Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hellooooo Fall!

Sweaters, beautiful leaves, boots, Seahawks Football, everything involving pumpkin... and SALES!

Man it was a slow summer but I'm on track to have one of my best months of the year! It is still going in weird spurts like 3 days of nothing but then bam 4-5 sales in a day. Nothing amazing but inventory moving out the door and money back in my pocket so I'm happy! I've been trying to get my fall items listed as well as some toys and plush I've had on hand. I'm still on the lookout for that fun mid century vintage but my bread and butter are what are making me money right now and the vintage items seem to sit around forever and they are harder to store as well so I think I may take a vintage break for the fall. Unless I find any holy grail items in which case all bets are off!

Here are some good flips from the last week or so...

Bought this Tommy Bahama Mounted bottle opener with cap catcher this summer for a buck at a garage sale. Sold within 2 days for $25 to someone in FL. Hubby wanted to keep this for a future man cave but I reminded him that money in our pockets is better than storing!

I bought a Spike the Dinosaur off my Facebook group for $15 but it didn't have the battery charger so instead of spending $30 on a charger to make him work I decided to strip it for parts. So far I've sold Spike himself for $5 at our garage sale, the battery pack for $30 and now the remote for $28. I still have the bone to sell as well. Sometimes replacement parts are better than the full package!

I found this Princess Aurora Dress the other day at a thrift for $3.50, it sold within a few days for $25, gotta love those Halloween costumes! ...that reminds me, I have 3 new ones to get listed! Better get to it!

This was one of my favorite outfits for Mason last year. It seemed to fit him for a long time too which was great. I bought it off Facebook group for $10, he wore it for over a year at least once a week and it sold overnight for $28! Great ROI on that North Face outfit!

I think this one was all in the photo. There were 3 others listed for 1/2 of what mine was listed at but mine sold within a day. I got him at a by donation sale a few weeks ago. I think I got 7 items for $7 - he sold for $29.99!

This lovey was my best sale so far this month! I went to one of our area's many consignment sale events on Friday while my daughter was at school. I had the boy with me and he can be a challenge to keep in a stroller for very long so I knew it would have to be a quick trip. I picked up this lovey and 2 others for a total of $7. I looked through the other toys and stuff but couldn't find anything else I couldn't live without so we grabbed a free chocolate milk sample from our favorite Milkman and headed home. I listed the loveys all on Friday afternoon and this one sold overnight for my full asking price of get ready.... $45!! WOW! I've sold lots of security blankets before but this one has by far been my best sale. Here's hoping it makes it to its new little girl safe and sound!

That's it for now, hoping everyone else's sales have began to pick up too! Bring on FALL!


  1. I have the WORST luck with "loveys"! Way to go. That is an awesome flip!

  2. Thanks Ashley! Usually they sit around for a while before selling so this was surprising that it was quick and a huge profit! I'm adding your blog to my blogroll!

  3. I just bought spike two weekends ago and didn't realize it didn't have the charger. I've been debating whether to buy one but they aren't cheap. I think I will follow your example and sell the parts. Nice sales.

    1. Veronica - I thought about keeping mine & getting the charger for Mason as his birthday gift but he didn't seem too interested in him so that's mainly why I decided to part him out. The ones I researched online that were a package deal without the chargers didn't go for as much as I'd get by selling as replacement parts! Good luck with yours!