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11/03/2016 at 11:18 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Grumbacher Paint Set, Vintage Panasonic Tape Player, Neon Hunting Vest #4856
I’ve recently had some great sales. Here are the highlights.
Vintage Joy Caros Print Decoupage on wood.
There was no market for this so I shot for the moon and happily accepted a $120 offer.
BORN Telly Brown Leather Dyed Shearling Winter Fashion Boots
Got these at a yard sale for $3. What a find!
Marantz Professional PMD620 Solid State Recorder With AC Adapter
Found a gallon sized bag at goodwill for $4 sitting on a random rack. The bag had two of these in it!! Plus a few other accessories that went to them – total list price for all items was $600. Finds like this is what keeps me coming back for more.
Women’s Orthofeet Leather Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes
What can I say – shoe sales make my world go round. Sold these for $70 best offer.
Vintage T Snap USA Synchilla Aztec Indian Navajo Patagonia Ski Fleece Jacket
Another off-hand goodwill find. The color scheme caught my eye, and I just got happier and happier the more research I did to drill down all my keywords. “Settled” for a $135 offer.
USA Wellco Military Army Combat Work Boots
Here is an example of being willing to spend more sometimes. I had to pay $15 at goodwill, but I knew I’d do well. Accepted a $51 offer within 3 hours of listing.
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Yeah careful with all these exciting new changes j&r or We might just talk you into trying the “managing an eBay store with a baby” experiment. lol!
Averaging $5k a week? Whoah! You guys are such an inspiration. I’ve shared your story multiple times with my wife. You guys are living my dream!
It did the same on IE and Chrome on two different PC’s.
I have the 5′ long shelves in the link. Currently I have 3, but plan to add two more eventually to finish lining my walls. Back when I got them they were $99 shipped with Prime. They are still rock solid 6 months later being fully loaded up the whole time. You can fit 4 of the cheap $5 18 gal tubs from walmart on each shelf if you situate them just right.
That’s how it worked for me as well. It would always jump to the bottom.
You have to do the math to determine if it is worth it. It looks like my 6 month fee for my books will be between $70-80. I have 143 books in stock. My average LTSF is $.50 per book. After the fee is initiated I get another 6 months to sell them. Assuming a modest $7 average profit a book and assuming I sell a very conservative 50 books, then I make:
$350 after fees profit – $80 LTSF = $270 profit. No that’s not a lot of money, BUT I’m not losing money. Not even close! You effectively get a year to sell your long tail books. Some books I make much more than $7.
So yes, I decided to leave everything at FBA. Going forward my sourcing will be much more conservative. It helps now that they flag slow moving items while using the seller app.
What an awesome site! I looked for something like this and never could find anything. I created word document template that I could print out and write measurements on while taking measurements. I’ve since went back to just taking pictures of the tape measure to put on the listing.
With this site though, it would be a great tool to farm the measurement work out to a worker though! Give them a tub of clothing and they generate pictures with all the measurements and a description of the item.11/01/2016 at 11:14 am in reply to: Strange Search Behaviors- is there now a preference? #4685
I searched in the app on my iphone your exact search terms. I did not specify a category. More than half the top 10 results were used items. It was a mixed bag all the way down. Are you sure you didn’t have the “new” box checked?
Is there a way you can make the page auto resize to the window size? The forum seems to be set in width instead of stretching to fill the window. This becomes a problem with nested replies. There is a nested reply in the podcast forum that go to the point the post was one word wide! It was totally unreadable.
I agree with this whole heartedly. I was in the minority that I actually liked the white lettering on black background. This site the background is simply too white. With the bold lettering, the contrast is amplified and it kind of hurts to look at.
Since you have an ipod, you can download the podcast in the podcast app. There Is a little button that looks like cloud with an arrow on it. In settings you can make it so downloads only occur when you are connected to wifi.
When you sell off your personal things at a loss, you can claim up to the selling price on COGS. For instance, you paid $100 for a book and sold it for $50. You can claim COGS of $50 to effectively wipe out the sale.
As always, confirm with an accountant or tax expert but that is how I understand it.
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by Retro Treasures WV.
COGS is relative. You’ll miss out on great items if you limit yourself to only super cheap stuff. For instance, I just paid $15 at goodwill for a pair of boots yesterday. Sounds like a lot, but they are brand new Wellco Military boots that I’ll easily sell for $50-60. Would I have preferred they be $2-3? Sure! The profit is the be all end all.
Another good item is the football thrower I bought. I had to drive 1.5 hour trip to get it and paid $200, but I sold it for $1250.
Bottom line, don’t just look at COGS – weight the COGS, Sale price, size, packing complexity, estimated time to sell, etc. Come up with your own formula and put it to practice.