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Friday, November 15, 2013


We all have them.

But we tend to remember the good times and try to forget the bad times.

I try my best to make a profit on everything I sell. Back in the old days, when I was doing auctions, it used to toast my cookies when I would list something for a price and then only get one bid. A few times, when I was younger and more stupider (that is so a word), I would list lower than my cost. Well, it only took a couple of times to sell something at less than what you paid for it to cure you of the problem. I quickly learned that auctions were not for me. Too much drama and not enough pay.

Fast forward about 3 years......

There used to be a little mom and daughter thrift store near where my SweetiePie likes to eat breakfast. It was a smallish store and very junky. The mom ran the store as her only income. She did pretty good, but needed to do more. I helped all I could. Just because I loved to dig in the stuff.

We were in there one day and SweetiePie spotted a silver bracelet. He thought it would be a good purchase to resell. Well, I told him it was pewter and it was too high. He bargained her down to $20 and I didn't take time to look it up on my phone. Big mistake.

When I got home I looked it up and it was going for between $10-15.  Oh No....what to do.
It was a birthday bracelet for November. So I held on to it until August and listed it then, hoping that someone would need it for a November birthday. It worked.  I sold it the first of November.....yeah.

Listed it for $24.99, free shipping. After fees and costs, I made a profit.
Only 3 cents....but a profit. And that counts!!

Yep, I'm raking in the dough.....thought you would like to know.


  1. Just found your blog recently. I am a small time ebay seller who hopes to get bigger after I retire. I love your blog. Thanks.

  2. Plan ahead and start researching stuff all the time. Hot stuff changes all the time, but at least you will be familiar with lots of items when you go shopping. I didn't have time to plan I just jumped in head first. Lost my job, SweetiePie on disability....had to do something.
    Good luck

  3. I liked your story! I'm right there with ya....rakin' in the big bucks! Lol! ~~Pam