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Marketplace Blood Suckers

nickles and dimes with a marketplace collector wheeling off your profits in a wheel barrelNickles and Dimes, Nickles and Dimes

Even though I have built this online MarketPlace I still use other marketplaces to push my products and name. Mamma always said “don’t put all your pickles in one jar”. No she really didn’t say that but it sounded funny and you got the point. Every time I turn around I’m being Nickeled & Dimed by these other marketplace blood suckers. Some promise you a low 3% sales charge but if they advertise your stuff even a little Wham!!! You just got hit with a 12% sales charge. At least eBay is up front about how there going to rape your earnings Plus the PayPal charge just for collecting your own money. PayPal should be paying us interest because a lot of us leave our hard earned sales money in our PayPal accounts. By the time your done paying all those Nickles and Dimes it ends up being around 20% of your sale.

Don’t be a Blood Bank for the Leaches

eBay, Bonanza, Etsy, Amazon are all nice and have been around for a bit. They feel because they have such a large audience they can charge the high prices and the individuals don’t matter. New time and Era, new marketplaces are popping up every day. Most of them are charging outrageous prices too but you can find a few that are reasonable. Your Social Media accounts are a great tool to help sell your stuff. Here at The NWI Peddler we have it set up so that you can drive your own sales with your Social Accounts. We advertise for you to. Yes we make a couple dollars off your sales but really only enough to help keep the site running plus maintenance and upgrades. We make our money off our own sales, we just don’t charge ourselves the 5%.

We are here to help the individual that wants to start making a small stream of income from online sales. Anybody can ask us to help them to set up there vendor shop and help design a logo if need be. We can even point you in the right direction as far as where to get inventory for an online shop. We take the time to help our vendors and customers out. Its because I got tired of the way the big marketplaces treated people and there is very little help in getting started. They have taken a simple thing and turned into a complicated monster and by the time the average vendor is done he has nothing but lint in his pocket.

Summary

Don’t be a sucker and fall into the madness of big marketplace blood suckers. Research the marketplace you want to sell on and how much there willing to help the individual. Use your Social Accounts to help yourself drive your own sales.

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Supplementing Your Income Little Risk Big Payout

    Everybody wants to make that quick dollar but most stumble around with fuzzy thoughts in there heads trying to come up with the perfect skeem to make money. Making money is easy and I’m not talking about making Millions I’m talking about bringing in a small income stream to help support your everyday living expenses. Sales have gone from the Old Brick & Mortar buildings to online sales. New online Marketplaces are popping up all over the internet, no longer is eBay and Amazon the only places to make a quick buck on your old and new stuff. Most Online Marketplaces charge a lot to sell on there sites or limit you to what you can sell or how much you can sell.

      Here at The NWI Peddler MarketPlace we don’t believe in being greedy but helping others out. We where and still are in the same position that everyone else is in only we have built an Online Marketplace to help with that. A lot of people are hesitant on selling there stuff or even finding things to sell online, they think that nobody wants to buy that or that’s not worth anything and that is absolutely false. Since I’ve been selling online I have determined one thing an that is that Everything Sells. One mans trash is another mans treasure and that saying has been around for a long time and for good reason. There are many ways to start out selling online and if you get really good at it you can expand into bigger and better things like opening your own E-Store or Marketplace get into drop-shipping and affiliate programs to help bring in more income. Your asking yourself, Well what do I sell and where do I get things to sell online? To start out go small and acquire a small low cost inventory.

Your Possessions

First sell your old possessions that you don’t use or want anymore, there is a huge market on used items online. Nobody wants to pay full price for anything anymore and people love discounted items. You don’t wear that watch anymore sell it, you are obviously not going to get what you paid for it but you will get something and its better then just tucking it away in that old jewelry box and eventually more then likely you end up throwing it away. Sell your old jewelry, your old electronics (people love to buy lots of old electronics and computer equipment). I’ve pulled my old computers apart and have sold memory chips, hard drives and computer boards, I collected up those old laptops that didn’t work anymore and sold those as a bundle of old non working laptops. Scrounge through your house and collect up all that old stuff you don’t use anymore because it becomes new to someone else.

Thrift Stores

These are a great cheap place to start too. I sell a lot of Crystal and Glassware online and I buy it for pennies. Most people don’t go to thrift stores and those that do don’t really know what there looking at. I did a little research on glass so I can tell what was old and the differences in the different types of glass. Now I can walk into a thrift store and tell you whats vintage and whats not, whats Crystal and whats regular glass. I go in and buy sets, not individual glasses, I can pick up a set of 6 Crystal goblets for $5 and turn around and sell them for $40 to $50 for the set. Thrift stores don’t label or research what there selling they just sell and if you know what your doing and are able to put a label on it then its worth good money. Most people just want to know what there buying  and that’s where the value come from. A set of 6 nice looking glasses or a set of 6 elegant crystal goblets manufactured in the early 60’s. What do you think is going to sell and for a good price.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is ran the same way thrift stores are ran, they take in donations and just sell the stuff for pennies. Those plates that sit on the bottom shelves of there stores are Discontinued Vintage China and most sell for $8 and up a piece. No its not all vintage old china but a lot of it is. People collect patterns and what they sell in abundance at your location they might not have in other parts of the States. So someone is always looking for particular patterns in glassware and cookware.

After a bit you can try out these options they cost a little more but usually worth the cost

Estate Sales

Estate sales could be a gold mine of treasures. I’m not talking about Mansions either, I went to an estate sale for a small 3 bedroom house and there was only 2 of us there for the auction. $100 bought me half the possessions in the house and have already made a couple thousand off the stuff. You can find a lot of collectible and vintage items at estate sales and for reasonable prices.

Storage Auctions

 Another good place to find good stuff to sell online. I’ve been to a lot of storage auctions and usually don’t pay a lot for the storage unit’s themselves and end up with a ton of things to list online. Storage auctions are a bit of work though, You have so many days to clear the unit out and you never know what your going to find in them. You usually get a look at whats inside the unit but you cant go into it to pick through the stuff. 

These are just a few of the places to find items to sell online. In later posts I will be going over each one of these places and there particulars to help you to find those unique and valuable items that sell.

Thanks for reading

The Peddler

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Finding Value in Glass with a Black Light

Valuable Vintage and Antique glass can be found everywhere.

The problem most people have is they don’t know what they are looking for and where to look for it. The Salvation Army and Goodwill are a couple good places to learn how to spot those valuable pieces of glass. These 2 places don’t research the glassware they display on there shelves. They definitely don’t pull out there trusty black lights to see what minerals they can find in there glass either. They take in donated items and sell them cheap. So this is a good place to start your Treasure Hunt for the elusive vintage glassware. The best part is it’s low cost to you. The video to the left will show you what some of this glass looks like under a black light.

It doesn’t always glow

Keep in mind that not all valuable glass glows under a black light. Lead in Crystal glows an Icy Blue but only when enough lead is put in to the mixture of glass. So sometimes your Crystal won’t glow blue but have a purplish haze to it. All this comes with time and practice on dating old glass. One thing to keep in mind when hunting for older glass is that if it glows under your handy black light FLASHLIGHT then its worth buying for a couple dollars.

Uranium Glow

Any glass with Uranium Oxide in it will glow a bright green no matter what when a black light hits it. Even outside on a bright sunny day. I made it a practice to keep my black light flashlight with me everywhere I went just in case I decided to run into a thrift shop. You can pick these flash lights up in Lowe’s, Home Depot and even Walmart and they are usually purple in color and can be found all over and in different sizes. Hopefully this helps you a little and gets you started on figuring out what is what in glassware.

Thanks for reading

NWI Peddler

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Vendor Shop Categories

Vendor Categories

A new feature we are working on bringing to the Vendor Shops are Vendor Categories. This will Bring only Categories that the Vendor lists under into there shops. It allows a customer to browse only the vendors products and Categories when in a specific vendor shop. As of now Vendor Shops list all major Categories on the sidebar. These are the Main Shop Page Categories and pulls customers away from a specific Vendor.We would like to help facilitate each vendors products and help them to keep there customers looking at there products. This new feature is being worked on now and should be coming soon.

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First Peddler News Post

Welcome to the NWI Peddler MarketPlace

This is our first Newsletter for our website. We would like to bring all our fans up to speed on the functions and abilities of the site and some of the new and up coming features we will be bringing too. First I would like to say that this is not an eBay or Bonanza style MarketPlace, we do not charge for all the extra perks and store features like advertisement, featured pictures, listing limits, extra banners, headliners or any of the others perks you are charged for on most sites. We also do not ban products or make rules based on political or personal beliefs. If its legal to sell then you can sell it here, your morality is on you.

We are a resale group that purchases items through auctions and estate sales and needed a place to sell our products online with out having to give a good portion of our sales profits away to other entities. So we developed this website and thought it was a great idea to help others with the same issue and built free Vendor Shops into our website. But of course nothing is free, there is a 5% commission collected off all sales that helps with the payment fees and website development. There are no other fees for anything else. We also do not advertise for money on this site, any advertising done here is free advertisement to help others get there names and products out.

  1. Vendor Shops – Free vendor shops are the best kind of vendor shops, you can list as many items as you want and can upload up to 7 pictures for each item. The vendor shops are always in development because we are always trying to make them better for everyone. Vendors are able to connect there Social Media Accounts to there Vendor Shops, all Vendor Products are separate except on the shop page and each vendor has there own page that they can share on there Social Media accounts. As of now we do not allow vendors to bulk upload 
  2. Auctions – We have simple auctions here with  normal, reverse and sealed (silent) auctions. You are able to set start price, set bid price increment, set a reserve price, with buy it now prices.
  3. Sales – You are also able to put any of your products on-sale and your products will show as being on-sale with normal and sale prices showing. We also have a built in sales page that all items on-sale go on to so customers can easily find all on-sale products.
  4. Lotteries – You can put your items to run on the Lottery Page. You can set a minimum & maximum number of tickets to be sold , amount per ticket and how long the lottery will run. Winners are generated automatically from our system.

We have also brought Social Media to the website and all customers and vendors are able to easily communicate back and forth without having to use a middle man. Vendors are able to add there Social Media Accounts to there shops so Vendors & Customers can easily show off Vendor products. Members of NWI Peddler are able to start and Join Peddler Groups for just about anything, We have started one for MarketPlace Updates that keeps you updated on all website updates. You can start one for expert advice in product areas or set up a group for help on Vendor Issues. Possibilities are endless