Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Category... How exciting !

So I kind of let you guys on with a little hype about this post, I hope you enjoy it. For the past month I have been quite successful in selling in a new to me category...."clothing." More specifically pre-owned clothing. Truth is I love to sell pottery, collectibles and vintage but really there was some kind of economic stand still and my items in those categories were not moving. A girl got eat so I had to make moves, get things selling again.

I sat and thought for a long time (gosh it was a very long time). Then I opened up Terapeak and researched some numbers. It then became apparent what I always kind of knew, people can starve for a little while but they will never go nude!

I have a source of really cheap pre-owned clothing, I call it my favorite store. Its the local thrift and I volunteer there on Thursdays, well most Thursdays. Anyhow at this store smaller sizes don't generally sell well. The thrift store has piles of clothing size x small and small. Following the Terapeak numbers I decided to cherry pick all the pricy brands in these sizes. I listed the clothing way low using eBay actions and I have to report I have been doing very well. On average my profit per piece is $8 dollars, so I wont get rich fast but I will keep at it.

Listing clothing is fairly easy. Photographs are kind of simple with not too much to fuss about. Shipping is a breeze... tyvek envelopes y'all!

So try it I highly recommend it and you might like it....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Book Sale wrap -up

Not bad for a vacation week; sold five books for a total $59.33 Profit. Most of these books came from my local auction. I explained before how I buy boxes of books there that no one seems to want. These "boxed lots" cost me $1 for about 5 plus books. The great thing is most of these books are 20+ years old, so there is always that potential out of print find!

Sorry about no photos today. Im doing summer camp and time is tight. Remember...
If you list it they will buy it!

Item: Scandinavian design [Hardcover] [1961] Ulf Hard af Segerstad
Condition: Used - Very Good
Condition note: Hardcover with dustjacket (as pictured). NOT former library book. Dust jacket has small tears along its edges. soiling in back. The book, itself, is clean, unmarked, tightly bound
Order date: 07/09/2012
Your earnings: $18.65

Item: The flying ace: Great moments with Snoopy and the Red Baron (Thoughtfulness library) [Hardcover] [1971] Schulz, Charles M
Condition: New
Condition note: Perfect, never read. Smalls signs of shelving. Gift Giving condition.
Order date: 07/09/2012
Your earnings: $7.60

Item: Chequebook Of The Bank Of Faith Tan/Green [Leather Bound] [2005] Spurgeon, C. H.
Condition: New
Condition note: perfect
Order date: 07/08/2012
Your earnings: $9.69

Item: A Comic Book of Sports [Library Binding] [1974] Roth, Arnold
Condition: New
Condition note: with dust jacket. suitable for gift giving
Order date: 07/06/2012
Your earnings: $18.64

Item: Crochenit Easy Cuddly Critters 873253 [Paperback] [2002] Christmas, Carolyn
Condition: New
Condition note: perfect
Order date: 07/04/2012
Your earnings: $6.75

Monday, July 9, 2012

Whoa! Been Gone but... Im Back!

cleencolla ebay
Sorry to all my followers and my non-committal readers.  i have had to take sometime off for my own peace of mind.  Good news is at one point I tipped the scale of listings in eBay and broke my personal record.  To some 200 items might not seem like much.  Take in to consideration that they are all "one-of"  and you realize... "that's a lot of writing my friends."

So now I am back and I have some great stories in the works.  Books have sold,  a few items have moved on etsy.  And my new category in eBay has taken off.  So stay posted, come back often and taken in your fill.  Properly Vintaged is still strong!