04/05/2020 at 2:58 pm #75863RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Join the conversation in the forum>> Our Store Week March 29-April 4, 2020 Total Items in Store: 8150 Items Sold: 41 Gross Sales: $1,281.11 Co
[See the full post at: Scavenger Life Episode 457: Is it a good week or a bad week?]
04/05/2020 at 6:35 pm #75874DantheDinerParticipant
Hello! Hope you guys are doing alright. I was surprised to hear that you were still receiving Airbnb business last week. Most business has been shut down here (North Jersey) for about 2 weeks. I had a serious scare when my orders crashed and my Census job got put on hold; I think I’m hearing some of that in your voices this week. It will be easier to deal with in little while; I think our large eBay inventories will carry us through this. We actually received a statewide executive order to the same effect as your local one. North Jersey is so populated with virus (about 20 dead in my little town, and the same in the next town over) that people have been renting out houses on the south shore to get away from it. Those communities, which seem to still be as quiet as yours, got spooked and put an end to it.
Store has been coming back to life. I’ve had a 15 day, then 5 day handling delay because everything closed down and then I got sick myself. It is a shame because local Facebook/Craigslist sales were exploding, but I’ve had to pause them until I’m quarantined for long enough.
3/29/20 – 4/4/20
Total Items In Store: 7573
Items Sold: 84
Total Sales: $ 1000.05
Highest Price Sold: $ 55 (Set of broken reel-to-reel players)
Average Price Sold: $ 11.91
04/05/2020 at 6:54 pm #75875
NY and NJ definitely have the worst infections rates right now. Our county has only two official cases and the hospital is still quiet. They shut down short-term rentals to keep outsiders from coming here and bringing the virus. The hope is that our county can miss the insane infection rates. Now that social distancing and isolation is the norm, it doesn’t need to be everywhere. We’ll see.
04/05/2020 at 8:07 pm #75881Mark SParticipant
3/29/20 – 4/4/20
Total Items In Store: 3326
Items Sold: 15
Cost of Items Sold: $ 50
Total Sales: $ 629.67
Highest Price Sold: $ 85 (Clock)
Average Price Sold: $ 41.98
Money Spent on New Inventory: $ 0
Number of items listed: 35
Gut Sales Report for the week: Good week. Sales were sporatic again this week, but ended up at a fairly normal gross sales amount.
Challenge of the week: I have been trying to take pictures of about 10 items everyday Mon-Sat. I have been averaging about 8\day.
Scavenge of the week: Nothing.
Trip of the week: My family went to a nice park with a nature trail today. Wild birds ate out of our hands. We met a “friend” Pelican that followed us around the trail, so my girls gave him the name Morris. We saw a couple swans on their nests (2 different nests). On Friday, we went to a park that we heard had owls in a tree. We saw two owls and they were feeding their baby owls.
So, got my nature stuff done for the week.
04/06/2020 at 7:57 am #75890
The local governments have shut all of our parks down because MORONS were not social distancing and they had increased vandalism.
04/05/2020 at 9:24 pm #75885DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
March 29 – April 4
Total Items in Store: 3,914
Items Sold: 35
Total Sales : $988
* Above yearly average of $972
Highest Price: $185 (Distressed Red Afghanistan Hand Knotted Wool Rug)
Average Price: $28
Cost of Goods Sold: $78
Costs of Goods Purchased this Week: $0
Number of New Items Listed this Week: 60
I had some pretty solid numbers this past week. There were a lot of lower priced sales, but a couple $100+ items saved my average a bit. Not much else is new around here. Just keeping our heads down and listing as usual. It’s a good thing Steph and I have become acclimated to staying at home. I see our friends going stir-crazy cooped up inside. I feel bad for all the extroverts out there right now.
We’re sorry to hear about your Airbnb business. I’m sure in the back of your minds that you knew it might happen but I can imagine it was a shock and a bummer anyway. I hope small independent businesses like yours can get some sort of assistance with all of this.
04/06/2020 at 8:20 am #75892
Items in Store 1517
Items Sold 47
Total Sales $1,358.00
Total Profit $1,220.00
Average profit $25.96
Average sales price $28.89
New Listings 80
Well my store woke back up in a HUGE way this week. I believe 47 sales is my all time high for a week.
We’ve settled into a pattern at home. It is nice to have so much family time right now. Also knocking out a bunch of improvement projects at home.
