Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sales Update 8/13-8/26

Hello my fellow thrifters!

I'm finally here with another sales update! Things this month have been SUPER busy! I've had over $1,100 in sales so far, with more coming in every day! I've been listing like crazy because I've received FOUR listing promotions this month!! I hope this month is as great for ya'll as it is for me! 

Things around here have been super crazy because it's my senior year of high school! I am applying to colleges, getting transcripts sent out, and trying to enjoy my last year as a kid. It won't be long until I'm facing the adult world with stacks of bills and stress. So I'm trying to enjoy being 17; free from full on adulthood for a few more months.. 

But anyways! I'm sure most of you are here to see what I've sold the past 13 days or so! So here's some numbers! 

Total number of sales: 37
Amount before fees: $817.59
Unreceived Payments: -$33.00

It's almost time for all those Halloween sales! This is the first one for me so far. This Vampire costume sold for $19.95 +shipping! It wasn't a big name brand either! I paid $1 for it at a yardsale. 

I picked up this Harley Davidson shirt for $3 at a Goodwill and sold it for $22 +shipping. I actually sold the shirt twice. The first time it sold, the buyer messaged me asking me to ship to a different address. So I went through the eBay and Paypal protection spill, canceled their transaction, and sold it to them again under the right address! They were very nice about it too! 

This was my English 102 textbook. I bought it on eBay for around $30-$40 last year. It sold for $50 +shipping. 

This TI-83+ calculator has probably been my quickest sale to date! I picked this up at the Goodwill Outlet, cleaned it up, and tested it, and 5 minutes after listing, it sold for my full asking price of $50 +Free shipping! 

These Disney frame tray puzzles also came from the Goodwill Outlet. They weighed around two pounds so I figured they cost me $1.58. They weren't selling individually so I lotted them up and accepted a best offer of $15 +shipping. 

I found this Under Armour shirt at my favorite Goodwill for $3. It sold for $15 +shipping. 

My grandma picked up this Pampered Chef egg slicer for me for $0.50 It sold pretty quick for $19.95 +free shipping. 

I found these womens Justin boots at a yardsale for $1. Yes ONE DOLLAR! Can you believe that?? They sold for a best offer of $34.99 +shipping. 

Here's another ONE DOLLAR yard sale find!! This boys Northface Jacket sold for $30 +shipping! 

I've had this Justice cross body bag since probably last year.. I bought it at the Goodwill Outlet so it probably only cost me a dollar or so. It sold for $15 +shipping. It was odd how long it took to sell! It had 6 watchers on it constantly! 

I picked these super Nintendo games up over the past few years and finally lotted them up to be sold! They sold for a best offer of $20 +shipping. 

I picked up this RadioShack automatic dialer at my favorite Goodwill for a couple of bucks. It sold for a best offer of $30 +free shipping. It was brand new! 

This lot of scrapbooking materials came from the Goodwill Outlet. They sold within a few days for $15 +shipping.

I've never really sold blazers or sports coats before, but a while back (probably 6 months ago) I picked up a few to try to flip! This Hugo Boss blazer sold for a best offer of $45 +shipping. The buyer loved the uniqueness of it! 

Here's another quick flip from the Goodwill Outlet! This Build a Bear sold within hours for $20 +shipping! 

(If you haven't noticed, I've been to the Goodwill Outlet recently..) These Tommy Hilfiger boots came from there as well! They sold within a few days for $20 +shipping.  

Here's another pair of Goodwill Outlet boots! These Keen boots sold for a best offer of $22.50. 

FINALLY here's my big sale! I picked up this BRAND NEW WITH THE TAGS Pendleton Western sports coat at my favorite Goodwill for FIVE DOLLARS! Yes! Only $5! (You can understand why this is my favorite Goodwill now!) It sold for a best offer of $130 +free shipping! 

So! Like I said, this month has been GREAT! That is just 13 days of sales! For me, this is probably one of the biggest months that I've had! I hope the I can continue to grow my numbers so that when I move out, I can run my eBay while attending college. Then, I won't have to worry about having a part time job. We will see! 

Thanks for reading everyone!! 


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sales Update! 8/1-8/12

So July wasn't ALL that great, but August is starting out wonderfully! Lot's of BIG sales and some hopeful offers keep coming in. 

Here's the numbers:
Total number of sales: 17
Amount before fees: $362.85
Unreceived payments: -$11.50

I picked up these Harley Davidson boots at the Goodwill Outlet. The prices have changed since we were last there, so these cost be around $1.50. The prices went from $0.99/pound for 0-20 pounds, $0.79/ pound for 21-49 pounds, and $0.59/pound for 50+ pounds. Now it's just a flat rate of $0.79/pound no matter how much you get. So in a way it's a good thing for some people, but for me, I get over 50 pounds each trip, so I could've saved a little money if the prices hadn't have changed! 

I thought this sale was hilarious! A friend bought me a Monopoly millennium edition game to resell. It wasn't worth the $2 he bought it for, so I decided I'd lot up all the pieces to sell for replacements. So I sold the pieces for $12 +shipping and the rest of the game sold at the yardsale for $2. Not bad! 

I picked up this Sirius XM kit at a yardsale for $1. It was missing a few pieces but everything left in the box was brand new. It sold for $55 +shipping. 

I picked up these Tommy Bahama swim trunks at the Goodwill for $3. They sold for $29.95 +shipping. 

I seem to be finding a LOT of Littlest Pet Shop items lately, AND they are all selling fairly quick! This Get Better Center sold for $20 +shipping. 
Oh yeah! I almost forgot! Three days after the buyer bought the item (they purchased on Friday, I shipped on Monday) after I dropped the package off, they messaged me asking me to cancel the transaction because they didn't mean to buy it! I let them know that they will have to return the item to me at their own cost since they waited THREE DAYS to let me know it was a mistake.. I foresee trouble in my future! Yikes! 

Jeans at my favorite Goodwill are only $3 a pair, so when I found these men's Lucky Brand jeans I snatched them right up! They sold for $31.95 +shipping. 

Lastly, I picked up these Naot boots at a yardsale for $2. I didn't know of the brand at the time, but they had a European size on them and they looked very steam punk to me so I bought them. Lo and behold upon researching the brand, Naot boots are a BOLO! These sold for a best offer of $55 +shipping to UK! 

Well that's all folks! I hope you've had a great start this month like I have! Gotta get back to listing! 
Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Hey everyone! I'm FINALLY back with a quick post letting you know where I've been hiding the past few weeks! 

Me and my family have just finished our 9 day run of setting up at the 127 sale! I got rid of A LOT of old eBay inventory and we de-cluttered the house a bit. If you've never been on the sale, I highly suggest doing some research and making a vacation of it next year! It's a lot of fun! 

We had a few crazy people the past week, including a man that ran around the sale screaming to everyone that our prices were outrageous and no one could afford anything here (he was a reseller from Florida), and a few things got stolen from the sale... But! All in all we've had plenty of laughs and made TONS of memories, making this week GREAT. It's been busy busy around here and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things at home with eBay! 

I'll be back with a sales update around Tuesday HOPEFULLY! 

Thanks for reading everyone!