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Today’s Haul – September 15th


It has been an anxious kind of day here as my children returned to school and we still do not have any answers on who is behind the threats. I have never been so happy to pick my son up from Kindergarten and I am counting the minutes until my girls get home on the bus. I wasn’t sure how much work I would get done today but it turned out that staying busy was the best thing for me …. so stay busy is what I did!

I visited two Goodwills and the Menonite Thrift store as well as getting some grocery orders taken care of before pick up and then meeting a friend for some lunch and some much needed girl talk.

The best finds today were:

The 50th Anniversary Smurf – I couldn’t believe 50 years was right but it turns out they debuted in a comic in the 1950’s and not as a cartoon when I was a kid. This made me feel a lot better. Paid $3.97 and listed for $35.

The Vermont Teddy Bear – paid $2.50 and listed for $35.

The Talking Madeline – I sold this doll before in pretty rough condition for $35. This one looks brand new so I put her at $55 (paid $7).

The Starbuck Monkey plush – paid $1.97 and listed for $35.

The Sylvester Plush – paid $1.97 and listed for $45.

The Vintage 1970’s Paddington Bear plush by Eden – paid $2 and listed for $45.

My favorite find of the day was the Walt Disney Character Doll Collection Alice in Wonderland from 1977. She is just beautiful and in amazingly perfect condition especially given her age. She wasn’t on Amazon so I created a listing and put her up at $95 (paid $3.97).

Just a few duds:

The Sire the Lion – He was $1.97 but is barely breaking the $5 mark for listing so it would have cost me money to list him.

The Latch Hook Kits – Ok, since this is the second time this week I have gotten burned on these I think I am going to have to make sure I scan any future latch hook purchases. I paid $2.97 each for them and while one did list for about $13 (so I’ll make around $5) and I probably would have bought it if I scanned first the other is selling so low I’ll only make about 50 cents on the sale (I did list it though).

The bottom line:

Total items listed: 15

Total Buy Cost: $44.32

Total Sales Value: $475.34

Total Net Profit: $302.65

I spent about 2 hours total listing and shopping giving me a potential hourly wage of $151.32. Not bad!

So, that was my day. Tomorrow I have one grocery order to fill so far and I plan on hitting up a few thrifts before another lunch date.

See you tomorrow… happy thrifting!

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