Uggghh. I try not to complain *too much*, but geez, April was awful. My worst sales month since January 2013. I had about 2/3 of the sales that I had last month. I know eBay can be a bit of a mystery at times, but my listings are at an all-time high, and I listed pretty consistently all month long. I have a bit of everything in my store, at a range of prices. Why the crummy sales? Okay, okay, pity party is over.
It was rainy here last weekend so I didn’t get in any yard saling in, and the weekend before I went to four sales. All four had a plethora of clothing for 25-50 cents, so I picked up quite a bit, and I’ve been listing it for two weeks now. I’ve liked branching out into selling clothes, they sell pretty consistently, easy to store, ship, etc, but they really are a grind to list. Not much fun at all. Thankfully, a few have sold pretty quickly.
|Nike Women’s Athletic Pants
Paid: $0.25 @ ys, Sold: $17.95 (1 day later)
|Lynyrd Skynyrd Women’s Shirt
Paid: $0.25, Sold: $19.95 (5 days later)
|Columbia Men’s Convertible Pants/Shorts
Paid: $2 @ rummage sale, Sold: $24.95 (7 days later)
|Silver Walkstar FitFlops, Size 6
Paid: $2.80 @ VV, Sold: $39.95 + shipping to Canada (4 days later)
I bought another pair of FitFlops at VV at the same time I bought the above pair, got them home, and realized even though they appear identical, they are actually two different sizes. Darn it. I’ve heard of people listing shoes as replacements or for amputees, so I went ahead and did that. No bites yet, though.
|BABW Aladdin Lamp
Paid: $2.10 for bag of accessories @ VV, Sold (just lamp): $9.95 (2 days later)
|5 I Spy Hardcover Books
Paid: $1.25 total at rummage sale, Sold: $19.95 (3 days later)
I fell 22 listings short of my listing goal for April. I really thought I was going to make it, and then last weekend I came down with a miserable although short-lived flu bug. And then my youngest got it. Sometimes life just happens, huh? I am going to shoot for 150 new listings again in May.
In a couple weeks the consignment sale I like best that I usually participate in is happening. I still haven’t registered. I keep waffling on whether or not to consign. It’s kind of a time suck without a big payoff.
And, confession time, although I did quite a bit of Amazon related reading, I didn’t send anything in to FBA. Fail. There’s always this month though, right?