Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Visit With Cat from Sushiboofays

Cat is a wonderful eBayer, and the coordinator of the first annual eBay Blog Tour. I enjoyed visiting with her about her eBay business.

Your eBay name: Sushiboofay's

Link to your store: http://stores.ebay.com/Sushiboofays

Link to your blog: http://sushiboofays.blogspot.com/

What first sparked your interest in eBay? I first got interested in EBay because I was looking for Carnival Glass to buy. Then we had two storage units from when we had some convenience stores and I thought that instead of having a yard sale I would try selling some of it on EBay. After that....I was hooked!

What do you sell? I sell a little of everything. Antiques, clothing, coins and recently I've started selling some books and records.

Where do you find the items you sell? A lot of it is stuff we have accumulated, but no longer have room for. I also visit thrift stores and yards sales when I'm able to.

What advice would you have for a new seller? Decide on what you want to sell and research it as much as you can. If you try to sell too many different types of items when you first get started - you'll get overwhelmed with it.

How did you come up with the name of your eBay store? LOL....several years ago I ate lunch with some women at a Chinese restaurant. One of the women said something like, "look they have a sushi buffet" and a friend of mine who has the most southern accent in the world said..."Sushi Boo Fay...sounds like the name of a....lady of the evening....(not quite her words, but you get my point). We all had a good laugh and years later I remembered how everyone liked the name Sushi Boofay....so that's what I decided to call my store! :-)