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$5 horsehide leather jacket, waited a year but it sold for $500. Hurray.
This week we had three weird and not so great things happen on eBay, so we have a bit of a rant. Not to worry, we’re still positive about being eBay sellers and making a living online. We learned in last week’s Q&A post that Glen has been able to get the Brother QL-570 Thermal Printer to work with a Mac and eBay labels, check out his step by step tutorial here.
And don’t forget our new schedule. A new podcast every Monday and Wednesday. (Instead of both podcasts on Monday.)
The Weekly Scavenger Numbers
Our Store Week August 17-23, 2014
- Total Items in Store: 3551
- Items Sold: 37
- Cost of Items Sold: $216
- Total Sales: $2,031.74
- Highest Price Sold: $500 (Vintage motorcycle jacket)
- Average Price Sold: $54.89
- International Sales: 5 (5 GSP)
- Returns: 2
- Positive Feedback: 29
- Neutral Feedback: 0
- Negative Feedback: 1
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $69
We’re adding a bit of info to this week’s numbers- our household expenses and how much we need to make each month to survive. This helps puts our profits into perspective.
Home Mortgage $1190
Loan payment for .5 acre lot: $340
Loan payment for 2 acres of land: $270
Student Loan: $190
Phone Bill: $50 (for two cell phones)
Electric: $200 (for two houses)
Gym: $59 (for 2 people-rural gyms are cheap!)
Home/Car Insurance: $160
Fun Money: $200
eBay fees: $1100 (average expenses to eBay)
TOTAL = $4600
We’d love for others to list their monthly expenses as well (even
anonymously). Let’s get a better picture what selling on eBay is all
about. Maybe you’re expenses are different? If you’re selling full-time, what do you need to make to cover your bills? If you want to quit your job and just sell on eBay, what’s the amount you need to make to leave that job? Dealing with a lot of debt? Unburden yourself in our cool waters.