Friday, March 27, 2009

A Visit with Dar, the Glass Guru

I enjoyed visiting with Dar, the Glass Guru. She has great knowledge of vintage glass, and has helped me identify items I wanted to list. (Thanks, Dar!)

Dar's eBay link: http://stores.ebay.com/Dars-Glass-and-More?refid=store

Dar's Blog link:
http://darsayre-theglassguru.blogspot.com/

What sparked your interest in selling on eBay?
I inherited a lot of glass and antiques. Selling locally didn't give me a good price for my glass, because the places around here wanted to pay pennies for it. Plus, selling on eBay opened up an entire world to sell to. So I sold all the glass I didn't like or want and bought glass and items I did want for my collections.It was the best of both worlds!


What do you sell?
I sell glass, but learned early on that I needed to branch out with items that a lot of different buyers would like, so I started selling just about anything I think will make money and also items I personally look for when I am buying.


Where do you find the items you sell?
I find items on eBay cheaper from buyers who don't know what they have. This lets me get it much cheaper and allows me to resell higher. I also look at yard sales , thrift stores, antique shops.


What advice do you have for a new seller?
My best advice for a new seller is first, sell what you know about. Write a good description and take fantastic pictures...I know when I am buying the pictures sell the item. Good pictures are a must!


How did you name your store?
My eBay store name was mainly my nickname and what I sell, but had to add the "more" because I don't sell JUST glass anymore.

5 comments:

Beth Cherkowsky said...

Good questions Trish. And as usual Dar is full of information.

birdhousebooks said...

Thanks, Beth! I have really enjoyed the blog tour.

Jimmy and Marshell said...

Great interview!

Susan said...

I've enjoyed the blog tour, Trish. Great interviews for/from everyone!

birdhousebooks said...

Thanks Susan! It was fun doing the interviews and learning about other sellers.