Phew! Between yesterday and today I got it all listed. 60 items boxed and on their way to Amazon tomorrow when UPS picks them up!
The best finds of the trip were:
The new in box Christoper Interactive Bear set from Hallmark – paid $2 and listed for $35.
The Campbell’s Soup can ornament – paid $1.97 and listed for $35.
The Gibson snow festival 20 piece dinner set – paid $6.97 and listed for $45.
I found a few Lemax Dickensvale houses – paid $6.97 for 2 and $4.97 for the other. Listed for $45, $45, and $55.
The Spode Santa and bear bowl – paid $2.97 and listed for $35.
The Betty Boop Hula Wobbler – paid $3.97 and listed for $35.
I found some Yankee candles – brand new, never lit – for only $6.97 each. I listed two for $29 and kept the third for myself.
I found another Hallmark Santa snowman playing piano – and excellent find since I just sold my second of these that this month for $75 yesterday – paid $3 and again listed for $75.
The Horseland Puzzle – paid 97 cents and listed for $35.
I found some good plush:
Skating snoopy: paid 97 cents listed for $45.
Barney: paid $1 and listed for $35.
Ty Tasha (from the Backyardigans) – paid 97 cents and listed for $35.
Kohls Cares Snoopy: paid 1 and listed for $45.
Kohls Cares Fox in Sox: paid $1.97 and listed for $45.
Thomas O’malley (from the Aristocats): paid 97 cants and listed for $35.
Ty Beanie Boos Comet reindeer – paid $1.97 and listed for $35.
The Christian Mother Goose Humpty Dumpty – paid $1 and listed for $55.
There really were not any duds this trip – only the one candle which I kept for myself … but you can’t go wrong with a large Yankee Candle for only $6.97!
The bottom line:
Total items listed: 60
Total buy cost: $158.67
Total sales value: $1868.40
Total Net Value: $1233.26 (WOW!!!)
Adding up the time I spend working on this one haul – about 8 hours total between three days (five Friday, 1 yesterday, and 2 today) and divide by my potential net profit and that gives me the potential hourly rate of: $154.15 an hour so just over 1 1/2 times my goal. Successful trip!!