Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Update On Last Week's Thrift Store Post

Last week I posted (here) about a trip to the thrift store, where I listed everything on eBay. Well, the auctions have ended and I thought I'd give an update.

I had 4 out of the 11 listings sell at auction.

Ralph Lauren Bermuda's $16.06 (I paid $3.99, kind of steep, but it paid off)
4 Egg Nog Mugs $9.99 ($.59 each)
Dumbo ornament $9.99 ($.99)
Keebler mug $9.99 ($.59, plus this customer bought 2 more mugs from my store)

So, I grossed $46.03 off my $14.57 cash investment. I say grossed since that's not including my eBay or PayPal fees. I feel that if I at least make my investment and initial listing fees back with the auctions, it's a good day (it was a good day). I moved the remaining 7 items to my store for a total of $82.79. They each cost $.03 a month to list, once in the store format. Physically I took the items from my "auction" bin and put them in the appropriate, labeled, clear plastic tubs.

Halloween and Christmas have been hot sellers this week, so get them listed as soon as possible. Have a great week!

Lightning over haunted house animated on Goodwill Too's Halloween banner.


amy05 said...

Great job! I love goiung to goodwill and finding stuff to list on ebay! This weeek I listed stuff that my kids have outgrown so far everything has watchers 2 have sold for BIN and the other 5 of the original 9 have bids so I listed 9 items all 2 sold BIN about 5 have bids and all have watvhers lol so pretty excited about that!

Angie said...

Yay!!!! Great job!!!!!!

At least you have followed my advice and listed clothes. I've still got to get to my pile of clothes. :)

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