Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Magazine Update!

Just thought I'd post an update on my magazine sales. I haven't sold as many the past few weeks. I can see that the hunting and fishing magazines are definitely more popular than the farming magazines! My total profit so far is up to $418.92! I still have lots left to list...as usual!

Here are a couple of other things that I've sold in the past couple of weeks.

Blue Train Case
Paid 50 cents - Sold for $15.00 - Profit $13.34

Perfection Game Pieces
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $5.13
Have a great day! ~~Pam

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