Every year I basically “survive” winter because I don’t like spending time in my inventory shed due to the darkness and cold – Unorganized chaos EVERYWHERE. Once Spring hits, I’m like a dragster shooting off the start line and I make ALOT of progress in a very short time in listing and organization. Now that I have all this extra time at home too, I’m SUPER excited to see the progress I’ll make this year.
This week I have some organization work I’d like to get done. I need a more organized shipping supply area and I need to rebuild some shelving in my storage shed. The original shelving I built is stout, but it isn’t big enough to hold 3 bins on each shelf. I’ve remodeled a few of them previously, and this week I want to finish off the biggest one. My goal over the next couple weeks is to have everything organized and optimized so I can basically start an assembly line of listing just one bin after another.
J&R, I hate to hear your story of having your air B&B shut down. I understand why things are happening the way they are in our world right now, but it is DEVASTATING to small businesses everywhere. So many businesses aren’t going to recover from this. It hits more close to home now that I’m a part of the small business community.
This is not going away any time soon I fear for your rentals. They’ll open you back up and shut you down again likely several times over the next year. It may be worthwhile to consider short term leasing of your properties. Surely you would be allowed to rent them out on say a 6 month lease.
04/06/2020 at 8:22 am #75893
Thanks Retro. I bet its great having the whole family together.
Are you officially laid off from your job? Is it permanent? Has unemployment kicked in yet?
04/06/2020 at 9:13 am #75899
Oh I’m not laid off – I work from home 3 or 4 days a week. Last week I only had to go into work on Wednesday. This week I’m at work today and Thursday.
Once my routine work is done I basically just keep my computer and phone near me to answer questions if they pop up. So I have alot of time to do other things.
04/06/2020 at 9:18 am #75900
Thats awesome. I thought I had seen you post several weeks ago that your job may be in danger. Glad it worked out.
04/06/2020 at 8:36 am #75897millionairedojoParticipant
- Location: Georgia
My numbers for March:
Amount of items sold: 34
Gross sales: $1,002.01
Cost of goods sold: $217.20
Total net profit: $547.01
Average profit per item: $19.38
Amount spent on new inventory: $275.58
Active listings at end of month: 560
New items listed: 25 (ran out of stuff to list)
If you’d like to see what I sold, you can check out my blog post.
04/06/2020 at 12:10 pm #75902
Sorry to hear about your rentals. I’m sure when bookings are allowed again in a few months you’ll get a ton of business – city dwellers could really use some fresh air at this point, and they’ll be heading out to the countryside in droves. It’s going to be hard for some people to go straight back to work – also, maybe some will continue to telecommute and will get out of the city in order to do so with longer stays than normal.
Sales are actually back up to Q4 levels for the moment. It’s really up & down at this point. By tomorrow, they could back down again. I’m really thankful at this point that the post office continues to deliver mail (for however long that’ll last), and that package pickup exists. I haven’t left the house since last Tuesday and I have no interest to with how bad it is here. No one else is really leaving the house either – an occasional car will pass by, but overall it feels like a never ending 5 am on a Sunday morning feeling.
Working through the backlog and the new stock I’ve gotten in over the past few months. At first I was going to try to complete one section of backlog or new stock at a time, but I’ve just decided to dig through whatever box whenever I feel like it. This has also helped me find new stock for Amazon – I’m just shifting what I can to Amazon if it’s suitable for the venue, since sales are increasing on Amazon as well. I don’t think Amazon has entirely lifted the restrictions on non-essential items, so hardly any new books (if any at all) are being sent into the warehouses by FBA sellers. Etsy sales are also up for this time period compared to last year. I’m trying to list as much stock on each venue as I can while the USPS remains open.
Online sourcing has been poor these past 2 weeks – I’ve bought nothing. I do have additional inventory coming in from alt. sources I’ve built up over the years, but it feels weird to come at a complete standstill for sourcing otherwise – online & in-person. That has never happened before.
I was able to set up a grocery delivery order for this week, but the delivery window is 7 hours long! I’m just really happy to get anything at this point. All of the grocery delivery sites are still fully booked up for the next two weeks. Sometimes Instacart slots will open up for a slot a week in advance, but that’s the only one I’ve seen. I’ve had trouble with instacart slots before the virus happened, so I can only imagine how difficult it will be to get groceries through them now. I wish Whole Foods had slot times available for more than 2 days out.
04/07/2020 at 10:32 am #75945LukastreasuretroveParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
@almasty – Congrats on your delivery time slot. Giant is booking two weeks out here in DC and then only if you’re lucky to get one of the limited slots that open up each morning. Currently waiting on my delivery for the 14th. Unfortunately, it seems you can’t schedule another until the waiting one is delivered or I’d just start my next now. The other delivery services are all booked solid and haven’t been able to get slots. Must be some magic hour that they open up slots.
