Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Numbers for Feb 23rd through March 1, 2021

This Plate sold in less than 2 weeks.  One of my favorite finds.  Paid $3.99 Sold for $32.99 Buyer paid shipping. 

Items in Store 1155
Items Sold:  15
Gross Sales: $$387.00
Cost of Items Sold: $23.90

Highest Price Sold: $ 105.00 vintage leather jacket 
Average Price Sold: $25.80
Returns: Zero
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $100
Number of items listed this week: 20

Monday, August 17, 2020

What Sold on eBay Aug 10 - Aug 16th, 2020 Trash to Cash

The week started out slow, but it did get better towards the end.   Let's talk about the first item, the slide viewer.  I try to get out every morning and walk the dog.  We walk around a two mile loop in a neighborhood behind us. About half way through the walk, ( a mile in) we pass by this one house that has been undergoing a big cleanout.  It has been going for a while and mostly it is just junk.  

Well, about two weeks ago,  I saw this box sitting on top of the latest clean-out.  It was in great shape and peaking through the semi-opened lid I see the plastic-wrapped slide viewer.  After a brief inspection, I pick it up and carry it home.  I looked it up on eBay and the solds revealed that it was selling for $30.00 - $40.00.

Free. Picked it up from roadside trash. Sold in about 3 weeks, and is on its way to Arizona. 

Carrying home the slide viewer on our walk. 

The box was a little damp with morning dew, but it dried out and was none the worse for wear.   

The rolling pin was part of the Forty Box Challenge. a large purchase of a post estate sale leftovers.  I probably paid about 0.40 for each item. I had it listed originally at $29.99 but took a best offer of $24.00. The rolling pin is on it's way to California. 

This is one of two sets that I found at a local Thrift Store .  They were in a bag, and luckily the sets had no damage.  The sets cost approximately $6.00 each.  The set was listed since 8/19 and sold for full price.  This set is headed to Illinois. 

I picked up a box ( plastic rolling box ) of stampin' up stamps at a garage sale for $10.00 in fall of 2018.  The stamps have been listed since 1/19.  I estimate each stamp cost me about a quarter.  This stamp sold for full price and is on it's way to New York.

Another item from the 40 box challenge and the average price for each item is 0.40.  It has been listed for over a year and is on it's way to New Jersey. 

This little flower pot was part of a boxed lot, it probably cost about 0.10 cents and it sold for $7.49.  

This is another freebie.  It's a TENT for a trampoline.  My daughter bought it about a year ago and never used it.  She was going to put it to the curb.  Good grief!!!  This is on it's way to California. 

I found this vast at an Antique Store that was closing down.  Everything was marked down 75% and I got this vase for $1.50.  It's marked USA on the bottom.  It sold for full price and is headed to Germany. 

I absolutely love to find and buy vintage games.  They are easy money if you want to take the time to part out everything.  I purchased this game, 13 Dead End Drive at Goodwill about two months ago for $2.99.  This is one of 4 parts to the game, and there are also the directions, and a game board that are listed.  The graphics are full color on the directions and a big plus is that the parts are easy to store once you break it down.  I typically don't keep the box, it is usually wore out. This piece is headed to California. 

This was a better week, there is one return coming back.  The red Le Creuset salt and pepper shakers.  The buyer thought they would be the miniatures.  No worries, they will be relisted. I still have lots to list from my last trip to Goodwill.  That should keep me busy this week. 

How were your weekly sales?  Are you listing?  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Junk in My Trunk - What I Found at Goodwill

I visited a different Goodwill and was pleasantly surprised at the variety and the prices.  They had great stuff and I am sharing what I found in my video below.

Let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

What Sold on eBay Aug 2 - Aug 9th, 2020

  The summer eBay doldrums are here and my sales last week reflect it. Families are getting ready to start school and are having to deal with picking the right option for them. They may be trying to fit in a little family vacay to restore some normalcy to their life.  Everyday life is so different now, we all are trying to figure out our new normal.

Here is what sold this week: 

I found this set of salt and pepper shakers at a local Thrift for $1.00  I was running a sale in my store, so the customer got a good deal.  They are on their way to Brooklyn, NY

Fenton Hobnail is quite plentiful on eBay.  This was also on sale and is on its way to Virginia.  The item was free to me, part of a house clean out. 

This vase sold for full-price and is on its way to Rhode Island.  It was part of a large box lot I purchased in May 2019.  I probably paid 0.40 cents. 

One of the last few pieces of my jadeite Fire King collection.  The blows are on their way to Arizona.    

These salt and pepper shakers were originally listed for $19.00, I took a best offer of $14.00 and they are on their way to Wisconsin. This was part of a friend's donation of items to me.  No cost. 

Christmas sells year round!  This vintage Christmas ornament is part of a large lot  I purchased in 2018 at GW for $2.99.  The lot contained probably 20  -25 ornaments.   I had it listed for $49.99 and took a best offer of $29.00.

