Tis the season for selling costumes. Chasing Fireflies is a great brand to keep an eye out for. Check out completeds HERE.
Another month has come and gone. Seriously, we’re over 1/4 of the way through the year already! The weather has been incredibly nice here over the last week too, sunshine every day. It’s almost yard sale season, yay!
Here are a few of my sales from March. I sold a bunch of clothes, no surprise.
I also had a few cute St. Patrick’s Day sales.
Plush too, of course!
Some of you helped me ID this guy a few months ago, and he finally sold.
This Superman toy had been listed since 2014! I had it listed at $40, but revised the price during my inventorying, and it finally sold.
I bought several of these tumblers from the Disney Store a couple years ago, and they sold very quickly. For some reason I had one left (maybe I was thinking about keeping it for myself?) but it was just sitting around so I finally listed it.
Cutco items usually sell well for me.
I generally ship them in a Regional A box.
And even though Halloween is long over, I still sell costumes consistently.
How was March for you?
‘Tis the season. Sales are good right now. I am hoping to hit my sales goal for the month by the 20th because I know sales will drop off almost entirely then, if not before. Here are a few of my better sales over the last few days.
I bought a LOT of costumes at 90% off after Halloween. I’ve been listing a few here and there, and several have already sold. (Including a vampire costume. Who buys a vampire costume in December?) The Sonic the Hedgehog costume below also sold very quickly.
I bought a Mo Willems pigeon plush for my youngest on eBay for Christmas last year. For some reason they were selling it with the Pokemon plush below. It was in good condition, so I listed it. Wasn’t a super fast flip, but I sold it for more than I paid for both plush originally.
Perfection isn’t always a fast seller, but it always sells eventually.
And a few Christmas-y sales!
I picked up a bunch of animated (move and play music) hats on post-Christmas clearance two years ago. Almost all of them sold last year, with the exception of three of the style below. Two of which have sold so far this year.
This tapestry blanket was super cute, and in great condition.
I picked up all 12 of the plush below at a church rummage sale over the summer. I paid $25 for 3 bags of plush. I am sure I made my $25 back long ago on other plush sales. Apparently these Rudolph plush were sold at CVS years back.
How are December sales looking for you so far?
Halloween sales – some of my favorites!
For the costumes below I probably paid around $2/each.
Hulk Costume, Sold: $29.95 (new)
Superman Costume, Sold: $19.95 (new)
White Shaggy Dog Costume, Sold: $24.95 (used)
And some costumes I paid a little more for:
And a few other Halloween items:
Nerd Accessory Kit
Paid: $0.30, Sold: $14.95 (I sold two of these)
And some Halloween baskets (I probably paid $1 or so for these):
Plush Pooh Basket, Sold: $24.95
And some things I bought on clearance after Halloween in 2013 –
and was glad to FINALLY see go! (I probably paid $2 or less each.)
Halloween Party Supplies, Sold: $24.95
Scooby Doo Jack-O-Lantern, Sold: $39.95
(I sold two of these)
Possessed Portrait, Sold: $34.95
(I sold two of these – to the same person.)
Charlie Brown LED Light-Up Canvas, Sold: $24.95
I also sold other Halloween costumes, decor, plush, shirts, make-up, tattoos, etc.
It’s such fun!
Did you have any fun Halloween sales this year?
The number of Halloween-related sales I have been having has really picked up in the last few weeks. And not just costumes – decor too. While the majority of people may wait until September or October to do their Halloween shopping, there are always going to be some early birds. And if sellers put off listing their Halloween goodies until September or later it makes it even more likely that mine, that are listed year-round, will get snapped up by those early birds. So on second thought . . . don’t bother listing your Halloween goods. Wait. Then wait some more. Just kidding!
Here are some of my more recent Halloween-related sales. All of the items below are NWT, bought on post-Halloween clearance. I would guess I paid around $2 per item, with the exception of the baby outfit which was probably around 50¢.
And I’ve got a LOT more where these came from, yet to be sold.
I love selling Halloween items!
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any sales. Here are a few of my favorites from the last week or so.
I’ve actually sold a few mugs recently! Which is surprising since I’ve almost completely stopped buying them. I want to be able to list them for at least $25, and I don’t often find mugs worth that much.
I’ve also sold several new costumes in the last week or two. I bought a BUNCH on clearance after Halloween. I know I’ll have to wait almost a year to sell most of them, but when I can buy them at 90% off I can’t pass them up. I love to sell costumes! And, as this shows, they do sell all year long.
This was a timely find since the new movie just came out. I found it at a yard sale last weekend.
Gotta love Lisa Frank. I think I listed this one too low, because it took just an hour or two to sell . . . in the middle of the night. (I was up late listing.)
And last but not least, the Burd has already sold! In addition to the purchase price, the buyer paid almost $50 for priority international shipping.
