Ah, the unglamorous life of selling random items on the internet week after week. If you’re reading this, you’re probably like us: you’ve built a pile of items you’ve scavenged, setting aside some time each day/week to list them on eBay, shipping to people who are happy to buy what you’re selling, and creating a pipeline of cash …while likely few people you know really understand this part of your life. It’s okay. No one needs to understand 🙂
Had a solid week of steady sales. Best sale was an Insane Clown Posse hat that we purchased four years ago. We were at an auction standing around a cold warehouse with a bunch of farmers and rednecks. The auctioneer starting selling an old cardboard box full of ICP hats. Just me and one other guy knew what they were. I got the box for $50. The farmers thought I was nuts. Felt a little bad because I could tell the other guy was a probably a Juggalo in his younger years. This box is when we started talking about finding “caches” of items and “going all in” and “building a pipeline”. We’ve probably made $4000 off that box over the past four years. Still have several hats left. I miss in-person auctions.
We just had the busiest and most profitable day at our Luray cafe. Our staff did A+. I was washing dishes all morning while talking to all the people coming in to drink coffee and eat. Lots of local people I knew. Lots of travelers coming to hike for the day. I had the time of my life!
Our Store Week March 20-26, 2022
Total Items in Store: 8312
Items Sold: 24
Gross Sales: $1,144.18 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $881.93 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $99
Cost of helpers: $80
Highest Price Sold: $110 (insane clown posse cap)
Average Price Sold: $36.74
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 40
(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)