This week has been average, but steady. Not as busy as we'd like. We know we're not the only ones! eBay released its spring seller update with some mysterious language about getting rid of DSR star ratings and replacing them with "Defect Ratings". Hopefully in the coming months, we'll be able to learn more about how those ratings will work. We mention the article about working a minimum wage retail job in The Atlantic called My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor, a must read. Online Selling Experiment is our new favorite blog about the real deal selling on Amazon FBA. We find a new group of extreme collectors: Nail Polish Lemmings (that's what they call themselves!), who pay hundreds of dollars for a single bottle of nail polish if they really want it. So keep your eyes peeled. Chinese online behemoth, Alibaba, starts a new online shopping site called 11Main. We're going to check it out and see what it's like.
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We've included our weekly ebay numbers below. In the comments, go ahead and post what you've done this week. And let us know if there are other numbers you want us to share.
The Weekly Scavenger Numbers
Our eBay Store Week March 9-15, 2014
- Total Items in Store: 3334
- Items Sold: 42
- Cost of Items Sold: $129
- Total Sales: $1,818.73
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $96
- Highest Price Sold: $140 (Vintage fabric)
- Average Price Sold: $43.28
- International Sales: 6 (3 Global Shipping Program)
- Returns: 2
- Positive Feedback: 29
- Neutral Feedback: 0
- Negative Feedback: 0