After getting into a number of less successful business ventures, the Novocins found themselves at a breaking point. With practically no income Norb used his uncertainty as a motivation to begin selling items on eBay that would earn a living for his family. When an item called “The Cigarette Eliminator,” a device for rolling cigarettes, sold for over $500, the couple quickly realized eBay could be the solution to their problems.
“eBay is the best online auction venue, you can present your wares to a worldwide audience, literally having the nations of the world stop in and see them and you never have to leave your home.”
–From their book Getting Sold on eBay
You don’t have to look further than the Novocins’ eBay store feedback to discover that they are a highly respected and revered power couple for buyers and sellers of collectibles. Launching estateauctionsinc in 1998, Norb and Marie became Power Sellers only a year later and are now Platinum Powersellers on eBay. Sometimes with the help of their clients and other times independently, the couple discovers unique treasures for a few dollars and turns a profit by selling them for what they are actually worth.
Starting Estate Auctions Inc. was a dream come true. The family-owned business has been incredibly prosperous and has given the Novocins incredible opportunities over the years. The couple not only uses social media to share eBay selling tips with avid fans and followers, but they have also been featured on several radio shows, TV interviews and have written their own book in hopes of helping others find success on eBay.