Ok, I couldn’t stay away…lol! I dropped my little guy to preschool and headed out to run some errands and visit lots of thrift stores (5 today!!!).
I found some cool stuff, too! Here is a look at some of my favorites:
Hands down the best find of the day was a Lenox Snoopy and his doghouse Christmas cookie jar. I love it so much it hurt to part with it a little but since I already have a cookie jar for the holidays AND because there is nobody else selling it on Amazon and it has a low sales rank I felt confident listing it at $95. So, parted with it I did! Not bad for a item that only cost me $6.97!!
I also found two Heartland Village lighted houses – one a school house for $3.97 (listed for $55) and the other a fire hall (listed for $45).
Another great find was the Macy’s jumbo snoopy plush – 27 inches tall – I paid $1.97 for him and listed for $65.
In other plush news….I found a Thidwick Dr. Suess plush from 1983 for $2 (listed for $45), a 1983 Kenner Ewok plush for 97 cents (listed for $75), and a jumbo Rocky (from Rocky and Bullwinkle) plush with a holiday cap and scarf for $1.97 (listed for $45).
I also found a vintage set of 10 Pfaltzgraff glasses in the Christmas Heritage pattern for $9.97 and listed it for $65.
No real duds but I did decide to keep the Darth Vader nutcracker (because he is AWESOME) which I paid $2.97 for and the Muppets Hallmark ornament from 1980 is being flagged Hazmat by Amazon so that got sidelined for now.
There were a few things that I need to create listings for and ran out of time so I am holding them for another day.
But, what I did get listed, boxed, and scheduled for shipment made for a good one day haul! Here is my bottom line:
Total items listed: 36
Total Buy Cost: $99.95
Total Sales Value: $1236.13
Total Net Profit: $835.24
I had some errands that kept me from spending the whole time thrifting this morning but I got in a good 3 1/2 hours and listing with prep took up about 2 1/2 for a total of 6 hours work time. So, that puts me at about $139.20 an hour in potential profit. Sounds good to me!!