The last several episodes of Scouting Hot Finds Radio have focused on unique strategies that people in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia have used to feed their habit. Today's episode of the podcast takes the question to one of the young guns in the hobby Nick Wolf of the Connecticut Yankee Council and Owaneco Lodge 313. Nicknamed the "Patch King" by his own lodge brothers because at such a young age he seemed to be loaded with tons of cloth, Nick has developed a unique social media strategy to turnover his inventory.
I have been buying/selling for a long time and I got lots of great ideas from listening to Nick share his strategy. In many ways it runs counter to what the typical trader in this hobby would think. Nick would rather sell 100 $1 patches than 1 $100 patch.
Many people on Facebook and especially in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group will know Nick from his Cyber Monday Deal sheet. He just wrapped up his 3rd annual sale and was able to surpass what he sold from the first and second combined. However, his strategy doesn't center around a 1/year offer. He has a talent for sourcing patches as well. Somehow while vacationing in Hawaii with his family he returned to CT with thousands of patches from a Scout shop in CA.
If you listen to the show and have some feedback please post it below. You can find nick on Facebook and I've included a copy of his most recent Cyber Monday Deal sheet here. He also has a website and you can find him on eBay.