Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Week 7 Selling Full Time on eBay - Life Happened

Sorry missed week 6 it was 275.00 in ebay sales  for the week

So this last week we made 

eBay sales - 254.00
Contract Work - 250.00
Flea Market - 50.00
Total - 554.00

Total Listings 454
11 items sold

Ok I did nothing on eBay but sell for the last week because my wife had to have knee surgery, it's ok she is doing fine, the surgery went well but I needed to take care of her for the last week so nothing much eBay wise got done.

We still sold stuff and we even went out and went to 1 thrift store and made a pretty good haul of Clive Cussler books, some lady had just dropped off her entire Cussler collection of about 20 books and I bought them all. I paid a buck a piece which is higher than I normally pay but I like Cussler books so I felt like it was a good deal.

Anyway, seems like life wants to get in the way but my wife will be off work for another week and she has vowed to help me catch up so it's all good. She hade a torn meniscus which was quite painful but she is recovering from the surgery nicely.

Due to the onslaught of medical cost I have had to take on more contract work but it's only taking me 3 to 4 hours a day to complete so that's ok and it will help pay off these medical bills.

Nothing else to say, yup I am behind but life happened.

Till Next Time,

Monday, August 3, 2015

Week 5 Selling Full Time on eBay

Great week for us,

eBay Sales - 351.00

Contract Work - 120.00
Flea Market - 20.00

Total For Week - $491.00

That is pretty good for us, we still have under 500 items listed as things are continuing to sell as I list them. We sold 22 items with an average sale price of 16.00 each.  That's not the price point we want but we did take many best offers which helped our week.

We Sold a rare motor head book for $70.00 (best sale), we sold lots of clothes ( jeans and mens shirts) and trucker hats.

This month I have a 700 item goal so lets see how close I can get to that.

I'm still having a hard time getting away from the thrift stores, we have been pretty exclusive to thrift stores since we started doing this but we have on rare occasions gone to yard sales and really get better stuff and better deals at the yard sales but its waiting on the weekend to get there I have a problem with since I can go thrifting everyday and our yard sales only happen on the weekends.

Me and my wife made a pact that we would ban thrifting for 2 months and only do yard sales and estate sales during that time but I have decided it would be best to do both and only buy stuff we KNOW will sell for 20+ dollars.

Just gotta keep on keeping on :-)

Thanks as always for reading my blog, it's not as exciting as some but it's the reality of whats happening with us. 

Later !

PS. Here is a tip, anything related to crab fishing is pretty hot right now. I find a few of these crabber shirts and hats and they sell as fast as I can put them up.