I took advantage of last Tuesday’s (10/25) one-cent listing day and got 55 listings up and running. Around fifteen were new listings, the rest were re-listings. I was hoping for ten sales, expecting around five. At the end of the week I had eight sales that totaled around $150. Not too bad. Three of the sales were first-time listings and five were re-listings. One was a lot of kids books that I’ve listed quite a few times, and it sold at the last minute. I was happy to see that one go. Other repeats included a lot of Duplos, an Exersaucer accessory, a stuffed animal, and more kids books. The items that sold right away included a Disney plush, a 4T outfit, and some vintage dolls. The dolls were actually bought by someone in the Philippines. Which, in theory, is fine. I state in my listings that I will ship internationally but to contact me prior to bidding for a shipping estimate. Which they did not do. And when I was looking online to determine how much it would cost to ship the dolls I discovered it was almost the exact same amount she paid for them . . . $45! I was skeptical to believe that she would be willing to fork out $90 for them. But, after a day or so she e-mailed me to let me know that this was her first purchase on eBay, she was still trying to figure out how the payment system works, and that she wanted the dolls sent to her mom who lives in California. And, this evening I received payment for the dolls, and the shipping address linked to the payment is indeed in CA. So, yay.
And, for the last two days, I have had ZERO eBay listings. My 50 free ones have kicked in but I have yet to use them. I am a master procrastinator. I’ve been playing around with the idea of opening an eBay store, but if I can’t get around to using my 50 free listings in a timely manner just imagine how much I’ll procrastinate when (if!) I open a store. So off I go. To list. Maybe.