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263 : Chad Pagel – Selling at scale on Ebay long Term
25th December 2017 • eCommerce Momentum Podcast • eCommerce Momentum Podcast
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Chad aka “Golden Finger Picker” on You Tube knows a thing or two about a lot of stuff. Long term this knowledge has allowed him (and could allow you) to build out a long term business. Isn’t that the goal? A long term lifestyle business that ebbs and flows as your life ebbs and flows. Great advice on designing a life.



Golden Finger Picker on You Tube

Harts Pickers on Youtube

Craigslist Hunter Interview I did

Chad’s email contact

Reseller Society Facebook Group


Gaye’s Million Dollar Arbitrage List


Scope from Sellerlabs



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Stephen:                             [00:01:26]               Yes you’ve heard me say a bunch of times but I mean it because our Q4 was spectacular because of all the variations for a particular line we had that Karen entered. Seventy eight of them I believe and now I’m adding a bunch more because we’re not done. I mean it’s Tom a year going to sell right into January February and March. So she’s getting ready to add a bunch more. That’s the power of having that team member. That team works overnight. Quite frankly they work different hours than I do. She sends a file she’s XTI fill in these particular fields shoot it back to me and boom they get it done and you get it and fast and it just as allowed us to grow. It’s that silent team member that don’t call of sick they just handle things solutions.

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Cool voice guy:                  [00:04:34]               Welcome to the e-commerce board will focus on the Habibollah the products and the process of e-commerce selling your host Steve Peters welcome back to the e-commerce momentum podcast. This

Stephen:                             [00:04:50]               is episode 263 Chad Pagle Chad goes by the nickname golden finger picker on YouTube and you can watch over a thousand videos with Chad either recording or participating. Over the years incredible to think about how consistent and how much content he’s put out. But what you get when you listen to Chad or watch what he’s what he’s doing is you understand that he knows a lot about a lot. There’s a lot of things that he has built. You know I don’t want to say talent. He’s built knowledge but it’s it is a talent that he’s home. I think that’s a better way to say it over time and I think that that is one of the more attractive things about a lifestyle businesses that you can develop it over time. Find out what’s interesting to you and then hone in on it. And I think it’s a really good example of somebody who’s been able to do that to fill in a need but then to find a passion and now take it to the next level. Let’s get into the podcast. All

Stephen:                             [00:05:50]               right. Welcome back to the e-commerce MMN and podcast very excited about today’s guest very very experienced. Broadcaster I’m going to call him dad because he’s got content man does he have content. We’re going to find out how much i’m excited to hear about his story because he’s real and I like real people.

Stephen:                             [00:06:10]               Chad Pagel a.k.a. golden finger picker welcome Chet.

Chad:                                    [00:06:16]               Thanks for having me. You

Stephen:                             [00:06:17]               really have put out an enormous amount of content.

Stephen:                             [00:06:21]               How many videos are you up to.

Chad:                                    [00:06:25]               You had to ask that question that just a rough guess I mean is it more than 200 you track.

Chad:                                    [00:06:31]               I don’t know. 250

Stephen:                             [00:06:32]               maybe 250. That’s on your own. And then you’ve been part of how many. At least that many oh my gosh.

Chad:                                    [00:06:40]               Yeah. At least that morning.

Stephen:                             [00:06:42]               That is a lot of content. That’s a long term commitment. And despite you know you have some some health issues that you fight through that recur every so often. So to be able to do that. That says a lot. Why do you think. I mean you know we had a little bit in the discussion. You definitely have the voice for radio. Well why do you think this part of your life you adapted to it so you know we are about the same age I am. Why

Chad:                                    [00:07:09]               did you adapt to this so quickly and so you’re all in you know I think it just comes down to I think we adapted so well because it’s something we enjoy doing. And you are right this is a late in life type thing. We’ve been reselling for over 20 years and this social media type thing is really new to us. And we just jumped in and we said that we will do it until we no longer like it. So I think it’s because we like what we do so much that it’s really so easy to adapt.

Stephen:                             [00:07:47]               We definitely have a little bit of a teacher in you. Do

Chad:                                    [00:07:50]               you feel like that I think by military experience probably a lot of people say that and I think that I got to give credit to the military.

Stephen:                             [00:08:03]               So what did you do in the military what did you eat.

Chad:                                    [00:08:06]               Police OK.

Stephen:                             [00:08:07]               So you are military police so you were saying Silas’s one. Yeah and that’s probably not seen people at their best unfortunately sometimes right.

Chad:                                    [00:08:18]               Yeah that’s what their kids but their kids too. Yeah yeah.

Chad:                                    [00:08:23]               And most people grow out of that even in their early 20s. Most people can grow out of it.

