A Song You Won’t Be Able To Get Out Of Your Head!

We decided to have some fun and re-imagine / re-write the eBay song by Weird Al Yankovic, which itself was a parody of the Backstreet Boys classic ‘I Want It That Way’. So technically it’s a parody of a parody….

This has been months of work in the making, hope you enjoy and it brings a laugh!

If you want to sing along to it just select captions or subtitles as we have added the correct words and timing for you!

UK vs USA with Legends Jason T Smith & Staci

Join us for our Reseller Ramblings chat and this week we have special guests Jason T Smith and his wife Staci, LIVE from Manchester UK to the bright lights of Las Vegas!

Jason and Staci live in Vegas and have been thrifting most of their lives, selling on multiple platforms including Ebay, Amazon and more, and he had his own TV show a few years back too!

Jason runs a fantastic youtube channel, a brilliant FB group called ‘The Thrifting Board’ and travels all over the USA teaching people how to thrift in both the classroom and directly in local charity/thrift stores!

We’ll be doing a fun 20 questions between us, sharing a few recent pick ups, talking about reselling in the UK and USA and taking questions from the viewing chat.

Reseller Ramblings LIVE Chat – Sharing a Loot Crate Haul


Join us for our Reseller Ramblings LIVE chat where we will be sharing a massive haul of loot crate gear that we picked up on ebay, for reselling on Amazon FBA and back on Ebay!

This weeks mini topic is all about Youtube Resellers…

How often do you watch videos and live shows?
How many videos should a channel put out per week?
What themes (haul videos, tips, q&a, boot sale, go pro etc…) do you find the most interesting?
What aspects don’t you like?

60 Second Tips – Organising Your EBay Stock The Easy Way!


Welcome to the episode 4 of my mini series ‘60 Second Tips’.

Designed to provide some simple golden nuggets for Resellers including a variety of advice, hacks and suggestions to make life easier, make more sales and/or to improve your Reselling journey.

This episode is all about learning from my failures and getting your stock organised! If you are a new Ebay Reseller then this is easy peasy, if you are like me and wish you had adopted this method years ago then it will take some time to change, but probably worth it in the end.

As always it’s ‘Simple but Effective!’

Reseller Ramblings LIVE on YouTube!


Join us for our Reseller Ramblings LIVE chat where we will be sharing some of this weeks pick ups from Car Boot Sales and Charity Shops.

Plus this weeks topic is…Collectables Past, Present and Future.

What did you own back in the day that you wish you had kept hold of now?
What current items do you think will be worth good money in a few years?
Are you actually storing or collecting things that you hope to bring out and sell in the future?

‘Reseller Lads’ Chat Hosted By Yours Truly!

Welcome to the Reseller Lads LIVE weekly chit chat. This weeks theme is recent pick ups and hauls and we will each be sharing some items we sourced recently from any of the following… Car Boot Sales, Jumble Sales, Table Tops, Charity Shops, Facebook Marketplace, Retail Arbitrage, Online Arbitrage and more! Plus, as always, taking questions from you guys.

Turning Pocket Money Into A Wage!


I decided to make a pretty big decision on my Reselling adventure, to reduce some hours in my stable and secure full time job and to use that time to focus 1 day a week on the unpredictability of Reselling.

A big gamble? Sheer madness? Right….

I have been Reselling as a part time business since 2015, earning pocket money in my spare time. Now, for the first time, I’m under some real pressure!

I documented my first full day on the ‘new’ job.

What would you do?

Reseller Tip – Global Shipping Programme by EBay

If you are new to selling on eBay, have not yet ventured into international sales or don’t have the confidence to do it on your own yet (like me) then eBay’s Global Shipping Programme is definitely for you!!

It makes sending an international item just as easy as sending something to the UK, no hassle, no worry about loss or damage and any customs or tax is sorted for your buyer. All these costs don’t come out of your pocket either, it’s paid for by the buyer.

This is an official video from eBay for Business which explains all.

If you don’t do international then you should do it, at least with GSP!

Top tips for resellers!

I got so many great tips and little golden nuggets of advice from fellow resellers and youtubers when I started out reselling as a part time business. I am always learning and gathering information and constantly evolve my reselling activities to test new ideas and products.

Here are some of my best tips, but ultimately please share yours in the comments too, I would love to hear them.

New Horizons – Each time I go out thrifting, sourcing or car booting I always try to find something new, from a new category or an item I have not tried before. Take a chance on something different (as long as you can afford to lose what you paid). Doing this will help you widen your knowledge, increase your stock and broaden your opportunities in sourcing. If you stay narrow you may also limit your profits.

