First off, here are my sales from 1/4 – 1/10
Total Items in Store: 253
Items Sold: 8
Cost of Items Sold: $27.49 ($7.49 cogs + $20 photographer (my son)
Total Sales: $259.72 ($132.73 Ebay, $126.99 Amazon)
Highest Price Sold: $26.99 Christmas Tie
Average Price Sold: $16.59
International Sales: 1
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Much slower on Ebay recently and my average price sold went down. But some older, lower priced inventory sold. Plus I have some lower priced items selling that I have a large quantity of..so It doesn’t bother me, as it was listed once and will continue selling for $16.99 plus shipping.
I had my son photograph 33 items last week (which I listed – woot!). He has finals this week and has a half day today and tomorrow and he’ll be photographing some more. The backlog for me is getting the stuff photographed, so this is helping me a lot!
I sold my son’s current Geometry textbook – OOPS!
So I was putting away laundry in my 15 yo son’s room last week and noticed a textbook on his shelf. I had just recently read The Ultimate Guide To Thrift Store Reselling and was thinking about books and just scanned his bookshelf to see if there might be anything there that was worth reselling.
So I saw the textbook and scanned it with my phone and the resale was pretty good. So I listed it right then and there from my phone (I love that about Amazon). I figured this was one of his books from last year.
It sold a few days later and as I was getting ready to package and ship it, my son walks by and notices the book and says, “Mom, that’s my school book…did you just sell my school book?” (Insert dreaded feeling here). I started laughing and told him that I thought it was from last year..why would this book be here on your bookshelf…instead of at school? He said it was no big deal and that the book is also available online and that I can go ahead and ship it out.
Well, I felt so horribly guilty and cancelled the transaction. I think I can have a cancellation once in a while without it affecting my Amazon rating too much. It happened a couple of times last year when I couldn’t find an item.
You can bet this book is getting relisted next summer. My husband was just laughing about this yesterday. He doesn’t understand why I’m looking through bookshelves instead of getting all my unlisted inventory photographed and listed. It’s so much easier to pick up a book off the shelf, scan it and then list it! That’s why! LOL
My kids already know that nothing is safe from Mom..it better be cleaned up and in it’s place, or else Mom will either sell it, donate it, or throw it out!
Have you guys ever done anything this crazy?