Ebay Sales for the week April 26-May 2, 2015
Total Items in Store: 414
Items Sold: 24
Cost of Items Sold: $43.09
Total Sales: $584.79 (does not include shipping income)
Highest Price Sold: $64 – Mario Party 2 for N64 & Boy Scouts Monopoly $79.99 Amazon
Average Price Sold: $24.36
International Sales: 1 (1 GSP)
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $15
Number of items listed this week: 0
Love that my numbers are getting higher and higher. This week in addition to ebay, we sold an old antique train trunk on CL for $35 and the Boy Scouts Monopoly game on Amazon for $79.99. I only had this listed on Amazon and it’s been listed for about 2 years. Lots of sellers were selling theirs for much less, but I knew once they ran out, mine would sell. My COGS does include my shipping/fees for Amazon on the item sold, as well as $1.93 for shipping on a tie (the only thing that I have free shipping on).
Happy that things are still selling even though I didn’t list even 1 item last week.
Why I love The Global Shipping Program
Remember the Russian Nesting Dolls that I recently sold? Well, the 2nd largest doll broke in shipment.
I was so bummed. Especially since it was such a nice sale. I immediately refunded the buyer her money. I always do. I don’t ask that they return the item first or anything like that. I just do it. At first I couldn’t remember if I had insured this item (priority mail comes with $100 insurance for top rated sellers (I think it TR and not power seller..not sure on that). But if it was shipped parcel and I didn’t insure it, I’d be screwed.
Well, I went back and realized that this item went to Kentucky and that it was a Global Shipping item. I remembered listening to a Scavenger Life podcast about this. So I called ebay and they forwarded the info to the GSP folks. There is no phone support, only email. Well I got a message back from them that they will take care of everything and refund me my money!
Please be assured, if a buyer should receive a Global Shipping purchase damaged, you are not responsible for issuing a refund. Items you ship using the Global Shipping Program are insured against loss or damage. In such circumstances, we’ll have the buyer file a case on eBay or PayPal, and ensure they are refunded by the Global Shipping Program, rather than you. Please keep this in mind for the future, should this happen again.
Since you have taken it upon yourself to provide the refund to your buyer, I have submitted a request to have you reimbursed by eBay for the full amount ($82.45). Please allow up to 7 business days for the refund to be available in your PayPal account.
I appreciate the professional and proactive approach you took in this situation, to ensure your buyer was well cared for! Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
How great is that. Anything that is shipped by the Global Shipping Program is taken care of by their department. As long as it gets to them in one piece, you’re protected. Love that!!!
On this week’s edition of Weirdbay we have the mystery envelope.
I thought this was really interesting. I wonder what we’d receive if we bought one? This could be really cute or really gross. LOL
In other news
Hubby and I celebrated 19 years of marriage on Monday. We went out on a date. Ahhh..somewhere without the kids. I felt like I was 16 again (when we started dating). We just went out for a nice quiet dinner. We rarely go out without our kids, but decided going forward that we would do so at least once a month. We are still on a debt repayment plan and don’t want to spend money on unnecessary things, but our dates don’t have to cost anything at all. The goal will be just to get away from our munchkins and focus on us! 🙂
And then…..my son’s ball python snake escaped his cage on Monday and we still haven’t been able to find him. Where could he have gone?? My Mom and best friend refuse to come over until he’s found.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? 🙂
And how have sales been for you guys recently. I’ve been really happy with mine.