Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Goals and the Best Laid Plans

Hi all!

Yesterday my plans went awry due to something out of my control.  Don't you hate it when that happens?   I had planned to have a listing marathon, and my eBay listing program (Turbolister) crashed.  I had to reinstall it and get it personalized again ... and there went the day!   Although I love Turbolister, it seems to crash on me a few times a year.  I don't know if it has a problem with a larger database of items?  I am grateful to have it going again.

Today I plan to make up some time by photographing 70 books to list!   I want to get all these books up by the end of the eBay's free listing promo on 3/31.   After photographing, I will research (for price) and then start listing.  

I also have some packing to do today.

Wishing you a wonderful day!!


Treasures By Brenda said...

I often sabotage my own best plans, Trish so I certainly understand your frustration when your plans go astray and not because of anything you did.

I used Turbolister years ago but after some struggles with updates (I think) I gave up. I list so limitedly at auction now that I schedule auction items using eBay's schedule program and pay the fee or, if I happen to be sitting at my computer the evening I want them to go live, I remove the scheduling function and list them manually, with all the work done.

An aside, when I clicked your blog post from Facebook, I read your post but could not comment. When I pulled up your blog from Google, I could once again read the post but this time I could comment. Something about Networked Blogs, I expect. Wonder if the same thing is happening on my posts.


Birdhouse Books said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for your comment! I sometimes schedule eBay listings when I will be out in the evening -- it is a wonderful feature.

Despite the Turbolister stability issue, I really like the ease of inventory management, and especially using templates for types of items I list frequently (i.e. vintage Valentines, children's books, etc.).

Sorry about the blog posting issue through Facebook. I would be glad to check to see if I can post on one of your blog posts from FB, if you would like. Please just let me know which page to look at or a link.

mymomsbooks said...

Sorry to hear TL gave you fits yesterday. Been there! Still without Turbo Lister and Art of Books I could never list. They are like my right arm.
Have fun today, ya know Vintage Children's is my favorite!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Suz! I hear you about Turbolister -- I think it is invaluable when you are listing 40 - 100 items weekly.

These vintage children's books are great -- I have a first American edition of one of the Narnia books (need to research!).

Hope you have a great day and great sales!!