28 boxes of inventory sent in this week
28 boxes of inventory sent in this week
What Sold This Week on Ebay/Etsy/Amazon- October 10th, 2016
I was sick last week and had to go to the Dr. Then I had 2 hours to wait until the prescription was ready. Since we had already been to the grocery store earlier in the week, my little girl and I went to the Goodwill to browse. I haven’t been to the Goodwill in a couple of months and the pickings were pretty sparse. We were lucky enough to find the 50% off sign on jackets and outerwear and scored a few fun items. All of the items were listed with a best offer option, so while I hope they sell for full price, I’m expecting to sell them for $5-$10 less than what I have listed. I will let you know in future posts when they sell.
Vintage Women’s Puffer Vest paid 2.00 listed for $49
I think I am finally back in the groove of things and will be able to post more frequently!
So here’s a short recap of what I’ve been up to the last month.
Yesterday my son turned 6 years old. (sob)
Today is my 9 year wedding anniversary!
I am going to be a grandma (well, actually a Granny!) in January.
We are back from our family vacation, where we went to visit my stepdaughter, see some historic Oregon Trail sites (my son’s request for his birthday- love that kid!) and source (let’s just say the camper was a little full on the way home)
and I have some big news to announce in a few weeks. Yay!
My plan for the rest of this week is to package and ship the items I bought on our vacation to Amazon, I have some really good profit margins in there and I want to get them in before the price drops. The UPS man comes to my house on Friday for pick ups, so I had better get busy! I also am hoping to get at least 20 items listed on ebay, prepare for my son’s birthday party on Saturday and spend a little date night time with my hubby.
My sales look pretty pathetic this week because I put everything on vacation mode except for FBA. I wasn’t sure about internet connection where we were going (it was awful!) so I didn’t want to keep my ebay store open and take the chance of someone being mad about the extended shipping time.
Number of Items Listed: 2308
Sales for the week: $ 91.81
Average price of items sold: 22.95
I first heard about this way of managing my ebay listings from the podcast Scavenger Life.
My husband is getting a little fed up with all of my unlisted inventory sitting around piles in our house and asked me to find a way to keep my ebay stuff out in my ebay room in my metal shop building.
Which I totally understand, I’m getting tired of all of the stuff around too. But I’ve tried before and have not had very good luck with listing items without having the item with me. I’ve tried writing it down in notebooks but it just takes too long.
It’s an online way of keeping track of your inventory, pictures, etc. So you can list from anywhere and more than one person can access it.
I’ve been testing it out for a few weeks and it’s been going great. I take photos and type up quick descriptions out in my shop. (I[‘m much faster at typing than writing) Then I add the item to my to be put away tub and take my computer back into the house. Now I can list late a night or whenever or wherever I have time without having to take everything with me, I’m excited to try it out when we travel, I’ve been able to get more listed and things put away where I can find them when they sell.
she’s the mannequin we’ve had at our retail shop for about 10 years.
then the other day I was walking by her and decided it was time to do something. . .
I started with some watered down tacky glue
and then started covering her with white tissue paper
I had to wait for a while for the glue to dry and I haven’t had time to get back to work on her.
I think it’s going to be a lot more layers before she is all done, but I think she is already looking much better to use for shirts, pants and more.
I’m excited for her to be all done so that I can show you.
I think that the white will showcase my clothing much better. Also, I think that Lucy will now be better to showcase shirts, pants, skirts and more.
On the sales front, things have been picking up a lot! I’ve been busy packing and listing as much as I can. My hubby and I plan to preview an auction tomorrow if the weather clears up. I have been to an auction before, but never for ebay inventory so we’ll see how it goes.
Hope you have a great Friday.
Hello, my name is Melissa. Welcome to Granny’s Hoard. I learned the art of thrifting at the side of beloved Granny Janny. When I was a child I would go garage saling and thrift store shopping with my Granny and Grandpy, and I loved to take my time and find the perfect item to purchase.
Then I turned into a teenager and was embarrassed to thrift anymore. When I was a Sophomore in high school my Granny suddenly passed away from complications from the flu. It took my grandpy and my family several years to sort thru Granny’s hoard, a semi sized dumpster at a time. Boy, do I wish I had those things back now, there were a lot of things I could’ve sold- sorry Granny!
Happily, I rediscovered thrift stores my first year of college, amazing how lack of money can change your perspective, and have been hooked ever since. While I was in college I opened a craft/antique/floral/scrapbook shop with my mom in our small town, and I also sold scrapbooking supplies on ebay. Then I got married, and a few years later had a baby. Not much time for selling on ebay anymore. So we continued to run the store, and I let thrifting and crafting for profit fall to the wayside.
Almost two years ago my full time teaching job unexpectantly turned into a part-time job and I started looking for ways I could make some extra money and still be able to have my then 1 year old with me.
I remembered selling on ebay and thanks to a blog I found called, Apronthriftgirl, I thought I’d give it a try to make up for the half income. I’ve learned a lot along the way about what sells, what doesn’t and everything in between. I’ve also been going thru many of the items I inherited from my granny and making her proud by making a profit.
For the past year each Saturday when I get ready to go garage-saling, thriftstore shopping, or otherwise hunting for a good deal, I find myself thinking of how much Granny would have liked this. She would have had more stuff then I could list in a lifetime waiting for me. I miss her more than ever now, my family is proud of me for making extra money and working so hard, but only Granny would understand my true joy in doing what I do.
So, I decided to start this blog, to share with my readers what I would like to share with my Granny.
Join me as I shop, sell, sort and ship my way through Granny’s Hoard, (and my own!)