Summertime is here with the twin realities of slower sales but plenty of yard sales to stock up on new inventory. We have been loading up on boxes of cool items to list. After prices skyrocketed at auctions, we haven’t been to an auction in over a year and have now found ourselves back in yard sale world. It’s fun to switch methods of scavenging to keep it fresh. We chase items where we can get items cheap. The fun is finding items for the cheapest price (free!) that can sell for the highest price. Total fun.
This week we sold a pair of shoes found on the street of NYC for $140 and another pair for $55. I wonder if the woman who left old shoes in front of her brownstone imagined that a couple weirdos would photograph them to sell on the internet. Thanks for the $200. We’ve redistributed useful items.
We also sold three different parts from machines that Ryanne scavenged. Parts from an old humidifier, a broken coffee grinder, and a part from my truck. Total profit: $140.
Another eatery in our town closed down recently which means it’s more pressure on our coffee shop to offer a place to eat. For casual meals, our town can come to us or several fast food places. We like more business but a healthy town has multiple options for food.
Our Store Week June 19-25, 2022
Total Items in Store: 8847
Items Sold: 20
Gross Sales: $1,001.09 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $761.48 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $25
Cost of helpers: $80
Highest Price Sold: $140 (pair of women’s boots)
Average Price Sold: $38.07
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 50
(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)