I think one of the exciting things about ebay is that you never know what will sell or when it will sell. I have had some pretty random things sell in the last couple of days. It has been 90+ outside here in the South and I have sold flannel sheets and a flannel shirt. I'm always grateful for any sales but the last 24 hours have been awesome.
After my daily trek to the Post Office yesterday I had a day of heavy listing scheduled so I could get a day or two ahead with my "required" listing and take a day off to get some things done.
While listing my little fingers off I sold a Krups boiler lid from an espresso machine I had purchased at an yard/estate sale. I was assured that it worked. Well, it might have worked if I could have plugged the hole in the bottom where the water poured out. But since it didn't work I pieced it out. Thanks Gilldaddy!! I sold the frother, filter holder and the boiler lid for a total of $32.97 with free shipping and made about $20 profit.(I could look up the exact amount but I'm lazy today). I would have made an additional $10-12 sale if I hadn't dropped the metal grate that covers the drip tray, through the crack in the front porch. I didn't feel like doing a snake impersonation to reach the grate under the porch. That's OK because it will be a puzzle if the next owner of the house ever replaces the boards on the porch!! Glad to entertain future generations!!
Then I sold a flannel shirt. A Field & Stream shadow plaid.
Then I sold a set of flannel sheets, with little moosies all over.
Then a new/old silk blouse that had been hanging in my closet for a while. New, never worn. I purchased it because I loved it and just because it was 2 sizes too big didn't mean that I couldn't refashion it to fit. Well, that never happened. So I sold it.
And just as I was getting ready for bed I sold this intercom set.
I would like to thank the "gentleman" that emailed me a day or two after I listed this to tell me I was asking too much for the set of 3 intercoms. He graciously offered me $20 for the set.Thank you very much kind sir for your unwanted input and lowball offer.. I sold it for $45 plus shipping.
Because I have been getting sales overnight and early in the morning, and my inventory is upstairs, I have started taking my phone upstairs with me at night. I just turn the volume down really low and leave it in the bathroom so I can't hear it go off. I almost dropped the phone when I saw what had sold this morning.
It's a vintage composition doll. A 30" Effanbee Lovums doll with straight legs. Good condition with some damage, no wig and sleep eyes that worked but were old and cloudy.A hard to find size in 30" so I started out high at $250 and have reduced the price twice since then. I tried some free auctions and no bites. I have had her listed since Feb 2013 and she finally sold.
You may have read my previous blog about her. My SweetiePie and daughter (SmartA**) thought she was creepy and put a brown paper bag over her head. I admit she is creepy with the cloudy eyes but I knew she would bring some good $$. Paid $5 for her from a thrift store. She had an old child's dress on and a vintage gold filled bracelet. I listed the bracelet first and got $15 for it immediately. So my initial investment of $5 netted me $215 and about $165 profit. Not bad for creepy.
This is what she looked like before she got in her box to go to her new home. A Lovums Mummy.
And while I was getting Lovums ready I sold a NIB Bake Pop Kit. I guess that was just icing on the cake.
So to speak.
So even after SweetiePie made fun of Lovums I was really nice and took him out to lunch today after we dropped Lovums off at the Post Office. And since we discussed the "business" of Lovums today at lunch I think that just might qualify as a tax-deductible business lunch.