Hello! Just thought I would post a few sales I've had over the past couple of weeks.
I bought this coat last fall and it finally sold. It is leather and I think I started it a lot higher but kept lowering it. I probably should have just held my ground on the higher price, especially with fall coming around again.
Ladies Leather Coat
Paid $2.69 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $14.71
I sold 2 sets of hot rollers this past week. One for $19.95 and then this one for $24.95. I have 3 more sets for sale!
Windmere Hot Rollers
Paid $4.38 - Sold for $24.95 - Profit $15.62
This mirror was an extra big vanity mirror that could either sit on the dresser or stand up like a picture frame. Very pretty!
Big Vanity Mirror
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $21.95 - Profit $11.52
Found these ladies Thorogood motorcycle boots for $2.00 at a yard sale. I'd love to get into selling more things like these!
Women's Motorcycle Boots
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $59.95 - Profit $49.62
Found this talking Eeyore at Goodwill a few months ago. It was $8.38 so I looked it up and it looked like I should be able to sell it for at least $50. I had it listed for a long time starting at $59.95 with best offer. It just wouldn't sell or even get any offers. I finally lowered the price and took an offer of $24.95...I made a profit of $11.89.
Paid 8.38 - Sold for $ 24.95 - Profit $11.89
I really messed up on this next item.
I bought it a yard sale a few weeks ago. I had asked this little old lady how much she wanted for it and she said $2.00. I was debating on whether or not I even wanted it so I put it down and she asked what I wanted to pay for it so I said a dollar and she took it. I felt kinda bad dickering with her, like I was taking advantage of an older person or something. Anyway, I listed it for $12.00 and it sold a couple of days ago. When I got it all boxed up and ready to go I started the label process and realized that I had put the weight as 3 pounds. I just knew that this box was going to weigh more than 3 pounds...it was 4 pounds 12 ounces! What was I thinking?!! I think what happened is that sometimes when I'm entering information and change it, it goes back to what it was before, especially with the weight and then the shipping service offered...does this happen to anyone else? So naturally the customer had chosen priority shipping and it was going to California! Priority shipping for the size of box I had was going to cost $26!! I hadn't even collected that amount with the shipping charge! The shipping paid was $11.59....for a 3 pound box that would be a little bit smaller it would have been enough. So I proceed to undo the box (I had it wrapped it paper besides) and then cut it down a little bit to get it in under the wire. I cut flaps off and everything! Spent way too long on this one. I did get it to where it cost $15.89 for shipping but that was still $4.30 more than I collected! So I ended up making a whopping $3 profit on it....that's what I get for taking advantage of a little old lady! :) Has anyone else ever had to revamp their packaging to try to pay less for the postage. I know I've had it happen a few times before. I really do try to be careful when I'm listing to figure it all right but I guess sometimes things just get messed up!
Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam
Yellow Enamelware Pot
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $12.00 - Profit $3.00