04/07/2020 at 7:30 pm #75975
Ugh. What a world we’re in when waiting a week for groceries doesn’t sound too long! Hah. Same thing here. You can’t book the next delivery until your original one has completed.
I also don’t know how to figure out when our times go live – sometimes it seems like it’s early in the morning, but other days it’s clearly really late at night when time slots have gone live.
04/08/2020 at 8:49 am #75987
Update on the grocery delivery: I had nearly $500 worth of food in my cart for us and neighbors piggybacking on us. I am only scheduled to get less than $200 worth of food, including a large tip I had added for dealing with all of it. No eggs, hardly any cream and out of most cheese. Surprisingly, I was able to get paper towels.
Now I’m scrambling to get groceries delivered from somewhere else. Not worth walking to a local store at this point since we haven’t hit the peak yet.
04/06/2020 at 1:16 pm #75906IndySalesParticipant
Things have oddly felt a bit more positive here. Last week we were labeled as an “up-and-coming hotspot”, which I think helped solidify the need to really pay attention to social distancing and stay at home guidelines. Nearly everyone is wearing masks now. So far, the stress on our healthcare system seems to be manageable, although new areas are being opened up to handle an influx if needed.
Sales have been up and down, but with little/no money spent on new inventory, gas, or supplies, I’m doing OK. This week I’ll be doing a bit of spring cleaning and will likely sell off some personal items to help boost sales.
I’m continuously surprised by what people are spending money on. Initially I found myself looking at some of these sales and going, “Okay, we’re in a pandemic – do you REALLY need this?” but now I assume some people are managing to work from home, or just have a good safety net built up. A month ago this seemed like the worst-case scenario for eBay sellers!
04/06/2020 at 1:35 pm #75907scott2Participant
- Location: Merida, Mexico
Good podcast, sorry to hear about your rentals, but it surprises me it was actually still allowed. I feel bad for folks who leveraged themselves to buy rental properties, that market is going to be at zero basically for many months to come and if they have loans on those places it’s going to get tough.
Sales here continue but are down a bit.
One big score though, I won another big auction for government stuff decommissioned at the border or airport or stuff that came in and was abandoned at customs. One line item from that lot will more than pay for what I paid for the whole lot, 60 Hydro Flask 21 oz bottles. The rest of the lots is alot of toys, some clothing, rifle scopes, some tools, and can’t remember off hand what else. It will be like 4 pallets of stuff, great score for us that will keep us busy listing and selling for like 4 months.
Many towns here have closed themselves off from the outside world with roadblocks, and some have gone to the extreme measure of actually piling rocks on the road to block of the town.
Along the coast here beach towns are not even allowing people from the city to go to their beach houses. Beaches are all closed and the police will chase you off if you even try to go out. Here’s a little video clip of a police helicopter actually chasing a guy who is on a jetski until he went back home!
En los videos tomados desde una casa en la costa yucateca, quien graba expresa: "Persiguiendo a las motos. No hay juegos, nada para nadie", al presenciar la vigilancia de la SSP.
(Video de redes) 📽 pic.twitter.com/ZX3TQYXAzy
— Diario de Yucatán (@DiariodeYucatan) April 4, 2020
Stay safe everyone, sales will pick up eventually and this will hopefully pass sooner rather than later!
04/06/2020 at 4:59 pm #75918SimonParticipant
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Very sorry to hear about your AirBnB rentals being shut down. That’s a tough blow on top of an already-bad situation. I hope you’re able to get those back on the market sooner than 2 months.
Total Items in Store: 3811
Items Sold: 48
Total Sales: $959.4
Cost of Items Sold: $183
Average Price Sold: $19.99
Average Cost of Item: $3.82
Highest Price Item Sold: $67 Lot of 40 vintage hats w/ bad foam
Number of items listed this week: 44 worth approx. $962
YTD Sales: $13424
YTD sales compared to this time last year: +11%
Average age of items in store (in days since listing): 446
Average number of days between listing and selling this week: 276
Median age of sales (in days, between listing and selling): 106.5
Sell-through rate (for the week): 1.26%
eBay has been doing fairly well for me. I’m really surprised to see sales for the last week are higher than this time last year and my YTD sales are also tracking ahead of this time last year. Hope it continues.
I continue to plug away at my death piles and source on eBay for new inventory.
Stay healthy. Sell trash.
