Summer Fun and A $100 eBay Gift Card Giveaway!

by Tristen & Amy OBrien on May 17, 2012

With summer quickly approaching, I thought I would write a blog post that is a little different.  First of all, eBay has been generous enough to give away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader (more on that later), but I wanted to take a different approach to the motives for selling on eBay.  I sometimes get caught up in writing about growing your eBay business, and how to take it to the next level, but I often overlook the power of saving up for family fun.

A little while ago, I wrote a post about how I was saving for a family vacation to Disney World and I was only going to use the money I made from eBay.  I made a nice Mickey chart to keep track of my progress, and we finally filled it!  eBay is a great way to save money for fun activities, and now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to do this summer.  It doesn’t matter if you are planning a family get away or you just want to landscape your yard, eBay is the perfect place to start your journey. For me, I like to do the following:

  1. Figure out my plans for this summer
  2. do the research on the cost
  3. and then make an eBay plan

I end up finding myself weighing the pro’s and con’s of items that I have in my house.  I recently was looking at my Xbox 360, and was thinking that the experience of having a full day of fun at a water park plus a nice dinner out weighs the benifits of me playing games on it once a month.  Guess what, its going on eBay.  I’m at the point where I would rather have fun family experiences than material items that I don’t use a lot.  Amy does a good job at keeping me in check and doesn’t let me get rid of everything in our house, but finding items that you don’t use often and selling them on ebay is a great way to fund your summer fun!

To jump start your summer fun, eBay wants to give one lucky reader of this blog a $100 eBay gift card!  To enter to win is really simple!  

  1. Leave a comment below and tell me about a recent eBay sale.

Thats it!  This contest will stay active until May 27th, but please remember to include your eBay ID!  Good Luck!