Home Run Guide 3 – Better Get Yours NOW!

Volumes 1 and 2 were SUCH huge sellers and we were thrilled to hear all of the great stories that came from the first two books.  AND we thought we were done – lol!  Well the emails and posts on Facebook came pouring in last year asking “where is Volume 3???”

Oh dear!

So I made a promise this year that doing the Home Run Guide Volume 3 would not only be a priority, but that we would get it done earlier in the year so people could use it while out garage saleing this season. (Unless they are spoiled and live in California – lol!)


Volume 3 is a bit different than 1 and 2.  Still a lot of fabulous niche HomeRun guides (see below).  But we also included a special section called BONUS – Success Knowledge.  This exclusive bonus section includes guideson ‘Setting up your Sales Tax on Amazon’, ‘Attending Trade Shows’, ‘Organizing your Online Business’, and more.  And for you Bonus BONUS, we are giving ALL owners of Volume 3 an exclusive seat to a webinar called “Automating Your Sourcing With IFTTT”.  IF This Then That is a tool I use in my own business.  It is powerful, free and has made me a lot of money!



·     Hall Teapots

·     Vintage Rudolph

·     Armani Figurines

·     Murano Glass

·     Vintage Tea Cups

·     Vintage Barware

·     Christmas Collectibles

·     Vintage Pillowcases

·     Nativity Sets

·     Vintage Slips

·     Vampire Kit

·     Quadruple Plate Silver



·     Yarn and Thread

·     Abalone Shells


Home and Life

·     High-end Designer Clothing

·     Religious Books

·     American Eagle Coins

·     Sunglasses

·     Appliances

·     Mexican Pottery

·     Insulators

·     Hood Ornaments



·     Art Deco

·     Vintage Copper

·     Contemporary Silver


Toys and Games

·     50’s Fashion Dolls

·     Muffy the Bear

·     Warhammer Games & Citadel Miniatures

·     Board Games

·     Legos

·     Monopoly



Buying Thrifty…On eBay?

There are those of us who are budget conscious. It seems as though the number of us who are grows by the day. In these days of tough economic times, people are more inclined to try harder for a “good deal.” This extends from shopping in your local store with coupons to shopping online with the use of sites such as Ebates. But were you aware that you could shop this way on eBay as well? There is a site out there that has gained recognition rapidly online lately. It is CheckBestCoupons. They offer…you guessed it, coupons! But they have a special page devoted just to eBay. You can find the page here. It features coupon codes, links to free samples and more.


Through the Check Best Coupons main page, I clicked a link to “free samples and coupons from eBay.com” and was taken to an eBay Extras page with $273 worth of free items! Not only are the coupon codes valid, but this extras page is pretty amazing too. I can’t believe I never knew about this feature of eBay before! Have you taken advantage of any of the offers? I knew that in the past, you could purchase coupons on eBay, but as of recently, they have curtailed those sales because of forgeries and the like. But the coupons on the extras page are completely free, you don’t have to have them shipped to you, and they offer about 20 free samples. I imagine that in order to attain the samples, you must complete a questionnaire, such is the norm for “free samples” these days, but in the end I believe it’s totally worth it! Who knew that eBay had such great things for us!


My favorite thing about the Check Best Coupons page is that you don’t have to fill out a bunch of information to get the discounts, like you have to with most sites. You simply click on the “deals” and are taken to the correct code or page. If you want to comment on a link, you simply have to give your email. How easy is that? According to PSSmarketing, an online publication for “marketing, branding, sales and advertising specialists,” online couponing is on the rise. “Digital couponing has been growing in leaps and bounds recently, a trend that is expected to persist for the next few years,” said their mobile marketing division. They also cited an emarketer survey that indicated that over 92 million people have redeemed online coupons in the year 2012. By 2014, the number has soared to well over 100 million!


