Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25th Update!

Hello! Finally stopping by with a little update! I've had a pretty good past 60 days selling. Always trying to do more but it seems hard to make the time! Here are a few of my better sales in the past month.

I bought a Dollhouse that came with furniture and these dolls. I paid $15 for all of it. I finally sold the dollhouse on Facebook because I didn't want to hassle with trying to ship such a big thing! I sold the dollhouse for $20 so I made my money back plus $5 to boot! Then I sold the lot of furniture for $14.95 and made $10.73 profit on that after fees. So I was up to $15.73 profit and then I listed these dolls and sold them for $35 with a profit of $30.35 for a total profit on the dollhouse and stuff with it of $46.08! Not too bad!

Lot of 14 Loving Family Dolls
Sold for $35.00 - Profit $30.35

Love this green fluted desk lamp!

Green Fluted Desk Lamp
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $24.95 - Profit $15.74

Old VHS tapes still sell...eventually! These had been listed awhile but I made out pretty good on them!
                                                    Classic Television Set of VHS Tapes
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $21.00 - Profit $16.97

A few weeks ago I made out pretty good at some yard sales when I found quite a few pair of jeans and overalls for $1.00 each! I was able to put some in lots that were the same size which really helped with the profit! Here are a few of the better deals!

2 Pair Men's WORK N SPORT Blue Denim Overalls
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $31.98

3 Pair Lees Dungarees
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $44.95 - Profit $35.41

Went to yard sales this past Friday and found some good deals that I have to take pictures of and get listed this week. Hopefully I can get them done before Friday and more yard sales!

Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Weekly Update!

Hello! Just thought I'd stop by with some of my sales for the past week. Seems like I'm selling pretty good for me. Always hoping for better though! I am way under where I should be on my listing goals and yet it seems like I'm always sitting here trying to list! Anyway, here are my stats for the week of August 8-14th. and some of my eBay sales:

Ebay Store:
Items in store: 396                          
Sold: 12                                           
Cost of items sold: $25.64              
Total Sales - $288.45                     
Highest price sold - $44.95            
Average price sold - $24.03          
Returns - 0                                        
Cost of new inventory - $19.25      
New items listed - 11  

Etsy - DownVintageLane
Sold 1 item - $9.50
Listed 1 item

Etsy - ButtonCrazy
Sold 2 sets of buttons - $9.50
Listed 16 sets

I always try to pick up hot rollers when I see them. This past week I sold 3 sets in a 24 hour period!

Hot Rollers
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit $20.80

Hot Rollers
Paid $3.88 - Sold for $21.95 - Profit $11.41

Hot Rollers
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit $20.11

Womens Skechers Hiking Boots
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $30.24

This next pair of Nike shoes were a gift from my sister....she probably found them at a yard sale and I'm not sure how much she paid for them but knowing her (she's like me when it comes to this stuff) it probably wasn't more than a couple of bucks! (thank you Naomi!)

Nike Golf Shoes
Paid - 0
Sold for $39.95 - Profit $35.24

Samsonite Train Case
Paid $1.88 - Sold for $24.95 - Profit $19.75

Sometimes I just gotta get the cheaper things even when I know I won't make a these napkin rings. Not a whole lot of profit but every little bit helps! Sometimes I feel like I would be throwing money away if I don't go ahead and get it to sell! And these are easy to pack up and ship!

Hexagon Wood Napkin Rings
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.89

This wood silverware organizer was a gift from my sister but it didn't fit in my drawer! I was just going to take it to Goodwill but thought I'd look it up on eBay and decided to sell it!

Drawer Organizer
Paid - 0 - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $12.39

Ladies Tommy Hilfiger Shorts
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $12.95 - Profit $9.13

So, that's about it! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Selling Jeans

Hello Everyone! Just thought I'd talk about selling jeans for a minute. Last Friday hubby and I went to several yard sales. The first one we stopped at had lots of jeans to look through. They had their yard sale the day before and it had rained overnight so everything was kind of drippy and wet! She had lots of jeans to choose from. I've sold some jeans here and there and really didn't think I wanted to mess with it too much. I mean, if you just sell one pair at a time, depending on the jeans, it just might not be worth the trouble, depending how much you paid for them. Anyway, she only wanted a dollar a pair! The ones I bought were all in very good condition and there were lots of them the same size so I figured I could put them in lots of 2 or 3 and it would pay off quicker. I only ended up buying 11 pair because everything was just kind of a mess there. Now I wish I would have just taken the time to look through more. The picture above shows 3 pair of Levi's jean shorts in size 32. I sold them a couple of days after listing for $44.95. They cost me $3.00. After fees I made $36.89 profit! Not too bad for something pretty easy to list and ship! Even if I would have had to pay $5.88/pair at Goodwill I figure I could have made about $22.00 profit. I think I might just be on the lookout for sets of 3 of the same size and brand and see what happens! What do you think? Are jeans worth selling? Do you sell them separately or in groups?

Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Update!

Hello everyone! So, it's been a couple of months since my last post....of course. Seems like it's hard to find the time, as usual! I've had a pretty good week this past week, for me anyway. I've really been trying to list more here lately and I think that's helped. I thought it'd be fun to post my numbers like others do so here goes: This is for the week of August 1st thru August 7th

Ebay Store:                                   

Items in store: 392                          
Sold: 9                                           
Cost of items sold: $18.52               
Total Sales - $265.71                       
Highest price sold - $62.50              
Average price sold - $29.52            
Returns - 0                                        
Cost of new inventory - $25.19       
New items listed - 17                      

Etsy Buttoncrazy:
Items in store: 151
Sold: 4    
Cost of items sold: $1.00
Total Sales - $17.25
Highest Price sold - $4.75
Average Price sold - $4.31
Returns - 0  
Cost of new inventory - 0
New items listed - 7

Etsy DownVintageLane
Items in store: 74
Sold: 2
Cost of items sold: $6.00
Total Sales - $36.95
Highest Sold - $30.00
Returns - 0
Cost of new - 0
New items listed - 2

So there you have it. I am really happy with the eBay numbers. In July I only sold 24 things for a total of $434.91. Today is the 8th and I've sold 10 items (just sold something!) for a total of $308.65 so I'm hopeful that I will far surpass last months totals. I'm going to try really hard!

As for my button shop on Etsy, I've been trying to list more this month. It's been pretty neglected for quite awhile and I have soooooooo many buttons that I need to get listed! I will probably never get them all listed but if I can just start getting even $50/week from buttons it would be nice! I love sorting's just kind of a calming thing to do! It's also fun to see what really neat buttons I find in the piles that I have! I've been keeping track of some numbers for the past couple of weeks to see if listing more is helping and of course it is. On July 22nd my views for the past week were at 92 views. Yesterday my views for the past week were 147! I also have had 3 orders of 5 pkgs. of buttons since July 22nd. I'm hoping that I can get things to really pick up soon. I know I'll never make a fortune on the buttons but it's just something that I love to do!

My vintage shop on Etsy is slow going lately. I'm running out of blue jars! Those are definitely my money maker in that shop. I did sell 5 clear pint jars over the weekend and then some jello molds too.

My goal for the rest of this month is to list 5 a day on eBay, 5 pkgs. of buttons a day on Etsy and 1 new vintage item in my Etsy vintage shop. We'll see how it goes!

Here are some of my good sales on eBay this past week!

2 Mary Poppins Collectable Plates
Paid $3.76 - Sold for $69.90 - Profit $55.14

Homer Laughlin Wheat Glasses & Caddy
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $49.95 - Profit $39.56

Skechers Shoes
Paid $4.88 - Sold for $62.50 - Profit $48.79

Skechers Sandals
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $25.00 - Profit $16.17

Pearl Button Cutter
Paid $1.00? - Sold for $17.50 - Profit $13.73 

10 Vintage Dresser Handles
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $16.43

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great evening! ~~Pam

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Need Your Help!

So, I bought these shoes at a yard sale a few weeks ago and have been trying to find some like it on eBay and haven't been able to! They are Air Jordans and it looks to me like they have the original Air Jordan Wings Logo on the tongue. I couldn't find any that have it on the tongue and maybe it doesn't mean anything but I'd like to know if these are maybe worth a bit more or not. The date on the inside says 2009. They are in pretty good used condition...just some staining on the bottoms and some pilling on the inside. I wish Meinard still had his blog but he must have deleted it cuz I haven't been able to find it! I figured he might know! Thanks for any input you all might have! I'd like to list them Sunday evening! ~~Pam

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Trains and Fruit Baskets

For lack of a better title I just used what I sold the past 24 hours! I had this little wooden train set listed for quite awhile. Don't remember for sure what I paid for it. It's on its way to Anchorage Alaska!

Montgomery Schoolhouse Wood Train Set
Paid $1.00? - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $11.64

My youngest sister gave me these a few weeks ago after they didn't sell at her yard sale. A nice gift to help us out!
Wood Fruit Baskets
Gift from one of my sisters - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $9.24

Well, that's about it for now. I didn't get anything listed yet today and it's five minutes till midnight! Maybe I will shoot for this old Pella Cook Book. I paid 10 cents for it and it looks like the average price sold is about $10.00! It's a really neat old Dutch cookbook in very good condition!
Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello everyone! Just stopping by to post a few my only sales on eBay so far this month! Sounds like it's slow for most people. Life has been crazy this past few weeks so I haven't had time to list much. Hopefully I can start to remedy that today! I'm hoping to stay home and get things done!

35 Vintage Flower Buttons
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $8.31

Mens Skecher Shoes
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $35.00 - Profit $27.59

Lot of Brain Quest
These were from our personal stash accumulated over the years.
Sold for $24.95 - Profit $21.71

Vintage Yahtzee Game
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $12.50 - Profit $10.10

Pink Pyrex Casserole Dish
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit $22.85

I did sell about $150 worth of jars and vases in my vintage Etsy shop and then a couple of small sets of buttons in my Etsy button shop. Well, better get busy on the day! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam