Daily Sales: 5/30/2015

SMALL SALES, BIG THRIFTING! Sales today were back up a bit but still weren’t up to much.  When my wife and I went up to visit my parents however we totally killed it…. we visited a small town thrift store (the only one in the town I grew up in) and spent over $200.  New with tags Tommy Bahama stuff, north face, vintage clothing, snakeskin shoes, Tevas, golf and cycling clothing, you name it we got it!  I’m trying to get caught up on listing at the moment but hopefully in future I’ll be able to share more of our thrifting finds with you before they go on eBay! Item: High Top Converse All-StarsPaid Price: $4.99Sale Price: $19.99Shipping: Buyer PaidNotes: There was absolutely nothing special about these shoes and as a result they didn’t sell particularly well.  I no longer pick up Converse to list on eBay unless they’re very cheap or very unusual.  I’m still …

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Daily Sales: 5/29/2015

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE. Some days are good sales days….some days are not.  If you want to make a living on eBay, days like this would be your greatest fear.  The only reason we had a sale today is that somone bid on these vintage Pyrex earlier in the week and the auction just happened to end today.  Days like this are what bring home to us that, unless we want to scale up/outsource menial jobs, eBay will be nothing more than a fun part time income for us at the time being! TOP 1 SALE…. Item: Vintage Pyrex (Set of 3)Paid Price: $4.90Sale Price: $24.99Shipping: Buyer PaidNotes: Vintage Pyrex is usually a great seller!  That is what I told myself when I stuck this lot in the cart anyway.  Unfortunately, I didn’t fully appreciate one thing…this set is ugly.  Well, maybe ugly isn’t the right word.  More like blase…or simply not very desirable.  On …

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Daily Sales: 5/28/2015

Today we finally got our Zebra LP-2844 in the mail!  For those not in the know, this is a thermal label printer designed to save us money!  Shipping from home saves both time and money!  As an added bonus, the unusually sized box that the printer came in was the perfect size to ship on of our sales in! (The boots below)  This really made my day and I already dislike packing, and having to make my own box to fit something strange just compounds that.  Only two sales today but with a decent ROI! (Return on Investment) Item: Hyperlite 3DS Wakeboard BootsPaid Price: $8.40Sale Price: 99.95Shipping: Buyer PaidNotes: This is a fine example of an item that you don’t need to know anything about to sell.  I spied these sitting on a shelf at Savers and threw them into the cart.  While I was looking everything up before heading to the checkout I simply searched …

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Daily Sales: 5/27/2015

Selling on eBay is the best!  My wife and I both love thrifting and being able to sell online really just gives us an excuse to buy things that we like.  We figure that if something is cool and we like it, someone else will!  We had a good number of sales today and are right on track for our monthly goals.  Our slump time of the month is approaching however so we’re going to listing lots and thriting more!  We had some sales today that I really wanted to share with you guys so I’ll have to put in 4 of our top sales today… OUR TOP ..4.. SALES! Item: Men’s Lacoste Half ZipPaid Price: $5.60Sale Price: $33.50Shipping: FREE!Notes: This is only of those solid sales that makes up a true eBay business.  You literally can’t find Burberry, Coach, or Salvatore Feragamo all the time.  While we do try to buy high dollar good with …

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Daily Sales: 5/26/2015

EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE HIPPIE CRUISE-WEAR… Sales haven’t been quite where we want over the past week or two so we put everything on 15% sale for 24 hours.  Several things sold during that time but unfortunately, they were things that probably would have sold anyway! hahaHowever, we’re not a fan of, “That sold so fast!  We should have asked for more!”  Unless we messed up and listed started something on a super low bid, we are just happy when things sell. OUR TOP 3 SALES Item: Duluth Trading Windproof FleecePaid Price: $4.20Sale Price: $27.62Shipping: Buyer PaidNotes: This is such a nice jacket that I was almost sad that it sold!  Have you ever had an item that is nice that you’re bummed when you find out how little it’s worth?  To add insult to injury, this jacket sold when all our clothing was on 15% sale.  Oh well!  5 bucks is 5 bucks!  I’m just …

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Daily Sales: 5/25/2015

Pretty decent sales day today!  Only four things sold but our total sales was fueled by a few high sellers.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to thrift today as we both had to go to our real jobs.  Currently, our living room still looks like a thrift store threw up in it…we’ve been thrifting much more than listing and things are starting to creep up on us.  Over the next couple weeks we’ll have to be listing like crazy!  Out of things I dislike doing, listing is #2 (packaging and shipping being #1) so we need to stop let things hang around! OUR TOP 3 SALES Item: NWOT Men’s Coach Flip FlopsPaid Price: $11.99Sale Price: $55.00 (Best Offer accepted)Shipping: Buyer PaidNotes: These flip flops have been the bane of my existence.  They’re one of those items that your’re super excited to find and think they’ll sell fast…but then they just sit for months garnering nothing but watchers …

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How we got our start selling on eBay

“Oh wow!  Kirstie, look at these shoes!  What size are they….oh….a size 6.  How about this jacket?!  Oh….it’s a 4XL.   Nothing fits me!  Tell you what….hand me that jacket, I’m going to sell it and buy one my size! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how greatness occurs.  Or at least, how my wife and I doubled our income by thrifting and selling part-time on eBay.  At first we thought, “Well an extra couple hundred dollars a month would be nice” then it was “If we could pay our rent every month with eBay profits…” and now it’s, “Do you think we could buy a house within two years?!” haha Which of course, brings us to this blog.  Hopefully you’ll find it entertaining and profitable while it motivates us and help us keep our goals in sight!  Everyday I’ll be updating you on sales over the past 24 hours, brands to be on the …

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