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.