My best sale was a set of artwork. I bought these from an estate sale of an art gallery. They are watercolors. I bought them because I loved them and thought if I didn't sell them I'd keep them (I think that frequently). I paid $5 each so a total of $30 and they sold for $189.99 plus shipping. I believe they are original illustrations done for a children's book. One of them says 'Western' on it and Western Publishing used to be here in the city I live. They are very cool.
I also sold this Maggy London Jacket. I'd had it a long time. Nice lined jacket. I paid less than $5 and it sold for $38.99 free shipping. I took an offer on it.
Yesterday I also sold this Isabel Bloom eagle. I think I've mentioned Isabel Bloom pieces before on my blog. She did mostly animals and children. They are collectable and I've found several while sourcing. I own a small one myself that I got as a gift several years ago which is how I recognized my first one in the wild. I think I have two more listed in my store. I believe someone must have died and a collection was donated to the thrift because I found five or six in one thrift store over a time period of a few weeks. I paid $3 for him and he sold for $37.99 plus shipping.
So those were my best sales of the week. All sold yesterday and interestingly all were on sale. I decided to run a sale yesterday, just 5% off. I never see much activity from sales so I was shocked yesterday that all three of these items sold just hours after I started this sale.
I've been continuing to get stale inventory listed and I'm seeing the fruits of my labors with increased sales the last few weeks. I've got my inventory up to 980. I'm very slowly inching to my goal of 1000. It's like trying to lose that last two pounds after you lose 50 :)
I'm glad today is a postal holiday because I had two items sell that I can't find…I will need to find those today so they can go out tomorrow. This happens to me too often and causes lots of un-needed stress. I had to cancel a sale a couple of weeks ago because I couldn't find a book I'd sold. Instant defect.
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my best week ever. It feels unbelievable. I know other people regularly have days and weeks like this but for me this was a surprise. I'm slowly getting to the place where my income will actually cover my expenses.