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This weeks haul – back to school edition!

Hi there!

I am still working on getting into a schedule and figuring out how to make the best use of my time … but I am getting there. I think instead of trying to do a little thrifting every day and getting more and more behind the answer is to take a few days a week devoted to only thrifting and a couple days devoted to only listing and shipping.

But, for now I am trying to dig through everything I have bought so far and clear all of that out. I spent all day Wednesday out sourcing and scored some great items. Thursday I hit two stores quickly and got a few more goodies. And today I listed everything I could easily find on Amazon. I have a whole bunch of things I need to create listings for so that will be my project next week (and getting the shipment to Amazon, of course) before I do any more shopping.

But, it was fun getting back to work this week and like I said… lots of goodies! Here are the best find of the week:

The Birthday Pooh Plush – paid $3.99 and listed for $45.

The Vancouver Olympic Quatchi Plush – paid $1.99 and listed for $55.

The Kohls Cares Pout Pout Fish – paid $2.99 and listed for $45.

The Talking Bear in Big Blue House – paid $2.99 and listed for $45.

The Woolworth 5&10 American Village Christmas House – I had an idea when I saw this particular one it would be something special. I paid $2.99 and listed it for $195.00.

The Snickers 1990 Music Box Tin – paid 99 cents and listed for $35.

The Snoopy Goodies Jar from 1965 – paid 99 cents and listed for $45.

The Cristal D’Arques Vintage Wine Glass Set – paid $8.99 and listed for $55.

The Basil Grow Bottle – paid $2.49 and matched other sellers at $38.19.

The Wear Ever Super Shooter Cookie Gun – Paid $3.99 and listed for $45.

The Wear Ever Classic Cookie Gun – paid $4.99 and listed for $65.

The Curious George Space Monkey plush – paid .99 cents and listed for $45.

The Harvey Devil Plush – paid $1.99 and listed for $45.

Disney Store Monsters Inc Roz – paid $1.99 and listed for $45.

The Lincoln Log Fortress Set – paid $1.99 and listed for $55.

The Berry Sweet Home Strawberry Shortcake Vintage set – paid $2.99 and listed for $95.

The 1996 Magical Moving Pollyville (Vintage Polly Pocket) – paid $3.99 and listed for $75.

The 1971 Vintage Taz plush – paid $4.99 and listed for $75.

Talking Magenta (from Blue’s Clues) – paid $2.99 and listed for $55.

The Talking Brobee – paid $1.99 and listed for $39.98.

The Looney Tunes Bowling Set – paid $2.49 and listed for $45.

The 1999 Cassie from Dragon Tales talking plush – paid $1.99 and listed for $75.

The 1978 Fisher Price Magic Burner Stove – paid $2.99 and listed for $55.

The Lincoln Logs Prairie Farmhouse set -paid $9.99 and liste for $75.

The Vintage Promotion Pyrex Mixing Bowl – paid $9.99 and listed for $75.

The Talking Express Santa – Paid $3.99 and listed for $50 (I’ve sold a bunch of these and this seems to be a good price to set him at).

The Ty Backyardigans Tasha – paid .99 cents and listed for $40.

The Talking Shrek – paid $2.99 and listed for $45.

The Rock Plush – paid .99 cents and listed for $45.

The Rafael TMNT Build a Bear – paid $3.99 and listed for $75.

The Kung Fu Panda Wrestler – paid $3.99 and listed for $55.

The Cabbage Patch Kids Vintage Walker – paid $9.99 and listed for $75.

The Care Bear Brave Heart Lion and Proud Hear Cat – paid 66 cents each and listed the lion for $45 and the cat for $35.

The Little Pet Shop Platypus – paid $3.99 in a grab bag of other stuff and listed for $55.

The Krypto Superdog plush – paid $1.50 and listed for $35.

The 1978 Lincoln Logs – paid $2.99 and listed for $75.

There was one dud – the Qmotions board was missing the controller and game so I tossed it (paid $4.99).

I also kept some stuff for us:

The Vera Bradley bags. I am not authorized to sell them and I happen to absolutely love Vera bags so although I could sell them on Ebay I probably won’t. I paid $6.99 for the bags and $14.99 for the Weekender (best find ever!)

The Super Pretzel Tray – paid $2.99. It wasn’t selling for much and will be fun for the kids.

The Earphones – paid $3.99. I could have sold these for about $35 but my son has been living with hand me down pink headphones for long enough that I thought he would appreciate these. 🙂

The Nordic Castle bundt pan – paid $5.99. I decided to keep this because it is really cool looking. If it doesn’t turn out well I may sell it later but I want to give it a try first.

The bottom line for the week:

Total items listed – 141

Total Buy Cost – $415.41

Total Sales Value – $4540.92

Total Net Profit – $2912.23

As I said I actually spent a little more and probably have a good amount more profit but first I have to create listings. But, for now I am very happy with how the week turned out. If I can add $3000 in profit a week I’ll have a great fourth quarter for sure!

And now I’m off to enjoy a long holiday weekend with the family. I may not have any updates next week as I work to get caught up but I should be back the week after and start more regular posts again. Have a great Labor day!!

Stacy 🙂


  1. Nice haul 🙂

  2. Wow! Great haul! Gonna be a great fourth quarter!:0) Stacy, I have a question about the Kohl’s Cares plush. I have one new with tags, but as you know it has the $5 price on it and I want to sell it for $35. How would you handle that?

    • Hi Leah!

      If it is the original price tag that it came with when originally retailed (as is the case with the Kohl’s ones) I never remove it. There is always a chance a customer will be upset when they see that $5 price and see the price they are paying but it is pretty well known the cost of the Kohl’s plush when they first come out and since they are no longer being made that makes them more valuable now. And if worst comes to worst and you get bad feedback because of it (this has only happened to me a handful of times in all the years I have been doing this) you can rest easy knowing Amazon will remove it for you if you notify them.

  3. Thank you, Stacy, for taking the time to answer my question. Very helpful and I will send it in with no worries.

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