I have come to the conclusion that it's just going to be a slow sales season on eBay. That was hard for me to come to terms with, but I would rather realize/admit that than frustrate myself by being disappointed in my sales day after day after day. Instead, I am trying to view this slow season as a little bit of a break from the hustle and bustle that my eBay business has been over the last several months. I will use this time to focus on sourcing inventory, listing as much as possible, and organizing my store. I have gotten back into ending about-to-renew listings and relisting them using Sell Similar. That seems to breathe new life into old inventory.
Also, I have my building coming in the next couple weeks. All the moving that that will require will take TONS of time! We still need to prep the site where it's going to go (needs to be leveled and have gravel put down). We need to run electricity to it and install an air conditioner. Then of course comes the big move. I have a LOT of stuff to move! I am keeping an eye out for storage racks. I have a few but I'll need more. A slower selling season is nice for that, because I will have plenty of time to get it set up just the way I want before the Christmas selling season kicks in.
Once I've moved my stuff into my building, then comes the crazy interior work. I'll be redecorating the former eBay room (paint, baseboard trim, who knows what else) and moving my oldest daughter in there. Once she's out of the room she currently shares with her little sister, I'll redo THAT room and move the 5 year old girl and 3 1/2 year old boy into it. Once the boy is out of the room HE shares with his older brother, I'll redo THAT room for the 9 year old boy. I'm hoping we can get all of that done this summer, before school starts back up again.
So you see, sometimes it's helpful to have a slow sales period. At least that's what I am telling myself so that I don't sulk. :)