Happy sales to you!
I’m resurrecting a post I used to share of my favorite five sales of the week – with intentions (but not promises) of sharing on future Fridays as well.
Here are my five favorite sales from the last week(ish):
|Jake & the Neverland Pirates PVC Toy Lot
Paid: $2 @ consignment sale, Sold: $19.95 (listed since Nov)
|Paid: $1ish @ ys, Sold: $24.95 (listed since July)|
I bought a LOT of costumes at several different stores after Halloween, all at 90% off. They aren’t flying out the door, but I sell a few every month.
Paid: $1.99 @ Wal-Mart, Sold: $24.95 (listed since Nov)
I knew this was a winner as soon as I saw it. A cow and “busy bee” seem like a random combination, and I figured there couldn’t be too many out there like this.
|Circo Cow Lovey
Paid: $4 @ consignment store, Sold: $39.95 (in less than a day)
I picked up this Lego set as a birthday gift for a son of some close friends of ours two years ago. For some reason we ended up not making it to the party (sick kid maybe?), so it’s been hanging around, wrapped, for the last two years. This year when the same kid’s birthday rolled around I pulled out this gift thinking we’d give it to him, but something in the back of my mind made me think I should look it up to see if the value had increased. (We did make it to the birthday party this year, but took a different gift.)
|Iron Man Lego Set (brand new)
Paid: $15ish? @ Fred Meyer?, Sold: $74.95 (one day later)
Paid: $0.50, Sold: $17.95
|Policeman Baby Costume
Paid: $2ish @ OUAC, Sold: $19.95
|Old Navy Dragon Costume
Paid: $1 @ ys, Sold: $17.95
|Old Navy Lion Costume
Paid: $7 @ consignment sale, Sold: $34.95
|Old Navy Pirate Costume
Paid: $12 @ consignment store, Sold: $39.95
|Old Navy Baby Cheeseburger Costume
Paid: $5 @ OUAC, Sold: $49.95
|Carter’s Fireman Costume
Paid: $2 @ ys, Sold: $24.95
|Baby Gap Black Cat Costume
Paid: $2ish @ ys, Sold: $24.95
|Tom Arma Beaver Costume
Paid: $5 @ ys, Best Offer Accepted: $40
|Thomas the Tank Engine costume lot
Paid: approx. $5 @ ys/VV, Best Offer Accepted: $44
|Minnie Mouse Costume
Paid: $5ish Halloween clearance last year, Best Offer Accepted: $22
|Mike Wazowski Candy Catcher Costume
Paid: $3 @ ys, Sold: $29.95
|Wall-E Candy Catcher Costume
Paid: $2 @ consignment sale, Sold: $34.95
|Eeyore Disney Store Costume
Paid: $7 @ consignment sale, Sold: $39.95
|Dopey Dwarf Baby Costume
Paid: $6.50 @ consignment store, Sold: $49.95
|Rex Adult Costume
Paid: $5 @ ys, Best Offer Accepted: $80
|Adult Tigger Costume
Paid: $9 @ consignment sale, Sold: $79.95
|Adult Talking Winnie the Pooh Costume
Paid: $15 @ ys, Sold: $97.95
The consignment sale has started, and I have to say that my first day’s sales were NOT stellar. The sale runs through Saturday, so here’s hoping things pick up over the next few days.
I did, however, have some good luck sourcing items for resale, including more costumes, several loveys, a few NWT items, and quite a bit more:
|Adult Tigger Costume above
Old Navy toddler costumes below
|NWT pea-in-the-pod sleepers (found 2)|
|I also picked up several loveys.|
So, the truth is that I really didn’t *need* to buy more inventory, but it sure can help in the motivation department to get listing again when you’ve been in a slump. I still haven’t completely shaken off being sick and the momentum that I lost over the last week. But, since shopping this morning it’s coming back. My plan is to get everything I purchased this morning listed by Friday evening when I can go back for the 50% sale. (The 50% off sale officially starts on Saturday, but consignors can shop a “pre-sale” the last couple hours on Friday night.) There were a number of things I left behind today that I remember thinking I would be interested in buying if they were still around at 50% off. But before I can worry about that, I’ve got some work to do!
Who saw Guardians of the Galaxy this summer? We saw it at the drive-in, and my husband and oldest son both loved it. (I may have slept through a big chunk of it.) We actually ran across a (much) cheaper version of this costume and picked one up for my oldest. He is SUPER excited to be Star Lord for Halloween. But, the Disney Store version is worth a lot more (and is much better made). I looked on the Disney Store website and it appears that only sizes 3-6 are still in stock, which means the costumes for the older kids are hard to find and in high demand! Maybe there’s a store or two out there that still have a few in stock? Might be worth checking out if you find yourself near one. You can find completeds HERE.