Sunday, January 26, 2014

WEEKLY UPDATE and FAVE FINDS FROM MY INVENTORY

Well, due to being sick most of the week, I did not get much done. That is until today! I am proud to say I got my act together and finally got all of my spreadsheets done, inventory recorded, and am ready to get listing this week! I thought I'd share some of the items I'm most excited to get listed. These are items ive picked up the last month or so but haven't gotten to list yet as well as what I hope to get for them and what I spent. All of these items came from my local goodwill outlet store.

RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL 100% CASHMERE SWEATER
cost: .97
projected sale: 30.00
projected profit: 29.03
 
BURBERRY LONDON POLO SHIRT 
cost: .93
projected sale: 35.00
projected profit: 34.07
 
MENS LACOSTE POLO
cost: .93
projected sale: 20.00
projected profit: 19.07
 
AND THERES PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM. I CURRENTLY HAVE 142 UNLISTED ITEMS IN INVENTORY! BETTER GET LISTING! I cant wait to update with my sales this week!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

GOALS UPDATE FOR LAST WEEK

I have been bad this week. Like really bad. I was tired and didn't get to work much on my Ebay stuffs.

Here are my goals for last week and how I did. Finished items are italicized.

1. List at least 10 items---- I didn't even get one. BAD!
2. Visit the thrift store at least once
3. Organize my inventory-- eh.. halfway
4. Box items that will be saved to list at a later date (seasonal/holiday items)---- didn't even attempt
5. record my mileage

Hope everyone had a much more productive week than I did! HERES TO HOPING FOR MORE ACCOMPLISHED NEXT WEEK!

FAVE FINDS 1/19/13

Here are my five favorite finds from the Goodwill Outlet yesterday along with what i hope to get for them. My Grand total was $27.51 which included an r/c car for the boyfriend at 5.40, over a pound of legos, and a new sealed Zumba set for 3.97. Each item cost around $1.03 and i was able to pick up 16 items! Honestly, my trip was not as good this week but that's how thrifting goes.
 
1. ZUMBA FITNESS SET WITH WEIGHTS-- NEW AND SEALED
I may keep this I cant decide yet
cost: $3.97
estimate sale: $25.00
estimate profit: $21.03
 
2. Otter box Galaxy case
I had no idea about these cases. Maybe because I am one of the few people who does not have a fancy schmancy smart phone. The boyfriend helped with this one.
cost: $1.03
estimate sale: $15.00
estimate profit: $13.97
 
3. Perfectly UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER-- Size small by TIARA INTERNATIONAL
I know some sellers LOVE ugly sweaters and some wont touch them. I am on the LOVE end. I did so well with them this past year and find them ALL of the time in the "off-season". I picked up this beauty plus 3 others today that I will be saving to list in September/October.
 
 
cost: $1.03
estimate sale: $25.00
estimate profit: $23.97
 
4. QUACKER FACTORY BUTTERFLY SWEATER--SIZE 2X
excuse the terrible picture... my kitty decided she did not want me to take any more pictures at this point and was making me crazy. I love these sweaters, They always sell well. BOLO for this brand.
cost: $1.03
estimate sale: $15.00
estimate profit: $13.97
 
5. ZELDA OCARINA OF TIME N64 GAME
Zelda games are always in demand. The boyfriend claimed this one. But I thought it was a great deal for just over a dollar as these sell for around $20 at used game stores and Ebay
cost: $1.03
estimate sale: KEEPING
 
Those were my favorite finds for the day! Be sure to check back weekly as i post my sales and other fave finds to resell on Ebay! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

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WEEKLY GOALS 1/13/14

Every week I will post my weekly goals in regards to my Ebay business. Completed goals will be italicized.

1. List at least 10 items
2. Visit the thrift store at least once
3. Organize my inventory
4. Box items that will be saved to list at a later date (seasonal/holiday items)
5. record my mileage

I have taken a break from listing for a while to get things in order for taxes. I'm hoping to get things organized and get back to listing. I would like to get back to at least 30 listings per week in the near future. I will be updating my goals as completed and showing how I do on my weekly goals every Sunday!

WISH ME LUCK!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

FAVE FINDS 1/11/14

Here are my five favorite finds from the Goodwill Outlet yesterday along with what i hope to get for them. My local outlet store sells by the pound for $1.39. My Grand total was $16.72 which included 3.99 for the large Betsey Johnson wheeled carry-on bag. Each item cost around .67 cents and i was able to pick up 16 items!

1. BETSEY JOHNSON SILVER LEOPARD PRINT WHEELED CARRY ON LUGGAGE BAG
Its hard to tell from the picture but this is a large luggage type bag... i have found Betsey Johnson purses before and they sell fairly well but never a luggage bag so i was very excited.
Cost: 3.99
Projected Sales Price: 40.00
Projected Profit: 36.00

2. PATAGONIA WOMENS 100% CASHMERE SWEATER
LOOK OUT FOR THIS BRAND-- jackets and sweaters sell EXTREMELY well even with imperfections

Cost: .67 cents
Projected Sales Price: 45.00
Projected Profit: 44.33

3. DIANE VON FURSTENBURG VINTAGE 100% WOOL SKIRT #1
Cost: .67 cents
Projected Sales Price: $15-20
Projected Profit: Varies

3. DIANE VON FURSTENBURG VINTAGE 100% WOOL SKIRT #2
Cost: .67 cents
Projected Sales Price: $15-20
Projected Profit: Varies

5. SANTA CLAUS MATRYOSHKA DOLLS-- I will be keeping these 


Cost: .67 cents
Projected Sales Price: KEEPING

Those were my favorite finds for the day! Be sure to check back weekly as i post my sales and other fave finds to resell on Ebay! 


My Story

 
About 3 years ago, my pay was decreased due to budget cuts. I had more bills than I did money. I started searching the internet looking for ways to make some extra cash. I tried surveys, pay to click sites, and everything else you can think of. I made a bit of money here and there but was still falling short of my bills every month.


Fast forward a year. I went to the thrift store one day, and found a new in box Madame Alexander doll for 5$.I called my aunt and found out that these can be valuable (she used to collect dolls). I bought it and listed it on Ebay that night. I had no idea what I was doing. It took me forever to get pictures and get it listed. I ended up getting around 35$ for it. That was it, I was hooked.


I am now a top rated Ebay seller with 387 positive feedback. I am still working my 30 hour a week job and running my small Ebay business. I hope to document my journey in growing my business and maybe give other people some help and tips along the way.