Where did the year go? Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner … and so are the Ugly Christmas Sweaters!
I had not heard of Ugly Christmas Sweaters until last year; but once I did, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon. I didn’t start listing them until September; and by mid-December had sold most of them – about $1,000 in sales. Ka-ching!
This year, I decided to sell sweaters year-round, and sales have averaged between 3-7 a month. So far, I’ve sold more than 60, with over $1400 in sales. But it seems to me that sales of these Ugly Christmas Sweaters have been a little slow, given that we’re already in November. Oh, well, I hope sales will increase after Thanksgiving.
I can usually pick them up for about $2-$3 each, and average resale price is about $25, with some selling for over $30-$35. Lately, however, I’ve noticed that GW has been selling their Christmas/holiday sweaters for $14.99 – instead of their regular sweater price of $5.99. Looks like they’ve decided to jump on the Ugly Christmas Sweater bandwagon, too.
So my new strategy is to look for cashmere sweaters instead, like this one that I currently have at auction:
Mens KIRKLAND SIGNATURE Gray Shawl Collar Cardigan CASHMERE Sweater Size XL
I started the bid at $24.99; and so far it has 3 bids with 20 watchers. A similar one sold last month for over $150!
Now that’s Cash for Trash!