04/06/2020 at 5:05 pm #75919Kentucky PickerParticipant
- Location: Newport, Kentucky
March 29 – April 4
Total Items in Store: 538
Items Sold: 11
Total Gross Sales includes s/h: $395
Highest Price: $135 (Miele Compact C1 canister vacuum)
Average Price: $36
Cost of Goods Sold: $15
Costs of Goods Purchased this Week: $0
Number of New Items Listed this Week: about 20
Jay and Ryanne, when you described how your rentals are shut down, I thought about you two have always stressed the importance of building multiple income streams. I know it’s not easy, but that advice is so solid for the reality of making it your own in America. Particularly for those chosing to take a non-traditional approach to making a living, making a life. At the same time I realize the temporary loss of the rental income is a real gut punch.
Scavenge of the Week: Since I can’t source through auctions etc., I’ve focused on regularly patrolling my neighborhood’s alleys. So far it’s working! This past week I had two excellent trash finds: a BabyTrend jogging stroller and a Shark Navigator vacuum. The tires from the jogging stroller were in great condition — I’ve listed them at about $50 each (already sold one). The vacuum was a bit dirty but worked fine. I was able to list 17 parts for a total of $300. Pro tip: always be on the lookout for old Shark or Dyson vacuums. Even if they don’t work you can still make nice money off the parts.
04/06/2020 at 5:34 pm #75920sam_punterBlocked
- Location: west coast
The week would be a lot better if we weren’t all being treated like a herd of stupid livestock, herded into stocks and bathed in some antiseptic after being jabbed with a foot long hyperdermic full of every kind of anti-biotic on earth. Oh, wait, that would be better than washing hands all day long and closing down all the businesses.
04/06/2020 at 7:10 pm #75923WabashValleyRelicsParticipant
- Location: Indiana
3/29/20 – 4/4/20
Items in store – 14,925
Gross Sales – $2,419.15
Total Orders – 101
Total items sold – 127
Cost of goods sold – around $25
04/06/2020 at 8:54 pm #75929SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
The world is crazy. It is history in a way. Our kids be telling stories about how they survived the pandemic to their kids.
I started a new part time job this week. They want me to eventually get to full time, which I’m good with. This time, though, I’ll be saving at a much higher rate than I used to (after we replace my husband’s 21 year old car).
eBay didn’t do badly either:
Week of March 29 – April 4
* Total Items in Store: 1457 eBay, 37 Etsy
* Items Sold: 22 eBay
* Cost of Items Sold: $31.34 + $15.50 Commission
* Total Sales: $446.09 eBay
* Highest Price Sold: $55 Handmade purple wool felt dress hat
* Average Price Sold: $20.28
* Returns: 0
* Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
* Number of items listed this week: 6
04/07/2020 at 12:05 am #75931simplicioParticipant
Sorry to hear about your AirBNBs, that sucks. Obviously not applicable to you, but I’ve been reading stories about a common scheme where somebody leases a bunch of long-term rentals and then rents them out as short term on AirBNB for profit – the catch being, the virus means they are now stuck with multiple properties unable to pay the lease.
So far things are really good for my business. People are buying, maybe even more than usual. Just crossing my fingers that it can keep humming along.
Sales c/w shipping: CAD$4575, 18 sales, COGS: $1089, Fees: ~$621, Postage: $507 –> Gross profit: $2358
Expenditures: $507 –> Cashflow: $3447
Really not listing anything new. My profits the past few weeks are very much “eating the seed corn” and I’ll have to get back into sourcing soon or this is going to peter out.
Thanks for the “no knead bread” recipe by the way! I made it and it was a huge hit. Seems like breadmaking is some sort of response in the collective unconscious to this pandemic, because it was very satisfying and it seems like lots of people are doing it.
Started my new job this week, going fine. Now I’m working exclusively from home.
04/07/2020 at 8:24 am #75935
Congrats on the new job. Sounds like you started at the exact right time (later and it might have been postponed). Looks like your gamble buying industrial items to resale continues to work out well.
04/07/2020 at 10:28 am #75944ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Hey guys. I lost a big post but just wanted to echo that I’m bummed to hear about the Airbnb shut down in your area. I’m glad you have a big inventory to fall back on and potentially run a sale on. Hopefully you will get some rental expense deferrals or waivers. Thanks for the podcast. It’s raining here and I sat in front of the fire and listened on Sunday. What a luxury.
04/07/2020 at 11:10 am #75948LukastreasuretroveParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
J&R, sorry to hear about your rentals. You continue to be an inspiration, though, living the life you preach. Never has your advice on way of life and living within your means been more applicable.
