Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Update November 1st, 2016

Hey everyone! I'm so so SO sorry that I haven't been able to dedicate as much time to the blog over the past few months. I feel absolutely horrible about, but do know that I haven't forgotten about y'all! 

I have around 5 weeks of school left and then I'll have a whole 6 week off to list as much as I can and try to get ready for the Spring semester. As of now, I have all As (somehow!) I am absolutely ecstatic! I'm just hoping and praying that my grades stay that way all the way to the end. 

I've officially declared a major in Exercise Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration. I'm super excited to start taking some medical related classes next semester! All of these gen-ed classes have really been stressing me out! 

EBay has been somewhat slow, but it's still nice to be making $1,000 a month without having to do anything. I've been trying to list once or twice a week, around 10 items, but that's it. I'm so thankful that I got my store built up before college started! 

For the month of October I sold 60 items totaling right around $1,000. I've not calculated my profit yet but I expect it to be around $700 or so. 

Today I had about $175 in sales, which is AWESOME! Someone purchased 9 items from me, totaling around $100! It was for 5 vintage slips, some wilton cake pans, a crafting kit, and a cookie cutter! That's been my largest order ever! I wish I had at least one of those a week! 

But anyways! I have class here in a few, so I will leave you all with that! I hope to start posting a little more, but I can't make any promises.. (I know I say this in every single post. lol! I'm trying!)

I hope y'all are doing well! Please comment and let me know you're still here and reading my posts! Let me know if you have any questions or things you want to know! 
Lots of love!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sales Update ???-9/23/2016

Hello, hello everyone! 

I'm FINALLY back with a sales update! I have a little time before my 10:10 am class, so here goes! 

This month, I've listed nothing. Literally. ZERO new items. I'm at around 761 active right n My sales are pretty steady though, thank goodness, but they could be a whole lot better. I've sold 67 items totaling $1,073.44. That's pretty great for me to be sitting at college doing homework and attending class 24/7!

Here's some of my sales for the month! Nothing sold for too much, but it all adds up in the end! 

Here's another Nintendo game! I wish I could find these things every day. They literally sell as soon as I list them. (I should probably list my collection at home, that I don't have time to play anymore...) Sold for $35.96 F/S

This Burberry shirt came from the Goodwill Outlet! Sold for $32 +F/S.

No clue where this super cute shirt came from! I also thought about keeping it! It's a Lauren Ralph Lauren. Sold for $29.95 F/S. This is definitely a brand to pick up if it's a nice piece. Basic tops don't sell as well or for as much. 

Another BOLO brand (I think I say this in every post)! This CAbi vest sat for a few months, but finally sold for $26.95 +F/S.

Another GWO find! This Land's End plus size puffer vest sold fairly quickly for $25.00 and free shipping. 

This Lane Bryant skirt was beautiful! It sold for $24.95 F/S.

Finally, THESE THINGS DO SELL! I didn't think they would sell as fast as they did! My little sister buys these Cabbage Patch Kids every time she finds them (mainly at the outlet). She started to list them, but then gave up, so a few weeks later I said what the heck, and finished the listing. I priced them at $60 and within 24 hours got a $50 offer for the lot. That's $10 each!! She maybe paid $1-$2 each, so after shipping and fees she profited around $30. So if you like a quick flip, these are a definite BOLO! 

So! That's a few sales that I've had this month, I'm hoping to get some listing done tonight and tomorrow, when I'm not studying for my algebra exam. I still have a whole entire 100+ pounds of goodwill outlet inventory that I've not touched. Maybe I can get around to that this weekend... We will see! 

I hope all of you are doing well and aren't too upset with me for not posting regularly. I promise I'll try to get an update in every now and then! 
Thanks for reading! 

Friday, September 9, 2016

I'm not dead!

