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December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2012

Recent Ebay Sales – 12/29/12

December 29, 2012
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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Wow, it has been a crazy busy last couple of months.  I own a portrait studio and all of November and December are super busy months for me.  And I’m usually working 12-15 hour days trying to keep up with Christmas orders, so absolutely no new listings for me during that month.  This is my first year selling on ebay and I will definitely plan better and try to get as many listings as I can get done in September and October for the holiday shopping season.

Just wanted to share my sales so that we can learn about what sells and how to price items for sale.  You’ll notice that I don’t really do any auction sales and that I price my things pretty high.  But I do include a Best Offer.  You’d be surprised at how many people still buy at the BIN (Buy It Now) price.  Well, I guess you can see it for yourself as I have listed the accepted best offers.  I’ve been trying to move more inventory and accepting more and more best offers.

Click on the following images if you need to see them bigger.

That first image of the art deco projector, I paid $1.99 for it. Also the leather denim jacket..paid $5 for that one.  And that is pricey.  My cap on clothes is $5.  But I had a feeling that it would do well.  Interestingly, I first had it listed for $39.99 with a Best Offer.  And for the first month, I had no watchers, nada.  Then I thought to myself.  What the heck, I’ll raise the price.  And it sold for $50!  🙂  I swear that when things are priced higher, there is a perceived higher value as well.

I’ve been really loving selling stuffed animals (plush).  I get most of my plush for around $.49…and NEVER pay more than $2.  The profit margin on it is great and the shipping is really cheap.  I also love ties too.  I can pick most of them up for about $1.  Again, good profit margins on then..super easy to package and cheap shipping.

The next couple of months are the slowest at the studio, so I plan to get a lot more inventory listed.

Would love to hear about your sales too.  Feel free also to link to your posts showcasing your sales.  I’d love to see what works for you.

2 comments

  1. Margaret, I’m so glad you posted! I was starting to wonder what happened to you. It looks like you had some very nice sales over the holiday. That projector is really cool! Happy new year!

    1. Thanks Lorraine! Happy New Year to you and your family too! 🙂
      I am back and will hopefully be posting more regularly. I’m trying to catch up on my blogs and can’t wait to read yours!!

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