Thursday, March 27, 2014


I finally hit 800 feedbacks on my profile, YAY! I am really hoping I can reach 1000 by the end of 2014 and can finally get my new color star. I love purple but red would be a nice change of pace! Funny, the way the mind of an online seller works right?! Is it just me or does hardly anyone leave feedback anymore? I feel like 2 out of every 10 sales actually comes back and leaves feedback. Granted I'd rather have little to none then neutral or negative so I'll take what I can get in the positive department and be happy about it!

Sales have been pretty steady, nothing super exciting to report but a few things heading to new homes which makes me happy. I have really not been shopping much at all and my shelves and drawers are getting a little sparse. I actually feel really good about that though as I'm sure the piles will accumulate again over the summer!

My "be picky sell quicky" plan is still in effect when I do shop too, which is good and bad. Good because I'm not bringing home anything that isn't going to make me a decent profit, but bad because I'm not finding much these days that's worthwhile. I get really sick of  going to  thrift stores this time of year; mostly because their prices are getting semi-ridiculous. A mug at the GW or VV used to cost between .49 and .99, now I'm lucky if I can pick one up for $2 and most of the time they are priced at $3.99 and $4.99! For a Starbucks mug that will only sell for $15 its just not worth it to me to pay those prices so I am ready to start hitting some garage sales in a big way.

Like I said above, I really don't have anything exciting to even show you guys in the sales department so here are a few pics of some of my recent items just because I can't do a blog post with no photos!

Carter's Tan Musical Monkey - Paid $1 at GW - Sold within 2 weeks for $38.95, after shipping and fees I cleared $27! There is a brown version of this monkey that is more common and doesn't sell for as much, I guess I got lucky and found the tan one so BOLO for this little sweetie!

 I picked these up before Christmas at a little thrift store in Lake Chelan for $3, they are A1 silver plated spoons and said, "Walt Disney Productions" on the back sides. I thought they could really be something and since I didn't have phone service at the store I took a chance. They sat for a long time at a high price and I finally accepted a BO of $15 only clearing $6 after fees and shipping. Not bad for a gamble but I'll probably leave them if I find them again.

Vintage Care Bear Lot - Picked up at a charity thrift for $1 each which is way more than I'd usually pay but I got all nostalgic because I had these as a kiddo. They actually sold overnight once I finally listed them for $25 but only $8 after shipping and fees... See paid too much for a thrift store!

Another Carter's lovey - I bought her the same week as the musical monkey and she sold over the weekend for $29. This is what I like; she sold within a month and made me a profit of over $20; just need to find more stuff like this to keep the money rolling!

Here's hoping sales pick up for all of us this week! I would love to hear that cha ching sound today sometime; nothing picks me up on a rainy day better than the sound of making money!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Forward!

Did anyone forget to turn their clocks forward an hour yesterday? We got most of them except the one in the car so I got a bit confused but at least it wasn't a Monday or something and I got my daughter to school on time this morning!

We live in the great Pacific Northwest, which I love, most of the time, except I have Seasonal Affective Disorder so by February I REALLY start to dread the dreary days. Luckily, even though its been pretty rainy we occasionally get a break and its now warm enough to at least go run around in the grass for a bit. Spring is here, and I'm excited for the next month or so. I want to get out in the garage to start painting furniture again and of course, more garage sales! I went to one this weekend that was inside, it was a fundraiser for my daughter's elementary school. We spent about $17 and got a few good things for resale, a game, a basket to use in my newborn photography, some clothes for Scooter here and a Little Tikes slide!

Sales the last couple of weeks have been pretty great. I have sold off all of the Little Einsteins toys I bought from Craigslist for a really great profit, looks like everything has been delivered according to tracking as well! I'll still keep the money in Paypal for another week just to make sure that I don't get any returns though. I'm still doing well with the quick flips and spring cleaning. This morning I was putting dishes away and noticed some crumbs in a drawer which spurred a 2 hour kitchen cleanout complete with purging of all the things that haven't been used in over 2 years. It feels sooooo good to get rid of some of the clutter around our little house!

Looks like around the blogosphere that sales have been pretty consistent with everyone so here's hoping we ALL have a great spring! I have another consignment sale this weekend (2 of 3 spring sales) and I'm hoping to make around $100-150, not much but I'm selling everything really cheap in hopes that I don't have to pick anything up afterward! I want to get all new items for my last sale in May from early season garage sales!

Remember my church sales finds from last week? A few things I bought that day have already sold! Whoop! I'll leave you with those sales for now, have a great week!

Keen Gypsum Athletic Shoes with Box - Paid $3 at the church sale - sold within 2 days for $59.95.
Makes a nice $35 profit after fees and shipping!

New with Tags Laurel Burch Cat Print Canvas tote bag - Paid $6 at Value Village, sold the next morning with a best offer of $28 and already got a rave review on my feedback profile!
This next item wasn't from last weekend's finds, but its another example of my non-main character BOLO list! He's from Lilo & Stitch but was not a main character. Therefore less sold originally, which means harder to find now and that equals more money!
Jumba Plush Beanbag Toy from Disney Store - Paid less than $1 at a charity thrift store - Sold in its 2nd month to a doctor in Manhattan for $43! $30 profit after fees and shipping, he's small too, less than 8" tall!