03/13/2022 at 5:23 pm #95436
03/13/2022 at 6:47 pm #95438old_man_martyParticipant
Total On eBay: 73
Items Sold: 1 (Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s Shirt)
Total Profit: $17.82
Still in the middle of my life transition. All is well.
03/13/2022 at 7:28 pm #95440Robb_Participant
Looks like a decent week in sales, same here.
03/14/2022 at 9:20 am #95442
Items in Store 1733
Items Sold 20
Total Sales $841.00
Total Profit $756.00
Average profit $37.80
Average sales price $42.05
New Listings 43
Items scavenged 8
Listing 2022 weekly Avg 58
Sourcing Allotment 16
Yeesh that was a SLOOOOWWW week! I even had a day with no sales on Tuesday – no sales, no offers, and weirdly barely any “send offers to buyers”. I checked my traffic and it appeared normal, but it sure didn’t feel normal.
On a positive note, how cool is it to have an $800+ week and be disappointed. Progress! 😀
Nothing else of importance in ebay world. Just plugging along shipping stuff, listing stuff, and organizing my ebay space. I did list a bunch of large items, so hopefully they sell soon. I love the satisfying feeling of clearing the space in storage from a large item.
03/14/2022 at 12:04 pm #95443SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Week of Mar 6 – 12
Total Items in Store: 1446 eBay, 38 Etsy
Items Sold: 15 eBay, 0 Etsy
Cost of Items Sold: $12.15 + $37 Commission
Total Sales: $324.72 eBay; Includes fees but no shipping
Highest Price Sold: eBay $50 for Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Rose Flower Brooch Pin (commission)
Average price: $21.65
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $54.96
Number of items listed this week: 34
I sold mostly lower value items last week, and it started off poorly with a no sale day on the 6th. Still, it was better than last week.
03/14/2022 at 3:11 pm #95454LukastreasureParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Glad to see that the cafe is doing well. We just booked a few days in Luray for mid-April and look forward to stopping by during our stay. Unfortunately, we’re always too late and your place was booked. 🙁
Missed last week’s numbers, so posting both weeks at once. Since I can’t post the grid from my spreadsheet, uploading a picture instead. Below average sales for both weeks, netting $440 and $490. Fortunately, had two good size sales to boost the numbers. Sold a Victorian photo album for $225 and a vintage clock for $250. I had $100 in the album which is higher than I like to pay for things. Got carried away at an auction. I normally would have dismantled the album and sold the pics individually, but this one had each person’s name noted and some geneology info, so I knew someone would buy the whole album. Ended up going to one of the ancestors of the family. I picked up the clock for $35 at an estate sale. It was a Tiffany desk clock.
Had two rare returns. one for size and the other because the person said it was in worse shape than disclosed. Ironic that the knife buyer had made me an offer with a note saying he’d pay more but it was in bad shape and needed a lot of work. I had clear pictures of the blades. I got the knife back, polished out the scratches in about 15 minutes, retook pictures and reposted for more.
In the midst of taxes. I started with Managed Payments in late February, and it has been confusing to break things out between Paypal and eBay. I was expecting problems with GoDaddy, but it seems to have actually done OK. It is mostly my interpreting the data that is the problem.
03/14/2022 at 8:55 pm #95461Mark SParticipant
03/06/22 – 03/12/22
Total Items In Store: 4292 (was 4272 previously listed)
Items Sold: 19
Total Sales: $ 806.75 (no shipping or included)
Highest Price Sold: $200 (Briefcase)
Average Price Sold: $ 42.46
Money Spent on New Inventory: $ 93.99
Number of items listed: 40
Gut Sales Report for the week: Ok Sales this week.
Focus for the week : Get items listed. Considering some of the things discussed on dailyrefinement.com. I have been more consistent in listing and sales have gone up.
Scavenge of the week: Picked up 2 DVD\VCR Combos. I like these because they always seem to sell for good money.
Thoughts for the week: Someone posted a link to dailyrefinement.com. He has some good things to say. However, it appears to rigid to me. I don’t think his characterization of someone who sells everything was completely accurate – in some cases yes, but not all cases. I liked his storage method for clothes and shoes because it uses space in the most effective way and makes consolidation much easier. However, if I do try this, I would
limit the items to probably clothes and shoes as he mostly does. It appears that he ships the items in with the clear plastic bag he stores them in. This is quicker than wrapping in tissue, but not as good of a presentation. So, I have been pondering the trade offs between presentation and speed of shipping – do any have any thoughts on this?
03/14/2022 at 9:22 pm #95462TopNotchParticipant
- Location: WI
I see prices ballooning with the inflation and so far it has had a positive effect on sales. Of course locals grumble about marketplace listings, but the department stores keep going up in price and our stuff looks better and better.
Wish I had more time to share here. I enjoy reading through the posts. We hired 4 helpers for listing: 1 never showed up, 1 quit , 1 seems to be learning well, and 1 is great.
We’ve had a rash of negative feedbacks and return requests due to 1 of the former employees, but that has resolved itself.
I visited someone doing $40k monthly in ebay sales and have decided to hire an experienced eBay VA to proof-read and correct the listings/pricing before listing. That is the current bottleneck with 420 drafts sitting in the folder.
Total Listings: 3598
Items Sold: 65
Gross Sales: 4,280.94
Net Sales: $2,843.48
Highest price: $1118 for 3 espresso machines
Average Price Sold: $65.86
Returns: 5 opened, 2 shipped
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: way, way too much
03/15/2022 at 11:43 am #95464ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Slow week last week and this week is better already.
I started consolidating some inventory, which felt good. I listened to an old SL podcast while I worked in the garage. I have some new unlisted items (or listed on Mercari only items) which I need to get up on Ebay. Thin margins on this trial farmhouse style Magnolia RA from Target. Target started ordering more of some of the popular items that were once sold out. I also experimented with Pottery Barn and some of that has gone well and quickly. It turns out they have pretty good sales online at times and it’s certainly a brand people look for. Lots of vintage piles left too and a few boxes of stuff from my parents’ house.
I also started going through some clothes and decided to go ahead and put a few things on Mercari. A friend of mine just sold some things to Real Real but my stuff is not of that caliber. I feel like I might not be alone in having the post-pandemic urge to clean out so might be good sourcing for scavengers.
We are going on vacation next week. So far my day job work has not slowed too much but I expect it to as the new full time hire ramps up. I miss just having a day at home alone to list.
03/15/2022 at 1:12 pm #95467PikapopParticipant
- Location: Hampton, VA
I enjoy reading how everyone’s weeks are going even if I have little to add with my teensy store other than my sales did pick up slightly compared to last week. @christiner I’ve thought about scouring Pottery Barn for sales too; did you buy direct from their site or pick up a lot secondhand? About a quarter of my sales are from TRR because I’m lucky enough to be able to source some things that meet their criteria and I quite like it.
@mark-s I decided to start a thread for discussion of dailyrefinement’s podcast because I’ve been following lately too. I’m a fan of the storage method and plan on getting cardboard boxes in the right size with the next quarterly supplies coupon.
03/16/2022 at 10:23 pm #95502ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
I bought online sale. At the time I found a few great items at 70-80% off and I’m getting full retail. I just looked because March can be good sales but the prices weren’t quite low enough on what I would choose. Williams Sonoma is quite hard to get cheap enough to flip in my experience.
I wish we had an outlet here – I know a lot of retailers really do well with that and I’ve bought from them as a buyer myself.
I also find used and new PB in the wild. I feel like other resellers overlook their throw pillows.
03/15/2022 at 2:38 pm #95469TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
01/01/22 – 01/31/21
Total Active Items (2 different stores): 300
Items Sold: 35
Gross Sales: $791.85 (what the buyers paid, not incl shipping or taxes)
Highest Price Sold: $96 plus shipping – Panamanian folk art mola.
COGS: $126 (including consignment commissions but not including original cost of any family castoffs sold)
New Listings: 16
$ Spent on New Inventory: $197
02/01/22 – 02/28/21
Total Active Items (2 different stores): 332
Items Sold: 37
Gross Sales: $1,156.05 (what the buyers paid, not incl shipping or taxes)
Highest Price Sold: (tie) $165 plus shipping – Inscribed 2-Star Admiral’s Barge Flag and Star; and a 1968 US military issue pilot survival knife.
COGS: $266.38 (including consignment commissions but not including original cost of any family castoffs sold)
New Listings: 69
$ Spent on New Inventory: $414
For me a very busy 2022 outside of eBay so far so I’m taking the opportunity to look at and post my part-timer monthly numbers for January and February. Also in February I sold several not-eBay-friendly items on Gunbroker (not reflected in the numbers above) and was reminded how much extra work it is to list and sell on a platform that has not automated its processes to the extent eBay has. It was nice to only be charged half (or less, depending on sale price) of what eBay gets for final value fees, and only on the sale price, not shipping. Gunbroker is big on pricey optional selling promotions and upgrades, some of which I suppose you may need to use to stay competitive in hot categories, but my items were not in any of those. I would have gotten more for the items on eBay if I could have listed them there, though.
