Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Best Sales This Week

I went three days without a sale this week. Rarely do I go more than a day or maybe two without a sale. Stressed me out a little but I know others are going through the same thing so I just kept listing, listing, listing.

At the beginning of this year my goal was to reach 1000 listings in one year which would end at the end of December. Now I'm thinking it would be great to reach 1000 before then and take advantage of holiday shoppers. So my new goal is to try for 1000 by Oct 1st (ish). I just hit 800 so I have 200 to go in 3 months. Sounds doable but it took me 6 months to do 300 so I'm going to have to up my game. These slow sales will 'help'. Not that I hope for slow sales but I'm going to take advantage of the extra time and list more. So on to my best sales.

Harley Jacket. Paid $7 sold for $65 free shipping. This sat for quite a long time before someone finally purchased it. I took a Best Offer on it. 

New Balance Shoes. Paid $9. Took Best Offer for $40 plus shipping. Bought these for myself but they didn't fit. Too wide. 

Leaf Handkerchief. Paid .25. Sold for $19.99 free shipping. Isn't it pretty? I can't imagine blowing my nose with it. This was sitting unlisted forever with lots of other handkerchiefs I've bought. Finally listed most of them. Some in lots and a few singly. I've sold two lots and this single within a month. It pays to get that old unlisted inventory listed. Why oh why do I leave it sit? 

My motto to myself this week was found in the comments on the Scavenger Life blog. Steven S. said
"I thinks it's best to keep your head down and shovel that pile of inventory into the eBay furnace, keep that fire burnin'." Wonderful image. 

So if sales have been slow for you too this week, keep your head down and shovel!! Keep your chin up though, it'll get better. 

I'd also like to direct you to this post by Kimberly regarding ebays defect system. 


  1. That handkerchief is lovely, and I totally agree with that quote. My goal was also to reach 1000 by the end of December, but I've hit over 950, so I think I'm going for 1500. Hopefully, with yard sale season, this will be doable. It's hard to find good items at prices that allow for a good profit after garage sale season is over.

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  3. 1000 items. The head spins. How do you girls do it without help? You all amaze me.

    1. Very slowly for me. It's taken me years :) And I have a huge room in my house to store inventory and I'm single w/o children so I don't have those obligations.

      You amaze me as well Lorraine. You find awesome inventory (your lego hauls) and make great sales without having a huge inventory.

    2. A few hours of listing every morning and pics and packaging later in the day. I have goal to list 6-10 items each day. But Lorraine, you do pretty darn well with your small inventory. You've had some great sales! I just really want this to eventually become a full-time income for me and maybe eventually even for my hubby. And as the ebay scavengers like to say- it's all a numbers game.

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    1. Hi Anny. Thanks for your comment. I've been reading your blog the last couple of days.