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07/17/2022 at 9:43 am #97004
We had a good week of sales including selling the original coffee roaster that our partner, Phil, started Broad Porch with. It was just a little toast
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07/17/2022 at 11:26 am #97007ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Total Items in Store: 372
Items Sold: 6
Gross Sales: $235.36 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $142.27 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $24
Highest Price Sold: $54 (Small original watercolor by regionally known artist)
Average Price Sold: $26
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $10
Number of items listed this week: 53
Sales were meh compared to my listing efforts. Hoping to hit 400 items this week, should be a good week for listing as my daughter is getting ready for her camp musical. We had to empty most of the garage for the demo and I did discover some things were no longer listed. Also just a few RA items I never listed. I even have a few items left from that long ago Ebay hiccup deleting all but one photo. So some inventory check, maintenance and sell similar is in order at some point. I feel like I’m getting a little bit sloppy about cleaning and photographing items in my zeal to just get stuff up. I was also better about not shopping much this week but Goodwill just also didn’t really have tempting things. I was on a streak there going mid-day until this week.
Have fun in NYC. Easier to walk the streets in the summertime. 🙂 I’ve been lagging on booking plane tickets for August and the prices just jumped way up. 🙁
07/17/2022 at 1:16 pm #97009tam from Tam’s Vintage & MoreParticipant
- Location: Illinois
I love selling stuff I no longer use! Our sales were up a bit this week. I have been listing one or two things every day. I too finally got covid this week and have been using the down time to list some super old death pile stuff 🙂 Enjoy New York!
07/17/2022 at 5:11 pm #97010BrianBParticipant
I recently sold some antique political buttons/pins for my mother, My mother is 96 years old.
07/18/2022 at 7:37 am #97013junque reduxParticipant
Those are really cool!
07/18/2022 at 8:14 am #97014The_SEAM_StoreParticipant
- Location: PA
Total Items in Store: 3661 listings for 5674 items
Items Sold: 30
Gross Sales: $1877.53 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $1316.45
Cost of Items Sold: $667 ($35 mine / $632 consignors)
$Highest Price Sold: $108 Cashmere Blend Sport Coat
Average Price Sold: $43.88
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 78
07/18/2022 at 11:11 am #97017SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Week of Jul 10 – 16
Total Items in Store: 1616 eBay, 33 Etsy
Items Sold: 10 eBay, 0 Etsy
Cost of Items Sold: $13 + $90 Commission
Total Sales: $313.84 eBay, $0 Etsy; includes fees but no shipping
Highest Price Sold: eBay $90 Mickey Mouse figurine (on commission)
Average price: $31.38
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $20
Number of items listed this week: 17
This week was better than the past few weeks because I sold higher priced items. Most of them are commission sales, so I’m not sure whether I personally did any better.
07/18/2022 at 12:35 pm #97019Retro Treasures WVParticipant
Items in Store 2036
Items Sold 21
Total Sales $527.00
Total Profit $472.00
Average profit $22.48
Average sales price $25.10
New Listings 47
Items scavenged 22
Listing 2022 weekly Avg 49
Sourcing Allotment 14
Whew, real life(tm) is getting the best of me this month. Still plugging away where I can. Like Dory says, I just gotta keep swimming. My day job is more demanding of my limited energy reserves, and I’m also building a fence. I can only do a few fence panels a week because I still don’t have alot of energy even at almost a year since I got severe Covid.
I listed some high dollar items this weekend. Hopefully they pay off so I can get my sales amounts up. I haven’t sold a single item this month worth more than $100, and only 3 items for more than $50. Must be Cheap girl summer this year due to inflation.
07/19/2022 at 12:43 pm #97022ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
@Retro you made me smile with your Cheap Girl Summer comment. My ASP was way down last week so I can relate. A couple of sellers on Facebook we’re suggesting focusing on listing more low dollar items. For someone like me with lots of unlisted inventory on hand to choose from, I might consider that approach. Someone else pointed out that wealthy people are still buying but in my experience with both businesses, those people do slow down too on spending when something of this magnitude evolves. It is always a bit weird when some totally random unnecessary item sells high during times like these.
