Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Best Kinds of Sales

Every once in awhile someone will give me something that I can sell. My family knows what I do and they like to go finding things for me to sell that might help us out. As I've said before, my sister Naomi has given me quite a few things here lately and tonight another item that she gave me sold! These salt & pepper shakers went pretty quick! I've made $79.15 profit on things Naomi has given me in the past few weeks! Thank you my dear sister! 
 
Wood Salt & Pepper Shakers
Gift from my sister Naomi - Sold for $7.95 plus shipping - Profit $7.77
 
 My oldest daughter Autumn found 3 Starbucks coffee mugs in the trash of one of her cleaning jobs. I already sold the "Shanghai" one for a profit of $9.22 and yesterday I sold this "Chicago" mug for $9.50. I still have a "Hawaii" one. They seemed to take quite awhile to sell. I must not have had the ones that go for more money. Anyway, Autumn is always on the lookout for stuff for me. Thank you my sweet daughter! A funny (not really...more crazy) story about this mug...I got the order and decided to get it ready to go right away. I wrapped it in tissue paper and then put some bubble wrap on my desk and set the mug down on the bubble wrap...and I heard a noise! I thought it sounded like I might have knicked it but then I figured it was probably just one of the bubbles that popped but I figured I better take a look so I opened up the tissue paper and sure enough there was the tiniest little piece of the cup laying there! It was crazy! I didn't slam the cup down or anything...just set it down on bubble wrap! The knick was so so tiny that you could barely even tell it was there so then I was in a quandary as to what to do but I figured I better fess up to the buyer. I took a picture of the cup and then let them know what happened. I offered a $3.00 refund if they still wanted it or a full refund if they didn't. They took the $3.00 refund so I sent the cup. You can see the chip in the 2nd picture below. It's more noticeable in the picture than it was in real life. Anyway, I'm glad they were understanding!
Gift from my daughter Autumn - Sold for $9.50 - Refunded $3.00 - Profit $5.67

 


So I guess what I was going to say about "best kinds of sales"....they are the ones where you don't have any investment in it yourself! And I really do appreciate my family for thinking of me!

We worked a lot in the kitchen today! I can see it starting to come together. I wasn't sure about the red cabinets and I also painted the island a "Spanish Olive" green and I wasn't sure about that but once we started getting the top cabinets painted white it all started to look lots better! Still have some to go on it but I'm hoping that by Tuesday or Wednesday we can have it all finished up so I can share pictures! Oh, and my daughter had taken "before" pictures with her ipad...I might just keep it real and show them too!

Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

p.s. Almost forgot to update! I listed 3 auctions starting at $10 each and another auction at $12.50 so my total listings for today are at least $42.50....not quite my $100/day, is it? I will try really hard to catch up after all this painting is done!

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your newly painted kitchen. Have a great day!

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    1. I can't wait to show it...that'll mean it's done! :) ~~Pam

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  2. Those salt & pepper shakers almost didn't make it in the box to give to you because I liked them! Glad you made a profit though! :)

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    1. Yes, thanks again for all the things you gave me! It's helped out a lot! ~~Pam

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  3. I love getting free stuff to sell, too. A friend of mine knows that I go to Goodwill often, looking for more inventory. She asked if I wouldn't mind taking a few bags of her old clothes with me. I said sure, as long as you don't mind me going through them first to see if there is anything I can sell. She didn't have a problem with that, and I've sold several items over the last few weeks.

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    1. That's great! Helped her out and yourself at the same time! ~~Pam

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