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It can take years for the right person to come across your listing.
Since 2019, I’ve sold about 26 paintings for a total $1,500.00 net profit.
The average sale price is $60.00.
For paintings that sold, the average time in the store was 194 days.
Some paintings sell within 24 hours, and the longest I have held on to one is 1048 days.
Here is a link to some of my listings for paintings. As my descriptive skills are terrible, I tend to let the photos speak for itself. However, if you are good at writing copy, you should probably add more descriptions to your listings.
Yeah it was a rare type of slide rule AND it had the phone company’s emblem.
@AntinqueFrog Thank you for the link. Yes that is the very same glaze.
@ temudgin thank you for the information. I agree, I sincerely doubt they are Chinese knock offs the estate that I got these from had been virtually sealed off for 20 years and there were a lot of other mid century and older pieces.
Would you mind reposting the pintrest link? It did not come through.
Total Items In Stores: 4,384
Items Sold: 31
Cost of Items Sold: 149.78
Total Sales (Sales + Shipping does [not inc sales tax]) 1,343.61
Ebay / Paypal / Shipping Costs / Fees 344.71
Net Profit 998.90
Highest Price Sold: 249.99 1972 Western Electric Circular Slide Rule
Average Price Sold: 31.65
Number of items listed: 63
Scavenger Of The Week: x2 Rookwood Pottery Bookends (still trying to figure out exact value)
Sales are continue to be a bit sluggish BUT this week was rescued by 2 high dollar sales. My gut tells me is that people are still willing to spend, but impulse buying isn’t happening as much.
Yeah it’s interesting, I haven’t found an other bookends like this that have an inscription,
I would list at $50.00 plus shipping with best offer turned on. If there are no other comps on eBay there may be someone who has been looking for that since 2013.
And Agree with Temudgin – make sure to mention the dog breed.
My sales pattern followed a similar one to Jay & Ryanne. All sales came to a screeching halt around the end of the previous week and then started to rebound on Thursday.
From Monday to Thursday, I was out of town and had my store set to time away. I had attributed the dip in sales to “the algorithm not favoring time away.” Which, of course, was just a bit of head cannon. Who on earth knows why sales pick up and slow down.
JKL – Just Keep Listing. It’s all you can do.
Total Items In Store: 4,351
Items Sold: 20
Cost of Items Sold: 32.49
Total Sales (Sales + Shipping does [not inc sales tax]) 767.91
Ebay / Paypal / Shipping Costs / Fees 225.84
Net Profit 542.07
Highest Price Sold: 64.99: Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense & Peppermints Album Cover Photo Transparency
Average Price Sold: 25.10
Number of items listed: 78
Scavenge of the Week: So much scavaging death piles are growning – yikes!
Most Satisfying Sale: Vintage Archer Color Eagle Rabbit Ears Antenna
I am not panicking just wondering if others were experiencing the same thing.
I almost tossed these old newspapers in the trash the other day. Because you know, old newspapers… and they sold within in 24 hours.
I am proud to report April, 2022 was my best month on record (over 5k in net profit). Like Craig Rex I am listing every day. However, to borrow a phrase from Jay & Ryanne, I have become so focused on listed, packing, and shipping I fear I am making a prison for myself.
I will spend the next few weeks focusing on bringing some balance to my existence.
It’s a learning process, to be sure.
Total Items listed: 4,262
Items Sold: 43
Cost of Items Sold: 85.27
Total Sales (Sales + Shipping does [not inc sales tax]) 1,477.51
Ebay / Paypal / Shipping Costs / Fees 455.25
Net Profit: 1,022.26
Highest Price Sold: 99.99 USED x2 3M 226 Mastering Tape 2 Inch tape- 10.5 Reels Reel 2 & 3 Tom Nichols
Average Price Sold: 23.39
Number of items listed: 13204/30/2022 at 4:51 pm in reply to: Woman's Purse – Is it Leather? Thoughts on Pricing #96095
I encourage other frequent contributors to this group to look up your old threads. It’s a great way to track your progress as a seller.04/30/2022 at 1:49 pm in reply to: Woman's Purse – Is it Leather? Thoughts on Pricing #96092
It’s been almost 3 years. But I sold the purse for $40.00 plus shipping!
These airedale figurines are the gift that just keeps giving. With exception of the week I sold the Salvador Dali prints, last week was my best week on eBay ever.
Total Items In Store: 4,164
Items Sold: 60
Cost of Items Sold: 169.88
Total Sales (Sales + Shipping does [not inc sales tax]) 2,749.52
Ebay / Paypal / Shipping Costs / Fees: 736.82
Net Profit: 2,012.71
Highest Price Sold: $299.99 – 2002 Airedale Terriers Figurine
Average Price Sold: 33.53
Number of items listed: 87
My death pile has creeped up a bit. I need to get some serious listing done this week.
If you can lot them together into specific magazine you might attract a buyer. For instance magazine of 5 Britney Spears albums or 5 show tunes albums or 5 Hair metal groups.
Get creative, everything is related somehow.