It was a great week on eBay! And I hit pay dirt at the Salvation Army … but more about that after my “eBay experiment” report.
This past week I listed 29 items on eBay, including 9 items I relisted from last week. A total of 14 items sold. Here are some of my top sellers:
APNY Alyn Paige Sz 6 Red Spring Floral Dress $14.99
Ann Taylor Sz 12 Women's Spring Dress ~ This dress was brand new with it’s original tags MSRP $59.00 ~ Sold for $19.99
APNY Alyn Paige Women’s Sz 16 Spring Floral Dress ~ Had multiple bids and sold for $26 ~ Larger sizes seem to do well on eBay
EVAN PICONE Floral Rayon Women's Size 8 Spring Dress $9.99
Banana Republic Misses Size 0 Long Denim Jean Skirt $9.99
Here’s my top seller of the week … maybe even the month … it was my wild card:
BASIL MAUDE ANTHROPOLOGIE SEQUINS BEADS SIZE 4 SKIRT ~ SOLD FOR $46.00
I was not at all familiar with the name Basil & Maude, but the skirt was funky and artsy so I took a chance. I expected to pay regular price of $4.99, but the cashier said he’d give it to me at 50% off! My eBay research told me this brand is sold at Anthropologie and other higher end boutiques, so I listed it with a starting bid of $39.00. After multiple bids, it sold for $46 … it more than paid for my entire GW purchase!
And, of the 9 items I relisted from last week, 5 of them sold. Here’s a pair of shorts that sold:
FUBU Men's Size 30W Black Denim Cargo Jean Shorts – These looked brand new but didn’t sell at auction, so I relisted them with a fixed price of $9.99. They sold a couple days ago, and someone from Italy is going to love them!
And remember my disappointment from last week?
NEW CABI Carol Anderson Misses Size 6 Striped Short Skirt – It too didn’t sell at auction so I relisted it, and 2 days ago it sold for the fixed price of $14.99!
Let’s see how we did this week:
Auction Sales Week #2:
Costs Week #2:
Total Gross Profits:
Not a huge profit, but you can see that this week’s sales were 100% profit. And that’s because my profits from last week also covered this week’s costs. Not too bad.
Besides, it’s good have $231.46 sitting in your account when you have unexpected auto repair expenses. Yup, I had to take my car in, and it almost set me back over $500 … I just about had a heart attack! Then a few minutes later, the guy tells me I have an extended warranty and it’ll only cost me $100 deductible! Awesome! Anyway, just glad my eBay money was there for me!
So last week, pants were on sale at GW for $5.00 … regular price is $6.49. Hmmm, not a huge sale but pants with special tags were 50% off. I bought 15 pairs: 9 at $3.25 and 6 at $4, which included my senior discount. I also bought 3 skirts @ $2.50 each. I currently have 23 auctions that will end on Sunday. Two pairs of pants already have bids and others have multiple watchers. Let’s see how we do next week … will we make it or break it?
So this past Friday I went to the SA for their bi-monthly 50%-off-entire-store sale. No real surprise, but they’ve raised their prices this year. I was very choosy but still managed to come home with a few clothing items.
But, wait! I overheard a conversation and discovered that dresses go on sale for $2 during the week! My favorite cashier confirmed that Monday is “Rag Day” with special prices on clothing.
So Monday I’m back at the SA; and not only were dresses on sale for $2, but pants were also on sale at two for a dollar! Fifty cents each! You all know I stocked up, so I’ll be busy listing for a few days.
BTW, total eBay sales for this week, including eBay store, was $399.08! Now THAT’S cash for trash!