Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sales Update 12/19 & 12/20/2016

Hey everyone! Sorry I missed my post yesterday! Things are pretty busy around here since Christmas is only FOUR DAYS AWAY!! I'm pretty excited! 

Right now I'm running a 20% off sale in my store, if any of y'all want to look around, you can check it out HERE! It's running through the 26th. 

I've slowly been adding new listings to the store. I don't think I will ever hit that 800 mark again! It seems like when I list a few I sell that many. I guess it's a good problem to have. 

Today's goals are to photograph, measure, and draft, around 20 pieces. I really need to get everything on my to be listed rack up before Derek is off work for 10 days. I know I won't be able to get anything done if he's home! There's about 50-60 pieces left, so maybe I can do it! 

Here's what sold Monday and Tuesday:

I always pick up TOMS if they're in good shape at the bins. These sold for $17 & F/S.

I have no idea where this came from, so it was probably something I listed years ago. It sold for $24.95 F/S. The buyer wanted it by Christmas and bought it yesterday!! I was like ummm that's pushing it, but I'll send it out today and pray that the post office does they're very best to get it to you on time! We will see! 

This dress wasn't even listed for 48 hours! I picked it up for $1 at a thrift store and it sold for $32.95 F/S. Someone is going to wear this to a Christmas party for sure! 

This Michael Kors top didn't sit long either! Sold for a best offer of $15 F/S. Cost me $1! 

So not too many sales over the past two days. I have already had three sales since waking up this morning! Hopefully that trend continues! 

I'm going to get back to work and I'll let you all know when I hit the big 800! Thanks for reading! 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekend Sales Update 12/16-12/18

Hey everyone! 

Sales over the weekend were pretty good! It wasn't the best weekend ever, but sales nonetheless! I did have one BIG sale that I am so excited to tell you all about!

I had 7 total sales over the weekend adding up to $245.35 before shipping and fees. Not bad! I have one buyer that hasn't paid for a $10 item. It's been a while since I've had to open a UPI case, so I'm hoping they pay soon! 

Here's what sold! 

I have no idea where this came from or when I listed it. Probably an old stock item. Sold for a best offer of $20 F/S. 

This vintage Adidas windbreaker cost me $1! I was so happy to see it sell! $45 F/S. It's going to a hipster in NY! I have another vintage one listed for $75 with a ton of watchers. Hopefully it sells soon.

Here's my big sale for the weekend! I found this vintage dress at the bins that last time I went. It's been listed for around 4-6 months maybe? I didn't look it up in the store, I just saw it was vintage, GORGEOUS, and 100% silk! It sold yesterday for $100! It probably cost me $1. 

I knew this little puffer coat would sell fast! Listed 2 weeks. $20 F/S. 

Here's some more old stock items. I bought these salt and pepper shakers around 2 years ago. They sold FINALLY for $9.95 F/S. 

Here's another cute little Christmas piece! This ornament sold for $17.50 F/S. Listed for around 2 weeks! Only cost me $1! 

I bought this J. Crew sweater a couple months ago for $6 at the Goodwill. That's a lot more than I would usually spend, but it was 100% wool and looked like new! (I also thought Derek may want it, but it was too itchy for him.) Sold for $32.95 F/S! 

Last week I sold a Power Rangers SNES game and come to find out this morning that I shipped Star Wars to that buyer instead of the Power Rangers game and I sold the Star Wars game today! Silly me! I cancelled the Star Wars order, emailed my Power Rangers buyer and told them to keep the game I accidentally shipped them, and told them I'd be sending out the right game today! Hopefully I don't get into much trouble for this, but oh well. My mistake! 

I've only listed a few items so far today. I'm about to get started on some measurements and hopefully get my to be listed rack cleared off before my next outlet trip! 

Thanks for reading everyone! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sales Update 12/15/2016

Good morning everyone! I've totally overslept this morning. It's 9:50 am right now and I haven't gotten anything done except for packing up my sales. I can't start getting in this habit. I have all 8 am classes next semester! 

Yesterday I didn't get any listing or measuring or anything eBay related done. So those goals weren't met! I did take my dog to the groomers and I took my aunt a bouquet of flowers for her birthday. I've got to get in gear today and get some work done! Usually on Fridays Derek comes home and I don't get anything done, but he doesn't get to come home until tomorrow evening, so I'm going to try to get caught up. 

I only had 4 sales yesterday. It was one more than the day before, but the prices were a lot lower. Here's what sold: 

SNES Power Rangers sold for $16.95 F/S. Profit after shipping and fees: $12.03.

SNES Lion King sold for $12.95 F/S. Profit after shipping and fees: $8.51.

I always pick up these little Victoria's Secret mini dogs at the outlet. They only cost me around a quarter. Sold for $9.95 F/S. Profit after shipping and fees: $5.87.

I've had this astronaut costume since like July but I didn't get it listed until a month and a half after Halloween... It still sold overnight for $15 F/S. Profit after fees: $9.47.

