I was bitten by a gardening bug earlier this summer and have spend a lot of time working outside. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on plants and flowers so I’ve been watching Craigslist for folks who are redoing their landscaping or those whose flowers are overtaking their gardens and are sharing their divisions for free. So I’ve been driving around quite a bit over the summer and stopping at garage sales and thrifts that I’ve never been to before.
Two weeks ago I was about 45 minutes from home getting tons of free flowers from a very generous lady. On the way home I stopped at a garage sale and saw a Starbucks Mug. I know that they are generally pretty decent sellers. But I had no idea of my lucky find until I sat down to do a little research. Some of these mugs go for crazy $. You can see the recent completeds for Starbucks Mugs here.
Here’s the mug that I just sold at auction:
The lady wanted $2 for the mug and I asked if she would accept $1, and she did (they almost always do if asked this way)! I’m always in competition with my hubby to have the highest profit margin item. And I must say that now I’ve got him beat by about $100! 😉 Oh, and this item actually went to Russia. So make sure you ship internationally!!
What has been your highest profit margin so far? Do share. I’d love to hear about it.
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