Friday, July 6, 2012

This Week's Sales!

Well I didn't get many sales this week but the few I got were good ones so I'm a happy camper. We are currently over in Leavenworth for the rest of the week, been here since Tuesday so I haven't been listing at all. When I get home on Monday I have a whole stack of items to get up for sale and hopefully make a litte money!

I tried to go garage saling here in town today since last time was such a great success but I guess people don't really do Friday garage sales much because there was only one and it was insanely over priced. Things I would expect to pay $2 tops for at a rummage sale were priced at $15 - um no. We'll see if I have any time tomorrow morning to run out for a bit but my son is turning a whole year old tomorrow and we are having a big family party that I will be sure to post pictures of next week! I can't believe he is turning 1 and I'm a little worried about this party because we have about 30 people coming over to our tiny place for a party on the patio and it's going to be over 100 degrees outside! Eek! Wish us luck, we are going to need it!

Well onto my 3 sales...

This was a Facebook sale that I happened to post last minute before leaving for our little trip on Monday. I was going to eBay them but I didn't feel like putting the effort in to taking a bunch of photos and cleaning the scuffs off! I picked them up at a garage sale for $1 and sold them for $7. Not a bad profit and probably about the same as I'd have gotten on eBay after fees.

This is Cinderella's castle - the Polly Pocket version from the 90's. Vintage Polly's do really well on eBay. This was in a big bag of clamshells and Polly's that I picked up at the Children's Hospital thrift store a couple of months ago for $5. My daughter has been playing with the other clam shells non-stop so I figure I'll let her keep them for a while and when she stops playing with them then they'll go up on eBay. Probably around Christmas time I'm assuming. Anyway, the castle ended up going for $41.99 with free shipping. Shipping was a bit more than I'd hoped for at about $10 because it was such an odd shape. Oh well, I'm still happy with my profit!

And finally... the Chaco's! Remember my post a couple of weeks ago about going garaging over here in Leavenworth? Well you can read about it HERE. I came across these sandals and new they were a sure sale but I only had $15 left on me and 3 sales left to go to, so since the lady wanted $12 for them, I left them behind. I didn't end up finding much else at the other sales so I sent my husband back for them an hour or so later. He picked them up for $9, a little high for a garage sale, but like I said, I knew it would be a good sale. I finally got them listed last week and they sold within a few days for $67.99 with free shipping! I was able to fit them in a flat rate padded mailer for $5.10 and off they went to a mom who had a son heading to camp this weekend!

Always go with your gut feeling. I couldn't stop thinking about those sandals (I LOVE my Chaco's,  paid $100 for them about 4 years ago and I wear them almost every day in the summertime.) and had to go back and get them; good thing they were still there when my hubs went back!

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of Chacos. I will have to put them on my list of things to look for. I agree with listening to your gut. I rely so much on my phone now sometimes I forget to just go with what I feel. Nice sales.