Stephen:                             [00:08:29]               So then I mean was it did you take that same kind of approach about helping people and you know teachable moments as a dad especially for these kids that were in the military. Sure

Chad:                                    [00:08:41]               . It’s a life. It almost carries with you on. I mean it’s been 20 years since I’ve been in the military and it just sticks with you. And there’s always a learning moment with anything you do or a teachable moment. And we try to use that.

Stephen:                             [00:09:02]               OK. So tell me how you got into reselling. So you you you. Did you go into the military right out of high school. Would

Chad:                                    [00:09:08]               you go to college for a little bit yeah I went to the military right out of high school. Yeah. Long story. I was supposed to go to college make a long story short I didn’t say the way I was supposed to save and because my parents couldn’t afford to put me through on their own and because I didn’t hold up my end of the deal I made the choice to go into the military. So it was on me.

Stephen:                             [00:09:35]               You know that’s a responsible but that’s responsible. You know you could have I mean in today’s day and age it’s nothing for a kid to rack up a hundred thousand I mean this is crazy to me. A hundred thousand dollars in debt. And take a 30 year amortization to pay it back. It’s like a house. And that’s nothing today. And so the fact that you didn’t do that I think is a big statement. And you know hurray for your parents and kind of maybe if they helped force your hand. I think that that’s a smart move. Looking back what would you be doing.

Chad:                                    [00:10:07]               You know I don’t know because because the military changed me so much with as many bad things that happened to me in the military. I wouldn’t change it. It is. It’s a life changer. The military is definitely a life changer for the better. If you ask me.

Stephen:                             [00:10:31]               Well that’s a good question because you know when I was about same age so maybe I’m a little older. It was you go in the military or go to jail for. People might think it was actually a little bit before me and or if you weren’t going to go to college you would go in the military typically that was pretty much it. Right. Yeah. Today it’s such a different world right. I mean today you know some of the military’s is incredibly competitive right. I mean there’s someplace you just not going to get in unless you’re really the best of the best. Sure

Chad:                                    [00:11:05]               and you know back in the day military police it was a very high standard that you had to leave to be to get in that and. Yeah. And today’s it’s it’s easier in some aspects but in some of the specialized areas or the military it can be very hard which you know most military jobs that people can go into somewhat they can use when they get out. Right.

Stephen:                             [00:11:34]               So yeah I think it you know I just heard this yesterday that there’s a shortage of is a backhoe operate some heavy equipment operators and I just heard this and it’s like yet there’s a day luge people going in for general business are going to go study business you know or whatever. And

Stephen:                             [00:11:54]               these generic degrees and or history or whatever and then they get out and they don’t they don’t have those marketable skills where had they gone and studied you know back home whatever that heavy equipment operator right they’d be they’d have jobs for they’d be making more money than most college graduates. So all right cool. So so you were in the military and at what point did you decide to start selling.

Chad:                                    [00:12:20]               Well we pretty much started doing it out of necessity like so many people do. You know I was a young person getting out of the military trying to find a job and by the way I was discharged medically and I got a full pension so that helps that helps.

Stephen:                             [00:12:39]               However I mean I’m listening to you in pain and I hear you know your story that you know I’m assuming those injuries incurred there. You know that’s not good.

Chad:                                    [00:12:50]               Yeah well it is just one of those things that you sacrifice and you end up overcoming and adapting that is just what you were taught to do. And so we you know as young young adults with two little kids what we would do is to make ends meet. We would go to yard sales and buy stuff up and then have our own yard sale the next week and make a little bit of money on that yard sale. Were

Stephen:                             [00:13:20]               you one of those perpetual yard sale people who had the same sign. You just bring it in and bring it out. One

Stephen:                             [00:13:24]               of those people almost you know what I’m talking about right. You’ve seen those days. Yeah. You see the people that you know like the big coupons that would go out in.

Chad:                                    [00:13:36]               They would have a weekly yard sale with the stuff they got from couponing but it kind. Yeah. Tunda and it was just a hustle.

Chad:                                    [00:13:44]               And my wife Kimberly she was brought up in this hustle mindset where you know her family would take trips down to Florida and buy furniture and bring it back to Indiana and sell it and all kinds of stuff like that. So at an early age she was accustomed to the negotiating and the wheeling and dealing and stuff like that.

Chad:                                    [00:14:09]               And she probably is the one that sparked it and that’s where we started. Just go to yard sales buying something and then there were times where we were having a yard sale.

Stephen:                             [00:14:23]               She was watching the yard sale. I’m out getting stock to bring to our yard Jarding million. Or the Internet even started it and opened in the trunk hey look what else we got. Oh yeah.

Chad:                                    [00:14:34]               We were the people that if you needed something. You came to us and we would get...