11/06/2016 at 4:38 pm #5038RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
This week we’ve experienced the full craziness of being self-employed. Because we’ve decided to invest in our eBay and rental businesses, we’re spendi
[See the full post at: Scavenger Life Episode 283: Running Our Businesses Without A Safety Net]
11/06/2016 at 5:20 pm #5046AnnaParticipant
Total items in store: 295
Items sold: 7
Cost of Items Sold: $7 thrift +$5 retail + $49 consignment
Total Sales: $168.92
Avg. price: $24.13
Highest price item: $98 – 3 listings of American Girl Doll Clothes
International sales: 0
Money spent on new inventory: 0
Number of items listed: 11
This was a dud of a week, especially since the person hasn’t paid for the American Girl Doll clothes. That would make for 4 items sold for $70, if the buyer doesn’t pay. I fell off the listing bandwagon.
11/07/2016 at 5:50 am #5096
We had a $200 sale get cancelled yesterday. We know the feeling.
11/07/2016 at 8:12 am #5108ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
I’m with you Anna. I actually had an even worse week than this selling a single item. Unfortunately, I countered an offer for $200 that I should have taken too. No listing – non Ebay life is very demanding right now and some post-surgery residual pain is getting in the way. I also dropped my usual sales % to 10 from 15 or 20. Hopefully this coming week will be better.
Don’t forget it’s a holiday weekend (Veterans Day Friday) so it’s a good time to run a sale.
11/06/2016 at 6:52 pm #5054Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Oct 23-29 2016
• Total Items in Store: 735
• Items Sold: 19
• International 2 (1 Spain 1GSP)
• Total Sales $681
• Highest Price $90 Red Wing boots
• Average Price Sold: $36
• Returns: 0
• Cost of Items Sold: $20
• Cost of items purchased this week $15
A good number of sales but nothing over a hundred dollars, hope this turns around soon.
11/07/2016 at 5:58 am #5097
Those Red wing boots are like gold.
11/06/2016 at 7:07 pm #5056
As I said in a previous post I will give my numbers monthly.
Here are my numbers for October:
Total items in store: 494
Items sold: 147
Cost of Items $2,165.00
Total Sales: $8,299.98
Avg. price: $56.46
Items sold: 126
Total Sales: $13,386.52
Avg. price: $108.83
October is poised to be like last year best month of the year. I know Nov and Dec have hot sales I just don’t think I will have the necessary inventory to beat October in sales.
11/07/2016 at 6:01 am #5098
Can you remind us what you’re generally selling on eBay and Amazon? I assume it’s new items since your COGS are high?
Great sales numbers. Your average sale price on Amazon is $106. That’s incredible.
11/07/2016 at 11:37 am #5143
Actually only about 10% of the items I sell are new. I buy everything at estate sales, yard sales and craiglist. I’m not doing retail arbitrage (and never did) – it’s so mind numbing.
I don’t have a certain category I am buying, I will buy anything that will satisfy 3 conditions:
1. I can at least double my money.
2. I can make at least $30 profit (after I subtract COGS only)
3. I can ship it with regular shippers (I don’t do freight)
So I end up buying a lot of electronics, tools, cameras, clocks, high end clothes, some furniture, toys, games and anything else in between.
11/07/2016 at 1:26 pm #5165
Are you able to provide an example of what you sell on Amazon? The average price is fantastic and the margin is pretty great for Amazon too – I’ve only been able to double money on Amazon, not 5x-6x you’re seeing (awesome work by the way).
11/07/2016 at 2:06 pm #5176
Amazon example: I picked “Panasonic DMREH59GAK 250GB HDD Multi Region DVD Recorder” for $28 and sold today for $399.99
11/07/2016 at 2:08 pm #5178
12/12/2016 at 12:29 pm #7858hartleymanagesParticipant
Hey John – do you sell the electronics quicker on Amazon than eBay? I have a Magnavox DVD/VCR recorder and a Sony 400 capacity DVD/CD player that I scored today cheap.
They sell on ebay but the Amazon sales are higher.
I’m trying to decide which platform to put on and if by going Amazon if I’ll have to sit on the item longer.