Now to go and get productive!
Thanks for reading everyone! Have a GREAT day! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sales Update 12/14/2016

Hey everyone! 

I only had three sales yesterday! I'm not happy about it but I'm not upset either. It's still money and much better than no sales! 

 I've had this Eddie Bauer shirt listed for a while. I thought that since it was an XL Tall it would sell pretty quick. Apparently I had a shipping charge on it that really killed it. (I usually always offer free shipping.) A buyer sent me an offer of $18 with the terms of free shipping, so of course I accepted! (I only had it listed for $19.95) Final profit after shipping (-$3.65) and fees (-$2.44): +$11.91. 

These two Nintendo games sold yesterday too! I love love love these things! I can't find them fast enough! They were listed for less than 24 hours. I bought a big lot of 22 games and a console for $75. I resold just the console and 10 cheap games on Facebook for $50. So I only had $25 in the remaining 12 games. So far I've sold 4 games out of the lot for a total of $100.45! Total profit after shipping and fees: $77.80! So I'm already in the green by about $52 and still have 8 more games to go! 

So I didn't have any exciting sales yesterday, but I still made money nonetheless! Today I'm taking my puppy to the groomers and then coming back to work! I researched and created titles for over 100 pieces of clothing yesterday and I photographed and drafted 20 of those pieces. I'm going to try to measure all 100 of the pieces and get the 20 I drafted up on eBay before my family comes over to make homemade ornaments! 

It'll definitely be a busy day! I hope you all have a very productive day as well! 
Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Guess Who's Back?! (For 6 Whole Weeks!!)

Hey everyone!!! I seriously cannot believe that it's been over a month since I've checked in. I feel absolutely horrible about neglecting my blog like I have! I have made so many promises to post and I am so sorry for not keeping my word. But, I'm home for 6 weeks and I plan on getting back into my blogging routine! 

My first semester of college is OVER! It was probably one of the most stressful things I have had to do so far in my life. Thankfully I ended the semester with all A's and I'm keeping that 4.0 GPA! Next semester I think will be a little better since I know what to expect, but we will see.

Sales for November were AMAZING! For me not to have listed anything, ran any sales, or even worked on eBay, it was great. I had my highest sales month ever, topping out at over $2,000. I'm telling y'all, if you have kids, make them do eBay! They will not regret it! I have met so many people in college who are either working 24/7 and letting their grades suffer, or they're poor as all get out and can't afford a dinner at McDonald's! I have not had to worry about an income and my parents haven't had to loan me a dime (they have of course loaned me a lot of their time by shipping out my eBay sales while I'm away, and I definitely couldn't do this without them!) It has been one of the best things that I could have ever asked for! 

Here's some of my highest sales since my last post

It sold!!! FINALLY! $165 +shipping from this $2 find. I had to drop the price quite a lot, but it's okay. That's still a HUGE profit. 

I had one lady come into my store and make offers on 13 of my items. They were all old stock items too, so of course when I saw she was wanted to clear out some of the old stuff for some pretty decent prices, I accepted! She ended up spending over $100! I wish I had more customers like her! 

My mom went thrifting without me back in November and came home with this beauty! It's a two piece Victoria's Secret set that was NEW WITH TAGS!!! She spent a whole $3! I had it listed for $100 and free shipping, but I accepted an offer of $70 pretty quick. 

Do NOT pass on Free People! I had so many sales from this brand last month and they were BIG sales! I picked up this jacket at a yard sale a LONG time ago and as soon as I listed it, it sold for $68! I also picked up the green shirt for $3 and it sold immediately for $55!

Nintendo games are my bread and butter. I can't find them fast enough! I bought a lot of them for $40 and these three alone sold for over $50 each. Definitely a BOLO! 

I bought this shirt for myself about 6 months ago and stuck it in my closet to wear when it got colder. I didn't think anything about it because it didn't have a tag. I pulled it out last month to wear and lo and behold it had a little shiny logo on the bottom. It was Lululemon and I didn't even know it! It really makes me wonder about how many pieces I've passed on because it didn't have a tag and I didn't see the logo. It sold for $47 overnight!  

This Banana Republic blazer, suit jacket, coat, whatever you call it, sold for $50! It came from the bins!! 

I LOVE Eileen Fisher. This sweater was listed for all of 30 minutes. Sold for $55.95! 

My goal for the 6 weeks that I'm off is to get the store built back up. I'm down to almost 700 items and I would really love to get that number up to 1,000 before the next semester. I also want to do some inventorying and make sure everything I have in my eBay room is listed and if it's been listed for a long period of time, I'm getting rid of it. I'm hoping to freshen up the shop a little and help keep those sales coming in! 

I'm going to try to post every day or every other day if I can and let y'all see exactly what I'm selling! If you don't follow me on Instagram, be sure you go and do that! I post on there very regularly, even while I'm at school! My username is @theteenthrifter. 

If you have any questions or comments please post them below! Let me know how you've been doing over the past month! I have truly missed you all!! 


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!!