Hey guys! 
I've had a lot of readers emailing me asking what's going on with the blog. I'm not shutting up shop and quitting, but I have been taking a little break. Today ends week three of college and I am totally overwhelmed by all the work and responsibility that it is. I promise that as soon as I get a break from studying I will give you all a sales update! I have been listing while I'm at college and I have definitely been selling! Last month was my best yet! But anyways! Thank you all for being such dedicated readers over the past few years. I greatly appreciate all of your love and support! I'll try and post soon :) 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sales Update! July 12th-13th

Hey everyone! 

I'm back with a short little sales update! 
I feel like all I've been doing the past week is listing. Listing, listing and listing some more! I work 8-4 (sometimes later!) on measuring, photographing, and listing!  I used to take one day to photograph all of my items, a day or two to measure, and then how ever long it took to list it all, but I've found by taking small chunks and measuring, photographing, and listing, all in the same day, I'm getting a lot more done, and I'm not getting as bored of it! 

Today's goal is to work up and list atleast 30 new pieces, do some profit calculating, and I need to have ATLEAST $200 in sales. That last one is a bit of a stretch, but if I want to hit my $500/week goal, that's how much I need! I'm sitting at $800 and some change right now. I had to take my little sister to her hair appointment at noon today, so I may be pulling a late night to get everything I want done. But I can do it! 

I've decided that when I'm in school, I'm going to research, photograph, measure, and make draft listings on the weekends, then throughout the week when I have time or need a study break, I'll list. I think that will work perfectly! Even if it's only 2-5 new listings a day, it'll keep my store active and help with sales! Especially since forth quarter is slowly approaching! 
I had one return request opened this morning for "doesn't fit". Accepting it and going to relist. It was only a $12 sale. 

But on to sales! 

From the 12th-13th (so really only two days worth of sales) I've sold 9 items! That's pretty awesome for me! I'm hoping when the fourth quarter comes around I'll be selling atleast 9 a day! (Good luck packaging all of that up mom and dad while I'm at school!) 

Here's what sold! 

At the beginning of the month, I purchased an FC Twin with 12 Nintendo games. Me and my boyfriend absolutely LOVE playing the old Nintendo games, so we tested them all out and listed the ones we didn't like. (Side note, of course we would love the games that are worth $50+..) This one just sold for $5.95 +free shipping, so after fees and shipping costs, I profited $2.54. So not much at all. Some of you wouldn't even fool with listing such small items like this, but it made me $2.54 that I can take off of the $20 I spent for the lot. I have around 10 other games listed right now as well. I'll have my $20 back in no time. Right now I'm trying to decide if I want to sell the FC Twin for $30-$40 or my Nintendo 64 that I paid $50 for a while back (it came with a bunch of games, so I've already made my $50 back and then some). The FC Twin only plays Super Nintendo and Regular Nintendo games, so I kind of need the Nintendo 64.. I don't know! I'll probably just end up keeping them both! 

This bra was a bins find! It is BY FAR the largest I've ever found! It was a size 40H! I had it listed for $30, but I took a best offer of $22. After shipping and fees I ended up profiting $15.78! 

I never pass on J. Crew! This tank top cost $1 at a yardsale and sold for full price in a couple months! Profit after shipping and fees: $10.27

Another recent bins find! This shirt sold within a couple hours of listing for full price! Makes me wonder if I priced it too low! Profit after shipping and fees: $18.08

I had this bra listed for $15, but I took a best offer. Even though the lady let me know it was only worth $9 because it was discontinued in 2008 and may be "lifeless", she still bought it. Profit after fees: $6.06

I've had this dress listed since last year! It came from the bins in Virginia. Profit after fees: $14.68

I bought this shirt at a local Goodwill for $3.99. I had it listed for $40 with lots of watchers, but I took the best offer! Profit after fees: $22.68

I have absolutely no idea where this sweater came from. Usually I can remember, but lately I've been getting so much stuff that I can't keep it all straight! Profit after fees: $11.20

So not too bad for two days of sales. Not where I want to be my no means, but still, not bad! Profit for two days: $109.80. Better than working at McDonald's for $40 a day! (I use this really handy dandy profit calculator to figure out all of these numbers. You can check that out HERE!)

