After traveling for four weeks overseas, it takes a solid three days to catch up with our life. Of course packing 150 packages for eBay takes time. But also: catching up with friends about small town news, hanging out with our cats, sleeping weird hours because of jet lag and visiting our local thrift stores to see if we missed anything. But we're slowly getting back into our comfortable eBay lifestyle.
It was a good week of sales for us. We expect sales to continue till January. Remember to save any extra money you make now to help during the slow months. It's all about creating a 12-month business where good months balance the slow months.
Technical nerd note: Apologies for the poor audio quality in the first 5 minutes. We do a double recording (just in case) and our nice recorder was not running. After 5 minutes it sounds nice though. I blame jet lag! -Ryanne
In this podcast we mention the following links.
--Tim sent us this story about a guy who digs for 1800's Levis in abandoned silver mines. They can sell for up to $100k. What?
--MarkH20 reminds everyone that eBay is altering their Return System"Hassle Free Returns" is officially going away. Sellers now have more control over their return policies. For us, we'll continue to offer 30-day returns. It's what we expect as buyers.
Oh, and if you want to listen to us scavenge in Amsterdam, here's a podcast that Mark did with us. He followed us around at the IJHallen flea market and then interviewed us about how it all works.
The Weekly Scavenger Numbers
Our Store Week September 13-19, 2015
- Store #1
- Total Items in Store: 3895
- Items Sold: 37
- Cost of Items Sold: $90
- Total Sales: $1,680.25
- Highest Price Sold: $180 (commercial crepe griddle)
- Average Price Sold: $45.41
- International Sales: 3 GSP
- Returns: 0
- Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $60
- Number of items listed this week: 0
- Store #2
- Total Items in Store: 551
- Items Sold: 8
- Cost of Items Sold: $40
- Total Sales: $379.93
- Highest Price Sold: $110 (Vintage place mats)
- Average Price Sold: $47.49
- International Sales: 0 GSP
- Returns: 0
- Number of items listed this week: 30