Which begs that I ask the next question…what types of discounts are you offering your customers to make them repeat customers? I have recently started including a business card in all of my eBay packages that says that if the customer would like to save $5 on their next order, they should email me before ordering. I have had 4/5 people come back and order another item! This is a time when people are desperate to believe that they are saving money, even if it’s on an item they wouldn’t regularly purchase. So, head over and check out the sites above, and use the ideas you get from them to dream up ways to offer your customers discounts, whether from running a monthly or bi-monthly sale or sending coupons or even generating a coupon code of some sort for return customers. Help your customers save money and you can guarantee that they will be back! What are your thoughts?

Home Run Guide Sale! Ends Soon!

Home Run GuideScratchyHave you ever been garage saling and trying to make a decision as to whether to purchase a set of pans or not. The exact conversation might go…

“Should I buy this set for $14.00?
Well, will I make enough profit?
Wait…didn’t the Home Run Guide say they had an article about that?

Stranger conversations have taken place in my head, but none quite as profitable as making sure I go back and learn more from the experts in Volume 1 & 2 of the Home Run Guide!

Here are your first Top 5 Tips from the Home Run Guide Volume 1:

1. Something ugly from the 70’s worth money? Read page 4

2. Introduced at Chicago World’s Fair this highly coveted machine doesn’t even come with the name on the item. But for upwards of $400 I’m guessing you are ready to learn more. Turn to page 10

3. Only in the Home Run Guide would it say, “half birds with heads’ are a good thing to buy. For the prices the Expert author is talking about you had better turn to page 16 to find out what I’m talking about!

4. Albeit this Expert Guide is but one page, but it’s also one of the guides that is getting a ton of comments about it. Who knew they were worth $25? Go to page 19

5. Great breakdown of the grading system used by the Independent Online Booksellers Association. Check out page 21 to make sure your books make the grade.

The Home Run Guide is an easy to use e-book (including a special download for Droids, iPhones, tablets, and iPads) that will help you separate the junk from the profitable treasures at garages sales, estate sales, rummage sales and thrift stores. Buy your copy of Volume 1 and Volume 2 today and learn what to buy the next time you shop!

Save 15% off the Home Run Guide by clicking the link below and using promo code: BackToSchool

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“Hello Janelle.  I am Ron Fristoe, proud owner of Vol. 1&2. Learned a lot about many things primarily my shoe business exploded after Vol. 1,

But in April of 2013, I went to an estate auction In Small tow, USA Southern OR . Midway through a flat of Cups and Saucers came up and I had noticed them during the preview and saw the LZ on the rim of the cup, still did not mean anything, so the bid came up really low and for what ever reason I bid on and eventually won the bid for get this $10. The flat contained 8 sets of these cups and saucers. I got home and did some research and WOW, these were from the 1928 christening of the Graf Zeppelin airship from Germany. It took about 5 weeks to sell all eight for a grand total of HOME RUN HOME RUN ready!!! $6200 for the eight sets. Only proves that if your mind is open, you might get lucky and hit one out of the park.

So happy that I invested in both volumes.
Thanks Janelle”

Ron Fristoe


“Just a caution: don’t download Volume 2 at 11 pm, lol, you will not be able to sleep. Chocked full of amazing information. Wish I had a photogenic memory.”
Debbie Wieder – Owner of The Book Kiosk
“Picked these up in a thrift store for $8 on Saturday, listed them Monday afternoon and sold them at 12:30 on Tuesday. I was reluctant to buy them because they were in such amazing shape and they had a tag on the tongue that made me think they might be fake. After referring to my Home Run Guide that I have on my phone, I realized what a great find I had. Had it not been for the guide, I probably would’ve left them behind. Can’t wait for Vol. 2.”
 Pam Coffman – Owner of Cosmic Closets


“The information in this guide is incredible and to get this information all in one source is a great bargain.

I have written books on sourcing products from Big Lots and other sources but the information here is unprecedented. Great job and great value.

