This week marks 3 months of my self-imposed challenge. I started this challenge in February after being inspired by the wonderful ladies of My Dear Trash, Laura and Kelly. Here is my first post about my challenge.
Kelly is once again doing another BIG challenge. This time she wants to earn $5,000 in 6 weeks to pay for her daughter's wedding. She’s halfway through the challenge and has more than 50% met her $5,000 goal! She is truly awesome. Read all about her challenge here; and I hope it’ll inspire you the way I was to take the leap to sell trash.
Next week I’ll do a 3-month recap of my clothing sales and expenses. Next week’s post will include the good, the bad, and the ugly. Things like what I’ve learned about name brands, sizes, days and times to list, etc. There’s been a lot of trial and error, that’s for sure! But it’ll also show how selling trash has made a difference in my pocket book.
I know I’m behind one week, so I thought I'd just combine the last two weeks into one. Here are my top sellers of the past 2 weeks:
FRESH PRODUCE Women's Coral Casual Crop Pants Sz L – sold $11.17
MOTHERHOOD Maternity Black Sleeveless Dressy Dress Sz L – sold $12.51
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Black Lined Wide Leg Pants 12 – sold $16.25
TOMMY HILFIGER Denim Jeans Cropped Jacket Size L – sold $20.50
RALPH LAUREN White Casual Slacks Pants Sz 12 – sold $26.00
LAPIS Anthropologie Floral Print Gore Skirt M – sold $34.05
Here’s a real wild card that sold the first time … well, sort of:
Groovy Pair Corduroy Bell Bottom Pants Asphalt Blue 5 – sold $7.50
I don’t know what possessed me to buy these pants, but they reminded me of the 60s and 70s. Those hip-hugging bell bottoms were all the rage. And at only fifty cents, I thought I’d take a chance with them. In my description I added they would be great for a costume or dress up outfit. I was really glad when they sold! Only problem is the buyer hasn’t paid and me thinks they’re not going to go through with the sale, especially because they have 0 feedback and this was their first eBay purchase. Oh, well …
On a better note, remember this board game I posted about here:
Cashflow Cash Flow 101 Rich Dad Poor Dad Boardgame Game
I paid $1.00 for it at a garage sale; and it sold at auction for $40.00. Woo, hoo!
So, here’s the bottom line:
|Auction Sales #12 #13||$845.29||Total: $4293.75|
|Cost of Goods:||$95.75||Total: $805.20|
|eBay & PP Fees:||$148.48||Total: $836.58|
|Total Net Profits:||$2651.97|
With sales from this week, I hope to reach $3,000 in profits from selling trash, just from clothing auctions. Does not include sales from my store, although for the past couple of months store sales have been pretty dismal. I’m sure it’s because I’ve been concentrating on clothing and haven’t been adding new merchandise. Something to work on …
Online sales for the past two weeks, including eBay store, totaled $946.46. Now that’s CASH FOR TRASH!
If you prefer to receive my posts via email, please subscribe to my Feedburner. It’s easy … just enter your email on the box on my side bar. Every time I post an update, you’ll automatically get it by email. I promise only great info and no spam. I may even include a giveaway or two!