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Let the extreme thrifting begin! Today’s haul – November 10th

As I said in my last post I will be getting down to business this week and thrifting (and shipping) every week day for the next two weeks. This week I am especially determined to hit every Goodwill (four in my local route) every day because there is a S5 off $30 coupon that can be used again and again and again. I made very good use of it today although to be honest I treated it more as a perk than saving money on my work purchases. I filled the cart with goodies to sell and then allowed myself $5 worth of personal purchases at every store. I got a pretty dress, a snowman that counts down the days to Christmas, some Thanksgiving goodie bags I am going to fill with treats for my kids and their cousins when we get together and celebrate as a family the weekend after Thanksgiving, and a few other odds and ends. All free because of the coupon!

And there was so much stuff that will sell beautifully! I have three boxes from todays purchases ready and they will be picked up tomorrow. Probably my fastest turnaround and it was really nice to be able to just pack it up right upstairs instead of the usual up and down to the office. I am hoping I can do that every day but it will depend if I find enough to fill a box. Fingers crossed!

Ok – on to today’s finds!

The best of the best:

Tivo (love finding these!!!) – paid $6.97 and listed for a conservative $75.
Byers Choice Puzzles (brand new, of course) – $2.97 each and listed for a whopping $65 each. Wow!!
Indiana Glass Vintage 12 days of Christmas Beverage glasses – really cute set – paid $4.97 – listed for $55.
Hotel Transylvania plush – I found four of these, new with tags, at one Goodwill – paid $1.97 each and listed for $35 each.
Giant Peter from the Family Guy plush – paid $.97 and listed for $35.
2012 official London Olympic Mug in original box – paid $1.97 and listed for $39.99.

Duds?

Not really but two items didn’t get listed. The photo cube is Hazmat flagged so it will wait until they clear it to be sent in. The other was the Mr. Bill plush. He was not selling for much to start and I decided it would be much more fun to give him to our 2 year old Boxer, Sophie. The enjoyment I have already gotten from saying “Oh no! Mr. Bill!!” as she chews on him was well worth the $2 I paid for him. It’s the simple things…

The Bottom Line:

Total items listed: 28

Total Buy Cost: $81.16

Total Sales Value: $893.51

Total Net Profit: $583.92

I’m calling that a very successful day of thrifting considering I did about 6 hours of work for that potential profit. And that is an overestimate when you consider a good chunk of that “work” time was spent driving, shopping for personal items, grabbing lunch, and picking up my little guy.

I’ll be back again tomorrow with what I hope is another fantastic day to report!

2 comments

  1. I would love to make my turn around only one day. It currently costs me $14.00 each time UPS comes to my house to pick up my boxes, so I try to have 14 boxes ready to go each time, which is usually about 2 weeks of inventory. I was just wondering if you had something else with UPS to be able to have them pick up something each day? Is there a monthly subscription or something I am missing? Thanks!
    Melissa

    • Hi Melissa! YES!! I signed up for the free UPS Connect program and with it you get UPS Smart Pickup absolutely free for a year. Don’t ask me what I will do when that ends though … it has definitely spoiled me. 🙂 I guess I will be back to loading the car up and schlepping them over to the UPS myself. I definitely don’t miss that!

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