Sunday, March 13, 2016

March eBay Sales Off To A Strong Start

Tony's Tip Of The Week
2016 Hot Wheels The Original Batmobile 

The Original batmobile fashioned after the batmobile featured in the old batman TV series from the 60's starring Adam West is one of the most valuable and sought after Hot Wheel cars that has come out this year. 

226/250 is part of the 2016 Super Treasure Hunt set and 1/5 in the Batman series. The iconic black car features red graphics, red pin stripes, a red bat logo outlined in white on the doors, and “TH” on the trunk. Dark gray flames can be found on the hood and trunk. The car has clear windows, a gray interior, Real Rider 5-Spoke Mag-Style wheels, and a black plastic Malaysia base.

There is another batmobile that came out this year, its the new one featured in the upcoming Batman VS Superman movie. No real value yet but it might be worth picking up as the value should go up if the movie is a success.

Our Week ending March 12th, 2016 

  • Total Items in eBay Store: 651
  • Items in Amazon Store: 13
  • Items Sold on eBay: 19
  • Items Sold on Amazon: 1
  • Cost of Items Sold: $46.00
  • Total eBay Sales: $272.00 
  • Total Amazon Sales: $95.00 (after fees)
  • Contract Work: $250.00
  • Total All Sources: $617.00
  • Highest Price Sold: $95.00 (Amazon sale)
  • Average Price Sold: $14.31 (eBay)
  • Returns: 1
  • Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $54.00
  • Number of items listed this week: 60 on eBay
  •                                                   4 on Amazon
  • (all numbers are rounded to nearest whole dollar)
  • Return rate 0.91%

It seemed pretty slow on ebay over the last 2 weeks but things are starting to pick up. We had 3 ebay sales and 2 really good amazon sales today which are not counted on my numbers above. Me and my wife were both under the weather on week ending March 5th and then this last week it has been non-stop rain and by that I mean flood type rain which prevented us from getting to the storage locker to take photos so we haven't done much listing. 

We are feeling much better now so we should be getting back into it now hard and heavy. The weekend sales have really been great so we have much optimism about our coming weeks in March. So far we have done about $900.00 between Amazon and eBay in March so that makes us feel pretty good. We just have to keep the train moving forward and it should be fine.

I will try to post some pictures of the stuff I got at auction on my next post. By the way I have found that better pictures are making quite a difference so that is something to consider. I hope your sales are up and I wish you all good health.



  1. Sorry to hear that you both were sick, but glad that you are recovered, now.

    It sounds like you are having a good March, which is awesome. Keep up the good work, and I am excited to hear about your continuing success!

  2. By the way, did you call about getting your selling limits raised?

    I called yesterday, and got mine raised: Woo Hoo!

  3. Haven't done it yet Pat, Thanks for reminding me, I need to do it. Congrats on your Increase ! That is good news :-)