List Promptly – Try to list your items as soon as you can after buying them. This is not as easy as it sounds, you can very easily buy faster than you can list which creates ‘death piles’ and can demotivate or leave a feeling of a never ending task. When I initially find and buy an item theres that connection, memory and general feel good factor associated with it. If you don’t list quickly you can effectively fall out of love with the it as you move on to the next one. You kind of lose the connection as it gets left behind.

Sale Time! – Put your entire inventory on sale, 10%, 15%, 20% on a fairly regular basis. I tend to do a sale every 5/6 weeks or so and let it run for the full 2 weeks. This helps you shift stock and keep some momentum going as well as earn some cash of course. Don’t forget the other marketing tools on ebay too; Codeless vouchers allow you to create a discount only for people that you share a special link with. Multi buy discounts are well worth setting up and leaving in situ permanently to encourage multiple sales, plus you can set up static deals like buy any one item and get a second 20% off. I have all these set up all the time.

Promote – Many resellers have all their listings set to promoted for say 1% or 2% all the time to try and get their items in front of more buyers. I do use this and it does bring in sales but I tend to vary it up by doing 1 month at 1% and then turn if off for a few weeks and then flick it back on for a month at say 2%. Making bulk changes to your listing on a regular basis can help refresh them too.

Be Regular – I think this is one of the best tips. List on a regular basis, every day if you can. Even if its just 3, 4 or 5 items. Ebay’s algorithms definitely like this. I tend to work on say 20 items in one sitting but save them all as drafts. DO NOT be tempted to just get them all on straight away unless this is your daily number anyway. Save them and activate them over the next few days, drip feeding them effectively. This will help you stay regular without having to actually be regular. I would say you will almost certainly notice a difference in sales by doing this.

Best Offer – Trust me, this golden nugget could rocket your sales. This was a game changer for me. Add best offer to EVERYTHING (even if it means altering your price a little). People like to barter, negotiate just like we do when we buy the items in the first place. Everyone likes to get a deal or feel like they are getting a deal. Don’t be offended by low ball offers, use it as a chance to start a conversation with the potential buyer. ALWAYS counter offer if its not good enough for you. NEVER just flatly refuse, how do you know what they are willing to go to? Sometimes its good to counter with a personal note, I do this often. I never have any settings to automatically decline an offer below a certain amount, many people do this but I just see it as a lost opportunity.

Order, ORDER – Get your stock in order now before you are too far gone, like me! I would suggest you use a numbered container system, you can add that number into your listing, either hidden in the custom SKU line or some add it at the bottom of their description somewhere. I am way behind with this but its the one thing I would change if I could go back in time. I have lost items and sales by not being organised like this and that is the worse thing ever.

So just a few of my best tips to help you.

I would love to hear your best bits of advice to so please leave a comment.

In the meantime take a look at my full Top 10 on Youtube…


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Our mysterious invitation to eBay HQ!

We received an unusual invitation to EBay HQ in London for a mysterious business seller meeting last week. Very interesting it was too!

As it’s a 4hr drive for us we made a bit of a road trip of it and did Thorpe Park Theme Park, EBay HQ and then our final day spent thrift shopping in some posh, and some not so posh, areas of London.

It’s all in one mega vlog…


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Welcome to the world of Car Boot Chris!

Hi, thanks for visiting my website!

I created the site as a way to connect up everything I do in one handy location. My social media stuff, YouTube videos, Facebook groups, advice, blogs and loads more. I hope that you gain something from some of my content…a piece of advice, an idea or some inspiration.

I have been buying and selling on eBay since the year 2000, nearly 20 years. In 2015 I stepped it up a bit and turned it into a very small side income. Currently on eBay and Facebook but about to move into Amazon and Etsy. I was inspired by some YouTube resellers like Nic and Andrea Hills, watching what they found and how they sold it. My aim was simple, earn enough to pay for a nice holiday each year for me and Annabell aka ‘Bargain Bell’.

I learnt so much from other resellers that I decided to start making my own videos. To pay it forward in effect, and hopefully help a few other people or those new to the game. My channel is called ‘Cookie & The Hayden’s’ and I have other playlists on there as-well as Car Boot Chris including our world famous Cocker Spaniel…’Cookie’.

There is a lot more to this journey, but this is a start. I’ll fill you in on the bits in between as we go along.

Stay Tuned 😀


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