Wow, time flies when you're having fun! Ha! Life just gets so busy sometimes! My son and his wife were back for a visit from New York so that kept last weekend busy. One of my boys broke his big toe Tuesday so that just adds to the business of life too!
A couple of weeks ago I bought 310...yes...310 old magazines at a yard sale! Friday they were 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. I bought $10 worth that day and told her if she didn't sell them all I would come back Saturday and give her 10 cents each for them so she said okay! Saturday I went back and bought 260 more magazines! There were lots of hunting and fishing type magazines from back in the 1930's and 40's and I had looked them up and it looked like I could make a little money on them! So I am figuring that I spent an average of 12 cents each on all of the magazines. So far I have made a profit of $188.69 on the 27 that I've sold! I am selling these for between $7.50 and $9.95 each.
Sold 19 so far - Profit of $129.67
Sold 8 so far - Profit $59.02
I have tons yet to list but I'm figuring out how to edit my pictures quicker and how to list them quicker...got a system down so it's actually not too bad. I have old issues of Successful Farmer, Farmer's Journal, National Sportsman, Hunting & Fishing and others. I figure I should make a nice little profit on all of them! I did debate on whether or not to list them separately or in a group of like 4-6 or groups from each year. I decided on doing them separately for now and so far it's working! I think when I finally get them all listed and a lot of them sell then I will have a sale on them to move more of them out. If it gets down to where I think I should bundle them together to get rid of the last ones then I'll do that then. How would you do it? ( Here's a link to the ones I have listed: http://stores.ebay.com/Pamelas-Paraphernalia/Magazines-/_i.html?_fsub=876279519 I have 35 there and I've sold 27 so I've listed 62 so far....248 to go!!! )
Bought this new, never been used Caboodle make-up case at a yard sale for $5.00. Still had a cosmetic bag attached to the inside! Sold it for $37.50!
Caboodle Make-up Case
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $37.50 - Profit $26.09
I had read somewhere that these old granny square afghans sell well so when I found this one for 2 bucks I picked it up! Sold within a couple of weeks!
Granny Square Afghan
Paid $2.00 - Sold for 29.95 - Profit $23.10
Bought this old push toy at Goodwill for $1.99. I should have probably saved it for my little grandson to play with in a few months but the money won out this time! I sold it to someone in Australia who was willing to pay $48 to ship it there! I then figured out that I had added priority shipping to the listing and I could send it by first class so it ended up costing her $23 instead and I refunded the difference. Hope it makes it there okay....and remind me to never buy anything this weird shaped to ship again! It was hard to find a box!
Paid $1.99 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $14.08
I mentioned this little dandy that I sold a couple of weeks ago...sold it for $49.95....well, I got a message from the lady saying that when she tried to install it she kept getting an error message saying the activation key was invalid. I tried to call the company and see what I could do but I guess since it was previously owned maybe the code was already used. He also told me it was alright for me to buy it at a yard sale but I shouldn't have sold it on ebay. I don't know if that is true or not but I definitely won't be buying computer programs to sell anymore! I refunded her the entire price. Figured she shouldn't have to mail back the program but maybe I should have had her do that...I don't know. I guess I always hope that people are being honest with me.
Well, that's about it. I've sold a few other things but nothing to write home about! Guess I better be getting busy listing some more magazines! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam