Top eBay Sales: January 2016

Wow….what a month.  If there’s one good thing that could be said about January, it’s that we certainly didn’t get behind in sales.  Sales for the month were beyond abysmal.  Lower than they’ve been since our 4th month of selling on eBay.  It was a busy month and we did our best to keep things listed but it was to no avail.  Things did start picking up near the end of the month it was too late by then.  But a lesson to take from this would be to never give up.  We had $148 in sales over a 7 day period…then over the course of the next two days we had over $600 in sales… Keep plugging away and doing all you can do, the sales will come!

Item: Banana Republic Cabin Wear Aztec Design Wool Coat – Men’s Size XL Jacket
Paid Price: $12.95
Sale Price: $49.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes:
 Wool with an Aztec/Southwestern design?!  Sign me up!  I got this for myself first of all but after wearing it a couple times, decided I didn’t quite like the fit, listed it, and sold it within a week!

Item: EUC BURTON RONIN MP3 Waterproof Ski Snowboard Jacket Coat Parka Men’s Size M
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $70.00
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
As with most of our finds, we felt quality, put it in the cart, and looked it up.  This coat was over $400 new!  We didn’t included measurements in the listing for some reason (we always do…) and as such it took awhile to sell.

Item: EnGenius EOC-3220-EXT 802.11b/g Outdoor High Power 400mW Access Point / Bridge
Paid Price: $3.00
Sale Price: $89.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes:
 We’re still not sure what this is… Luckily it had a very specific name which we could look up very easily.  It was still sealed so we knew it was complete!  We used the “sell similar” function and sold it in a couple weeks….whatever it is!

Item: Ricoh Print Cartridge MP C3000A – Full Lot Of 4 – Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
Paid Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $229.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
Name brand toners and printer cartridges always sell well.  The weirder they are, the higher the price you can ask, as is evidenced here!  These were new in the package, cost $3 each, and took about a month to sell!

Item: Banana Republic Cashmere And Wool Sport Coat – Men’s Size Large
Paid Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $0.01
Shipping: Buyer Paid (Thankfully)
Notes: 
This coat was an experiment.  After a week of abysmal sales, we listed this on a one week auction starting at $0.01 to see if it would give all of our listings a boost.  Long story short, it did not.  And it ended up selling for $0.01 with a single bid…

Item: Vintage Disney Imagineering Men’s Denim Jean Jacket – Size XL
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $69.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
Vintage denim jackets are good, vintage Disney clothing is great!  Combine the two and you have this jacket which took less than a week to sell.

Item: Real Flight G5 R/C Flight Simulator With Control
Paid Price: Free!
Sale Price: $99.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ll know that a good number of our sales come from the “Free Stuff Box” outside of a storage unit we rent.  Items are placed in it that people no longer want and, if no one else claims them, they get thrown away once a week.  This game was still sealed so of course we grabbed it…  It’s hard to beat that ROI!

Item: Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator (Malfunctioning)
Paid Price:
Sale Price: 
Shipping: 
Notes: 
So you know how Savers puts all their items in little plastic bags? (Please don’t be those people that rip them open…)  Well this calculator was in one that set us back $2.95.  Unfortunately we couldn’t test it and, upon getting home, we found that it worked but just barely.  The screen had some serious issues so we decided to put it up for parts and see if we could get any takers.  It sold in less than 24 hours to a repair shop!  I hope they can fix it and make money on it too!  Sales for everyone!

Item: The North Face – Sherpa Fleece Lined Full Zip Hoodie Jacket – Men’s XXL
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $69.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes:
 This is one of those items that was in such new and nice condition that you wonder why it was donated!  And then you feel bad as you wonder if the previous owner died and all of his got donated by others…  North Face clothing in a good size at a great price is something we’ll buy all day long.

Item: Lot of 4 Recent Ultra Mint High End Men’s Neck Ties – Zegna – Talbot – Tumi
Paid Price: $9.00
Sale Price: $180 (Best Offer Accepted)
Shipping: Free
Notes: 
Collecting high end items in lots such as this increases their desirability many fold.  Could we have gotten more money for them individually?  Maybe…  But as a group they sold much faster and for a great price!  Unfortunately, “much faster” for high end items such as this means they still took about 4 months to sell.

Item: Waltham Waterproof Military Style 24 Hour Dial Manual Men’s Vintage Watch
Paid Price: $49.95
Sale Price: $99.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
This watch was simply  a quick flip to increase my own watch budget.  While I was looking on eBay, this watch was listed and immediately starting getting watchers.  I purchased it for $49.95 with free shipping, spent 5 minutes cleaning it up with q-tips, and sold it 3 days after getting it for $99.95!

Item: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64, 1998)
Paid Price: $3.00
Sale Price: $21.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: 
This one sold the same day it was listed to a game store!  Guess that means we under-priced it…  Classic game for an old system.  How do we know?  We looked it up….What great sales did you have during the past month?

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