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Chel – don’t get caught up on the invoices aspect of this story. This isn’t about Ebay expecting the average seller to keep invoices on every item. This guy sold $1.8 million in shoes in a year, including several that were never meant to be seen by the public. This story has got federal investigation written all over it.
43 – posting a day late. Yesterday I picked up my grandpuppy. He’s staying with us for the week. He’s a 9 month old Brussels Griffon and a frenetic bundle of energy. Fortunately he’s getting along quite well with our dog. One cat HATES him. The other cat is spying on and stalking him, which are kind of his favorite things to do anyway.
A quick rant: I rarely offer free shipping although I used to. I don’t want to get into a debate on which is better (calculated vs free) – I’ve done both. But the general public seems to have NO idea how much it costs to ship things. After the last across the board rate increase, I have gotten so many messages from buyers asking if I can lower the shipping cost or ship the item a cheaper way. The items are already listed with the cheapest shipping option available. It costs what it costs! For my largest items I’ve started adding a disclaimer in the description that due to significant increases in postal rates, buyer may find FedEx or UPS to be cheaper than USPS. I have all 3 options available but I don’t think some buyers look at all of the postage estimates – they just freak out when they see the first one and then message me.
45 – I’m surprised I made it to 45, I had to travel out of town during what are normally my two busiest listing days.
No progress has been made toward the monthly challenge….again.
Having work done in the basement this week so most of my inventory had to be moved to another area and stacked very high. Here’s hoping they get done with the basement lickety-split because digging around for my stuff and moving heavy boxes that are on top of stacks taller than me is not fun. They haven’t even started yet and I’m already cranky.
39 for me.
Haven’t had a chance to start on my March challenge yet.
32 listings for me.
It sounds like you, Castle Rock are using the Accrual method of accounting and Retro Treasures appears to be using the Cash Basis method. Whichever method you use determines whether you expense the inventory costs at the time your purchased it or at the time it was sold. Neither method is wrong.
I’m also late to the party. I was hit with Norovirus Friday night and still haven’t gotten any of my energy back. Norovirus is infamous for causing widespread outbreaks on cruise ships. I was at home and I was the only one to get it but I can not imagine how horrible it would be, to be on a cruise ship with other sick people with this stuff.
I did get 26 listings done before I got sick. That’s the same number as the week before I think.
I never even got started on the Feb challenge so that’s a big goose egg there.
The March challenge for me is to go thru 1/2 of my “to be repaired” bin and either repair, toss, donate or list as is.
26 listings for me.
Vintage Treasures I like your challenge. I don’t think I could make it to 100 but I’m going to try something similar – maybe keep it to like 20 or 25 items at a time before I go thrifting again. I think that you getting to 60 items was quite impressive. Good job!
I didn’t get as much listed this week but I scavenged some great items, including a Hallmark Christmas ornament I currently have listed for $479.99. Here’s hoping it sells for full or close to full price and that whoever buys it, loves it and keeps it forever.
38 listings for me.
Amatino! What.The.Heck!? That was an expensive cat bite. I’m so glad you were smart and got it treated before it was too late!
My husband got the slightest dog bite on his face when roughhousing with our dog (husband’s fault, dog wasn’t expecting it.) It was really just a scrap from the dog’s fang but I insisted he get it checked at urgent care because I’ve heard how sometimes these things can take a bad turn, resulting in amputations, etc. The staff at urgent care treated us like we were weird for coming in but I wasn’t about to take any chances.
Well this is a make or break year for me as far as full time reselling. I dipped into savings way too much last year and can’t continue to do that so I have made it a goal to work smarter and double my profits over last year. I was able to do that for the month of January without creating a sweatshop for myself. But February is off to a bit slower start. I’m sure I can do it if I just imagine having to draft a resume, go on job interviews and work regular hours for someone else! I don’t think I can ever do that again! And with that said, I’m off to list. 🙂
Sharyn – I found a space on a wall and put up a heavy duty command hook so all I have to do is hang everything when I photograph it. If you don’t like how the wall color appears in the photo, the PhotoRoom app is free, fast and amazing! You open app, hit the “+” symbol, find the photo you want to have a white background and PhotoRoom creates a white background instantly. Then you just save it to your photos on your phone. It’s usually accurate and the best app I’ve found in quite awhile. I usually just do it to the first photo I’m going to display in my listing and the rest I leave as is, but you can do all of them if you want. Here’s one of my listings using it. You can see the other photos in the listing I kept the background as is.
23 listings for me.
My #7 goal for February is to list all of the unlisted items currently sitting in the laundry basket. But first I need to clean everything out of the way in order to get to it. I’m working on that now.