Nothing exciting happening around here. My sales are slowly inching back up, so I'm pleased about that. I'm not sure if it's because I ran a sale, or if I actually listed a couple things or what. But whatever it is, I'm happy.
I bought a lot of Little People sets on my Facebook group last week. I let the kids play with them for a few days, but I did get them listed last night. I paid $30 for a massive farm set, an almost-as-massive zoo set, and a normal-sized school/playground set. Oh, and a playmat. I've got them all listed for a grand total of $197.96. Now, the 3 sets all have best offer on them, so I know I'm not going to get that much for them, but even at half price, that's still a nice profit.
I also bought a Plug n Play Ms Pac Man game from the group. I've sold several of those. Definitely add it to your BOLO list, because they sell well, and relatively quickly too. This is what you want to look for:
I've sold 3 of them for $25-30 each. The one I bought today I paid $2 for. I let my 9 year old test it out. He even took the initiative and changed the batteries all by himself! Of course he left the spare batteries and screwdriver laying on the carpet, but it's a start. Unfortunately, the "right" function on the joystick doesn't work. I'm going to have my brother look at it to see if it's fixable. But if not, I'm only out $2. There are definitely risks involved in buying on local yard sale sites. You just have to be careful, and try to remember to check your stuff over before you leave the meeting. Obviously, this one was unavoidable, but I now know not to buy electronic items from that person anymore.
On the eBay front, I had a couple sales today:
I paid $3.90 for these Doc Martens last July. I'm extremely surprised that they took nearly a year to sell! They finally sold today for a best offer of $28 + shipping. I was hoping for more, but after a year, you take what you can get... Surprisingly, they are NOT going to Australia!
I paid 50 cents for these at a yard sale last month. They're Old Navy. I've never tried to sell ON cowgirl boots before, but I've had very good luck with Circo cowgirl boots. For 50 cents, I figured it was worth a shot. They sold quickly for $14.99 + shipping.
I got these lovely SAS loafers at the same yard sale, also for 50 cents. I love church basement yard sales :) These also sold very quickly, for $35 + shipping! They're a hard-to-sell size too, so I expected to have them for awhile. Always pick up good condition SAS shoes. Always leave behind any women's shoes in a size 5 or 6. They're just such sloooooooow sellers.
My nephew is going to be here at 5:30 in the morning. Unfortunately, I always remember that when it's way too late to go to bed earlier. It's past midnight. Tomorrow might be a long day....