out there just like me that work 60 plus hours on our stores with the sole purpose to support our families and make our customers happy!

HAPPY SELLING OR BUYING

I hope my post will ease the stress of the holidays!

Thank you for reading from,

Designer Name Brand Goods & More on eBay 

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Fall Clothing Sale

Fall is here, one of my favorite times of the year.  My eBay store Designer Name Brand Goods and More is full of Fall clothing!  Most store items are marked down at least 10% and also have a best offer option.

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10% off + Best Offer + Buy 1 Get 1 50% off

  • Summer items and Fall items are marked down at least 10%.
  • Best Offer allows you to make me an offer.  Most offers are accepted so give it a try.  It’s just downright fun to make an offer.
  • Buy 1 get 1 50% off.  This applies to ALL store items!

SALE DETAILS

My sale will be ending today at 1 pm 10/3/2016 but I will have another sale scheduled for later this evening so check back often!

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Lyn, Owner

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness & Fashion Beauty Secret for all sizes

Regardless of your size and shape, if you are fit you will feel as beautiful as the clothing you purchase.  That’s the simple secret!  Once a hater of fitness, I now am a believer in fitness.  Why a fitness hater? TIME!!!!!!  THERE ARE JUST NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY!  I work my eBay fashion business full time plus I sell grave markers part time!  Crazy combo but two fields I am very passionate about!  You would think working in the death care industry would motivate but……I could come up with every excuse in the world not to work out. Then something happened.  Read more to find out!

FORCED ONTO A TREADMILL treadmill

I was introduced to a treadmill!  More like I was dragged into the gym and pushed onto a treadmill.  So with my bad attitude, smart phone and ear buds in hand, I started walking.  I dialed into a downloaded book and was instantly hooked!  While I listened to my book I noticed the heart rate and miles.  Wow!  After 20 minuets my workout was over and I was already planning when I should come back!  The best part was I FELT GREAT!  This feeling lasted all day and all night.  The next morning was even better.  I put on my outfit for the day and I felt as beautiful as the clothing I was wearing!  That’s when I realized that fashion and fitness should go hand in hand!

Now please know that I am a true believer that we are all made to be our own shape and size.  Some are meant to be thin and others are meant to be curvy.   Both shapes are BEAUTIFUL.  Regardless of your shape you need fitness in your life. Fitness shapes our mind, our soul and simply can make you feel beautiful!  I have never been one to feel beautiful.  But I have to say now that I have been at this treadmill I feel beautiful inside and out. Sounds silly I know, but true.  I am now committed to scheduling 45 min, 5 days a week into my day to make a trip to the gym and find that glorious treadmill.

FITNESS GOAL

Fashion and fitness

My goal is not to shed pounds but to tone and gain endurance.  I am what they call “skinny fat”.  My goal is not to huff and puff going up and down steps.  My goal is to tone up some of those areas that have seemed to “go south”.

Your goal may be different.  If you are trying to loose weight I recommend seeing a doctor first and getting the green light to start your fitness program.  Remember, I also work in the death care industry so it’s better to be safe than sorry!

If you are going to see a doctor DO NOT PUT IT OFF!  If you have read this article and think “yes I am going to feel as beautiful as the clothing I wear” then make an appointment TODAY to see your doctor.  DO NOT PUT THIS OFF!  The saddest monuments I design are for  those who never got a chance to live a full life.

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A TREADMILL MAY NOT BE YOUR THING

If a treadmill is not your thing pick another type of work out.  There are so many forms of exercise out there just pick one!  Google working out to get more ideas.

  • Yoga
  • Jumping Rope
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Biking

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EAT WELL

Now that I am getting fit I am making better choices as to what I eat.  I still eat anything I want but in moderation.  I am a big believer in not depriving yourself.  But I also believe in selecting a variety foods and not over doing any one kind of food.

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DID YOU MEET YOUR GOAL …. IF YES TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW OUTFIT

Remember how I said that fitness can make you feel as beautiful as the clothing you wear? Once you start meeting your fitness goals treat yourself to a new outfit each week.  If you don’t meet your goal then NO outfit.  You may think that can get pricey but it’s really not! Get on eBay or go to your local consignment store and find some high end brands at low end prices!  For example, I sell many tops in my eBay store for $4-$15 on average.  I think a name brand shirt and pants for a total of $8 – $20 a week would be a great instinctive to get in shape!

Check out my eBay Clothing Store

Over 800 like new or new clothing and more in our store!

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COMMIT TO FITNESS TODAY

I hope that I have encouraged you that regardless of your size and shape, if you are fit you will feel as beautiful as the clothing you purchase.  So get committed today and feel fit and beautiful!

 

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Shoes tips and care for a beautiful shoe collection!

I just purchased two pairs of shoes from my store Designer Name Brand Goods! After I modeled my “new to me shoes” for my family, I got down to business.  Shoe Business that involves 3 shoe tips and care that lead to a beautiful shoe collection !

SHOE BUSINESS  Donald J Pliner red boots (6) (640x428)

I know….shoe business sounds like such a funny statement.  Shoe business involves 3 steps for me that lead to a beautiful shoe collection!

  1. In & out rule
  2. Longevity
  3. Home

IN & OUT RULE

The in and out rule is a very simple rule that I follow for any new items that enter my closet. Simply, when a new item comes in an old item must come out.  Take a look at the photos below.  The first photo shows the shoes I brought in yesterday and the second photo shows the shoes that went out.

I give myself 3 options for the items that go out.

  • Donate to charity
  • Give to a friend
  • Consign

If you consign make sure you find a store that rotates their stock and offers a great split. For example Gerri’s Closet is a brick and mortar store located in Green, Ohio that offers a 50/50 split and keeps the item for 90 days.  That means Gerri is rotating her stock and giving her loyal customers a reason to come back.  A store that has stale items is just no fun to shop in!

LONGEVITY

I don’t know about you but I am on a shoe budget.  That means I have to take very good care of my shoes to make them last.  When I bring in a new pair of shoes I like to apply a leather conditioner or protective spray for fabric shoes.  The leather condition, Lexol is magical!  It can turn dull leather into a new pair of shoes!  The protective spray by Journeys is just as magical!  This spay reminds me of waxing a car.  Water just beads up on the shoe like a good wax job on a car!

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HOME

After I protect my shoes my next step is to secure a good home for my shoes. I rearrange my shoes on shoe racks on the floor of my closet.  Each shoe has a spot.  Shoes are not stacked upon each other.  They have room to breath and do not run the risk of getting scratched or crushed!  If you have the room you can store shoes in clear shoe boxes or recycle old furniture to hold shoes.  Tip…let those shoes air  out a day after wearing before you box them away!

Now that you have 3 shoe tips and care that lead to a beautiful shoe collection the only thing left to do is go to eBay and shop for some shoes!   Or if you are itching for some fresh air go to your local consignment store!

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