Here's where I'm at right now. I FINALLY hit that $3,000 mark again. I had it up over $4,000, but I slacked for a couple months and it got down really low. Like REALLY REALLY low, around $1,700 for 2 months... I'm so thankful that it's coming back up! My work is really paying off! My goal is to have 800 listed by the end of the week, so hopefully I will make it! 

I hope y'all have emjoyed this post! I'm going to try to start updating y'all as much as I can! 

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 11, 2016

College Update

Hello hello everyone!!! 

I'm SO HAPPY to be blogging about this wonderful news!! As y'all know I had one of my scholarships removed from my account. So because of this, my family wrote a letter to the president of the college and today we heard back! He has given me a $5,000 scholarship to replace my loss. It actually ended up being MORE than the scholarship I had before!!! It's AMAZING!! 

I know I jumped the gun a little with making a gofundme account to support my college tuition. I had three donations given to me and I really would love to send your money back to you. If you could email me your address or Paypal email address, I will get you refunded ASAP! 

I am just thrilled that this has all worked or better than before. PRAISE THE LORD! 

Lots of love, 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Sales Update

Hey everyone! I'm back with a sales update (finally)!! July has started out pretty good! I've hit my first week goal of over $500 in sales, I hope that it continues this way and I can meet that $2,000 goal! 

I've noticed that when I'm stressed and there's things going on in my life, I throw myself into eBay. It's all I want to do 24/7. Which I guess that's a good thing since I have 150+ items to be listed! I'm super excited to hit it again tomorrow! I may even do some listing after church today... 

Here's my 60 day sales total. It was over $4,000 but I slacked for a couple months and it slumped down to around $1,000 or so. That was back when I only had around 100-200 items listed. Now that I have over 700 active, that number is slowly climbing back up! 

Here's what sold so far in July! I'm pretty happy with these sales! I've been accepting most offers because I really need to clear this inventory out! If y'all could only see my eBay room.... Yikes. 

So sales have been pretty great! I just hope they stay as good as they have been! 

Thanks for reading everyone! 
Y'all are wonderful!! 

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Hey everyone. So I'm back (finally) with a short little eBay and life update! 

College is now only 6 weeks away! I was so very excited about it, until today... but, more on that later! 

EBay has been OK. Sales are slow since it's summer, but they're still trickling in. I actually just ran a 40% off sale, with no luck. It was crazy actually. Sales were terrible even at their low prices!! So I've decided to only run 15% off and accept most best offers.  
June profits ended up around $700, which I'm happy about, but it's no where near the $2,000 that I'd like to be at. I had $300 in expenses last month, so that really hurt me. 

On the Fourth of July I went with my family and spent the day at the goodwill outlet! I bought around 107 pounds of goodies for $90. This got me over 120 pieces of clothes, hangers, 10 or so purses and bags, and 8 pairs of shoes. Here's some pics. 

Now, onto the life part. Back a couple weeks ago, I had my college orientation. I was told to go and meet with someone in the financial aid office to discuss a matter on my account. I was told that one of my scholarships (the big one!!) was removed from my account because I'm a Kentucky resident and I'm attending a school in Tennessee. The lady then told me I should receive the money back because I graduated from a home school program in Tennessee. 

Fast forward to today. After emailing and calling the lady a few times this week, she finally got back to me today. I was told that I would not be receiving my scholarship back and that being homeschooled has really hurt me. So to say the least, I'm furious. This is the SECOND scholarship that they've taken away from me and also, homeschooling has been the absolute best thing that's ever happened to me. My college was 100% paid for, but now I'm going to have to take out student loans.. Joy... 

So that's what's going on with me.. Nothing too exciting. Hopefully I'll be back soon with a more cheerful post.