This book can make you thousands every time you head out for sourcing inventory. Thanks again.”

Bill Basinger


“Wow! I thought the first guide was chock full of information but the new one is even better!

I have been selling on Ebay for 3 years, but I can tell just from skimming the table of contents that I will be learning about a LOT of new categories from the Home Run Guide Volume 2.

So excited to have this great tool to grow my business. Awesome job!”

Amy Bradshaw  – Owner of BigFatDivas


“Wow. We’ve been leaving a lot of money on the (garage sale) table! With HRG 2, we’re going to save time, scoop up more niche bargains and improve our online re-seller game. Niche knowledge is power. Many thanks!”

Thanks again,

Steve and Susan Prager




“I was so happy to find some moneymaking information in the first section of the new homerun guide on arts and crafts.  The guide on craft pattern pamphlets and craft kits had a lot of information in it that I’d never focused on before, since I haven’t often sold in this niche.

The retirement community where I live is having out annual garage sale this Saturday.  I should be able to find some great kits and pamphlets at this sale – things I’d have walked right by before reading this homerun guide.  The information about condition problems and mailing will be especially helpful.

I also have a stash of my own cross stitch kits from the 1970s that this guide will help me list.  I knew they had some value, but the guide helped organize my thinking about how to price and list them.  Thanks again for this very useful information.”

Carol Hearn – Owner of WanderingCreekAntiques.com


“Janelle and her team have done something no other experienced eBay sellers DARE to do – reveal the exact categories and specific items that make money on eBay. This includes ‘everyday’ items that just about anyone can find at thrift stores/yard sales/flea markets with just an ounce of determination. The HomeRun Guide isn’t just a bible, it’s the lifeline for any serious eBay seller.”

Jordan Malik, founder of FBAFinds.com and HonestOnlineSelling.com


“Today is Friday, and I’ve come up for air after reading Volume 2 of the Hume Run Guide. I’ve gotten out the newspaper and mapped out my garage sale schedule for tomorrow. And thanks to the HRG, I have several new niches to search for: Pyrex, puzzles and perfume bottle are now on my radar.”

Charlene Anderson: Jewelry and Textile Artist, Writer, Designer

Owner of Purveyor of All Things Creative – the most creative store on the web.


“Everyone that I have heard from has gotten so much from the Home Run Guide, there is so much information in there, only one good idea pays for the entire guide…”

Bob Willey – Owner of Seller Coaching for online success sellers


Volume 1
Home Run Guides:

  • Kitchen Knives
  • Collectible Pens
  • Fishing Reels
  • Pocket and Hunting Knives
  • Negotiating
  • Pickers Tool Kit
  • Plush Toys
  • Stainless Flatware
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction Books
  • Baseball Gloves
  • Football Shoulder Pads
  • Golf Clubs
  • American Brilliant Period
  • Cut Glass
  • Early American Pattern Glass
  • Opalescent Glass
  • Mugs
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines
  • Designer Clothing
  • Designer Accessories
  • file
  • Ergonomic Seating
  • Tiki Mugs
  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Converse
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Judaica
  • Israeli Products
  • Frankoma Pottery
  • Vintage Sewing Patterns
  • Homer Laughlin dinnerware
  • Vintage Millinery Supplies
  • Bed Sheets
  • Apple Computers
  • Garage Sale Home Run Uniform
  • 35mm Lenses
  • Starbucks Mugs
  • Niche Music CDs
  • Vintage Barbie Dolls
  • Fisher Price Little People sets
  • Crib bedding
  • Wilton cake pans
  • Vintage Collectible Glass
  • Florence Ceramics Figurines
  • Lifetime Waterless Cookware
  • Department 56 Villages
  • Children’s Books
  • Tennis Items
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Clearance Sales
  • Power tools
  • Jordans
  • Power Wheels
  • Fast Food Toys
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Vintage Luggage
  • Vintage Task Lamps
  • Domino Magazine
  • Deaf related items
  • Couroc
  • Kitchen collectibles
  • Vintage Toys Made in Japan
  • Handbags
  • Movie Paper
  • Southern Heritage Cookbooks
  • Longaberger
  • Selling a Memory
  • How to Rummage Sale
  • Gold and Silver Jewelry
  • Stamps
  • Gemstones
  • Little Golden Books
  • Shoes
  • Silver Coins and Bullion



Volume 2
Home Run Guides:

  • Basic Horse Equipment
  • Board Games
  • Electronic Toys and Games
  • Profiting with Vintage Costume Jewelry
  • Learn about Vintage Egyptian Revival Jewelry
  • Yearbooks
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Scrubs
  • Musical crib mobile
  • Cut-Out Sewing Pattern Panels
  • Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Clothing
  • Start and Grow Your eBay Business Debt Free
  • Craft Pattern Pamphlets and Craft Kits
  • Niche Magazines
  • Military Challenge Coins
  • Rose O’Neill Kewpies
  • Garage Sale Buying Tips
  • Majorette Twirling Batons
  • Lighting: Lamps & Lamp Parts
  • The Wonderful World of Charlie Bears
  • Selling Glamorous Vintage Lingerie
  • How to Spot Art That Will Sell
  • Weird Stuff that Sells on eBay
  • Ways To Up your Potential for Profit from Storage Locker Auctions
  • Vintage and Designer Perfumes and Bottles
  • Vintage Women’s Magazines
  • Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Cabinet Drawers
  • How To Make Money with Eco-Friendly Products
  • How To Buy and Sell Collectible Trains for Insane Margins
  • Harley Davidson and Coca Cola Gold Card History Guide
  • Costume Jewelry Marks for Fun and Profit
  • Introduction to Sales and Use Tax
  • Vitamix Blenders
  • Hunting for Collectible Lapel Pins
  • Ties, Ties, Ties
  • Pyrex Kitchenware
  • Square Dance Apparel and Accessories
  • Surprising Home Runs with Hardware Items
  • The Ultimate Guide to Savings at Target
  • Books
  • Estates and Collections (cutting out the middle man)
  • Don’t Be Puzzled by Secondhand Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Plus-Size Women’s Apparel
  • How Much is That Doggie in the eBay Window?
  • Vintage Canine Collectibles
  • Spinning Wheels
  • An Insider’s Tips for Shopping Estate Sales
  • Skates
  • Football Helmets
  • Stangl Pottery Mid-Atlantic Regional Pottery Producers
  • 1950’s Vintage Dolls
  • Collector Plates
  • For the Love of Chocolate Collectibles
  • The Ultimate Guide to Savings at Savers / Value Village Thrift Stores


4 Amazing Ways to Save Money While Sourcing!

i-love-saving-money-copyEver heard the axiom, ‘You make your money when you buy’? Well, it is absolutely true. Every penny you can shave off your cost of an item puts more money in YOUR pocket. So here are four BIG tips to help you save money when you source.

  1. First, if there are regular stores where you source product on a regular basis, consider purchasing gift cards to those stores which you can use to pay for your inventory. There are two ways you can save with gift cards. The first way is to purchase them for less than face value. Sometimes you can find these available on eBay or other sites. The second way is to purchase at a local grocery or drug store where you can get reward points or credits for buying them.
  2. If you are doing some sourcing online, always start at Ebates.comMrrebates.com or Bigcrumbs.com. Register at all three and use them every time you shop.
  3. Before you hit the ‘Buy’ button for that online purchase, open another browser window and check for a coupon. Some great sites for that are RetailMeNot.comand FatWallet.com
  4. Another way to save money sourcing is to use the buyer’s clubs and rewards club that many stores offer. You can save a higher % sometimes by using the store’s own branded credit card. Please don’t take this as recommending that you purchase inventory on credit, but using a Kohl’s credit card to purchase your items from Kohl’s can save you 20% or more on every single purchase. Many times the savings is in addition to the already sale or clearance pricing. Just make sure to pay off that bill when it arrives.

