Recent Ebay sales & an experiment of not offering Best Offer on items under $35

May 28, 2015

You’ll find me spending a lot of time digging in the dirt right now.

May 28, 2015

Ebay sales and don’t be afraid to ask a high price for your item.

May 28, 2015
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Ebay Sales

I didn’t get a chance to post last week so I thought I would do two weeks worth of sales in this post:

Store Week May 10-16, 2015

Total Items in Store: 424
Items Sold: 12
Cost of Items Sold: $8:50
Total Sales: $209.12
Highest Price Sold: $39.99 off camera flash
Average Price Sold: $20.91
International Sales: 2 (1 GSP)
Returns: 0
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $7.50

Store Week May 17-23, 2015

Total Items in Store: 419
Items Sold: 12
Cost of Items Sold: $8.75
Total Sales: $296.89
Highest Price Sold: $60 vintage brass planter
Average Price Sold: $24.74
International Sales: 2 (2 GSP)
Returns: 0
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0

It’s definitely been slower the last couple of weeks versus the prior two weeks.  But I’m still content with sales since I haven’t done much listing at all lately.  No excuses for the lack of listing, except that there were other things I chose to do instead (like spending time outside gardening – it’s that time of year).

Don’t be afraid to ask a high price for your item!

One of my highest priced items that sold last week was the brass swan planter below.  I purchased it for $2 at an animal market/swap that we go to. I was asking $69.99 for it and took a best offer of $60 plus shipping.

My son sells his chickens and rabbits there.  I’m always on the lookout for cool and interesting things to pick up when I’m there. Even though most of the vendors there just sell animals (all kinds from birds to horses), there are always a few junk sellers as well.

swan fm

Mine sold for $60 best offer plus shipping

Here is another one that was listed first.  I actually waited for this one to sell before I listed mine.  This one was listed at auction and only sold for $21.99 plus shipping.

swan other

This one sold for $21.99 plus shipping.

There were only a couple of these listed on ebay and now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have listed it for more!?  Nah, let’s not get greedy, right?!  I was happy with the price I got and it sold just a couple of weeks after I listed it.

So don’t be afraid to list your items high and wait for the right buyer to come along.  And certainly there are many strategies for selling on ebay.  Some people care more about flipping items quickly and may charge less just to move inventory.  And that’s okay too.  Different strokes for different folks.

When I do my research on an item, I tend to price my items on the high end.  However, with this item, I priced mine much, much higher than anything that was on ebay.  This was an item that was high quality and vintage. And I felt the price I asked was fair.

This week’s edition of Weirdbay

So this isn’t too crazy weird…it’s kind of cool actually!

celebrity cash

celebrity cash

You can get your pic printed on a real dollar bill.  But my first thought was whether or not this was legal?  But here’s what is written in the listing:

 This is legal and negotiable tender, and this process has been permitted by the Treasury Department since 1967! Each bill comes in a clear plastic currency holder!

Really?!  You can do this to money?  And it’s still legal tender?  If someone tried to pay with this kind of money, I’m not sure I’d accept it.

Interesting reading

I saw this posted on Flea Market Insiders.  Historical Black and White Gif Art.  I think this is awesome.  I’m a portrait photographer and really love photography…all kinds.  And I thought this was really neat.  You guys have no idea how difficult it is to create something like this. This artist has spent a LOT of time creating these gifs. You should click the link above and check out the rest of his gifs.  They are so cool!


Just wait a few seconds if you don’t see anything happening in this pic!

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you guys are having a great week!



  1. OMG! Love those GIFS! I just tweeted the link so my daughter will see it. So cool! I usually never get lucky selling my items on the high side, so I go middle ground most of the time. That swan planter is really neat. Glad you got a better price than the previous seller. Your photo is much much nicer. It looks more expensive in your listing. 🙂

    1. Yep, there’s always other things to do. And I guess when you are a part-timer, you can choose how much work you put into it..and that’s how much you get out of it! 🙂

    1. Thanks Kimberly..they weren’t what I wish they’d be. I should be able to put a little more into it this coming week. And hopefully get the sales up a bit!

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