11/07/2016 at 5:03 pm #5208pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
@John – Do you live in a big city? I just can’t find much high end stuff where I live (in the boonies). On the other hand we generally get things for $1.
11/07/2016 at 7:55 pm #5257
I live in Seattle.
11/06/2016 at 7:26 pm #5058
Total Items in Store: ebay–>193 etsy—>374
Items Sold: 12 (6 on ebay, 6 on etsy)
Cost of Items Sold: $100
Total Sales: $717 ($530 on ebay)
Highest Price Sold: $225 (oil painting on ebay)
Average Price Sold: $59.79
A good week despite sending a customer the wrong item. At any rate, I am amazed at those of you who spend $10 to make about the same as I do, I tell you stuff costs more around here, why? nearly all the Goodwills here use the internet to sell merchandise which drives the way the price in their stores, second, intense dealer competition, the Estate sale people here do not have to price down to sell items, Estate sales here can attract over 100 shoppers, many of whom are buying for resell, so things are competitive. The local auction house yields some good buys, but with a nation wide bidder base, prices are still strong on the better stuff–oriental carpets? What J & R can get for $5 sells for much more here, up to several hundred dollars for a large carpet. Even so, I went to a proper Antiques show on Saturday and spent around $150 for several nice items to resell.
11/06/2016 at 9:27 pm #5071UtahbillParticipant
I feel your pain on sourcing. What about yard sales in select areas? You would be intercepting the goods upstream of the thrift stores. Just a suggestion, I know yard sales are bust in some areas of the country.
11/07/2016 at 6:04 am #5099
Glad you made it over to the forum!
Regardless of your difficulty finding inventory, you’re doing great. A $225 painting. That’s a serious art sale.
11/07/2016 at 1:16 pm #5163
Actually Jay finding merchandise is not a problem–finding cheap merchandise is, LOL. The cost of all my goods sold this week was just under $10 per item, so not too bad, just not .50, etc.
11/07/2016 at 9:17 am #5121NancyParticipant
Sue, something I might do. Just thought of it this past week. Have you ever considered marketing your ebay store to etsy customers? I don’t know if this would work but I’m thinking of having business cards or a note card printed up that says ‘thank you for your purchase, please visit my ebay store at …’ for me I have about 300 items in my etsy store and about 1100 in my ebay store so it may be worth it if I could get people to cross shop.
11/07/2016 at 1:18 pm #5164
Hi Nancy, I did promote my etsy store to my ebay customers for awhile, it didn’t seem to work, although some customers from ebay have found me. I decided that I would rather keep my stores seperate.
11/06/2016 at 7:39 pm #5059Rydell RelicsParticipant
RR Store Week Oct 30-Nov 5, 2016
Total Items in Store: 1034
Items Sold: 13
Cost of Items Sold: $27.95
Total Sales: $523.88
Highest Price Sold: $159.99 (Garbage Pail Kids complete series 1)
Average Price Sold: $40.30
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: 0
Number of items listed this week: 50
OK, now that’s more like it. I put in a solid week of listing, and the sales started coming back. Not where I need to be just yet, but I will be. I’m shooting for listing at least 60 items this coming week, but, as J&R mentioned in the podcast, clothing is a grind, and that’s mostly what I have in my death piles.
My personal safety net is starting to dry up in the wake of moving. Lots of small expenses add up quickly, and looking at my bank balance has really lit a fire under my butt to list list list. It’s scary sometimes, but I just look around at all the unlisted inventory and remind myself that the solution to many of my financial woes is all around me. #alwaysbelisting
11/06/2016 at 8:45 pm #5066shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
My store this week:
Total Items in Store: 180
Items Sold: 4
Total Sales $246.97
Highest Price $159.99 Vintage Hanover Shell Cordovan Dress Shoes
Average Price Sold: $61.74 ($29 without shoes)
Cost of Items Sold: $13.56
Cost of items purchased this week $25
New items listed: 10
This was a big week for me, fueled by the sale of the shoes. I had sold them the week before but never got paid. Relisted them at a higher price the second time and still sold them in an hour. I’m sort of kicking myself because the person who bought them sells high end shoes for 2x the sales price. Chalking it up as a learning experience and I can’t be too unhappy because after fees and COG I’m still looking at $125 profit. This week was better than my whole October numbers. I made $230 in sales, sold 9 items, and only listed 12 items. I’m trying to get listings up when I can, but my time is needed on other projects at the moment.
No customer issues, but did get a request to model a pair of shoes today. Um, no. Thanks to the tools listed here I saw that they only buy baseball cards so I blocked them.
11/07/2016 at 6:07 am #5100
You had a good sale. Be proud!
But, yes, a pair of shell cordovan shoes could have sold for twice as much. Especially if the shoes have a brand like Hanover. Next time.
11/06/2016 at 9:35 pm #5072soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
Oct 30 – Nov 5
Total Items in Store: 230
Items Sold: 6
Total Sales: $258
Highest Price Sold: $65 Merrell boots ($20 yard sale)
Average Sales Price: $43
Avg Gross Profit: $32
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $127 for 21 items
Number of items listed this week: 10
My strategy of paying higher prices for higher value items and trying hard not to buy items that will sell for less than $30 is working. I like having the avg gross profit above $30, and will continue to aim at increasing this. Still a LOT of low-price inventory in stock, though. And a lot more learning needed to be able to correctly identify high-value vs. low-value items when scavenging. Picked up a like new pair of Dr. Scholl’s velcro comfort sandals last Friday. I thought these would sell for at least $30-40, but it turns out that they typically sell for less than $20. Oh well. I’ll comfort myself by thinking about the like new Ecco golf shoes I picked up at the same rummage sale. 🙂
11/06/2016 at 10:26 pm #5075BryanParticipant
The new place looks spiffy! Congrats on hiring someone, sounds like you guys lucked out.
11/07/2016 at 6:25 am #5101
Thanks Bryan. Your experience with hiring helpers was very valuable to us. We appreciated the advice you shared. Hope to see you more around here.
11/06/2016 at 11:33 pm #5079ErikParticipant
Total Items in Store: 673
Items Sold: 29
Cost of Items Sold: $285
Total Sales: $1,999.70
Highest Price Sold: $69 Michael Kors Knee Boots
Average Price Sold: $41.37
Well I had quite the day scavenging. A friend of a friend is a former Ebay seller who ended up moving to Texas. She was actually more of a buyer than a seller because she never made time to list. So over the years she acquired a very nice inventory of high end, shoes, Boots, and other collectibles. Well guess who just bought her store tonight? I paid her 3,000 cash from my Ebay profits. There is so much stuff I cant wrap my head around it all…I noticed a NWT Channel shirt, Salvatore Ferragamo, Frye Boots, Lots of other high end brands. About 200 pairs of shoes, 30 high end bags, Other misc collectibles. I am really excited. I will try to log all of the items and list what sells and document the whole thing. It will be fun to see when I pay off the investment and how much profit I make.
11/07/2016 at 5:36 am #5090TerriParticipant
Sound like an amazing haul, Erik. Best of luck with it.
11/07/2016 at 6:29 am #5102
That’s a great score. I bet there are thousands of caches of unlisted items out there. So many people are good at buying but horrible at selling.
11/07/2016 at 11:35 am #5142Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
NICE! And good thing she wanted to sell to you outright instead of consignment.
11/07/2016 at 5:38 am #5091TerriParticipant
Approximate # of Items in Store: 275
# of Items Sold: 10
Average Cost of Items Sold: $8.66
Total Sales: $690.87
Highest Price Sold: $225 – Dress
Average Price Sold: $69.01
Returns: 1 – $36.44
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $25.09
Number of items listed this week: 4
11/07/2016 at 7:57 am #5107amazingtasteParticipant
This week was slightly slower but still good. I am working with some other sellers on a “Support Sellers” promo on Instagram. If anyone here is interested in joining in, follow me on Instagram (amazingtastestore). Details will be posted today. Hope everyone has a great week!
11/07/2016 at 10:59 am #5138Cheryl – The Lynn CompanyParticipant
I’d be interested. I am out of the loop when it comes to Instagram and vowed to work on getting in the know this winter:)
Jay and Ryanne…I had to sympathize about your week. We are in the process of trying out some other avenues of business that fit with our semi-retired life. Gets the stomach churning when we step outside of our comfort zone and spend serious money.
I love hearing about your new employee. I have used a local teenager to help me…but I have done more like Dan and sent the items home with him to photograph and list. He sends them to draft mode, I tweak and adjust and then send them live. I like the idea of having someone come to the house but hate the idea of having to be pinned down to a schedule. I think we would get more listed if I did. Need to decide what to do:)
11/07/2016 at 8:28 am #5109
I can see why you are taking the time to renovate that house. The view is amazing!!!
11/07/2016 at 9:03 am #5114
Week Oct 30-Nov 5, 2016
Total Items in Store: 739
Items Sold: 7
Cost of Items Sold: $8
Total Sales: $104
Highest Price Sold: $27 (copper ice bucket)
Average Price Sold: $14.86
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 0
Wow. I knew it felt slow, but never expected this. Easily my worst week of the year. I need to get back on the listing horse… I haven’t really listed anything in the last 2 weeks as “life” has gotten in the way. I have a pile of plenty to list, so now I just need to get it and hopefully this terrible week will be the motivation I need.
11/07/2016 at 9:50 am #5126NancyParticipant
I had my first sale on Truegether. I’ve been on there for about a month.
11/07/2016 at 11:20 am #5140
Total Items in Store: 544
Items Sold: 9
Cost of Items Sold: $78
Total Sales: $418
Highest Price Sold: $27 (copper ice bucket)
Average Price Sold: $46.44
Average Profit: $37.78
FBA items sold: 2
FBA Profit: About $10 (yay…)
My new method of listing while my wife drives is working well. I was able to process three tubs of clothes and shoes while being a passenger this week. During that time I create the listings. Later I clean, take measurements, and take photos.
I also built my new enclosed wardrobes in the shed. I still need to cut the plywood for the shelf over top. I’ll investigate how to add photos of this over in the storage forum later.
11/07/2016 at 11:56 am #5154
Lol, my highest price sold was not an ice bucket. I copied/modified someone elses list. My highest price sold was a cash register for $150. It would be nice if the edit function was an option a bit longer. Maybe 30 mins to an hour?
11/07/2016 at 1:40 pm #5168
I’d like you to pay me royalties for using my post 🙂
11/07/2016 at 11:21 am #5141SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
* Total Items in Store: 463
* Items Sold: 23
* Cost of Items Sold: $21
* Total Sales: $374.48
* Highest Price Sold: $42 cabinet knobs – combined from 2 listings
* Average Price Sold: $17.90
* Returns: 0
* Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $12
* Number of items listed this week: about 25
How can I see the number of items I’ve listed in a week without manually counting them? I don’t see where I can get my items filtered by listing date.
Also, I didn’t know that eBay & the USPS now provide co-branded priority mailing boxes. I needed the flat rate padded envelopes, so I selected a link to get USPS supplies, and I expected to be directed to the USPS website. Instead, I got an eBay page with co-branded boxes. Here is the link:
They didn’t have the padded envelopes, so I had to go to the USPS site. I’ll definitely get the co-branded boxes when I need them.
11/07/2016 at 12:56 pm #5162shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
Thanks for the link on the priority boxes! Nice to see eBay and USPS working together! I’ll have to get a few of those soon!
11/07/2016 at 6:25 pm #5235
On your Seller Hub, click on “All Orders” and set to “current week”.
Then scroll down to the bottom of page to see the total amount of items sold and profit.
Yes, many of us have been using our store vouchers for free eBay shipping supplies the last couple quarters.
11/07/2016 at 7:43 pm #5255SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I want to figure how many items I’ve listed in a week, not sold.
Also, Habhab is correct – these are priority mail boxes, the same ones you can get at a US post office or order online, but they have both USPS and eBay printed on the box! They are free just like the ones you order from USPS directly.
11/07/2016 at 8:16 pm #5259
My apologies. I misread.
I’ve never been able to find a way to see the number of newly listed items other than manually counting.
