Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Since Last Time

Time flies when you're having fun, right? :) It's been almost 3 weeks since I posted......yikes! Sales the first part of March are a lot slower than they were the first part of February. Here are a few of my better sales.....
I saw this box of wildlife cards at Goodwill and then walked away but the more I thought about them I thought I should look them up and I'm glad I  did! I would have been walking away from $30 profit if I had left them on the shelf!
Wildlife Treasury Cards
Paid $4.88 - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $30.47
I found these BIG shoes at Goodwill a few months ago. They are a size 17!!! The white on them was a little bit scruffy but they were in very good condition otherwise.

Nike Size 17 Shoes
Paid $4.38 - Sold for $27.50 - Profit $18.29

When my daughter and I went to an auction a few weeks ago we bought several button collectors cards like this. I figured out that I ended up paying about 14.5 cents for each button which is waaayyy more than I should have but there were some neat buttons! This collection is of pearl buttons. They are very pretty! Since there are 97 buttons on here I figured I spent about $14.00 on these alone so the profit margin isn't as good as I'd like but I did make something!

97 Pearl Buttons on Card
Paid $14.00 - Sold for $34.95 - Profit $16.15

Magazines......I figure I've sold 101 magazines so far and my actual profit so far is $693.67 which is $52.78 more than last time I posted!
The next few items are things I sold in my Etsy shop:

Robins Egg Blue Enamelware Bucket
Paid $7.50 - Sold for $21.95 - Profit $12.80

100 Old Keys
Free (they were my dads) - Sold for $15.95 - Profit $15.48

10 Sloped Shoulder Ball Quart Jars
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $59.95 - Profit $48.14

6 Sloped Shoulder Ball Quart Jars
Paid $6.00 - Sold for $30.00 - Profit $24.18
Soooo.....for February I kept track of how much I listed and how much I sold. My goal was to list 150 items and I listed 140, which is probably closer than I've ever gotten to that goal. What I listed added up to $1995.70. I wanted to really try to list $100/day so this is short by $805 but I'm still happy with what I did. I sold $1432.75 which is probably one of my highest months. That's not profit....just the actual sale. That makes my average sale $16.66 which I definitely want to get higher. When yard sales start I'm hoping to find lots of stuff that will bring higher prices. From reading others blogs I am learning what to look for so I'm sure that will help a lot! I'm starting off really slow so far in March...probably because I'm not getting as much listed yet. I need to pick up the pace!
Thanks so much for stopping by! ~~Pam


  1. Wow, those ARE big shoes. My son wears a 15 (which luckily I can still find at stores). Glad Feb was a good month for you!

  2. Congrats on a great February, Pam! March has started slow for me, too. I think people are just out enjoying the first few days of spring-like weather instead of shopping online. Here's hoping they get back to their computers soon! :)

    1. Thanks Kim! Yes, I hope they do get busy and do some buying! :) ~~Pam

  3. I always pass on those wild life cards. Thanks for posting them

    1. Yes, keep a look out for them now! Thanks for your comment! ~~Pam

  4. What a great post, Pam, I love all the things you are sharing here and it is great that you made some really good profits. :)