27 Rubber Stamps from my stash
Sold for $10.00 - Profit $9.41
11 Boys Shirts from a Friend
Free - Sold for $13.50 - Profit $9.58
5 Pairs boys jeans from a friend
Free - Sold for $13.75 - Profit $13.90
Boys Dress Clothes
Free - Sold for $10.00 - Profit $6.07
3 Pair boys jeans from a friend
Free - Sold for $12.01 - Profit $10.51
Baby Boy Gymboree Jacket
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $7.00 - Profit $5.00
This went to Chili!
Mens Nike Golf Shirt
Paid $4.38 - Sold for $17.51 - Profit $10.42
Hubby's Pepsi Leather Jacket
Sold for $30.00 - Profit $24.43
192 Scrabble Tiles
Paid $2.50 - Sold for $15.00 - Profit $10.16
Homer Laughlin Dinner Plates
Paid $1.20 - Sold for $12.95 - Profit $12.16
Vidal Sassoon Hot Rollers
Paid $4.38 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $11.18
Lot of 16 Cards and Paper Crafts Magazines
Sold for $9.99 + $88.75 Shipping!!!
Now this is where one of the "What would you do?" questions comes in! I sold this lot of 16 older card making magazines to someone for $9.99. The woman is from Latvia!
That's in England in case you're like me and didn't know that! It's on the continent of Europe bordering Russia....guess I was getting my "E" words mixed up! :) When I saw that she would have to pay that much shipping I thought she probably didn't realize it and would never pay. The next day she paid! It's hard to believe that someone would pay that much for magazines but she must want them! Anyway, the question is this.....she was charged the $88.75 according to the weight that I put in which was 14 pounds. That's what the actual package ended up weighing too. Since I am a top rated seller, I got a discount of I think 26% so the actual shipping ended up being $71.45. Would you refund her the difference, part of the difference or figure that you earned the discount and you should get to keep the difference? I kinda thought I should at least give her $10 back. Part of the problem is that on international labels they put the cost of the postage right there on the label so she probably will see it if she looks! I've had different people say that the person agreed to pay the price so that's it. What would you do?
Now here are my Etsy sales for the week:
10 Blue Ball Quarts plus 10 Zinc Lids
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $75.00 - Profit $49.28
Sold these 2 sets of jars for $48.50
Wonderworld of Science
Paid 50 cents - Sold for $7.00 - Profit $7.26
10 Blue Ball Quart Jars
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $65.00 - Profit $41.28
Now here is where the other "what would you do?" question comes in. This last jar order of 10 jars was placed yesterday. She said she really wanted them for next weekend because she was having a bridal shower for her sister and was going to use these for the flowers. I let her know that I would mail them out Friday. Today I got a note from her saying that it would be great if I could mail them out today and she wondered what the time frame for the shipping would be. When I got the package ready it said parcel select would be 2-9 days. The package is going to New York. I figured it would probably get there by next weekend but...who knows for sure. So I checked how much priority would cost and it was $4.34 more than what I had charged. I didn't have time to send them a message asking if they would want to pay the extra, so I was deliberating in my mind whether or not to just spend the extra and send it by priority mail so they would get them for sure. I didn't want to have to worry about it getting there in time. So, I went ahead and mailed them by Priority Mail. I sent them a note telling them what I did but I didn't even bother saying that it was extra...I tried to but it sounded tacky so I just forgot that part and told them they should get them by Tuesday or Wednesday. So the question....would you have spent the extra to make sure they got them in time? Or would you have hoped for the best with regular shipping? They apparently waited till the last minute to do their shopping so it's kind of irritating.....I was kinda hoping that by me telling them that I shipped them by priority mail that they might ask if it was extra or offer to pay the extra but they just said thank-you, which is fine. If it would have just been some change or a dollar or so it wouldn't have been so bad. Oh well....just a question for ya! I shouldn't complain...I had a pretty good week!
Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam