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Today’s Haul – September 17th


I did only a quick thrifting run after grabbing some coffee with another one of dear friends this morning but I still managed to hit two (close to each) other shops. As you can see from the picture I only found 8 items to sell and when you consider that 3 of them are duds it definitely wasn’t a huge haul. But, that said, I was lucky that I found a few really good finds and still got a decent profit out of a very short day of work.

Since there are so few I’ll share them all today:

The Phonics Game – paid $6.97 and listed for $55.

The MXS Track Set – paid $1.50 and listed for $45.

The Puzzle – paid $2.97 and listed for $35.

The Red Storm Rising Board Game – I actually went back for this one after looking it up once I walked out of the Goodwill. It was sitting on the counter and priced at $8.97 so I was guessing they thought it was valuable. They were right! I listed it for $85.

The Gund Teacher teddy bear – paid .50 cents and listed for $15.

I mentioned 3 duds and here they are:

The Hooked on Phonics Level 1 set – this would have been a find (I’ve sold it twice before for over $40 each) but once I got it home and opened it I found that it was missing a ton of stuff. I paid $3.97 for it.

The Puppy Surprise and Kitty Surprise Plush – The surprise was on me with this one! I am not familiar with this line of plush but took a chance since they were only priced at $1 each and were green labels and therefore 50% off at the Menonite Thrift Store. I saw the little velcro opening under each of them but thought maybe it was to store things and therefore giving them the surprise in their name. But, once I got home and looked them up the surprise is that they come with a litter of kitties or puppies and the surprise is how many you get. Neither had any inside so I wound up tossing them both.

Today’s Bottom Line:

Total items listed: 5

Total Buy Cost: $21.03

Total Sales Value: $235.11

Total Net Profit: $151.75

I spent about 45 minutes between the two stores shopping and maybe 15 minutes to list so even though it was a small haul day it was worth making the stops. The way I look at it is that if I were working a minimum wage job while the kids were at school ($7.25 an hour here in PA) I would have had to work almost 21 hours to make that much. So, I’ll take doing it in an hour and be very happy with it. This is what makes selling on Amazon SO great and why I feel SO blessed that I found it!

Have a fabulous rest of your day! I’ll be back tomorrow with hopefully lots of goodies to share. I plan on using the whole morning to hit as many places as I can and do one final push before boxing everything thing up to go to Amazon on Monday.

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