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Total Items in Store: 387
Items Sold: 8
Gross Sales (Not including shipping and tax): $365.08
Net Sales (After fees): $254.41
Cost of Items Sold: $101
Highest Price Sold: $88 (New pillowcases)
Average Price Sold: $35
Money Spent on New Inventory: +/-$125 RA Clearance
Listed 10 items
Kind of a slower, lower dollar week. Did my COGS for taxes so happy to be done with that. Still need to finish the podcast but happy that virus numbers are down since you have your coffee shop opening up. Very busy at work and expecting more college answers this week so very distracted from Ebay.
Listed 10 items this week. Lots of non-Ebay stuff going on. Have a good week.03/09/2021 at 9:55 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 504: eBay Spring Seller Update #86576
Total Items in Store: 394
Items Sold: 11
Net Sales (after fees, shipping, sales taxes): $436.76 – 86.1% Up vs. prior time period
Cost of Items Sold: $131
Highest Price Sold: $99 (new pajama set – paid $45 in February)
Average price: $40
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: +/-$125
Number of items listed this week: 1
Enjoyed the podcast. Fell down on the listing last week and now I’m getting piled on at the day job. I’m going to try harder to get at least a few items listed each day. I can relate to Julie with the lack of productivity and losing the day. I need to make a recording of Ryanne saying “just do it” and “then work the rest of the day”. I do have a high maintenance kid at home with remote school. Honestly I’m super distracted by waiting for college acceptances and talking with other parents online who are going through the same thing. But I’m kind of reflecting on how I should have gotten WAY more done and now is the golden opportunity to make a bigger dent in the death piles and stuff from my parents’ house.
Almost done with the bookkeeping for our taxes. I thought I made more money last year but it’s about the same. Good for taxes but kind of disappointing. Also, I love selling new RA items but of course make much more on the used stuff. I also think taking too many best offers on the new items put a dent into some of my profits so I’m tighter on that now.
Oh, interesting too that the retailer has chipped away at the ease of reselling their stuff. First they stopped letting you go back and get stock photos on sold out items (but so far haven’t VERO’d) and now they won’t show you your complete order history unless you have the order number. I managed to compile the information with the packing slips (which only showed prices about a third of the time) but they made me sweat a bit and take extra time and I think I am still missing a handful of COGS. They also stopped their price adjustment policy about a year and a half ago.
Have a great week. I need to order more coffee! It’s delicious and I drink it only with a bit of half and half – not a bunch of sugary stuff. 🙂
Boo only one item for me last week.03/01/2021 at 9:12 pm in reply to: Trend: Cottagecore is The new word for Granny chic #86346
I listed 34 items. Happy to be getting close to over 400 items again in my store. I’m not really working on paper right now since I’m doing mostly RA items that cost the most.
Total Items in Store: 394
Items Sold: 4
Gross Sales: $385.64 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $234.70 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) 68.8% Down vs. prior time period
Cost of Items Sold: $
Highest Price Sold: $240 (New bedding set RA, paid $110 in January)
Average Price Sold: $79
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 34 – Almost back up over 400 items 🙂
Slower week for sure on Ebay. Enjoyed getting away to an Airbnb this weekend. I’m doing better with listing lately and I’m getting back my desire to enjoy Ebay. Yeah! Look forward to the podcast and some coffee shop photos soon. Hang in there.
@Sharon I feel the exact same way about linens.02/22/2021 at 12:48 pm in reply to: Trend: Cottagecore is The new word for Granny chic #86114
Patagonia nanopuff is practically the uniform here.
Sorry to hear Julie B. It’s so hard to lose a pet.
Amatino hope you have warmed up and have water.
I only listed 5 this week, but I’m already ahead this week.
Total Items in Store: 372
Items Sold: 9
Gross Sales: $956.03
Net Sales: $751.59 (after eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $320
Highest Price Sold: $240 Duvet and shams set from winter clearance, paid $125 January)
Average Price Sold: $106
Returns: 1, and I did offer a discount due to out of stock item (quantity mistake)
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: +/-$150
Number of items listed this week: 5
A solid week for me in February. I look forward to the podcast after work. Cases are down very low so I got a thrift store run in this weekend. Pickings were slim but good to get out. Costco packed so I wear a full on N95 there. Thrifts are counting customers at 25% max but Costco in not in compliance.
Working on finishing bookkeeping for Ebay (COGS) so I can finish my taxes. Made a couple thousand more profit I suspect this year due to a strong spring and early summer (stimulus?) boost. Have a great week everyone.02/15/2021 at 3:31 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 501: Shout Out To Everyone Who Shows Up and Works #85935
Total Items in Store: 375
Items Sold: 7
Gross Sales: $490 (disregarding shipping and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $235
Highest Price Sold: $240 (new 3 piece bedding, paid $115 on clearance in January)
Average Price Sold: $70
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: Honestly I’m losing track as backordered items get shipped out RA. Several hundred.
Number of items listed this week: 12
Thanks for the podcast. Ebay was pretty quiet most of the week for me. The retailer surprisingly started running the extra % off sale again after a few days off and I’ve gone in deeper than ever before. The home items are selling, clothing selling but more slowly. I should probably list some preowned textiles, as ladies are in the nesting mood. Had one sale on Mercari, but it’s pretty quiet over there for sure.
Our Covid numbers are quite good right now and rented an Airbnb for a short stay in Santa Cruz. Looking forward to that. Haven’t been thrifting and I miss that for sure but the RA is keeping me busy. Reflecting back on the last year, I would say that I should have been more productive with listing. I do get a little too caught up reading on the internet sometimes.
12 new listings for me. Not working on paper since I have RA clearance still coming in.
Those photos are so beautiful. We have the perpetual 70 degrees here. Another drought year it seems.
Zero for me. This coming week I think might be better.02/09/2021 at 12:57 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 500: Fireworks! Lasers! Weekly Numbers! #85779
Total Items in Store: 351
Items Sold: 10
Gross Sales (ignoring shipping and taxes): $917
Cost of Items Sold: $351
Highest Price Sold: $240 (Clearance bedding set from January, paid $130)
Average Price Sold: $92
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $150 +/-
Number of items listed this week: 0
Congrats on the 500 mark. I’ve listened to them all and really enjoy the information you share and also your wit and fun personalities.
Great week for me considering it’s February. Sold new but also some vintage too. Profit will go toward costs of the RA inventory I just bought. Sale is over so paying those January purchases off. Some are backordered and still shipping out. Unfortunately a bit distracted by family stuff and my day job, so didn’t list much last week.
Like your caller I noticed this week that Ebay would send a “final offer” from a buyer so they must have added a toggle for counteroffers on their end, at least on one of mobile or desktop. Ok with me since rarely does going back and fourth 3-4 times result in a sale. I am using that pretty new “automatically send offers” function and I believe that has worked a few times already since my initial offer to buyer #1 would have expired before the sale came through.
Have a great week everyone. Keep on truckin’ J&R.