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



13 comments:

  1. Nice sales! I always see hot rollers but I'm hesitant to buy them. Are they hard to clean? I think that I'll forget to see a hair & buyer will give negative feedback.

    Napkin rings rock! Some sell for surprising amounts of money.

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    1. I only buy the ones that look really nice...like almost never used. Sometimes I have to pull out a few stray hairs but its never been bad. Thanks for your comment! ~~Pam

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  2. I'm surprised to see the hot rollers selling so well, wow! :)

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    1. I know...it's crazy, isn't it? I don't know if places like Wal-Mart sell them anymore or not. Maybe people have their favorite sets and they can't find them in the stores anymore...who knows! Thanks for your comment! ~~Pam

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  3. I always pick up hot rollers too, I learned that from you! Right now I have 3 sets that I need to list. I tend to put off listing things that I have to test, not sure why since it only takes a couple minutes. They always seem to sell for me but sometimes they take a while.
    Rhonda

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    1. Yeah, sometimes they take a little while to go. I still have a few sets listed but I s'pose they will eventually sell! ~~Pam

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  4. Hi. I recently changed the name of my blog from "Vintage Stuff and Such" to "Vintage Thrifter". Your blog is on my blog list. I'd love for you to follow me back. Thanks, Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa! Just checked out your blog and watched a couple of videos! Thanks for letting me know about you and for having me on your blog list! I just added you to mine! Have a great day! ~~Pam

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  5. Hi Pam,
    I was hoping you could help me with a jar question? I have a blue ball half pint jar with a zinc lid. It is not perfect mason but special. Do you have any idea if there is a difference in the value of perfect mason versus special? From what I saw on eBay it looks like I can maybe get close to $150 for it but do not know if it being special hurts that value any.
    Thanks so much!
    Rhonda

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    1. Hi Rhonda! Is your jar a wide mouth jar? Usually the Special jars are wide mouth. I would think you could get some good money for it, especially if it's in good condition! I found one on eBay that went for $30.26 but they had it on auction. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ball-Wide-Mouth-Vintage-Pint-Canning-Jar-With-Zinc-Lid-/172287141664?hash=item281d1d2720:g:6HkAAOSwtnpXmjjs

      I think if it was me I'd do "buy it now" and set my own price.

      Here's another one that went for $43 on auction:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Blue-Ball-Special-1-2-Pint-Wide-Mouth-Mason-Jar-with-lid-10-/331897918135?hash=item4d46a852b7:g:lucAAOSwZ1BXdsjp

      I couldn't find the one you were talking about that went for $150. I know the Ball Perfect Mason half pint jars can go for around $100. If yours is a wide mouth and in good shape I'd consider listing it for a high price. You could always do best offer on it if you do set a high price. Let me know how it goes!

      ~~Pam

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  6. Hi Pam,
    Thanks so much for answering! It is wide mouth. I looked at the ones you linked. It looks like maybe the special does not bring as much as perfect mason. There are 2 on auction of the perfect mason now, one goes off tonight & it is at $102, the other I think in a day or two & is at $74.99. Mine is in good shape, it was my mom's though, so I will only part with it if I can get a lot. I will let you know what I do & thanks again!
    Rhonda

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    1. Rhonda....If it has some sentimental value to you then I definitely would hold out for more if you decide to sell it! I think I would shoot for $100...those jars are very rare too and if it's in good condition then the right buyer will come along! Let me know how it goes if you decide to part with it!
      ~~Pam

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    2. Hi Pam,
      I just listed it for 149.95. I know that is high, but since it was my mom's I only want to sell it for a great price. I may add best offer in later. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks again for your advice!
      Rhonda

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