Vintage 1800s Russell Morgan Congress gold edged playing cards deck- purchased for less than 25 cents, sold for $600, a rare but exciting sale!
This week we sold a deck of playing cards for $600. What?! It’s one of those rare, surprising sales that happens when you scavenge (and do your research). Most of our sales this week were the $30-$50 range as always. The unglamorous (but profitable) bread and butter.
We’re starting to get people buying clothes and shoes. Remember, it’s “back to school” already. The retail world makes sure that these slow buying periods are extremely short.
We spent $50 on a bunch of Barbies new in the box. These dolls have never been exciting for us (I’m falling asleep just writing this), but we wanted to experiment with them. We’ll always try an experiment since it challenges us to learn about something we don’t know yet.
Danni Ackerman posted a smart, sober letter to the president of eBay explaining why the new Defect Rating for sellers is overly tough and confusing. But as we always say, just keep listing. If eBay gets too nutty, there’ll be a better place to sell. We don’t stress over this stuff since buyer’s don’t care. (p.s. this is Danni’s follow up, after she actually spoke to some eBay higher ups. Thanks Kim for pointing to it!).
The mayor of NYC, Bill De Blasio, is moving from Park Slope to the mayor’s mansion on the Upper East Side. Here’s a funny story about how people realized he was leaving junk outside his old home for anyone to pick up. Scavengers!
The Weekly Scavenger Numbers
Our Store Week July 6-12, 2014
- Total Items in Store: 3483
- Items Sold: 42
- Cost of Items Sold: $279
- Total Sales: $2,489.50
- Highest Price Sold: $599.99 (Vintage playing cards)
- Average Price Sold: $59.26
- International Sales: 9 (5 GSP)
- Returns: 0
- Positive Feedback: 33
- Neutral Feedback: 0
- Negative Feedback: 0
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $260