Penny Saver is Back
Part of my business of selling on Amazon is garage saling and the Penny Saver is back! This weekly circular was one of my favorite resources to find great garage sales.
The Penny Saver came out every week and was delivered to my mail box on Wednesdays so I had plenty of time to plan for my weekend garage saling. I could later easily file the circular with all the addresses circled that I went to and then calculate my mileage for my log as a business expense.
The Penny Saver closed their doors in California in May of 2015 and laid off over 700 employees. One day they were here. The next day gone. No notice. In fact my community was having a garage sale last May and the circular never arrived.
The great story in all of this is that a former employee contacted others and sought out investors to bring the Penny Saver back. They licensed the rights to the name, logo and website. You can read all about it here.
Never think that one person can’t make a difference and get the ball rolling to create massive change. This is a great win for employees who lost their jobs, advertisers and readers like me. Not only did I use the circular to find garage sales but I also used it to sell items of my own and run my own garage sales. I even found my terrific house cleaner in the listings…a great way to outsource a job I didn’t like so I could focus more on my business.
It is exciting to see something reborn with determination, heart and hard work. All great principles to apply in our own businesses.
Hurdles come along. Expect it. But it is how you handle them, the path you choose, and where you want to end up.
For me, I’m happy to get the Penny Saver back to use in my garage saling.
What are some of your favorite resources to use in your Amazon business?