03/15/2022 at 4:12 pm #95472
I made a good amount of coin reselling ammo on gunbroker back during the Obama years. That started with me just being in the right place/right time at Walmart on a day they got some .223 ammo cans in stock. I bought my alotted 3 and had my wife buy 3 as well.
Before it was all said & done I ended up with a nice cache of ammo and guns that were basically free.
03/15/2022 at 6:31 pm #95474
Can you ship guns? Or just local pick up? Or do you have to go through an FFL dealer?
03/15/2022 at 7:19 pm #95477
Back when I did it I shipped ammo and gun parts. I had to use ups and label the box with a special code.
actual guns have to go through an ffl.
03/17/2022 at 10:22 am #95507TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
“Back when I did it I shipped ammo and gun parts.”
Yeah, those are good GB categories. This time I just had several collectible items that were neither but eBay wouldn’t let me list them. One was an inert shell casing, for example. I saw a couple on Terapeak of the specific type sold on eBay, sold for 3 times what they go for on GB. Some eBay sellers get away with selling prohibited items but I can’t. I don’t even get the warning any more, now it just tell me I can’t list it and I can’t click through if I wanted to.
03/15/2022 at 9:32 pm #95481KatiParticipant
- Location: Central Illinois
Week of March 6 – 12, 2022
Total Items in Store: 249
Items sold: 8
Gross Sales: $ 288.44 (including eBay fees and shipping)
Net Sales: $ 147.94 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and COGS)
Cost of Items Sold: $ 44.50
Highest Price Sold: $ 40 – booklet on state hospitals
Average Price Sold (Gross) – $ 36.06
Average Price Sold (Net) – $ 18.49
Money spent on new inventory this week: $ 9.00
Number of items listed this week: 50
This was the week I reached my first goal of having 250 listings–the threshold at which I said I would open an official eBay store, and open it I did! It’s been great to do some branding and check out some of the features available to me now. I’m excited to list more things and keep those numbers going up up up.
Speaking of listing, I pushed myself little too hard last weekend and definitely got burned out. Will need to learn better pacing so I don’t have too many days where I list zero things. One strategy I’m trying is keeping some drafts ready to go for days when I’m not up to listing anything–so far so good.
03/16/2022 at 10:37 am #95488
Congrats! You’ll learn the right amount of listing that keeps you from burning out. Keep plugging way.
03/16/2022 at 2:46 pm #95492
Weekly sales 3/6 – 3/12
Total items: 8035
Items sold: 120
New items listed: 350
Gross sales: $1,284.97
Net sales: $798.28
New buyers: 103
Repeat buyers: 1
Gross sales: $135.00
Net sales: $114.75
Gross sales total: $1,419.97
Net sales total: $913.03
Paying the bills with these numbers but not much more than that. I may have to look for some gig work if this is how this year is going to go. Hopefully things will turn around. I will keep listing and building the store and we’ll see what happens when my store is double the size it is now 🙂
03/16/2022 at 3:24 pm #95493
March has always been terrible for me, especially second week.
This week is REALLY bad. So far I’ve only sold 9 items with an ASP of $19.
I hope this is just the usual March slowdown I experience but at a higher bottom than previous years. I’m up 43% year over year total sales but still trending down based on 2022 performance.
I’m not quite ready to get all doom/gloom on current world affairs in relation to ebay.
03/17/2022 at 8:18 am #95504
Yeah, I don’t know, I think we’re due for a recession so it will be interesting to see what happens this year. Might not affect eBay though
03/16/2022 at 5:17 pm #95494
If you’re making almost $4k a month on eBay, how much would you need to be comfortable and not have to take other work?
Are you a single income family?
03/17/2022 at 8:17 am #95503
Yeah, my wife takes care of our daughter so it’s just me bringing in money. Other than the couple hundred bucks I make at an antique booth every month, the numbers I post here are my entire income and that’s before taking out all of the other expenses besides fees and shipping. We can get by on about 30k a year but I’d like to do better than get by and it’s just a bummer to see my store get 350 items added to it each week and the number of items sold goes down from a couple of months ago. It’s still crazy to think I’m making a living selling what I sell though lol
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