Sales felt slow here, but comparing to last year this time, sales are still ahead. Just ran numbers for March and we’re up 23% year over year. Taking a lot more offers, and at lower levels, than I have traditionally, which is driving average sale price below what my target is.
Week Ending 04/04/2020
Total Items in Store: 1148
Items Sold: 18
Gross Sales: $620.75
Gross wo Shipping $454.90
Cost of Items Sold: $62.21
COGS Percent 13.68%
Highest Price Sold: $74.95 (Tactical Holster)
Average Price Sold: $25.27
Money Spent on New Inventory: $0.00
Sold via promoted listings: 12
Promoted Percentage: 66.67%
Average Days Listed: 237.06
Longest Listed: 906
New items listed: 1
Had 2 returns this week, which is unusual for us. Underscores why we don’t do a lot of clothing items. One return for shoes that didn’t fit and the other for a jacket. The jacket was the first item we’ve ever had returned damaged. The buyer claimed it arrived that way in their return. I reported it to eBay and they sided with the buyer claiming it was their word against mine and fully refunded I thought at first that they had pulled a switcharoo due to the extent of damage. I shipped a really nice ski jacket with no damage and got back the jacket with two ripped elbows and a tear in the front, along with gravel in the hood and pockets. Was disappointed in eBay siding with the buyer, but decided to move on and not get too worked up about it (after much initial gnashing of teeth).
Still getting not getting a lot of posts made due to having a full house, but have put on 5 pounds from all the baking and eating. Spent this past week writing up and taking pictures of a lot of items, so should see an increase in posts this week.
Best wishes to everyone. This too shall pass. Here’s a photo of a cherry tree across the street from our house, just a reminder that after every winter comes the spring.
04/07/2020 at 1:13 pm #75952junque reduxParticipant
Have you looked into an emergency EIDL (economic injury disaster loan) grant from the SBA? May want to talk to your CPA about this if you haven’t already.
04/07/2020 at 1:25 pm #75953
Yes, several other scavengers have suggested this particular loan that we didnt know about it. Its weird they call it a “loan advance”, but then say “This loan advance will not have to be repaid.”
So its just free $10k? We’ll see. We applied but are curious if anyone else is approved.
04/11/2020 at 1:10 pm #76107rpdelavarreParticipant
- Location: chapel hill, nc
I did the exact same thing at the advice of my brother a Vet who is quite saavy. I told him you have nothing to lose and the application takes minutes to fill out. Good luck all.
04/16/2020 at 12:20 am #76296Dirt Poor PickerParticipant
- Location: Dallas Fort Worth
Jay the advance is 1,000 per employee. You both count as two total. Then the rest, up to 10k. The other part of the loan they will offer so much. A bank will call you to finish the application and everything. I would like to suggest if you take the full loan don’t go over 25k as they are still requiring collateral for anything over 25k. The emergency funds do not need to be paid back as long as your employees keep working. They have other loans too for this. I am just doing the Emergency part since most my employees are contract labor anyways. So the 1,000 will help out.
04/16/2020 at 7:00 am #76298
I understand how its supposed to work in theory. Currently have not heard of a single business owner in our area receiving the loan or being contacted.
04/07/2020 at 4:41 pm #75960junque reduxParticipant
I think it’s called a “loan advance” because it will reduce the amount of your paycheck protection loan forgiveness. That’s what we were told on a continuing education class today.
04/08/2020 at 9:32 am #75988totommytoParticipant
- Location: Naples, Fl
Hello all, forced back into the saddle due to current conditions, and I don’t mind the routines and being back here on the forum as a good habit.
I don’t mind sharing something I learned during 911 that always stuck with me, and I hope nobody minds me saying. In my capacity as a disaster chaplain (at that time), one of the FDNY men said to me, “keep smiling, let them see you smiling”. I remember a scene so horrific, so confusingly evil, I was too paralyzed to pray at times, let alone say the right things. Yet I was smiling without even realizing it. That simple action was affirmed in such a way by such a traumatized blank faced young man that I would never forget it. Never uttered it until now in this forum. Maybe helpful to someone.
