I must say that I don't know it all. (Don't tell SweetiePie I said that!!) Every day that I list things I look at some and say, "why did I buy that?". We all have been there. Sales are slow and we grab stuff that has been sitting in the to be listed tote and throw it up on ebay. Our reasoning when we purchased it was "I can sell that for a profit". Well, I'm trying to upscale my thinking and say to myself that I can sell that "for $20 profit, or $10 profit". That is extremely hard for me to do. I feel like I am admitting defeat if I just never list and re-donate. I feel like I have failed at something...
So, to fix that, I changed some of my listings to good till cancelled. I was selective about what I changed and at first I just picked out $24.99 and up listings that I felt good about. I changed 40 on Saturday and I have already sold 5 of those listings. These were things that had been sitting since last year or longer.
|Vintage shirt tales crib skirt, dust ruffle from the 80's and in|
great condition. Found digging at the thrift in the 25c bins,
along with some VTG 80's Care Bear sheets
|Older, not vintage Bill Blass cotton fisherman|
sweater. Another item from the 25c bin. Gotta
love the bins. You have to be careful because
a lot of things are damaged.
|This funky dress was given to me by my daughter to sell|
because it didn't fit her like she thought it would. Who
wouldn't like purple giraffe?
So for a total investment of $2.00 I turned it over to $127, gross. Not bad.
I plan to get more things on the GTC bandwagon so I don't have to relist manually each month. I am trying to do the original switch at different times during the day and night so that I will pretty much have random things listing throughout the day. Here is hoping it works.(fingers crossed)
Update on the yard sale buyout. I sold this almost new Eddie Bauer canvas messenger bag last week. An investment of 33c flipped to $30.
But I'm afraid that some of the remaining buyout stuff will have to be donated. They just don't meet my new profit margin guidelines. Oh, I'm sure the Battered Women's Thrift Store will be glad to get them.
Can't wait for the Labor Day weekend....thrifting in Atlanta. Anyone know any good places to go?