If every weekend on Ebay would go this well, I would be one happy girl. I sold more this weekend, then I did the entire month of June. Unfortunately, price wise, I did not do so well. I sent over 300 items to auction, which ended this weekend. Of those, I sold around 31. 10% sell through rate, I'm not sure if that is good or bad?
Since I did auctions, I priced them low to move them out. The average selling price was around $4 an item. Not much profit but most of the items were going to be donated or sent to consignment. It took me less than 2 hours to pack and label everything so if I think about it, I made around $50 an hour.
I did make some mistakes by sending a few things to auction that I should not have. One is this Tyco Kitty Kitty. It sold for one bid of $19.99 It can easily sell BIN for twice that amount.
The second was a stencil kit by Tupperware. It sold with 2 bids at $20.50 Again this can go for twice, maybe even 3 times that amount.
The last mistake was this Lalaloopsy doll. I'm really not sure what I could have got BIN because prices are all over the place. I meant to start the opening bid at $9.99 but somehow put $4.99 and $9.99 BIN. Some bought it at the BIN price. I'm happy with the $9.99 because she was in the bag to go to consignment and I would not have made that much there.
I did have one auction that surprised me. I bought a bag of trivets and this little mini decoration frying pan was inside. I listed it for $9.99, the same price as the other trivets. This one sold and the others did not. What makes this sale more awesome, is it is being sent to a True Value store in my state.
Ebay is doing another auction special until the 29th. This time they have included fixed price but in only select categories.
I had 6 sales this week. One has not paid. I have been starting to charge shipping on items over a pound hoping that the lower purchase price will encourage buyers. I'm not sure yet if it is working.
Melmac Bowls Best Offer $10 plus shipping
My Banky Karrigan Kitty $19.99
Dakin Dragon $29.99 plus shipping
Where's Waldo flat twin bed sheet Best Offer $14 plus shipping
Vintage Tupperware cups I think I may have sent her an extra small cup. $29.99 plus shipping (I always seem to miss the hype on items. These used to sell for a lot more because of Uncle Si on Duck Dynasty)
I have a lot of auctions going on. Check them out here
Pokemon pillow case (has not paid yet) $2.99 plus shipping
Baby Morgan blanket $40 plus shipping
Barbie Light Up Kitchen $40.99 plus shipping to Canada
I'm sure you all probably know this but I found a quicker way to put my photos of my sold listings on this blog. I was going to my Ebay listings and clicking on the photo and saving it to my computer and then uploading it here but now I see you can copy the URL of the image and add it without saving it to your computer. What a time saver that is.
I have over 300 auctions running for the next 10 days so hopefully I can get some sales. Everything is priced to sell so check out my store here. You know you want to get that Christmas shopping done early this year so why not stay at home and shop my store :-)
I was a little sad that I could not go to the 50% off sale Monday and Tuesday because I had no money. I sold something last night and decided I would go today. My favorite cashier works on Thursdays anyways.
When she saw me purchase this Fisher Price airplane, she asked me if I was interested in the doll house. She hadn't put it out yet. I said sure I would look at it. I normally do not pick these up because they do not go for much on Ebay, (thanks to sellers undercutting each other) but this one had furniture and people. She said she still had to go through the box and would try to save me the rest on Tuesday.
I found this pretty cool Christmas light up ball. While I had it in my cart, this little baby kept touching it. I didn't notice it at the time, but she pulled off one of the flowers.
This Strawberry Shortcake blanket was sitting on the toy shelf where a little girl was sitting nearby. At first, I thought it might be hers and then I noticed the price tag.
This hippo is from Old Navy and probably isn't worth listing but I thought he was cute.
I also picked up a brand new box fan for our house, a pretty cool truck for Ryker and some view masters for Robbie. There were a few things I hid that I hope to go back for if I make some more sales. I found a really good hiding spot in the store that seems to work well. (I know, how annoying lol)
Someday I'm going to come to the realization auctions simply do not work for me. I had around 100 auctions ending today and how many bids did I get? One, just one, measly bid. $1.99 plus shipping. Since I downgraded my store this month, (from premium to basic) I only get 150 free listings each month (which really aren't free since you pay $19.95 per month for a store subscription) so I try to take advantage of any free listings Ebay may throw my way.
Their free auction promotion began last Friday and ends tomorrow night. You can list 1000 auctions a day for 7 days. I started my auctions at 5 day listings which ended tonight. I relisted them for another 10 days. (to get the most of the listing time) Do I think they will sell? Probably not but I'm hoping most buyers will use the BIN price. I need to catch a break sooner or later right?
I hope this is only a summer slump and not a forever. I down graded my store to basic at the beginning of this month and am taking advantage of the free auction special going on until the 17th. Hopefully running auctions will give me the boost to get some sales again. Anyways, I sold 2 things this week.
Jungle Animal hanging $36.48
Replacement parts for Medela Symphony breast pump $12.99 plus shipping
If you want to check out my auctions, click here. Everything is priced to sell.