11/07/2016 at 11:48 am #5150SimonParticipant
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
My numbers for this week:
Total Items in Store: 1177
Items Sold: 34
Total Sales: $775.36
Cost of Items Sold: $81.65
Average Price Sold: $22.80
Average Cost of Item: $2.40
Highest Price Item Sold: $74.95 – Mid-century Rigi Electrical 900E Gondola / Ski Lift purchased for $5 at a yard sale.
Number of items listed this week: 37
Average age of items in store (in days since listing): 196
Average number of days between listing and selling this week: 129
Median age of sales (in days, between listing and selling): 102
Sell-through rate: 2.89%
# of Hats Sold: 11
I had a good week and it looks like this week is shaping up to be one of my best weeks ever. I had a $350 sale this morning (not included in my numbers above) of a 4ft long slide rule that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I purchased it for $10 at an estate sale:
4ft Yellow Pickett Slide Rule used for teaching / classrooms in the 1960s
11/07/2016 at 1:31 pm #5166MDC Galleries & Fine ArtParticipant
- Location: Atlanta
Ryanne … Yep I am listening. Late today because of Drs. appt. and errands.
Jay is correct. Atlanta is a big, flat circle and not impeded in growth by any natural bounderies. Atlanta is circled by a 360 degree circle [I-285] Called the Loop built back in the late 60’s. Atlanta used to exist mainly Inside the Loop. Roswell as Jay pointed out was Outside the loop. It was a country town. Now gobbled up along with everything else.
I live Outside the Loop and it takes about 30 minutes to get to the loop then another 20 minutes or so to get dead center. So from here to dead center downtown is approx. 45 min. then to go that distance on the south side to the airport it is about another 30 minutes. So a straight Diameter line from either North to South or East to West furthest points out will be about an hour and 15 or 20 minutes straight none stop at about 55 MPH.
Now throw in a factor if anything and I mean anything happens on any of the main roads, you’re dead in the water. If you live out here and work in the city, you need to be inside the loop before 6:00 in the mornings or you won’t get to work by 8:00 AM.
But all those towns Jay mentioned, Roswell, Tucker, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, BuckHead, Mid-Town, Sugar Hill, Buford, Sandy Springs, Decatur, and on and on, offer great thrifting, auctions and estate sales. We have all three going on almost 365 days per year round. Never hardly a week without numerous of those any week or month and in any type of weather.
So going inside the Loop for us [Downtown], is like you guys driving to another town around you. Only we have dozens of small towns all within about 30 to 45 minutes [one way].
Ya’ll come on down ‘ya hear to HotLanta. 🙂 Mike in Atlanta.
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11/07/2016 at 4:06 pm #5193
• Total Items in Store: 700
• Items Sold: 65
• Total Sales $1,506
• Average Price Sold: $23.17
Very good week. Could have been a record week but Fri and Saturday were less than average. Sometime, I will have to get an employee. If I were to be sick or want to go on vacation, I am tied down except for weekends where I don’t ship until Monday. Anyone have rules they abide by for their business concerning employees? What percent of your overall net profit should be spent on an employee for instance? Are you only paying in cash for a 10 hour a week employee and do you report it to the IRS? What levels of security exist for your admin abilities over your eBay account? Eventually, you will want your employee to list, take pictures, price, and some day even source (that way you can just sit back and do nothing, haha jk). You get to a certain point I think where you hit a plateau and more man hours is the key way to get over that. Employing someone for the first time is the topic I need to research on. Feel free to give advice or post links.
11/07/2016 at 4:24 pm #5201
There are several 3rd party softwares with monthly fees that let you give limited access to employees so they can list without access to your ebay account. Inkfrog is one that I have looked into. Inventory lab also lets you have employee accounts, but I haven’t looked at theirs very closely.
11/07/2016 at 5:16 pm #5210
Cool, I was thinking I read something about programs like that.
Anyone know (J&R ?) how much tax you pay additional if you pay your employee $100 a week. I read where it doesn’t really benefit you or the employee much by paying under the table. Is this true? If so, how true is it? To be clear, I’m asking how much do you have to pay the IRS if you pay an employee $400 a month and 10 hours a week. I hear things on the net like “can you afford an employee”. Well I can answer that question if I know how much extra the tax liability is. Possibly it balances out to near 0 based on the amount you can write off?