03/29 – 04/04/20 (no cross listing is done between platforms)
eBay store: totommyto
Total store items: 783
Number of items sold: 17
Total eBay sales (not counting s/h): $379
Cost of items sold: $37
Highest price sold: $75 – 1957 small Outhouse Humor Calendar, paid $1
Average price sold: $22.30
Money spent on new inventory: 0
Number of new items listed this week: 8
Sell through rate for the week: 2.2
Number International sales: 1
Etsy store oldfleatoymarket
Total store items: 617
Number of items sold: 4
Total Etsy sales (not counting s/h): $86
Cost of items sold: $9
Highest price sold: $24.50 – Novelty vintage ‘Love’ dice, paid $1
Average price sold: $21.50
Money spent on new inventory: 0
Number of new items listed this week: 4
Sell through rate for the week: 0.7
Number International sales: 0
04/08/2020 at 11:47 am #75990chaoticgoodParticipant
- Location: Kansas City, MO
Due to COVID, things are incredibly busy at my regular job. I am up at 5 or 6 AM sending out notifications to our transit customers, and then I send more service notifications throughout the day, sometimes into the evening. It’s looking like I might have a 60 hour week this week (although no paid overtime), along with trying to help take care of my family. I’m grateful to have stable-for-now employment.
So, I haven’t had much time for reselling. I’ve had some decent sales: a puzzle for $35, framed crewel embroidery, Starbucks cocoa mix.
As friends and family say that they are having trouble getting stores and getting timely deliveries from Amazon or online retailers, I try to suggest they check out ebay. I’ve also bought several items on eBay in the last few weeks: thermometer, sewing machines oil, and a ironing board replacement pad.
04/10/2020 at 9:25 pm #76097rpdelavarreParticipant
- Location: chapel hill, nc
HI there. BAre with me as I am new to this. I have hundreds of slides taken from around the world and in the US. I am scanning them, then I want to sell them. Where or what are the best places to sell them? Are there any companies that would buy the, Many thanks for your help. Paul
04/10/2020 at 9:35 pm #76099SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Check out this 2013 podcast from Jay and Ryanne about selling slides on eBay:
04/11/2020 at 8:25 am #76102
Thanks for posting that episode. Slides do sell but it all depends on the content. IS it slides of people/cars from the 1970s (valuable). Or is it just vacation photos where you see shots of trees and mountains (much less valuable).
04/14/2020 at 8:49 am #76225
I’m hoping May opens up stores at least a little bit in many places. If we all practice washing hands, social distancing, and even wearing masks, I know I’d feel fine about getting back into stores. I think this will be how public life will be for a year until there’s a vaccine.
Hope you enjoy the coffee. Phil was very surprised. They had their biggest day for selling beans on Monday.
04/11/2020 at 10:30 am #76104Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
Ha! Trees and mountains. I’m working my way through a photographer’s collection of over a thousand glass negatives from the 1890s and 1900s (project that’s been put off for four years, now suddenly time is available). I don’t bother with the trees and mountains (Swiss and Norwegian) ‘cos they’ll look the same now as they did then. But the ones of Amsterdam, before cars and bicycles cluttered the streets, are marvellous. He also did “Swiss Winter Sports”, but it’s not easy taking action shots with a large wooden bellows camera!
As regards selling, that’s some way off (because I’m clueless about the best way to do it).
04/13/2020 at 4:34 pm #76214Kentucky PickerParticipant
- Location: Newport, Kentucky
Congrats Jay and Ryanne on your new business! Wasn’t sure what you two were up to, so it was a pleasant surprise. Just placed my order for Guatemalan and Southern Split. I’m hoping Phil and Jill see a nice bump in their sales. Play it cool with them and see if they mention a surge.
April 5 – 11
Total Items in Store: 547
Items Sold: 16
Total Gross Sales includes s/h: $444
Highest Price: $59 (Nespresso DeLonghi LATTISSIMA PRO Milk Foamer Carafe)
Low Price: $9.99 (Gates 6G-6FJX90M – G25180-0606 Hydraulic Hose Fitting)
Average Price: $28
Cost of Goods Sold: $5
Costs of Goods Purchased this Week: 0
Number of New Items Listed this Week: 25
The past week was OK. My stuff is selling fine, but I’m not sourcing and the items left with in my death pile are generally low dollar. That the reason they’re in the death pile. I know if I was hitting my auctions, yard sales, etc. I’d be finding and listing more expensive stuff. I hear you, I’m in the same boat with everyone else. Haven’t found anything in the past week going through my neighborhood’s alleys. Competition is tough. The only thing saving my butt now are the auctions I hit in January. Picked up hundreds of items. Now that I’m scaping the bottom of my pile I need to get creative about online sourcing.
04/16/2020 at 1:10 pm #76304scott2Participant
- Location: Merida, Mexico
Looks like they are already out of money…
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