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Today’s Haul – September 18th

Good afternoon!

I finally got through the last of the items I needed to list this morning before we headed out to soccer. Whew! It was a pretty big haul. As I said yesterday, I made it to four Goodwill’s and those are the items that you see on the table above.

I also took the kids around the neighborhood yardsale when they got home from school. Because it was right around our development I felt a little anxious about pulling out my scanner and trying to find some things to sell. Actually, I feel that way with any yardsale because instead of just random things in a store these are the personal belongings of the people sitting there. But, I am kind of kicking myself now that I didn’t because a couple of the items that caught my eye and I didn’t buy turned out to be worth a lot when I looked them up later. So much so that I went back this morning alone to see if they were by some miracle still there …. but no such luck. I did grab two sealed packs of transparency papers while out with the kids yesterday though because I know they are always an easy flip. They aren’t in the picture but I paid $2.50 each for them and listed one for $22 and the other for $35.

There are a LOT of goodies on the table to share:

I picked up three grab bags of plush. Bag #1 I paid $2.97 for and listed four of the plush (for $10, $10, $25, and $35). Bag #2 I paid $3.97 for and listed 2 plush for $45 each. Bag #3 I paid $3.97 and only listed one plush from for $15.

I also found a bag of baseball trading cards (all in plastic protectors) for $1.97. I plugged them all in and it turned out 3 of them were worth listing (for $10, $10, and $15). The bag also had a really cool ticket stub from a Wake Forrest Vs. Duke game in the 1940’s which I held aside. I am still trying to decide if I want to create a listing and send it into Amazon or throw it up on Ebay and see what happens.

The attack Garfield – I remember having one of these in high school! I paid $1.97 for him and listed for $35.

The Mr. Potato Head Halloween Pumpkin Plush – Paid $1.97 and listed for $35.

Alf Plush doll and puppets – I actually gasped out loud when I found these at the thrift store which is something I try not to do but I was really excited, lol. I have sold the full size Alf doll twice before for $75 so I put this one up at the same price (paid $3.97 for him). I have sold the puppets before too. They were a Burger King giveaway back in the day and don’t fetch quite as much but are still worth picking up. I got them for $1.97 each and listed them for $10, $15, and $35.

Shout Elmo – Paid $2 and listed for $35.

Italian Goofy – Paid $1.97 and listed for $45.

The large Tigger plush – paid $2 and listed for $45.

The Boyds Kringle Santa Bear – paid $3.97 and listed for $45.

The Vermont Teddy Bear – paid $2.97 and listed for $45.

The Mrs. Potts and Chip plush – paid $2.97 and listed for $35.

The Disneyland 35th anniversary Mickey – paid $2 and listed for $55.

The Metlife Dental Care Snoopy – these Metlife guys sell well to the Snoopy fans out there. I paid 97 cents for him and listed for $35.

The Vintage Fantasia Mickey – paid $2 and listed for $45.

The Aztec Video Transfer system – paid $4.97 and listed for $64.

And my very favorite find of the day I found at the Goodwill Outlet where they charge by the pound. It is the vintage cast iron Overland Circus Horses and Wagon with Polar Bears. I knew when I saw it that it was something really special. Because they charge by pound and it was SO heavy it cost me $13 but it was totally worth it considering I listed it for $145.00.

Not many duds either which makes for an especially nice day! The only duds were the two Boyds mice that I paid $1.97 each for. It turns out they were meant to be ornaments and the ribbon to hang them was cut off AND they were also each missing a hat.

Let’s look at the bottom line:

Total items listed: 31

Total Buy Cost: $79.77

Total Sales Value: $1130.88

Total Net Profit: $772.34

I am very, very pleased with only putting out $80 to potentially earn close to $800. Thrifting ROI is the BEST! I spent about 2 hours shopping and 2 hours listing (thanks to the Amazon problems and having to create listings several times in some cases) giving me a potential hourly wage of $193.08 which is a very good day.

Now back to your regularly scheduled weekend… see you Monday with lots more to share!

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