If you do a lot of your sourcing at retail and thrift stores, there are 50 different stores detailed in the book I wrote recently, The Ultimate Guide to Savings by Store.Details for each store are laid out step-by-step. One store per chapter.


Kabbage New Affiliate Program


As most readers know, I’ve been a fan of Kabbage pretty much since they started. I know that most small business owners have a hard time getting business credit; particularly online businesses. Because most banks just don’t ‘get’ it yet; for the most part.

Kabbage fills that hole. With Kabbage, you can get a cash advance to grow your business based on MORE factors than just your credit score. With Kabbage your business reputation and even your social media activity MEAN something and are considered. Cash, from $500 to $50,000, can be in your account in just minutes and used for whatever business need you are facing.

I’ve been happy to both use and recommend Kabbage for a couple years strictly from the basis that I believed they were a good option for sellers to expand their businesses.

Kabbage has been expanding over the past couple of years and they have just launched their official affiliate program. I’ve recommended them in the past and will continue to  do so because I think they have a great product. But I also don’t believe in ‘leaving money on the table’ as my mentor says often. I even wrote a book with a friend, “The Ultimate Guide to Savings By Store,” about how to get all the discounts and cash-back offers you are due.

So, if you have used Kabbage or think they are a good match for someone – be sure and recommend them! Anyone can take advantage of the affiliate program. The person who refers a new Kabbage customer gets a $100 American Express Gift Card AND the person who signs up gets a $50 AMEX Card. A win-win. I love how Kabbage has set this up to reward both parties.

Now, remember, this is a LIMITED time promo so if you know someone who would benefit by having a credit line for their business, help them get signed up now. Copy of the email notice below:


LIMITED TIME OFFER: Refer small businesses to Kabbage and get a $100 Gift Card!

How would you like a little extra cash in your pockets to start off the new year? By referring other small businesses to Kabbage, you can make that happen.

For a limited time, refer other small businesses to Kabbage and you will get a $100 gift card when they qualify by January 31, 2013. There is no limit to how many businesses you can refer and how much you can earn! Even if you don’t have an account with Kabbage, you can refer others and take advantage of this offer.

*$100 American Express Gift Card will be sent to you for each small business who signs up and qualifies for Kabbage funds by January 31, 2013 to the email address that you provide to us. The small business you recommend will also receive a $50 American Express Gift Card when they sign up and qualify for Kabbage cash by January 31, 2013. There is no limit to the number of referrals you can send or the amount of gift cards you can receive.

Outright Extends FREE offer! AND Presents a GoDaddy Coupon!

My regular readers know that I am a big fan of the Small Business Accounting Firm Outright. In fact, I’ve been a customer from the beginning and was privileged to see the company grow. I even featured them in my Tax Book and was excited to hear of their acquisition by Go Daddy recently.

I just got this in my eMail box and wanted to pass it along. Skim to the end and find your coupon for Go Daddy, just from Outright!

Hello eBay Seller,

We have good news! Your free access to Outright Plus is automatically extended through December 31, 2012. That means you’ll continue to have access to premium features, including annual and estimated taxes, sales tax tracking, and an unlimited history on reports. There are no strings attached and nothing you need to do. Just continue using Outright Plus for free.

We will email you in the coming months when it’s time for you to decide if you want to continue using Outright Plus for a fee. In the meantime, if you have any questions, here are more details about Outright Plus.

More good news! Here is a special offer for Outright customers from Go Daddy. Now that Outright is part of the Go Daddy family, we are able to bring you valuable deals to help your business. Outright customers:


  • Save 46% off new domain names – $7.99/year (Regular price is $14.99)

To take advantage of this special promotion, go to:

  • GoDaddy.com and enter source code: Outrightq in your shopping cart, OR
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