News Flash – 2

News Flash – 2

Sorry about giving you TWO news flashes within a few minutes of each other, but while writing the first one, my mind started to wonder. I thought what can I do to offer my readers a better source of training and education information, not only eBay but helping you source for any selling platform you can think of.

I want this blog to be the place where eBayers and those who need help with selling to come to.

So getting back to my 2nd News Flash – Trade Fairs.

Starting on a Sunday Evening I will be listing the Major Trade Fairs that are coming up here in the Uk and those further abroad. But for those ones abroad I do need readers help. If you live outside the uk can you drop me an email at and tell me the details and I will add it to the list. This request also goes to anyone If I miss a Trade Fair you know about, Please let me know at and they will be added to the List.

Happy eBaying

Andrew (Andyuk)

So Every Friday –  Product Source

     Every Sunday –  Trade Fair

Amazon Revisted

Amazon Revisted


This is just a quick update on the Amazon posts I did a little while ago. For those people who have gone ahead and done something well done, and for those who are still not yet decided there is still still plenty of time there is no rush at all.

I have done three posts on Amazon, I have listhem below or you can find them by clicking on the Amazon link to the right.

Part One           Part Two         Part Three

Now this update is for those who have listed items on Amazon and nothing as yet has happened, please do not worry. The Amazon site is like a bus or policeman……. For those who have no idea what I am on about we have a saying that goes there is never a bus or policeman around then all of a sudden you get one and then a few more turn up at the same time.

Now it is the same with Amazon, my sales have been low for sometime, this is my fault as I have not been listing, but I have around 50 items listed. I had no sales for two weeks then it went like this :

3 Sales Wednesday

2 Sales Friday

1 Sale Saturday

2 Sales today Sunday

Total Profit for the week from Amazon around £20.00. Not a lot, but these were mostly cheap paperback books, so I am quite happy, and that £20.00 is after all the postage and packing costs taken out.


Amazon Fun Part Three

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Amazon Fun Part Three

Today we are going to set up the different parts of opening an Amazon Account. This is easy and staright forward. 

If You do not have an account you need to Get one by Click Here For An Amazon Account . If you do have an account you can skip to next stage.
Next  you need to go to this page Start Here .  Once at this page enter the details of the first item and follow the on screen prompts. It takes less then a minute to list an item, then just keep repeating until all of the item are listed.

During the process of listing Amazon will ask you you have a Payments account set up, if you do not just follow the screen and this will be set up, this allows for them to pay you every fortnight.

Hope This Has Helped You.

Andrew Milburn

Amazon Part Two



Andrew’s Amazon Fun

Yesterday I talked with about going around your house and collecting together all your unwanted books, CD’s and DVD’s. I guess some of you got carried away and went round other family members houses and did the same thing – (Just remember if you did and you find a gem of an item to share the profits with them)

Today’s task is not as fun sorry, but if you want to earn some money you do need to work a bit.

Today I want you to take an A4 Note pad and take the first item.

You will need to write down the following for each item.

@  The title of the item

@  Who the writer is , singer, band etc (if it is a DVD film you can miss this bit out)

@  You need to note down what the condition is either brand new, new, second hand etc. And if there is any damage note that as well.

@   Lastly you need to note down the bar code – or ISBN number. If you cannot find a number do not worry, I will talk about this next few days.

well thats your job done today. The reason why I asked you to do it this way is that  when I talk you through listing the items you will find it easier to list. Because if you had to pick each one up and find the information it does take longer.

Also this way you can if you have a laptop list anywhere in the world. Sitting in a hotel room waiting for a meeting, in a coffee shop or on the beach, in fact where ever you can get internet access you can list.

***A point to note, if you can type fast then open up your note book program and list in there then it is a copy and paste job****

See you tomorrow when we talk about getting an account.

Andrew Milburn


How To Get Started With Amazon


How To Get Started With Amazon

Today I want to start a mini series Entitled Getting Started With Amazon. Now living here in the UK, I am writing this from a UK point of view, but I believe the same process will work anywhere in the world where Amazon allow you to sell your own items.

Getting Started

Today I want you to get some boxes or some strong carrier bags and go through each room in your house, loft etc and look for any books, CD’s, DVD’s that you no longer use, want, have room for and place them in the boxes or bags.

Do not prejuudge the items as you do not know what they are worth until we start to list them on Amazon.

This should take you a few hours. Take your time and have fun.

Tomorrow will take you through the next stage.

Andrew Milburn