Monday, July 28, 2014

Life's Crazy, Sold Egg Cartons, A Quick Update!

How do you like that title! Ha! It's been a busy 3 weeks since my last post! Too much going on and not enough time to keep up with everything! Here are a few sales from the past few days. I might update in a day or two with more from the past 3 weeks.
 
I've been saving my egg cartons for awhile and listed these last week. I could have made a little bit more...I made the mistake of adding one more to the bunch because I had an extra one so I thought I would be nice and send it along. Well, even though it didn't weigh much I think it put me in the next weight bracket so I ended up paying an extra dollar or so on shipping! I have a stack of the cardboard like cartons that I need to list too....we go through 2-4 dozen eggs a week around here...might as well get a little bit back on our grocery bill!
 
29 Egg Cartons
Sold for $15.00 - Profit $7.79
 
I remember having an old phone like this one when I was growing up. We lived out in the country and were on a party line... I think ours was 2 rings! It was always frustrating picking up the phone to call someone and someone else was on the other line! Had to wait our turn!

Vintage Rotary Phone
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $21.95 - Profit $16.48
 
I think this is at least the 3rd boxed set of Little House books that I've sold!

Boxed Set of Little House on the Prairie Books
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $17.95 - Profit $12.74
 
I LOVE these shoes! Too bad they weren't in my size....and that my feet kill me anyway....and that my knees hurt too...so I never would be able to walk in them anyway! :)

Red Bongo Shoes
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $15.00 - Profit $11.03
 
My daughter bought these 2 big Care Bears at a yard sale for a dollar each and gave them to me to sell.


2 BIG Care Bears
Paid - Nothing - Sold for $35 for both - Profit $29.41
 
Well, that's about it for now! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam
 


 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday's Tally

Hello! Just posting an update....I've had quite a few sales the past few days! Been hearing the "cha-ching" 2 or 3 times a day which is good for me! It seems that this Garfield plush was ordered by an airport gift shop out in L.A.! It still had the tags on it. I'm thinking someone has a fun job of finding unique items to sell at the LAX airport! Anybody else ever have that happen?
 
Garfield Plush with Heart Picture Frame
Paid 88 cents - Sold for $10.00 - Profit $6.00
 
I thought these owls were the cutest thing! I looked up owl nesting dolls and there's lots on eBay...even made me think about collecting them!

Owl Nesting Dolls
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $9.95 - Profit - $7.43
 
Sold another magazine! My total profit on the old magazines is now up to $393.52! I just need to get more listed! (I think I say that every time, don't I?!)

Successful Farming Magazine
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $9.50 - Profit $7.56

Polaroid Sun666 Camera
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.32

Kirby Vacuum Bags
Paid 50 cents - Sold for $5.00 - Profit $3.37

Sold another set of the 8 track tapes! I now just have another case of 24 Country tapes left and 4 Elvis tapes and an empty case to sell out of what I bought a couple of weeks ago! Total profit so far on the 8 track tapes is $56.05!
Lot of 24 Country 8 Track Tapes and Case
Paid $2.40 - Sold for $24.00 - Profit $19.07

Lot of 8 Easy Listening 8 Track Tapes
Paid 80 cents - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.09

11 Wooden Puzzles
Paid $5.50 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit - $20.24
 
Spanx Power Panties
Paid $4.00 - Sold for $14.95 w/fs - Profit $6.30
 
34 Glass Buttons
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $6.95 - Profit $6.10
 
 
On my last post I had someone tell me that it seems that I consistently underprice my items. They are probably right! I found this post from the Danni App blog interesting and it gave me something to think about! Gonna try to work on that! I just found her blog yesterday through Kimberly's blog. Looks like there's lots there to learn!
 
I always like reading others stats each week....here's mine for my eBay store and my 2 Etsy shops:
 
Active listings in all 3 places - 334
Cost of items sold - $41.23
# of sales - 22
Total Sales - $341.95
Total Profit after fees and cost of items - $247.63
New inventory - haven't spent anything!! Yard sales last week were few and frumpy!
Highest sale - 5 Blue Ball Half gallon jars - $50
International Sales - 2
Feedback - all good!
 
I'm always jealous when I see other peoples numbers but this has been a pretty good week for me! Better than working 40 hours outside of the house for minimum wage!
 
Have a great day! ~~Pam
                                                    

Friday, July 4, 2014

A Few More Sales



Hello Everyone! Just a few more sales a couple of days ago. Last Friday I bought 2 Coleman camping cook stoves for 5 bucks each. I got home and looked them up and figured I wouldn't make a ton on them. I listed this one as "buy it now" for $19.95. I don't have room to store stuff forever and I need money quickly! :) Someone bought it within a few hours. I'm going to list the other one tonight. I hope it sells as quickly!
Coleman 2 Burner Propane Cook Stove
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $13.31

A few years ago I thought I would sell scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies on Etsy. There is a dollar store in a town not too far from here that always has quite a bit of those kinds of supplies for a dollar each. I bought quite a bit and did sell some stuff but it just wasn't worth the hassle so I'm not selling on there right at the moment. Anyway, I still have quite a bit of stuff so I listed these 10 new sets of acrylic stamps for $25.00 I paid $10 for them. They probably sell in a store for $8-$10 each but I suppose they are out of date. It took them awhile but they finally sold.

10 New Acrylic Stamp Sets
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $25.00 - Profit $10.99

Last Friday I bought 80 old 8 track tapes from a guy for 10 cents each! Sold both of these lots within an hour of each other the other night. Sill have some left to sell but I did get them listed!

25 Soft Rock 8 Track Tapes
Paid $2.50 - Sold for $17.95 - Profit $12.35

24 Rock 8 Track Tapes
Paid $2.40 - Sold for $24.00 - Profit $17.54

That's about it for now. I did get 3 new orders so far today but I need to get them packaged up yet. Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam













Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Just a Quick Sales Report

Deviled Egg Plate with Bee Salt & Pepper Shakers
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $17.50 - Profit $12.24

Vintage Disney Baby Blocks
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $15.00 - Profit $12.58

Talking Woody Doll
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $12.59

16 Wood Scrabble Tile Holders
Free - Sold for $10.00 - Profit $9.28

3 Avon Owl Decanters
Paid 30 cents - Sold for $17.50 w/FS - Profit $8.66

Football Cup Holder and Remote Holder
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $12.61

Oinking Pig Cookie Jar
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $15.95 - Profit $10.50

Caboodle Make-up Case
 Paid 25 cents - Sold for $16.57


4 Outdoor Fishing/Hunting Magazines
Paid 48 cents - Sold for $29.50 - Profit $23.80

Saturday Evening Post July 22, 1944
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $12.95 - Profit $10.70

10 Ball Sloped Shoulder Quart Jars
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $59.95 - Profit $42.61

8 Vintage Children's Books
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $15.00 - Profit $13.67

100 Pearl Button Blanks
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $7.00 - Profit $6.38

50 Pearl Button Blanks
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $7.00 - Profit $6.22

I uploaded these pictures last night and didn't have time to say much about them and now here it is tonight and I still don't have time! I did list 16 things today plus did lots of laundry and figured the bills and all that good stuff! Ha! Sold 3 more items too that I will try to show tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday's Tally

I got these orders ready to ship out today! A few weeks ago I found this old sewing machine for $2.00! I figured I couldn't go wrong on that! Some of these sell for more towards a hundred dollars but this one is a bit worn...the design is worn off in places and such. I just wanted to sell it quickly as I don't have a lot of storage space. I'm happy with what I made and I only had it listed for a few days!
 
Singer Red Eye Sewing Machine
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $31.74
 
I love these old wooden spools....maybe someday I will keep some for myself!

119 Wooden Spools
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $25.00 - Profit $21.60
 
Several months ago I found 2 Greg Norman golf shirts at Goodwill for $9.38 each....this was when I was first really trying to find stuff to sell on eBay....anyway, at the time I thought if Goodwill charges that much for them then they must be worth something! I bought them both! Yikes! I started them out high but they never sold. I've gradually lowered them over the months and this one  finally sold yesterday. I made a whopping 65 cents on it! At least I got my money back also! I might just change the other one to $15.00 and wait it out! And believe me...I won't pay that much for a shirt again...unless it's maybe  one of these that Meinard talks about!

Greg Norman Golf Shirt
Paid $9.38 - Sold for $12.00 - Profit - 65 cents!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sales Update

Just a few sales this past week. I bought these 7 dwarfs squeaky toys a couple of months ago thinking they might really be worth something. Got home and checked them out and realized they probably weren't going to bring me much. I had paid $1.00 each for them...what was I thinking?!! They are cute though! I guess at least I made a few bucks on them.
 
7 Dwarfs Squeaky Toys
Paid $7.00 - Sold for $21.00 w/fs - Profit $5.85

Found these 2 Coleman water jugs for just a quarter each!

2 Coleman Half Gallon Jugs w/Spouts
Paid 50 cents - Sold for $$17.50 - Profit $13.44
 
I bought these cute animal dominoes a couple of months ago and finally listed them a few days ago...they sold pretty quickly! Should have gotten them listed sooner!
Vintage Animal Dominoes
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $19.95 w/fs - Profit $10.92


Wire Duck Basket
Paid 50 cents - Sold for $8.75 - Profit $7.47
 
I don't have very many jars left. My Etsy shop is slowing way down without them. I wonder if I should just start taking everything that expires on Etsy and list it on eBay? The jars sell for more on Etsy but if I don't have many jars what's the point? I'm selling lots more stuff on eBay and it would be nice to get my listing total up higher....I guess it's something to think about!

3 Clear Pint Jars
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $17.50 - Profit $12.00
 
Old Alphabet Stamp Set
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $6.95 - Profit $5.53

8 Old Wooden Spindles/Bobbins
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $12.11

50 Pink Buttons
Paid 25 cents - Sold for $3.95 - Profit $3.33

Saturday Evening Post July 29, 1944
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.68

Look Magazine October 3, 1944
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.56
 
I grouped this next set of magazines together because they were in a little bit of a rough shape and they were all from the same year. I sold them to someone in Germany! They originally paid about $37 in shipping but I must have weighed them wrong to begin with and they weren't as heavy as I had thought so I ended up refunding them a little over $10 on the shipping. Still... a lot of money to get these old magazines across the sea!

8 Issues of Hoard's Dairyman Magazine 1948
Paid 96 cents - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $36.18
 
My total profit so far on the older magazines is $351.46! I've sold 52 magazines so far!
 
Well, that's about it. Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday's Yard Sales

My hubby and I went to yard sales this morning. It was hardly worth it! Maybe I just don't know what to look for but it just seems like they were mostly baby and kid stuff sales today! Plus for some reason I was feeling just really worn out! We started at around 8:45 and by 11:00 I was fizzled out! I went to a few more after that but I was dragging. Then I decided to go to the Good Will in that town and I did actually get a few things there. I found two different sets of hot rollers which seem to sell well for me. That means if I hurry up and get them listed that I will have 4 sets in my store! Found a couple of plush items and a mans shirt too. At the yard sales I found a few little baby toys for my grandson and a few odds and ends to sell that won't be worth a whole lot.
 
Here's the items that I've sold the past couple of days!
 
Lincoln Logs Over 600 Pieces
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $35.65 - Profit $24.91
 
I found these next 2 items last week when I went to visit my sister. So glad they sold already!

Vintage Vanity Mirror
Paid $1.50 - Sold for $16.50 - Profit $ 11.67
 
Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney 4 Book Set
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $22.95  - Profit $17.35

And I sold another magazine! It seems that the hunting and fishing ones sell really well. Wish I had more of that kind. I've got a ton of farming magazines and I haven't sold one of those yet so we'll see what happens!
Fur-Fish-Game Magazine
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $9.50 - Profit $7.50
 
That's about it for today. I've got to head to the Post Office and get these packages out! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam