Sunday, May 25, 2014

My Best Sales This Week

5 Yards of Vintage Floral Fabric. Paid $2. Sold for $24.99 plus shipping. Went to Australia. Sold a day after I listed it. This was something that had been sitting unlisted for quite a while just because I was too lazy to measure it!


Vintage Mary Poppins Old Maid Card Game.  Paid .25. Sold for $19.99 free shipping. These were a cool find. I could not find any in completeds so I guessed at pricing. Maybe could have started higher but they were pretty soiled. 


The rest of my sales were my usual $10 -15 dollar sales. I'm still working on listing more in the $20 - 40 range. I tried several auctions this week since they were free to list. Didn't sell anything. 

I've also been working on going through old unlisted inventory and getting rid of items not worth listing. I've filled at least 10 grocery bags to donate in the last few weeks. It's hard to do especially at first but gets easier and feels really good after you get going. 

In the news I was reading how Ebay has slipped in Googles search ranks recently. There are several articles out there explaining it but it does not sound like a good thing….I hope it is a temporary and ebay makes some changes to correct the problem. 

In other news I'm sure you all have heard of the breach of ebay security. I hope you've changed your passwords. I know it's a pain. I'd had the same password for many years. My old brain does not like to remember new passwords. Make sure you change other passwords as well if you used identical passwords. I was guilty of that. Ugh. 

What's happening in your store this week? 


13 comments:

  1. Sales have been really slow, too - both store and auction listings. Just yesterday I read about eBay slipping in the Google search ranks. Not good at all especially after their security breach. No wonder sales are slower than usual.

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    1. Pretty slow here too. I'm eternally optimistic though.

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  2. Sales have been really slow with me also. Ebay may have shot themselves in the foot on the Cassini change and topped it off with a security breech. I changed my password and everything I could think of to be easy to remember ranked as weak. Well, that's how sales have been so why not a weak password!!
    Love that fabric, looks like vintage sheets!!

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    1. My passwords are always weak to LOL. That fabric did look like sheets in fact I used that as part of my description because I didn't know the content. but it reminded me of sheets.

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  3. I love the playing cards. These past two weeks have been slooooow. I did the RSS refresh thing though. By the way, it feels good to get rid of those things that aren't selling or you no longer want to list. My problem is that I keep buying low cost stuff just like it!

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    1. Now that I've wrapped my mind around it it does feel good. At first I couldn't bring myself to get rid of almost anything that I bought to sell. I felt like I was throwing away money. Thanks for commenting. I added your blog to my blog list. I always love another reseller blog to follow.

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  4. I have to try that RSS refresh. Hmmm

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  5. I LOVE those Mary Poppins cards, what a cool find! I've never seen anything like them. So cool!!

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    1. They were made by Western Publishing which was based in the city I live in so we see quite a bit of their stuff around. I'd never seen them before either though and didn't find any online when I researched them either. I loved the one of her carpet bag. I always love how she would pull cool stuff out of the bag.

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  6. Again, wish I had your luck with eBay. Gotta pick your brain for tips? Nothing sells on there for me :P Except my manga, did well with that when I listed a big batch. But my vintage sits forever.

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  7. That fabric is so pretty, and I love those cards! :)

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  8. Yes I could have kept those cards for myself but that's true of too much stuff I find :)

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