07/18/2022 at 11:38 pm #97020
Total Items in Store: 368
Items Sold: 10
Gross Sales: $512.02
Net Sales: $287.10
Cost of Items Sold: $34.00
Highest Price Sold: $200 (Yamaha dirt bike carburetor)
Average Price Sold: $51.20
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $105
Number of items listed this week: 0
Slow week, thanks Prime day! 🙁
I didn’t get any listing done, (maybe 3 or 4 things). I was in a down mood because the auction I went to was a bust AND the auction house decided to close up shop for good. They’ve waffled back and forth on it for a few years and then abruptly announced last weekend was the last auction. Ugh. I checked the auction calendars for other places and there isn’t much going on within 100 miles unless I want to sell guns and tractors. Which I don’t. Ugh ugh. Then Prime day came and I had no sales for 2 days. Ugh ugh ugh.
But then I remembered about The Bins! I have not been to the Goodwill bins in years because I always had my son with me, and he was too little to handle that place, plus it was kind of far. I sort of forgot about them. A doctor appointment took me halfway there so I said, “Why not?” There was another huge thrift store next door, too. I spent about $105 between both stores, (minus the $3 I found in a wallet!) and came away in 3 hours with about $600 of inventory to flip. And I found a couple of things I needed and have been looking for, (a cotton blanket for summer for $1, two leather jackets that fit me perfectly for $1.50 each).
So maybe the bins will be a decent enough work around if I go once or twice a week. I’ll make a day of it and do the round of all the thrifts between my house and there. That might end up working out better than spending all day in a hot, dusty auction barn.
07/19/2022 at 12:52 pm #97023
If you can throw the elbows and make the bins work for you, seems like a good place to scavenge. It would just make me mad when people acted as if they had a “territory” in the bins I wasn’t allowed to pick through. Like prison guards, the Goodwill employees always threw up their hands and said “you guys work it out”.
Where are you at with the move to the NE? Is it a plan in motion or just an idea?
07/20/2022 at 12:30 am #97030
Plan is in motion, but we’re still saving up for the move. We’re 5-7 months out from having enough cash on hand. We know where we want to go and what we’re looking for. I want to keep sourcing to keep inventory fresh and sales coming in, but I don’t want to have a giant inventory to move, either.
07/20/2022 at 10:32 am #97035
Cool. The motivation to do eBay is always greater when there is a concrete goal. Exciting!
07/21/2022 at 8:56 pm #97069
We’re looking for significant acreage in upstate NY. Significant for us, at least -about 20 acres. It’s surprisingly affordable compared to where we are now. Properties that would cost about $1 million here are about $350K there. It’s wild how things have flipped; I left NY because I was priced out.
07/19/2022 at 4:49 pm #97024craig rexParticipant
- Location: south jersey
This recent heat wave has really been something else. I haven’t been feeling motivated to create new listings, so I’ve focused most of my eBay selling energy on ending my oldest listings, repricing them and selling similar. This way, my store has still had “new” listings going up every day. Any initial pain that I might feel from dropping an item’s price from $150 to $100 dissipates once I get that $75 offer and the buyer pays.
Maybe simply lowering the prices would have also led to a sale. I’m not sure. But this has worked, so I’m going to try it again in the future. If my last few strong weeks of sales are an indication, this is a strategy worth considering. Especially on unique items older than six months. I think relisting or selling similar on those rare items every so often is important to give buyers with newly saved searches a chance to find your listings.
7/10/2022 – 7/16/2022
Total items in store: 1968 (down from 2020 last week)
Items sold: 40 (32 via best offer, 4 via seller initiated offer, 22 via promoted listings)
Gross sales: $2850.81 (up 12% from one year ago)
Net sales: $2070.49 (up 17% from one year ago)
Average sales price: $64.79 (up 50% from one year ago)
Time spent searching through online auction listings for new trading cards inventory: 15 hours (down from 17 hours last week)
Highest price sold (net): $165.92 — Obo Okoronkwo set of 4 autograph printing plates
Lowest price sold (net): $11.14 — Taylor Lewan Panini Top 100 Players autograph
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