New Listings and Recent Online Sales

September 16, 2012

Recent Online Ebay Sales – 10/12/12

September 16, 2012

Recent Online Sales – 9/16/12

September 16, 2012
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Sales have been pretty good lately.  Some of the things that have sold are shown below.  I’m taking screenshots from the mobile app, but not everything is showing up for some reason…oh well:

One of the things I wanted to talk about was sourcing for Ebay and online resale inventory.  Most of my inventory comes from either my personal stuff, garage sales or thrift stores.  But I’ve found another way to source through clearance items from stores.

Do you see the LAND’S END capes above?  I’ve actually sold 5 of them in the last week.  I saw that Land’s End was having a clearance on these capes.  They were regularly priced at $44.99.  They were on clearance for $14.99 plus I found a coupon and got them for $11.94 each (that includes shipping).  I purchased 14 of them and have already gotten my investment back plus a little extra.  The 9 I have remaining are all pure profit.  It took just a couple of minutes to do online and another few minutes to list…as it was just 3 listings (for the different colors and then a variation with multiples in quantity).

Super easy and quick and a great return on investment.  I only bought 14 because I was a little nervous about it.  But dang, I went back a couple of days later to buy more, but they were all sold out.  I figured if they didn’t sell, I could always return them to the store…a win-win!!

My other score was the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy.  I purchased 5 of these at a thrift store…for $4.99 each and have already sold 3 of them at full price.  I thought I had tested them all, but noticed that 1 didn’t work (it’s going back to Goodwill) and one of them was a little dirty (which I didn’t notice so I can’t sell brand new…but it should still fetch me about $20).  You learn from your mistakes…I have to be more careful when inspecting things!

I’ve also sold several books on Amazon. Here is one I recently sold for $89.99 Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.  This book was from my personal collection.  When I was in college I was crazy about collecting books.  I was a member of the Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written club.  I received a leather book in the mail every month.  The great thing about this collection was that I never opened them and they were all still factory sealed.  I have sold most of them and they have all went for more than I originally paid for them..so I guess they were a good investment.  LOL  So keep your eyes peeled for these leather books as they are still great sellers if either in new or excellent condition. TIP:  Don’t sell Amazon books to international buyers.  The allowance that Amazon gives you for shipping does not cover the international shipping rate…  So unless a book is an expensive book like the one above, I’d stay away from international shipping…I lost money on a recent transaction because of the shipping.  🙁

Have you guys had any great scores lately?  I’d love to hear from you!

Today I’m linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot and Cap Creations.

8 comments

  1. I actually bought some things this past week online and will resell them. Are you using an Android phone for those pictures? The screen shots look different than what I see on my iPhone.

  2. I have thought about buying clothes on clearance and reselling them but I’ve been nervous about it. Most of the stuff is last season so I would have to hold it until the following year. I’m already afraid my family is going to call hoarders. Great sales!

    1. Hi Veronica,

      I had a hunch that these would sell well…sometimes stores want to get rid of their inventory. I just regret not buying them all. I sold another 2 today! 🙂

  3. I LOVE resaling thrifted items! In fact, when I was a college kid without a real job, that’s what I did to pay my cell phone bill. Now I don’t rely on it for bills, but I do love turning great finds into a rainy day shopping fund. You got such a fantastic deal on those Land’s End capes that it would be tough NOT to turn extras into profit!

    1. I know, they were a fantastic find. I’m tempted to keep a couple for my cousin’s little girls, but I think I’ll sell them all. I’m reselling because my goal is to be consumer debt free and I want to do all I can to get there. This is a fabulous way to do it. The greatest thing about it is that I love it too! 🙂

  4. Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing. One thing I always struggle with on ebay is setting the price. Do you ever do buy it now or just auction style? And if auction style where do I start the price??? Thanks my biggest issue. Thanks for linking at Cap Creations.

    1. You’re very welcome. For me, it’s easy to set the prices. Here’s my philosophy. I try not to attract bargain hunters, but want to attract the people who have some money and want it now (that’s why I use mostly BINs and not auctions). Just check the completeds on ebay for the last 15 days and then set your price based on what others are going for that are in your same item condition. I always price mine at the higher end of the price. I’m willing to wait a little bit and try to get as much $ as I can for my items. Now, if I have something that has sat for a while..let’s say 6 months, then I’ll put it on sale. That’s about it in a nutshell. So much for I could say, but I’ll leave that for another time!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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