Half way through the month. Thought I should have a reality-check/check-in. I am sooo far behind on this month’s goal of listing 200 new items.
Yup. I’ve only listed 38 items in the last 16 days. In part because I was getting ready for the last fall consignment sale (dropped items off on Monday evening), in part because for about a week at the beginning of the month I was dragging, on the brink of getting sick and going to bed at 10 p.m. every night instead of staying up until midnight or 1 a.m. getting things listed. The good news is, I never got full-blown-sick. The bad news is, my listings really suffered. Ah, priorities.
But, on to the really embarrassing part of my day.
This morning I went to the consignor presale of the consignment sale (with my youngest, because it’s allowed at this sale!), and the incredibly nice gal who runs the sale came up to me with a pair of pants in her hand, and said something like, “I think this is yours. This tag isn’t from my sale.” And I look down, and it still has the JBF tag on it!!!! Face. Palm. And I said, “Well, that’s embarrassing!” Was it ever. (Caught! Cheating on her! Ack.) She waved it off with a smile. Could not be nicer.
I even knew that pair of pants had gone missing (new tag printed out but couldn’t find the pants to attach it to) – it never even crossed my mind that it was somehow already in the pile to be taken to the sale.
I like this sale so much better than JBF. JBF basically runs for a day and a half. This sale starts Tuesday evening for volunteers and runs all the way through Sunday. So much more time to get your items sold. A bunch of items that I had at the JBF sale that just sat (for the day and a half) have already sold. The folks at JBF are very nice too, but I don’t think I will be consigning there again. The time and effort isn’t worth the small payout.
I’ve set all of my consigned inventory to be marked down as the sale goes on. I am less concerned with how much money I make, and more concerned with how much of my stuff goes out the door. I took 175 items. I’d be sooo happy if 2/3 of it was sold, never to be seen again. We’ll see . . .