It was a normal steady week for us on eBay. We sold two broken appliances (aka “for parts”) which is always fun. I’m glad to see there’s a desire to fix broken items, especially when they may not be available anymore.
When we first started the podcast in 2008 and posting our weekly numbers, we got some blowback from sellers because we were “revealing all the secrets”. It’s not realistic to think that we ever had that much reach to affect US society reselling habits. But if we helped move the needle on how people saw all the trash/junk around us, we’re very happy. We hope we helped in the slightest way to remind people that used items are extremely useful and valuable…and to show there’s a simple system to sell these items. Reselling is now a normal, popular activity. More competition for sure, but hopefully less stuff ending up in the landfill.
Our coffee business is growing and keeping us excited. We just signed a contract with our local hospital chain to roast the coffee they serve in their cafeterias. They’ll be serving much better coffee and we now added hundreds of pounds to our roasting schedule each week. Our two roasters are excited to soon be roasting full time. Plus our cafe is now a hive of activity on a daily basis with local people understanding we’re the place on Main Street to hang out. We now work laptops at the cafe and watch the action. It’s a joy to see and a good sense of accomplishment.
Our Store Week February 26 – March 4, 2023
Total Items in Store: 9357
Items Sold: 23
Gross Sales: $1,024.88 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $766.91 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $60
Cost of helpers: $80
Highest Price Sold: $110 (vintage cowbell)
Average Price Sold: $33.34
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $75
Number of items listed this week: 40
(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)