No job is guaranteed but a steady paycheck is nice if you have a job. Since we don’t work traditional jobs, we do not have steady pay checks or “guaranteed money”. Instead we depend on “cashflow” which can make projecting for the future tricky. Whatever we sell that week on eBay, or renting, or in our coffee shop is the money we have to spend to pay the bills and invest in what we’re doing.
On eBay, we like to make about $1000 a week (or more!). It’s not do or die, but that amount makes our life much easier by taking care of bills, thus letting us spend other money we make on projects we love. If eBay sales were to ever stop for us, we’d have to make different financial choices with our cash flow.
This week we had barely sold $300 by Thursday. eBay was slow. No offers. What we were selling was clothes under $20. That’s always tough. What was wrong? Thankfully we had a big Saturday where suddenly we had a lot of offers and sales. We didn’t make our $1000 goal but we came close and all felt right in the world 🙂
Our biggest sale (and most fun) was a vintage metal detector. We found it left on the street in the trash. Ryanne parted it out and sold “untested and as is”. One buyer purchased all the parts and assume will put it back together. Nice!
We also sold a couple free promotional postcards for $25 that we got at a performance we went to. I wish we grabbed a a whole stack of them. I forget that there are collectors for everything. Hope you had a good week.
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Our Store Week February 5-11, 2023
Total Items in Store: 9334
Items Sold: 21
Gross Sales: $1,062.11 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $864.22 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $87
Cost of helpers: $0
Highest Price Sold: $120 (vintage metal detector)
Average Price Sold: $41.15
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 20
(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)
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