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Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Top eBay Moments This Week

It's Thursday - time for another sales roundup!  The week started out slow for me, but I was away last weekend, so it was just as well, as I wasn't home to ship!  I had 19 sales over the past week. Looks like at least 1 of them will be a no-pay. Grr. And I had a buyer buy two pairs of boots from me, but she had asked ahead of time if she could pay in August, so we'll see if that happens...

My favorite sales from the week:

I paid $1.50 for this Rothschild coat at a yard sale in June. It sold fairly quickly for $22.99. I have another Rothschild coat to list, and 2 other ones currently listed, but I've gotten no bites on them yet. Maybe because it's a zillion degrees outside??

I paid $2.99 for these goooooorgeous Danskos at my local Goodwill in April. I desperately wanted to keep them, but they weren't even close to my size. I was thrilled with the $59.99 offer I got for them!

This is my most exciting sale, provided it actually goes through! I bought 3 pairs of these Emu boots last October when they were Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day. I paid around $26 per pair. I sent one pair to Greece within the first week. They sold for my full asking price of $97.99, which paid for all three pairs. The others have sat with nary an offer, but I had someone inquire the other day. She wanted my last 2 pairs, one for her and one for her sister, but she wouldn't be able to pay until August 10. For that price, I'm willing to wait a little bit. Besides, what's the worst that could happen? If she doesn't pay, I'll just relist them right in time for fall/winter shoppers. I expected her to make me an offer since she was buying both pairs, but she did Buy It Now yesterday for my full asking price! 

I paid $2.97 for these in March. This particular hot roller set is not a favorite, but my sister-in-law picked them up for me. The lid was cracked, but they sold anyway, for my full asking price of $31.99!

This wasn't a super exciting sale, but it was quick with a nice profit margin, so I thought I'd mention it as a BOLO (Be On LookOut) item. I paid 56 cents for it last weekend, figuring I could sell it for a quick and easy ten bucks. I ended up listing it for $19.99obo with free shipping. It sold the same day (full asking price) to a buyer in Canada, so I didn't even have to pay the shipping!

This mug sale was a real victory for me! I paid 13 cents for it in June. Far Side mugs typically sell pretty well, and there weren't many of this one listed, so I listed it for $29.99obo. It got a LOT of hits, so I know it was a good one, but this particular one has a lot of utensil marks in it. I finally got an offer for it 2 weeks ago ... for $6.  I rolled my eyes and declined, because I knew there was no way we could meet in the middle on this one. A couple days later, he offered me $8. It quickly became obvious to me that he wasn't going to go away, so I offered him $24.99, just to (hopefully) give him the idea that I wasn't going to consider his ridiculous prices. A week later, he offered me $13. Sigh. Buyers only get 3 offers, so I knew he was out of chances. His only remaining options were to accept any counteroffer I sent him, buy full price, or walk away. He was being persistent enough that I knew he wouldn't walk away, but I also had a strong suspicion he wouldn't pay full price, so I countered with $20 and he accepted!

What were your highlights this week?

1 comment:

  1. I love these posts! Helps me see see things at yard sales and the thrift stores in a totally different light! Also how to deal with those cheap offers you get! Thank you!