Friday, October 17, 2014

Scottish Kilts and Sales

Recently I wrote a blogpost about flannel shirts. The day after writing that post, I was eager to go on a flannel hunt. I went to two thrifts looking for some good flannel shirts. I did find a lot of flannel shirts and learned one brand that isn't worth much at all. You will see a bunch of this brand when you hunt flannels. That brand is Consensus, and no I didn't bring home any! They sell for about $5 on ebay. I didn't find any of the brands I was looking for but while sniffing out soft plaid items I did find two cool things that I wasn't looking for. What were they? I found a kilt and a vintage plaid wool jacket pictured below. I'm asking $29.99 for the jacket. I would ask $39.99 but I did find a small hole after I got it home.


I'm asking $120 or best offer for the kilt. It's ambitious but I'm starting high. I learned some interesting things while researching kilts. For instance the kilt pin which you see down near the bottom is not meant to go through multiple layers of fabric and hold them together it is just supposed to go through the top layer and weigh down that layer which is called the 'apron'. Some sellers have the name of the clan listed that the tartan represents. I learned there are thousands of possible combinations when looking at different tartans. Most are a combination of Red, Green, and Blue which mine is. This kilt is made in Scotland. Did you know ebay doesn't list Scotland in the pull down menu for country? I guess you have to use United Kingdom.


My sales have been really sparse the last few days. I've had three days with zero sales. I usually have at least one sale a day and never multiple days with no sales. It's disheartening but I continue to list and am tweaking listings as well to inspire some hope each day. I hate when my sales are so slow. I always imagine everyone else is selling lots of stuff and it's just me. So let me know in the comments if the last few days have been bad for you too!

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  1. our sales have been slow as well but we ran a little experiment on a week long auction and managed to sell 5 out of the 10 things we put up. no home runs but we made about 60.00 in extra money after investment in stock and ebay paypal fees. im not big on auctions but i think we are going to do it for another week and see what happen.

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    1. Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll try a few auctions and see what happens.

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  2. I've had a couple slow days too. Just a few small sales, and a couple bids on very cheap items.

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    1. I'm glad to know it's not just me.

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  3. Yes, sales have been very slow. One a day or non at all for me this week. eBay currently is offering free 100 a day auction listing. I have noticed whenever they have those promotions going, sales tend to be slow for me. I do all buy it now only.

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    1. Whoa. That's a good theory. I never thought of that. Thanks for commenting,

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  4. I had a great day yesterday and the day before, today crickets. . . and I have listed over 100 new items in the past 2 days.

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    1. Wow. That is an amazing job of listing. I can't imagine listing that much in two days. How did you do it? Hopefully things pick up for you soon. Thanks for commenting :)

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  5. We've sold half as much this week as last week. I'll be more worried if it lasts all month.

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  6. I don't know if you were following her back in 2011, but Ms Goodwill Haunting is famous for a big kilt find. She found a bunch of them mixed in with skirts and she made a killing on them! You can go to her blog and put kilt in the search box to find all her posts about it. Here is just one:

    http://goodwillhaunting.blogspot.com/2011/08/thrifty-treasures-thursday-best-10-flip.html

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    1. That's right. I did follow her back then. What an amazing find. Thanks for reminding me.

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