Sunday, June 30, 2019

What Sold This Week on Ebay June 23-30th, 2019

My eBay store was a little bit busier this week.  Nine items sold for total gross sale of $278.98.  The increase in traffic may be related all of my listings are being promoted at the rate of 2%.  Honestly, it is worth it to me.  I put in all the work to find, prep, and list the items, if using promoted listings garners more sales, then so be it.  I will keep promoted listing going for now.

A few more items from the Forty Box Challenge has sold, and I still have more to list from the remaining boxes.  I hope to get the rest of the stuff from the boxes listed by the end of the week.

Total Items in Store: 542
Items Sold: 9
Gross Sales: $278.98

Highest Price Sold: $75.00 Vintage Trolley Lift
Average Price Sold: 31.00
Returns: 0
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $20
Number of items listed this week: 38

Lot of 5 Perfume Bottles B/O $17 Buyer Paid Shipping
Part of 40 Box Challenge 
Purchased at Goodwill for $4.99, Sold for B/0 of$ 35.00
Going To Canada via Global Shipping. Buyer Paid Shipping

Avon First Christmas Candle Frankincense Myrrh  Fragrance Part of 40 Box Challenge Best Offer of $25.00, Going to Indiana,  Buyer Paid Shipping

When you sell on eBay, you rarely find out the back story of the items purchased.  I had an item purchased by an individual new to eBay, and when the transaction was complete, she sent me this lovely email.

New message from: ________ (0)

You have just done a wonderful thing, my dear! This little candle was a big deal during my childhood Christmas many, MANY years ago...and my mother loved that candle. Upon her death, that was the candle she wanted by her bedside. The candle expired the same night my mother did, and I cannot wait to smell that scent again...I have been remembering it for over 45 years. Thank you very much! 

I wrote her back and let her know how happy I was that this item will give her joy and peace at the same time. 

You just never know, do you?

Sold for $30 Picked up by buyer.  Free.  

Best offer of $75, buyer picked it up did not cost us anything.

My husband's job is primarily HVAC at a large health care facility, and they are constantly doing upgrades and renovations.  I have to keep reminding him to bring home the industrial stuff!  He is one to just throw it all away, which drives me crazy.  You just never know what will sell!
trolley and hook, lives in Alabama and is traveling here to go to Disney this weekend.  He stopped  by Saturday on his way to the theme parks to pick these items up.  It was super nice to meet the buyer and his family.

 Pretty much, everything sells on eBay!

Starbucks Mug, paid .69 cents and sold for best offer of 28.00
Buyer paid shipping, and is going to Seattle
I bought this mug at Goodwill in January of this year and I originally had it listed for $49.99 or best offer.  Well, I had an offer for $38.00 and I COUNTEROFFERED.  That was not my best strategy, good grief, I was kicking myself for that move.  Anyway, that is when I decided to hardly ever turn down a decent offer.  Live and learn. 

Vintage Shiny Brite Manger Scene B/O of $21.00
The shiny Brite Manger was purchased at a garage sale in January of this year (2019).  The family let me buy a pile of items (approximately 20ish) for $7.00.   I love to find vintage Christmas items, they bring back good memories.  I hope this has a good home and is appreciated.

Vintage Fenton Hobnail Opalescent Perfume Bottle
Sold for  $18.99  buyer paid shipping, headed to Indiana
and is from the Forty Box Challenge

I appreciate the sales I did have this week and hope that they continue and that they increase.  There is an end goal with rebooting my eBay store again.  I would like to build it big enough to bring in a moderate income as retirement approaches. But, I don't want it to be too big that I can't handle all that it takes to run an eBay store.

Working fulltime during the school year, I won't be able to list as much, but listing and packing up orders gives me great satisfaction. But, I will continue to do what I can to accomplish my goal.   And when I say goal, well... I am still working on what is the minimum weekly gross sales that would work for us in retirement in the next 3-5 years.  That's  a whole 'nother post!!

How were your eBay sales this week? 

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