My June sales continue to be brisk. Although I seem to spend most of my time taking pictures, measuring and listing, I wish I could find time to list even more. The more you list, the more you sell!
Here are a few of my sales from the past couple weeks:
ARROW Black BLAZER JACKET Boys Size 12 R Regular Suit Dressy Coat – paid $2.48 from SA – sold $26.99
Selling boys’ suit blazers is a niche I had not considered until I found a seller who was doing a brisk business selling these. Boys’ blazers are, actually, hard to find. I look for them at thrift stores or garage sales, but have only run across a handful in the past few months. I’m also looking at selling men’s blazers after reading this article by Suzanne Wells.
STEVE & BARRY'S UCLA BRUINS NCAA VARSITY JACKET ADULT SMALL – paid $4 at GS – sold $34.95
CHICO'S DESIGN Women's White Mouse Family Linen Casual Drawstring Pants Sz XL 3 – paid $1 At SA – sold $25.49
CAROL WIOR WOMEN'S BLACK HALTER SWIMDRESS SWIMSUIT PADDED UNDERWIRE SIZE 18 – paid $2 at Rummage sale – sold $42.50
GUY HARVEY Bluewater Men's Bull Dolphin Short Sleeve Casual Shirt Sz M NWT NEW – paid $0.50 at GS – sold $39.00
Paid $0.50 for this new Guy Harvey shirt at a garage sale and sold it on eBay for $39.00. Gotta LOVE garage sales!
JOSEPH & FEISS Men's Khaki Green Short Sleeve Camp Resort Silk Shirt Sz 3XL – paid $2 from SA – sold $27.49
Joseph & Feiss is always a good seller as well as Cubavera. Be sure to add these to your BOLO list.
CUBAVERA Men's Black & White Embroidered Linen Blend Casual Camp Shirt Sz XL – paid $2 from SA – sold $25.50
THE DISPENSER BETTER LIVING 3 Bath Tub & Shower Shampoo Dispenser Organizer NEW – sold $28.62
This dispenser was something I had lying around the house. Bought it at the county fair years ago and finally decided it wasn’t doing me any good in the closet!
Vintage DYMO 3/8" Label Maker Model 1800 Retro Orange & Radio Shack Mini & Tape – Free from GS – Sold $15.49
I bought several things from a garage sale and the homeowner threw this in as a freebie. I think she originally had a price tag of $1. Honestly, I almost donated this to the thrift store – am glad I didn’t!
VINTAGE Plush Stuffed 7-inch Horse Pony with Red Saddle with Box Steiff? – paid $1 from GS – sold $26.99
I bought this stuffed horse from the same garage sale as the DYMO. The Steiff name on the box caught my eye and the $1 price tag was even better. Once I brought the pony home, I realized I wasn’t really sure it was a Steiff because it had no labels, even if it fit perfectly in the box. I noted this in the listing, but it still sold for over $25!
Smiley Face Happy Mug Chilli Bowl Teleflora Gift Coffee Extra Large Soup Dish – paid $0.50 at Rummage sale – sold $19.99
This cute smiley mug was a pleasant surprise because I didn’t realize these were pretty good sellers. And, I still have one more to list.
Kung Zhu Pet Battle Hamster Ninja Warriors & Special Forces Set of 4 NIB NEW – paid $11.96 – sold $48.98
Ever buy something, thinking it’s going to be a great seller – and then discover you’ll be lucky just to sell it? Then you sit around thinking, “Why did I buy these and what was I thinking?”
Well, that’s how I felt about these Kung Zhu Hamsters. They were on clearance at Walgreens for $2.99 each – not exactly pocket change. I intended to sell them individually and hopefully get more than 4x my investment; but I was disappointed they weren’t really big sellers. I’d be happy to break even, so I listed them as a lot for $29.99 with free shipping - less than 2.5x my cost.
I was so happy when they sold! Best of all, they sold to an international buyer, which means NO FREE SHIPPING!
Here’s my best seller so far this month:
TOMMY BAHAMA TAUPE BROWN SUEDE LEATHER BUTTON FRONT 4-POCKET JACKET COAT MENS LG – paid $9.30 from SA – sold $130.99
I originally listed this jacket for $299 with free shipping. It sat in my store for a couple of months so I lowered the price to $200. I finally received a best offer, which was lower than what I would have liked. I could have counter-offered, but I was ready to see it go. I still made a good profit and someone got a great deal!
That’s what I call CASH FOR TRASH!
Happy eBaying and thrifting!