11/07/2016 at 6:35 pm #5237
These are good questions. And good questions for your tax accountant. It all depends on how you have your business set up and pay taxes.
It’s also just a numbers game. If you pay someone even $15/hr (with all the tax stuff), how much can they list for you per hour? How much extra profit do you make? how much freedom does this buy you?
11/07/2016 at 6:32 pm #5236
The fact that you’re average nine items sold each day is amazing!
Is there a way to raise your prices so you can sell less and still make good money? or is your business model all about selling clothes for average of $25?
If you hire someone, you want to first make sure it can be someone you trust. A scammer will always scam.
But you can also invest in software like https://www.sixbitsoftware.com/.
It allows people access to list on your account without the ability to do anything else.
11/07/2016 at 8:24 pm #5261
I think there is a sweet spot for everyone depending on their inventory they are trying to sell. Too low of a price means you could be selling lots of volume but not getting the best return on each item. Too high means you have the best return on each item but miss many sales. I am at the spot where if I raise prices by much I risk missing out on a lot of sales which would ultimately hurt my gross sales month by month. So yes, the kind of inventory I’m able to source based on my sourcing locations means I need to price to a certain average sales price in order to maximize my monthly gross sales.
11/07/2016 at 6:10 pm #5231LeeinTNParticipant
10/30 – 11/5
Total Items in store: 453
Items sold: 6
Cost of items sold: approx. $13
Total Sales: $108
Highest price sold: $ 35 – vintage gm key holder
Average price sold: $18
Int’l sales: 0
Number of items listed this week: 0
Amazon disbursement – $0
Full time ebay goal – was March 2018; now – ????
Ebay to Amazon experiment – Had 2 sales. Cost $50. Sold $107. Amazon fees $18 (17%). Profit $39. Average profit per sale $19. Amazon is still a viable option, I just have not sent any items in for a month. I have about 40 items here ready to send in, I have been relaxing.
Ebay issues. Got a neutral feedback from a buyer because he had not received his item. Tracking showed it had been delivered. He sent me a message saying someone else in his suite had received the item, but he would not remove the neutral. Called Ebay, got the neutral removed
Paypal issues. I had an item returned back in July, refunded through ebay except for original shipping costs. Buyer opened a case in Paypal and said it was a fraudulent charge. Buyer received the full amount, plus Paypal tacked on a $20 disputed charge fee. I called Paypal and had all the charges reversed except for the $9.99 shipping fee.
Biggest Paypal issue. Thursday morning I saw a notification on my phone that I had sent $2,800 to someone through Paypal. I opened my Paypal account and there were several charges going back over a week with amounts from $244 to $2,800. All together they were over $7,000. A mini heart attack ensued. Since I have taken some time off from listing, I have not paid attention to my account. Paypal says my account has been hacked through my computer. The hackers even went into my e-mail and blocked all correspondence from Paypal so I could not see any notifications. Called Paypal and got everything sorted out. Spent 3 days fixing computer. Crisis averted.
11/07/2016 at 6:37 pm #5238
Your computer being hacked and Paypal money being sucked out if our nightmare. It is very very very good to hear that Paypal made you whole without much issue.
Do you know how they got into your computer?
11/08/2016 at 11:24 am #5316LeeinTNParticipant
I believe the computer guy said they had a Trojan horse virus. They were able to log into my computer and get on Paypal. They would activate it at 3am. I assumed my anti-virus software was working, but it must have missed it somewhere. I do not know where it came from, I do get some spoof e-mails from Paypal, but I do not believe I have ever clicked on one. Also they were not “removing” money from my account, they would add a credit card (stolen I assume) and send money to another account.
I assume that it just training for the big time. The more quirky events that happen to me now, the better prepared I will be when it is time to go full time.
11/08/2016 at 12:31 pm #5329
One thing that I do and I highly recommend to everyone. Have 2 accounts on your computer:
– 1 administrator to install new software
– 1 regular user.
