I’m a little late posting this, but thought I would share a garage sale haul from the end of this summer. I saw an ad posted in our local cafe. I was almost done listing my backlog of inventory (I know, I can’t believe it either, I thought I had about a year of listing to do, but actually it was less than 6 months worth) so I decided to go sourcing, my favorite part of being an online seller.
I dropped my kiddos of at my mom’s (thanks mom, you’re the best!) and headed south. When I got there I found out that it was even better than a regular garage sale, it was an estate clean out company and the daughter was one of my former kindergarten students (now a junior in high school!) It was a whole warehouse full of great stuff.
Here is a picture of my haul:
total cost was $75, normally I would have bargained for a lower price, but I felt weird about it since it was a former student and her parents. I already sold one thing for $80, so I made my money back the rest was bonus.
So far I have sold:
(trike not included, it’s my daughter’s) 🙂
blue rotary phone $50 plus shipping
black rotary phone $40 plus shipping
Stained glass pendant lamp (left) etsy $80.00 plus shipping
hats: $20, $15, $20, $25, $15 (sold on etsy and ebay)
long arm stapler- Amazon $50
the small beanie babies were brand new with tags, most still in plastic, so my mom and I to use in Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Small, clean stuffed animals that are not new with tags, but still a great price, we purchase to donate to program from our church, who repairs/cleans them and gives them out to children who attend their bible after school club.
The Cartman South Park plush ended up being too damaged to sell.
I also learned that you can’t sell the USPS hats, even if they are vintage, because of people who might use them to impersonate a USPS employee. Because of this, I wasn’t able to re-donate them or give them to anyone else, as I wasn’t able to get the patches off of them, so I destroyed them so they wouldn’t be misused. I was aware this was a possibility when I purchased them, so it wasn’t a big deal.
I haven’t listed the macrame plant hangers yet.
Not too bad for a mornings work (and it was fun to shop and see one of my kindergartners all grown up!)
I also learned that they have a sale like this a couple of times a year and that I was welcome to call them and come look pretty much anytime I wanted too. Score!