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EBay tips are the topic of upcoming classes

Posted August 11, 2012

I featured Crissy Jeckel, a local mom and owner of Blueberry Hill Boutique, an eBay store, earlier this year. She and her husband also run First-In Fire Company, which brings a fire truck to birthday parties and other gatherings, including Go Ask Mom's event at North Hills this week.

Jeckel tells me that she has some classes coming up that focus on starting an eBay business. The classes are held through Wake County's Lifelong Learning program (which offers a variety of programs for adults). All of her classes are held at Sanderson High School in Raleigh.

Here's what she has scheduled:

  • The Basics of eBay is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 21 and Sept. 25.
  • Starting an eBay Business is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 11 and Nov. 1.
  • Marketing Your Items on eBay with Social Media and Others is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 30 and Oct. 4.

All classes are $40 and include a manual. Jeckel also is starting to offer group and private eBay and internet sales coaching. For details about all of her offerings, contact her at or by calling 919-395-4089. You also can register for the classes at Sanderson High School online by clicking here.

For more about Jeckel and some tips she shared here on Go Ask Mom, check the box above.


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  • americaneel Aug 11, 2012

    another shameless plug from the socialist party

  • phpisgoodforme Aug 11, 2012

    As far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

    If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding.

    If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

    If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.