Always log in into regular user. If you nee to install software just r-click the setup program and choose “Run as administrator” and it will prompt you for administrator credentials.
This way even if you go by mistake on a wrong page on internet the damage that a virus can do is very limited to none.
11/07/2016 at 7:47 pm #5256JtotheNessaParticipant
Total Items in Store: 305
•Items Sold: 20
•Cost of Items Sold: $155
•Total Sales: $684.11
•Highest Price Sold: $59.99 my little pony lot
•Average Price Sold: $33.71
•Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
•Number of items listed this week: 100+
I’m mostly new to the forum and this is my first time posting numbers. I had my 4th baby a year ago and have put ebay on the back burner. I’m cranking it up again. This morning I shipped 12 packages worth $850 so I’m feeling very motivated! 🙂
11/08/2016 at 2:20 pm #5334lizlangsteinerParticipant
In San Diego for my son’s homecoming. His battle group will arrive this month near 32nd street. I should be back in the Scavenger groove by the 21st of November. I did have a chance to hit up a military thrift store in Imperial Beach where many of the donations come from Coronado. Nice high end stuff.
Love the new look of the blog, seems to be much easier to read.
11/11/2016 at 1:47 pm #5616banjomoonParticipant
Week of: 10/30 – 11/5
Total Items in Store: 440
Items Sold: 9
Total Sales: $414.93
Highest price: $129.99, Vintage Green Day shirt
Average Price Sold: $46.10
Cost of Items Sold: $24
Money spent on new inventory this week: 0
Just got back from 2 weeks vacation. I really can’t thank you enough for the tip on changing handling time Jay & Ryanne! You’re right, no one seemed to mind! I came home and mailed out 13 packages, and this week is booming! This past week, highest sold was a vintage Green Day shirt for $129.99. This came from a giant dead bin I had stored in my shop. All items had to be washed in vinegar due to mildew smell. My hoarding tendencies are turning out to be profitable. True confession…I have bins & bins of vintage shirts and such that I thrifted many years ago that I’m just starting to dive into. I would have a very hard time even finding many of these items today. Another item I sold was a vintage Chicago Cubs shirt for $79.99. I’m a native Chicagoan and would have kept it if it fit. Lots of offers, but I held out and it sold full price the night they won the World Series!
11/15/2016 at 11:11 am #5875AtomicStarParticipant
Last week was my best week of all time which is good because this week is slooooowww. My biggest sale was some cassette tapes for $675. I went to an auction last year and found some vintage still sealed audio cassettes and I bought the lot of them for $5 because nobody wanted them. They’ve netted me over 2K. Best investment ever. Also sold $225 in flatware that I paid $30 for. Good ROI.
Total items in store: 740
Items sold: 54
Cost of Items Sold: $145
Total Sales: $1639
Avg. price: $30.35
Highest price item: $675 vintage cassette tapes (lot of them)
International sales: 8
Money spent on new inventory: $50 ish
Number of items listed: 60
11/15/2016 at 11:16 am #5877
Holy cow… I love cassettes, but what kind did you get (or how many)? Were they rare or metal to command that price? Congrats on the score!
11/15/2016 at 12:14 pm #5879AtomicStarParticipant
@BrianTreasures Fairly rare. The thing is that I had a lot of them and sold them in multiples.
11/15/2016 at 2:06 pm #5889
Would you mind sharing what kind they were? Im always looking for these expensive tapes, but no luck yet!
11/21/2016 at 7:38 pm #6297maybel9Participant
This is my very first post, although I’ve been selling on ebay since 2000.
Good for you two for being brave enough to discuss politics briefly. It is very relevant and important to our businesses and lives. It is important to be able to politely share and discuss information and ideas, especially as the politics relate to our businesses.
I happen to agree with you regarding the uncertainty about the future. But I also LIKE to hear people’s ideas which are different from mine, as long as everyone can remain respectful.
Thanks for all your work running this site!
11/21/2016 at 7:44 pm #6298
Thanks maybel9. I think we can all handle talking about any important topic. Politics will fade away soon. We’ll all survive one way or another.
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