Thursday, July 12, 2012

What is Going On?!

It has been officially 10 days since my last sale on eBay. WHAT?! NO FAIR!! (Kicking and throwing a tantrum in my head!) I would really like to be selling some of this stuff I've collected soon since we have a trip next month and a trip in November that I really would like to save up for. Plus the fact that I want some stuff out before I bring in more stuff!

Anyway, in hopes to possibly kick start something I got 8 listings done today, which is pretty good for me! I actually have a whole other big pile of items to get listed but I am not sure I'll have a chance to take pics today, maybe tomorrow.

Come on people, buy my stuff!

On another note, its hot here, not super hot but hot for Seattle and for those of you who live in parts of the country where central air is a requirement, most homes in Seattle have no A/C. We generally don't need it except for about 2 weeks every year where it gets relatively warm and humid and we all wish for rain again. (Not me, I love the summer!) But my point is that its almost 80 degrees in my house right now since our window a/c unit is in the basement and not hooked up right now so I loaded up the kiddos and we went to a couple of thrift stores, which lucky for me, are nicely air conditioned!

Isn't this vintage wooden Playskool puzzle cute?! I love vintage items, the box actually is the cutest part with its bright colors and the puzzle has a real compass on it! Unfortunately it's missing the Rhode Island piece but I'm hoping that wont affect its sellability too much. I picked it up for $2.

I also grabbed a pair of New with Tags Boden maternity jeans for $4. From the looks of it after the purchase I may not make much on those but I figured it was worth a shot, people are always pregnant and Boden is a great brand so fingers crossed. I also got another pair of kids Keen's for $5.99 and a couple of books.

Now I must get back to listing and hoping that I make a sale on some of my treasures because it's looking like a perfect garage sale weekend!


  1. My sales are SLOW too. I have 70 something auctions up with not a lot of action. I have some more listing to do tonight. Good luck with your new auctions. That puzzle is darn cute!

  2. same here, slow inside, hot outside, too much stuff to list, no room for doing my favorite part of the job- shopping!

    Good luck!

  3. This seems to be a theme with a lot of sellers from what I read. My sales are in the dumps also.

  4. I attribute it to the free listing days eBay does constantly. I stop listing during those periods and work on organizing and other stuff that got pushed aside. LOL I have added you to my blogroll. If you like mine I hope you will add me to yours. Look forward to reading more of your content! - Jen at

  5. Apparently eBays search is broken. I read about it on a blog and she had graphs showing her traffic drop (like 90%). It seems to be a theme among many sellers right now.

  6. That puzzle is in amazing condition! I remember playing with one exactly like it when I was a kid and I'm 53. Great find! Sorry about your sales. I was doing well and suddenly everything went silent. You have to figure that if Ebay is offering free listings for 7 days, then things really must be slow all over. It's peak vacation season.