Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sales Update 10/21-10/28

Hey everyone I'm back with another weekly sales update! Things have been SO slow for me lately! I can't believe it! It's the fourth quarter and I was expecting things to be booming! Hopefully it'll pick back up soon. I listed around 20 something items yesterday, so I'm going to finish listing the rest of my clothes, and then I'll start taking pictures of everything I have left!  (Shown in one of my last posts HERE.) I still have around 30-50 articles of clothing left to measure, and photograph. Along with over 200 items to photograph, measure, and list. I've got to get busy! I keep telling myself that I've got a GREAT winter stash, since there's no yardsales right now, but then I think that all of my stuff sitting there is just money that I'm not making. 
I got a promotion a few days ago for 10,000 free listings, and usually that motivates me enough to get 100 things listed throughout the length of the promotion..  But this time they've excluded the 30-day buy it now period, and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth doing it. I guess it is, but 10 days.. That's not long at all, and I NEVER pay for my listings. I always use my 150 free from my store subscription, and then I wait for a promotion. 
Another problem I've ran into is the new/old automatic FREE relist. Everyone should see this box checked at the end of every listing, right before you click the final submission button. 

This has been changed to relist automatically 1 time, instead of 3, for free now, but as I was reading one of eBay's updates, they're saying now that if this box is checked, you will be CHARGED when the item relists. Of course I called eBay to find out what was going on. The rep I talked to said that we will still get the one free relist. So we will see what happens on November 9th! If I start getting charged, I'll have to go into each and every one of my 400+ listings and uncheck that box.. It'll be such a hassle. 

Enough of my ranting... And onto my weekly sales update! I'm actually on schedule this time!!

Number of items listed: 412
Number of items sold: 8 items
Amount sold: around $97 (not including shipping)

Very VERY slow week. My goal is to get up to selling around $400 a week. That would be IDEAL! 

Here's what sold: 

This orange Haegar pitcher was picked up by my grandma. It sold for $14.95 +shipping.

These two pairs of shoes were also my grandmas, they sold to the same person for a best offer of $15 +shipping.


I paid $3 for this L.L. Bean Hawaiian style shirt. It sold for a best offer of $12 +shipping. 

This Aeropostale jacket was given to me by my aunt along with a lot of other clothes. It sold for $9.95 +shipping. 

Here's another set of shower curtain hooks! I think mom picked these up for a dollar or two. They sold for $9.95 +shipping.

This was something my grandpa picked up at a yardsale for me to resell for him. He paid $1, and it sold for $19.95 +shipping.

Summer clothes are still selling! This dress sold for $14.95 +shipping.

Those are all 8 of my sales for the week! Not much at all, but I'm happy! It's definitely better than nothing! 

I've been thinking about upgrading my store to the next level. I have the basic store right now with 150 free listings, and since they MAY be taking out the free auto relist, I will probably be needing the bigger store with 500 free relists. It's just an extra amount of money to spend.. $16 compared to $50. I'm making enough to cover the $50 amount, but I'm just not sure if I'll be able to use all 500 listings every month. It's definitely something I'm considering though. Let me know what store you have, if you have one. And how you're managing with the limited free listings we get every month! If you don't have a store, I'd love to hear how many listings you have on eBay and how you manage them.

Thanks for reading everyone! Have a GREAT week! 

Oh! And before I forget!! I got approved for adsense!!! I've went through and tried to select the most appropriate ads for my blog, and I'm trying to post them as inconspicuously as possible so that they don't hinder your reading. They will always be at the end of every post! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What To Sell Wednesday 10/22 Halloween Edition

Hey everyone! Here's the Halloween edition of What to Sell Wednesday! These are just a few things I found on eBay that sold for some BIG bucks! Maybe you'll stumble across them at the goodwill one day! 

Tico Toys/ Rosbro Orange Witch on White Motorcycle - 1950's

Pretty rare piece! But hey, you never know! Hopefully one of us will find a big $1,800 score like this! 

This probably isn't something you'd find at a yardsale, but I thought it was pretty weird neat! 

Couldn't you just see these in your own living room filled with all your horror novels?! 

ALWAYS keep an eye out for vintage holiday decor. You never know what it'll be worth! 

There's just a few highlights from the thousands of items that have sold! I hope you all are having a GREAT week of sales! 
Thanks for reading! Be sure and comment about some of your Halloween sales below! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sales Update 9/30-10/20

Hey everyone! I'm back with almost a months worth of sales! Ebay has been kinda slow for me lately. Maybe a few sales a day. Nothing like I'm wanting, but it's paying the bills!
Sorry I've been gone so long, I went on ANOTHER vacation last week to Edisto in South Carolina. It was beautiful. We all had a blast! But I can say I was glad to be home. I have so much work to do, and I'm ready to get it done! 

Here's everything I have left to photograph and list: 

Yikes! Probably 200 or so items... I need to get to work!

But anyways! On to my sales update!

Since my last post I've had 35 sales. 
Total before fees: $463.20
I wish I was making that much per week! 

Here's a few of the things I've sold:

I sold this Bucilla felt stocking kit for $22 +shipping.

This George robe sold for a best offer of $22 +shipping. I originally had it listed for $14.95 +shipping, and it had 10 watchers so I raised the price to $34.95 and what do ya know? A few hours later I got an offer! SOLD! 

I finally sold this set of Williams Sonoma 12 days of Christmas mugs for a best offer of $40 +shipping.


I sold this Vera Bradley bag for $20 +free shipping.

I picked this Laurel Burch bag up at the Goodwill Outlet a while back, and it sold for $19.95 +shipping today.

There's just a few of my sales! I'm hoping once I start listing again, things will pick up! Thanks for reading everyone! Hope you're having a great week!