Tuesday, May 3, 2016
So I've spotted an auction that has some of my favorite Scouting items and I'm itching to place a bid on it. The auction has some nice old medals, 1940s Explorer insignia and a ton of good looking merit badges. The only problem is I think I have everything pictured in my collection already. Has that happened to you. This auction is temping because it's all the stuff I"m interested in but I don't know if I can bring myself to pay over $500 for dupes.
Recently I asked for ideas to use as podcast topics when I reboot my Scouting Hot Finds Radio. It's good to see some of you are anxious to see it come back. I heard a few good ideas that I will definitely follow up on. I am guessing it will be August when this reboots but I will go ahead and tape some shows before then so I can stay on a biweekly schedule.
About a month from now my Scouts will be pushing off to a Girl Scout mini camp at the Summit. I haven't been since the 2013 Jamboree and I'm looking forward to being a participant this time. When I move to Charlotte I'll just be a few hours away so I'm hoping to make visiting the camp an annual event.
Well on May 1st the eBay policy for stores went into affect. I am guessing that the pricing will actually save me about $200 in fees per month. It is not very often that you get a deal like that. Essentially eBay is pushing people to grow their stores and the carrot is free listings. Either way at www.Patchblanket.com where I keep my eBay store I'm thankful for the deal.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
My next Scouting journey will be as a Tiger Den Leader next year with my son Patrick as we start his trail through Scouting. We've found a house in Charlotte so now I get to look forward to him going to a round up at school and getting super siked about joining a den with his new friends. We hope to find an established troop for my daughter as she begins work on her Girl Scout Silver Award. Venturing is also just over the horizon in a few years.
Even though I went to a pair of OA conclaves in April you won't find any of my stuff flipped on eBay. It's not that I had some exotic strategy to outsmart everyone I was just too busy to make it happen. You can see in this block some other folks were a little sharper than me.
This summer I will be bringing back my podcast radio show. I think I can get it back to a bi-weekly format with interesting interviews. If you have anyone that you think I should interview or interesting topics to pick up then please send me an email and I'll start making some notes. With the 2017 Jamboree coming up in a little over a year there are plenty of ideas swirling around my head.
This weekend you can get 25% off of everything in my eBay store at www.Patchblanket.com. Right now I'm sitting on about 7,500 listings so that is a hefty chunk of inventory.
Friday, April 29, 2016
I always try and help get the word out on important things in the hobby and Ryan Braddy asked me to share the news of the OA trading post blow out sale. I myself and tempted to get a jacket and some patches at these low prices.
Today I am helping to chaperone a group of 8th graders on a trip to Carowinds. This is a big amusement park in Charlotte, NC. The students were not excited to hear that they have to stick with the teachers but one of the boys in my group is die hard Boy Scout so that should be fun.
The rest of my weekend will be taken up with a trip to Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens with the Girl Scout troop. This might be the last time I get to take some of the girls on a trip as our move is going to be pretty early in the summer. The forecast looks great and we are ready for the beach.
I am running a store-wide 25% off sale in my eBay store this weekend. That is some serious savings on thousands of items. As always click on www.Patchblanket.com to quickly get to the store.