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Today’s Haul – May 25th

Today was another GREAT day. Maybe my best so far! I found out today that there are two other Saver’s withing about 20 miles from my house (and they are about 10 minutes from each other). I have been enjoying the closest Savers so much I don’t know why it hadn’t dawned on me that there were probably others around here!

The bad part is that they are up North where the traffic is terrible. I could probably get there in under 20 minutes but having to sit through the traffic made it closer to a 35 minute drive. Not the end of the world though because the stores don’t open until 9 and that gives me plenty of time to make the drive after the kids leave on the bus.

The first new Savers is now officially my very favorite. The toy department was HUGE and filled with brand new toys and like new plush. I found so much stuff that I wasn’t sure it was going to all fit in the cart! The second savers was still good but not as neat and well put together at the other two. But, between all three (as you can see in the picture) I bought tons of plush and lots of other goodies.

My favorite finds of the day are:

Build a Bear Sugar Cookie and Peace and Hugs bears – I paid $1.99 for the first and listed for $45 and $2.99 for the second and listed for $35.

The Hallmark letter to Santa Sally plush – paid $1.99 and listed for $45.

The Happy Feet Dancing Mumble – Paid $2.99 and listed for $45. I already sold the other one of these I sent in for $35 and there are no other sellers so I upped the price to $45 this time.

The Boyds Coke Bear – I didn’t even know Boyds did a Coca Cola line! I paid $4.99 for him and listed for $45.

The Handy Manny plush – paid $2.99 and listed for $55.

The Where the Wild Things Are plush Bernard and Sipi – paid $2.99 each and listed each for $45.

The Limited Edition Build a Bear Big Bird – paid $3.99 and listed for $55.

The Baby Marie Plush (from Aristocats) – paid $1.99 and listed for $45.

The Touch and Crawl Baby Mickey Mouse – paid $2.99 and listed for $55 (I sold the Minnie one of these awhile back at around this price).

The Magic Talking Kermit – paid $4.99 and listed for $75.

The Large Sofia the First – paid $3.99 and listed for $45.

The Lincoln Log set – paid $3.99 and listed for $35

The Gem Blossom My Little Pony – Paid $2.99 and listed for $35.

The Polly Pocket playset – paid $7.99 and listed for $75.

The Pound Puppy – Ok, this one was tough. Mom, if you are reading this I did decide to sell it. I was on the fence until I saw he could sell for $55. I paid $1.99. But, I’m still a little sad to keep him in the sell pile.

The Linny Wonder Pets plush and Dvd Set – paid $1.99 and listed for $45.

The Wilton House pan and Mustache cookie pan – I paid $1.00 for the house (listed for $35) and $3.99 for the cookie tray (listed for $45).

The Rocking Horse Elmo – paid $5.99 and matched another seller at $64.99.

This was a rare day when I didn’t have a single dud (other than some build a bear clothes I took off the bears) and I didn’t have to create any listings. Woohoo!

The bottom line:

Total Items Listed: 56

Total Buy Cost: $208.44

Total Sales Value: $1756.08

Total Net Profit: $1039.38

It was definitely a great day! Even if you factor in the time spent driving and shopping this morning (about 3 hours) and the time spent listing this afternoon (about an hour and a half) that STILL gives me a potential hourly rate today of $230.97 which is well over the $100 an hour goal I set for myself.

I also took the time today to go through the grocery items that I fill myself and have had on vacation mode since last November. I cleared out all of those items I can’t buy here locally anymore and am in the process of creating listings for some local Rhode Island grocery items and even sending a few things in that are grocery but can be done FBA. So, hopefully I can at least work on setting all of that up internally even if I haven’t decided yet if I will fill orders before the kids go back to school next year or not.

That’s it for today! See you tomorrow!!

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