Sunday, November 7, 2010

More ebay sales

I definitely had slowed down with my ebay sales mostly because soccer had taken over my life.

But now fall soccer season has come to an end and I am back in biz!

Selling on ebay is so much fun and the best part, for me, is that almost off of it can be managed from my own home.

I spend about 2 hours, once a week, in the local Goodwill store, buying clothes.

Other than that, I don't have to leave my house.

I ship everything priority mail which means that the priority envelopes and boxes are FREE (oh, free...how I love thee...).

I order the FREE boxes and envelopes from the post office, online and they are delivered to my door...for FREE!

After my item sells, I pay for the postage online and print out the shipping label. All done here at home.

I schedule a pick up with the post office, set my packages by the front door (don't worry, we have a gated yard) and they come and pick them up for FREE!

Because my family is my primary focus, this ebay biz works out wonderfully for me. I can just nip and tuck it in when I have time.

I tried really hard to keep 100 items for sale at all times but I just couldn't keep up with it. Things just sold too fast. Corey helps me take pictures and he takes measurements which is working out much better.

Brands that I love to sell...Chicos, Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots, and Coldwater Creek. Because we have those stores in our nearby town, I seem to run across these labels a lot.

I will only buy items that are in excellent condition. We don't have a dollar day at "my" Goodwill so I just focus on those items that are coded with "the color of the week" which means that they are 1/2 off.

Always, always, always...test the zippers, look the items over with your eagle eye and be sure and do the "sniff test".

Because, as we say around here...

The nose knows...

Just today I spied the cutest little tweed blazer jacket thatyoueverdidsee and I looked it over. Dollar signs began dancing before my eyes.

Then...I gave it the "sniff test"

And almost gagged.

That.was.nasty.

Any item with BO smell or cig smell gets passed on.

This was a major 10 in the BO department.

Apparently I made such a horrid face that a woman watching me several racks over laughed out loud.

Glad that I could be the source of such cheap entertainment...

Anywhoo...

Here are some of my recent top sales...

Boys size 8 Gap wool coat...bought for $3.99...sold for 24.99
Ann Taylor Loft long wool coat...bought for $5.50...sold for 19.99
Vintage long camel hair coat...bought for 5.50...sold for 24.99
Cute Gymboree spider costume...bought for 2.99...sold for 22.55
And holy cow...how about them leather items? I listed a bunch that I had set aside and they all sold in the first week.

Every item sold for 9.99 to over $20

Even the pleather, leather-wanna-be men's pants sold.

Purchased for 4.99...sold for 20.50
Dolce and Gabbana men's wool coat...bought for 5.50...sold for 39.99
Boden is a great brand so sucked it up and paid full Goodwill price for the next few items.

And I'm glad that I did!

Purchased for 5.99...sold for 29.99
Boden dress...purchased for 5.99...sold for 24.99
Boden skirt...purchased for 3.99...sold for 20.55

I think that I might be in love with ebay.

Happy selling!

3 comments:

Rayli said...

can you give me some ebay start up tips? I have clothes from my kids that I wanna get rid of. How does it work?

Kimberly said...

What's your ebay name? I'd love to look at what you sell! I'm also an ebay seller but I only sell high end jeans!

Jensamom23 said...

What a great business you have going! I have never sold on E-Bay...it intimidates me, but you make it sound so easy and organized. Good job!