I have been listing more lately.  So far I have 896 items listed, and striving to get to closer to 1000 listings.  Storing my eBay inventory is a challenge, but I manage to get it all put away AND more important , I can find it when it sells. 

How was your week?

Sunday, August 2, 2020

What Sold on eBay July 26 - Aug 1, 2020

eBay was just a tad bit better this week.  The sales came in spurts.  Some days there were no sale and some days there were multiple sales.  I need to get started listing again and build up my store.  Currently, I have 868 listings.  Getting close to the 1000 number but have yet to hit it. 

How are your eBay sales? 

My Fire King Collection is slowing dwindling down to almost nothing.  This bowl went to its new home in North Carolina. It sold for full price, $36.99.

This vintage clown was part of a bag purchase at a local thrift store. There were eight items (mostly clown related) in the bag for $1.91.  I took a best offer of $20.00. 
It has been listed since March 2019 and is on its way to Texas. 

This is part of a fill a bag for $5 at a local mobile home park, this probably cost 0.25 It has been listed since July 2020 and is on its way to Las Vegas. It sold for $19.99

This piece of milk glass has been listed since May 2020 and is on its way to Arizona.  It was free to me and sold for $6.19

This Christmas decoration is part of a large lot of Christmas decorations ( a big bag) that I bought at Goodwill for $2.99  There must have been 20 or so items in that bag.  I have had it listed since December 2018.  It sold for $19.99 and is on its way to south Florida.  The listing had best offer on it but they paid full price. 

I found this plaque at a local thrift store for $1.00.  It has been listed since June 2020. **It is still pending payment** but I am hopeful. 

Corelle dinnerware is surprisingly desirable.  This is part of a Fill a Bag sale at a local mobile home park and has been listed since  Feb 2020.  It is on its way to Georgia.  I took a best offer for $24.00.  It was originally $29.99

This religious piece has been listed since June 2019, it is part of a lot purchase and probably was 0.$40.  It sold for full-price and is on its way to Louisiana. 

I love selling vintage game pieces!  These were from a vintage CLUE Haunted Mansion game that I picked up at the thrift store for $2.99 for the whole game.  I originally had them listed for $49.99 and sent out offers for $39.99 which was accepted.  These are on their way to California. 

This Martha Stewart Hole Punch was purchased from Goodwill for $5.99.  It has been listed since August 2018.  I took a best offer of $30.00 for it and it is on its way to Japan. 

A piece of the free Noritake sold for a best offer of $14.00.  It has been listed since June 2020 and is on its way to Canada. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Few Sales From Last Week

It has been a SLOW week on eBay.  Typically on the weekends, I have at least 6-7sales and as I write this on Sunday morning, there have been zero. I think we are officially in the summer doldrums of sales. It may not be the case for you, I hope your sales are the best ever, but for this happy girl, it is slow. 

Here are a few of the things that sold this week on eBay. 

I found two of these coffee cups at Goodwill for .99 each in 6/19.  The same buyer bought both, but a week apart.  It was sent to Virginia.

This hat was a $1.00 at a Thrift Store and has been listed since 11/19 and it is on its way to Texas. 

This is one of the last pieces of Fire King from my personal collection. It has been listed since 12/19 and is going to St. Augustine Fl.

Another piece from my personal collection of Fire King. It has been listed since 12/19 and is headed to Texas. 

A little bit more of my Fire King on its way to Virginia, it had been listed since 12/19 too.

These Mid Century Whiskey glasses are from the free items I received from my friend that also gave me a car full of Noritake china.   They were listed this month and are headed to Maryland.

I paid a quarter for this vintage tea linen of Long Island.  It was listed 2/20 and is on its way to New Mexico. 

  These cassettes have been in my eBay store for about 18 months.  I don't recall what I paid for them.  Probably not a lot.  Initially, I thought they would sell quickly, and as time went on, I thought they would never sell. I was contemplating pulling them.  
Now they are on their way to Puerto Rico!

How were your eBay sales last week? 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

What Sold on eBay June 14-20, 2020

Here is what sold last week on eBay.   It was a lot of lower-priced items, some that I took best offer for just to get them out of here.  I don't always get time to post every week what has sold, but since this week was a little slower I had time to share.

This week I also flipped the vintage kitchen table for $299.  Wouldn't it be great if that happened every week?  Keep thrifting, keep listing!!

How were your sales this week?  What was your biggest sale?








Paid 0.50 at Thrift Store Took Best Offer of $15

This was part of a bundle of items given to me by a friend for free

Found these at a Thrift for $2.00 Took best offer of $25

Found this at a Garage Sale for $2.00 Took Best Offer of $16

Items in Store 876
Items Sold: 11
Gross Sales: 205
Cost of Items Sold: $11.00

Highest Price Sold:  $29.99  Blue Pyrex Disnes 
Average Price Sold: $18.63
Returns: None  
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week:  $6.00 
The number of items listed this week: 16