Monday, October 22, 2012

A Few Good Sales!

I've had a fairly steady stream of sales coming in this week, thank goodness! I haven't had many earth-shattering sales, but I'll take a steady stream too :)

There's absolutely nothing spectacular about this sale, except that it sold for more than the retail price on the tag. Before I shipped it, I did remove the original price, because that's just asking for trouble.
  • Acquired On: --- sold on consignment for a friend
  • Listed On: 10/3/12
  • Sold On: 10/21/12
  • She Paid: $1.50
  • Sold For: $12.99 + shipping (retail price $10.50)

I regretted buying this Wiggles pillow as soon as I got it home. It was pretty pilled, but it didn't have any holes or stains, so I priced it to move fairly quickly. I didn't really expect it to sell as quickly as it did, but I'm okay with that!
  • Acquired On: 7/12/12 (Facebook yard sale group)
  • Listed On: 10/13/12
  • Sold On: 10/17/12
  • Paid: $3.00
  • Sold For: $17.99 + shipping
 For some bizarre reason, I had Priority Flat Mail Envelope as an option for this. The thing is 26", so I'm not sure what I was thinking there. I did end up losing a little over $1 on shipping, but again - no big deal. It was bulky, and now it's gone :)

The only reason I'm mentioning this is because I had JUST decided that if it was still around this winter, I was going to keep it to wear to church Christmas Sunday. It's pretty and sparkly, and the fit is very forgiving :) But I'm pretty okay with it selling too.
  • Acquired On: 2/21/12 (Goodwill)
  • Listed On: 3/6/12
  • Sold On: 10/21/12
  • Paid: $3.99
  • Sold For: $21.24 + shipping

This is a no-name brand that I have never heard of (Weatherproof), but it was new with tags and pretty on-trend, so I gave it a chance. It also sold quickly.
  • Acquired On: 9/23/12 (Goodwill)
  • Listed On: 9/25/12
  • Sold On: 10/18/12
  • Paid: $2.99
  • Sold For: $25.49 with free shipping ($4.93)

This Miche shell came from the huge lot I bought for $97 at a yard sale this summer. I only have 3 shells left from that lot, and I am up to $777.77 in sales. It was worth dragging the kids out of bed early that day! What's odd about this sale, though, is that there has been absolutely ZERO interest in it. Then the other day, I got a message from an eBay member about it. Then a few hours later, it sold, but not to that person. It is amazing to me how often that happens - an item will sit with no interest, then I get multiple questions and/or a sale.
  • Acquired On: 6/28/12 (yard sale)
  • Listed On: 7/2/12
  • Sold On: 10/20/12
  • Paid: $2.00
  • Sold For: $29.99 + shipping

I really hate prepping hot rollers, but once I do and get them listed and the sales start rolling in, I'm always glad for them. I have now sold 6 or 7 sets of these Conair Ion Shine hot rollers. I don't know why. They aren't vintage. They aren't super hot. But who am I to question these things? I just hold out my hand for the money and say "Thank you!"
  • Acquired On: 7/7/12 (road-tripping with Tina)
  • Listed On: 7/31/12
  • Sold On: 10/19/12
  • Paid: $2.14
  • Sold For: $31.99 + shipping

I cannot stress this enough - always pick up SAS shoes that are in good condition!! You just have to make sure of 2 things:  the size isn't rubbed off, and the side of the shoe isn't misshapen from bunions. Seriously. You think I'm joking. I have seen SO many of these shoes with a big ol' deformed bulge sticking out the side of them.
  • Acquired On: 4/20/12 (yard sale)
  • Listed On: 5/23/12, but just relisted on 10/19/12 without the HTML
  • Sold On: 10/20/12 (the day after I removed the HTML!)
  • Paid: 50 cents
  • Sold For: $35.00 + shipping

I bought this probably 2 years ago, figuring on reselling it. But my then-7-year-old son saw it and wanted it. Because I knew nothing about K'Nex at the time, I foolishly let him have it. Let me tell you - I have been picking up K'Nex pieces for 2 years now, and he's not ONCE put the thing together. In his defense, it's an extremely challenging one with 1280 pieces. I had made a deal with him that anything like this that I buy, *IF* he puts it together to make sure it's complete and works, it then becomes his. Then once he decides to sell it, I will split the money with him. He seemed pretty happy with that deal, but he never put this one together, so I reclaimed it. I had to order a couple pieces from K'Nex, and it was still missing one tiny piece that they don't carry anymore, but it was huge and I wanted it gone, so I listed it even with the missing piece. It sold very quickly.
  • Acquired On: ?? 2010? (Goodwill)
  • Listed On: 10/6/12
  • Sold On: 10/18/12
  • Paid: $7.99
  • Sold For: $99.99 + shipping