Tomorrow is my birthday and I have a fun day planned with my kids! I hope you all had a great 4th of July!
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July 5, 2007 Volume III, Issue 25
I hope you had a great 4th of July and actually took some time off to celebrate our amazing country! Have you heard the recent quote from Tony Blair? “A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in and how many want out.” Good point!
We had a great 4th of July. I took my kids to see Ratatouille (the movie–we loved it!) first thing in the morning and then we spent the day in the pool. I have to admit that I did do a little bit of work.
It was hard to write this ezine for some reason. This whole week felt like a vacation with the 4th of July on Wednesday and my birthday on Friday–so it was difficult to concentrate on writing.
Luckily, I had a great idea for a feature story come to me because of a fluke. As many of you know, I subscribe to the Antique Trader, Kovels Newsletter, and the Antique Roadshow Insider. I never actually get to sit down and read them. However, when they come in the mail, I quickly scan through them and then pile them up on a shelf (kind of like someone else I knew–my grandma!)
Anyway, the Kovels Newsletter for June 2007 showcased antique doll clothes. I was shocked to see some of these outfits selling for over $1,000! Don’t miss this week’s feature article to learn more.
For my birthday tomorrow, I am dropping the kids off at tennis camp and then I am heading over to the La Quinta Resort (where Live Boot Camp is going to be held) for a spa day! I am so excited. During the off season, they offer a 2-for-1 special so you get two treatments for the price of one.
Here I am celebrating my 6th birthday with my brother Lee. Check out my Grandmother’s window full of antiques behind me. This photo appears in my new book Ka-Ching, premiering July 24, 2007.
After my spa day, the kids will join me at the resort and we are going to spend the night! We want to check out this wonderful hotel before Boot Camp and they have a special rate this summer where kids eat free. My son Houston will make that worthwhile!!
In the Lynn Recommends section, read more about this amazing hotel and the last chance to sign up for the eBay Live Boot Camp payment plan.
In our Special Announcement section, I am so excited to give you a sneak peek at what Lee and I have been frantically working on. I can’t wait to formally announce it next week but I can give you some hints today.
I am also happy to report that over the weekend, I listed 150 items and got back on track! I did this while watching movies in the family room with my kids. We saw, Music and Lyrics, Grease, Taladega Nights and Snakes on a Plane. Unfortunately, I had to make my kids close their eyes and plug their ears too many times for those last two. But my I Sell sheets and the Dralle Method really make it happen–you can be with family and still list on eBay.
Finally, this week we have another great story about the things you all have sold on eBay. This week’s story comes from Diann. A garage sale find sells for nearly 90 times what she paid. Read her story below.
Here’s to Successful eBaying!
Lynn Dralle, ‘The Queen of Auctions,’ Creator of the best-selling eBay Boot Camp in a Box.
Getting in on the last chance for the 3-part payment plan for our ONLY Live Boot Camp of 2007. Since June 30th fell on a weekend, we are extending the 3-part payment plan option for a week after my birthday: July 13th at midnight.
This Boot Camp is three days of hands-on intensive learning and fun. This will sell out because it is the only one I am doing this year and I am taking a very limited number of students.
Remember, July 13th at midnight, is your last chance for the 3-part payment plan.
Click here to learn more.
We have chosen our location.
Live eBay Boot Camp 2007 is going to be held at
This is the resort where old Hollywood used to come to escape. Greta Garbo’s winter home is on the property (some say it is haunted!) The hotel rooms are amazing and so is our meeting location. Come prepared to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize your eBay business as well as yourself.