Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Weekly Update!

Hello! Just thought I'd stop by with some of my sales for the past week. Seems like I'm selling pretty good for me. Always hoping for better though! I am way under where I should be on my listing goals and yet it seems like I'm always sitting here trying to list! Anyway, here are my stats for the week of August 8-14th. and some of my eBay sales:

Ebay Store:
Items in store: 396                          
Sold: 12                                           
Cost of items sold: $25.64              
Total Sales - $288.45                     
Highest price sold - $44.95            
Average price sold - $24.03          
Returns - 0                                        
Cost of new inventory - $19.25      
New items listed - 11  

Etsy - DownVintageLane
Sold 1 item - $9.50
Listed 1 item

Etsy - ButtonCrazy
Sold 2 sets of buttons - $9.50
Listed 16 sets

I always try to pick up hot rollers when I see them. This past week I sold 3 sets in a 24 hour period!

Hot Rollers
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit $20.80

Hot Rollers
Paid $3.88 - Sold for $21.95 - Profit $11.41

Hot Rollers
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $29.95 - Profit $20.11

Womens Skechers Hiking Boots
Paid $3.00 - Sold for $39.95 - Profit $30.24

This next pair of Nike shoes were a gift from my sister....she probably found them at a yard sale and I'm not sure how much she paid for them but knowing her (she's like me when it comes to this stuff) it probably wasn't more than a couple of bucks! (thank you Naomi!)

Nike Golf Shoes
Paid - 0
Sold for $39.95 - Profit $35.24

Samsonite Train Case
Paid $1.88 - Sold for $24.95 - Profit $19.75

Sometimes I just gotta get the cheaper things even when I know I won't make a ton...like these napkin rings. Not a whole lot of profit but every little bit helps! Sometimes I feel like I would be throwing money away if I don't go ahead and get it to sell! And these are easy to pack up and ship!

Hexagon Wood Napkin Rings
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $9.95 - Profit $7.89

This wood silverware organizer was a gift from my sister but it didn't fit in my drawer! I was just going to take it to Goodwill but thought I'd look it up on eBay and decided to sell it!

Drawer Organizer
Paid - 0 - Sold for $14.95 - Profit $12.39

Ladies Tommy Hilfiger Shorts
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $12.95 - Profit $9.13

So, that's about it! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Selling Jeans

Hello Everyone! Just thought I'd talk about selling jeans for a minute. Last Friday hubby and I went to several yard sales. The first one we stopped at had lots of jeans to look through. They had their yard sale the day before and it had rained overnight so everything was kind of drippy and wet! She had lots of jeans to choose from. I've sold some jeans here and there and really didn't think I wanted to mess with it too much. I mean, if you just sell one pair at a time, depending on the jeans, it just might not be worth the trouble, depending how much you paid for them. Anyway, she only wanted a dollar a pair! The ones I bought were all in very good condition and there were lots of them the same size so I figured I could put them in lots of 2 or 3 and it would pay off quicker. I only ended up buying 11 pair because everything was just kind of a mess there. Now I wish I would have just taken the time to look through more. The picture above shows 3 pair of Levi's jean shorts in size 32. I sold them a couple of days after listing for $44.95. They cost me $3.00. After fees I made $36.89 profit! Not too bad for something pretty easy to list and ship! Even if I would have had to pay $5.88/pair at Goodwill I figure I could have made about $22.00 profit. I think I might just be on the lookout for sets of 3 of the same size and brand and see what happens! What do you think? Are jeans worth selling? Do you sell them separately or in groups?

Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Update!

Hello everyone! So, it's been a couple of months since my last post....of course. Seems like it's hard to find the time, as usual! I've had a pretty good week this past week, for me anyway. I've really been trying to list more here lately and I think that's helped. I thought it'd be fun to post my numbers like others do so here goes: This is for the week of August 1st thru August 7th

Ebay Store:                                   

Items in store: 392                          
Sold: 9                                           
Cost of items sold: $18.52               
Total Sales - $265.71                       
Highest price sold - $62.50              
Average price sold - $29.52            
Returns - 0                                        
Cost of new inventory - $25.19       
New items listed - 17                      

Etsy Buttoncrazy:
Items in store: 151
Sold: 4    
Cost of items sold: $1.00
Total Sales - $17.25
Highest Price sold - $4.75
Average Price sold - $4.31
Returns - 0  
Cost of new inventory - 0
New items listed - 7

Etsy DownVintageLane
Items in store: 74
Sold: 2
Cost of items sold: $6.00
Total Sales - $36.95
Highest Sold - $30.00
Returns - 0
Cost of new - 0
New items listed - 2

So there you have it. I am really happy with the eBay numbers. In July I only sold 24 things for a total of $434.91. Today is the 8th and I've sold 10 items (just sold something!) for a total of $308.65 so I'm hopeful that I will far surpass last months totals. I'm going to try really hard!

As for my button shop on Etsy, I've been trying to list more this month. It's been pretty neglected for quite awhile and I have soooooooo many buttons that I need to get listed! I will probably never get them all listed but if I can just start getting even $50/week from buttons it would be nice! I love sorting them....it's just kind of a calming thing to do! It's also fun to see what really neat buttons I find in the piles that I have! I've been keeping track of some numbers for the past couple of weeks to see if listing more is helping and of course it is. On July 22nd my views for the past week were at 92 views. Yesterday my views for the past week were 147! I also have had 3 orders of 5 pkgs. of buttons since July 22nd. I'm hoping that I can get things to really pick up soon. I know I'll never make a fortune on the buttons but it's just something that I love to do!

My vintage shop on Etsy is slow going lately. I'm running out of blue jars! Those are definitely my money maker in that shop. I did sell 5 clear pint jars over the weekend and then some jello molds too.

My goal for the rest of this month is to list 5 a day on eBay, 5 pkgs. of buttons a day on Etsy and 1 new vintage item in my Etsy vintage shop. We'll see how it goes!

Here are some of my good sales on eBay this past week!

2 Mary Poppins Collectable Plates
Paid $3.76 - Sold for $69.90 - Profit $55.14

Homer Laughlin Wheat Glasses & Caddy
Paid $2.00 - Sold for $49.95 - Profit $39.56

Skechers Shoes
Paid $4.88 - Sold for $62.50 - Profit $48.79

Skechers Sandals
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $25.00 - Profit $16.17

Pearl Button Cutter
Paid $1.00? - Sold for $17.50 - Profit $13.73 

10 Vintage Dresser Handles
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $16.43

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great evening! ~~Pam