Wow, this past week turned out to be a pretty good week for sales! It put my month-end sales at over $1,000, which surpass my June sales. Moving items out of my store and listing them at auction for 1-cent seems to have paid off. I had 57 sales!
Here are my top clothing sales from last week:
WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Women's Black Knit Dress Sz XL – sold $17.50 – Paid $1
DANA BUCHMAN Women's Blue Silk Sheer Flowing Dress 10 – sold $19.99 – paid $2
MONTGOMERY WARDS Vintage 1970s Black Knit Jumpsuit 12 – sold $24.99 – paid $2.50
OBERMEYER LADIES RED SKI BIB SUIT OVERALL PANTS SZ 10R – sold $40.00 – Paid $2.36
REYN SPOONER MEN’S HAWAIIAN RESORT SHIRTS – LOT OF 8 – SOLD OVER $75 – PAID $8
Remember the Reyn Spooner Hawaiian shirts I bought at a garage sale and posted here? Five listings have ended and one current listing already has a bid. So far, those $8 have turned into over $75! Three of the shirts – including the one above – were sold to a buyer from Japan. I also had another buyer from Japan buy a dress. Glad to know Japan is making a comeback!
Here are my top sellers that were in my store and sold at auction:
Hallmark COOL TREATS PENGUINS MOTION ORNAMENT 2008 NEW – SOLD $14.99 – PAID $0.84
I was visiting DD in Texas for the Christmas holidays; and on the day after Christmas, we went to Walgreens. We were thrilled to see they had ALL their Hallmark ornaments on sale! At less than $1 each, we scooped them all up. We then went to another Walgreens and did the same. When I got home, I promptly listed them in my eBay store. Some of them sold quickly, but most of them have not been the hot sellers I thought they’d be. I’m down to the last few so was glad when this one sold.
Danbury Mint Snowy Owl Family Figurine Katsumi Ito 1989 – sold $39.99 – Paid $0
After I retired, I sorta started collecting owls. My collection pretty much ended as soon as it started, although I did get an owl tattoo on my right arm – and that’s a whole ‘nother story! Anyway, this owl statue – which I bought years ago at the thrift store – had been gathering dust when I decided to sell it. Much better to gather money than it is to gather dust!
Clairol Kindness 3 Way Hairsetter HOT ROLLERS Pageant – sold $19.99 – paid $2
I’ve known hot rollers are very saleable to pageant moms, but hadn’t given it much thought until I started reading We Sell on EBay! I found this set of vintage rollers at the SA and quickly picked it up – thanks to this post by Jessica. I probably could have gotten more but the hinges to the cover are broken.
All in all it was a pretty good week with over $500 in sales! Now that’s cash for trash!
As usual, I was at the SA this past Monday for their Rag Day. I bought my usual assortment of dresses, skirts and pants, but I also found this in the women’s skirts:
Turns out this is not a skirt after all, but a men’s kilt. Not just any kilt but a Utilikilt. Brand new, these men’s kilts retail for over $200. Even better, they are reselling for over $100 on eBay! Check out these completed listings.
The same person must have donated all their kilts because I actually found 8 of these kilts – all same size. Since the women’s skirts were on sale, I paid $2 for each “skirt”. Actually, less because the cashier was nice enough to charge me for only 5 – so $10 for the lot. I’ve listed them today with a starting bid of $99 and one at $160 … and they all already have multiple watchers! Ka-ching!
Looks like things are finally picking up! Hope y’all are doing great!