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!!