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Today’s Haul – September 30th

Good afternoon!

I did really well today between the three Goodwill’s I hit. I started at the Goodwill Outlet (where they charge by the pound). It only takes me a few minutes to do a quick walk up and down the aisle and a half of bins containing household goods and I have been rewarded with a good batch of plush each time so far. Today I had my arms full and found some real goodies! After that I popped next door to the regular (Goodwill) which is the largest in our area and then finished the morning at one last Goodwill in the same shopping center I had to visit to fill a grocery order.

Here is how I did:

The GIANT Melissa and Doug dragon – I have to say I am a bit disappointed in him. He is a very large, great quality, and beautiful plush and I thought he would bring a high price but he is only going for $35 used on Amazon. I picked him up at the Outlet and he was $4 due to his large size/weight for a plush.

The Sesame Street Training Wheels set – paid $2.97 and matched the lowest price of $18.64.

The Stocking Kit – paid $3.97 and listed for $40.

The Stamping Up! Proverbs set – I was surprised to see another of these after finding that huge batch of them last week at another Goodwill but at least I knew it was going to be a good find right away. I paid $2.97 (this Goodwill priced theirs lower than the other) and listed for $35.

The Gunds Collectors bear – paid $1 and listed for $20.

The Crayola Floating Art Desk – paid $2.97 and matched the low price of $54.99. I think these sell so well and for so much because it can be hard to find new bath toys that keep kids interest.

The Seal a Meal food vacuum sealer – The box was not sealed shut but upon opening it I found that the contents were still all in their original packaging and unopened so I listed this as like new and noted in detail the condition. I went a bit under the new price because of this but still did really well listing at $89.99 (paid $4.97).

I picked up one bag of plush today – paid $2.97 – and listed two items from it for $14.99 and $35 respectively. The net profit on the bag will be $32.83.

The Talking Scooby Plush – I have sold him before so I priced around the same that he sold last time – $55 (paid $1).

The Build a Bear Mint Girl Scout Bear – paid $1 and listed for $35. She was wearing a Daisy scout vest that wasn’t shown on the Amazon listing and was being sold separately so I took it off and listed it separately for $20.

The Get Well Vermont Teddy Bear – paid $1 and listed for $55.

The Energizer Bunny – paid $3.97 and listed for $45.

The Anne Geddes Bee Baby – paid $1.97 and listed for $65.

The bag of Summer Drink party invites – I paid $3.97 for the bag of 11 invitation packs and listed each for $8.99. I should make $50.71 off this bag!

The Tooth Fariy Stitch Plush – I created a listing for this one and think it will sell well. I’ve had really good luck with Stitch Plush and I’ve never seen anything like this. I paid $1 and listed for $45.

The Wawa #Sizzlitime alarm clock – paid $2.97 and listed for $55.

The Magnetic Rudolph plush – paid $1.97 each for them (I found two) and listed for $25 each.

I also found two really good condition (once I cleaned up their faces) Koosa dolls from the original Cabbage Patch kid line. People love buying back their childhood or giving it as a gift and I have sold quite a few of them over the years. I paid $2.97 each and listed for $55 each.

Only two duds today:

The Conair Geometrics curling iron set – Ok, so I was totally blinded by this because it is from the 80’s and something I would have loved to have had. I couldn’t find it listed on Amazon and once I opened the box up the curling iron base was really dirty so I wound up tossing it. I paid $3.97 for it.

The rubber stamp set of numbers, letters, and symbols- I could not for the life of me find this set anywhere. It doesn’t have any markings to tell me who made it and eventually I gave up. I’ll keep it for us since it will be nice to spell out names with for cards and crafts. A steal at $2.97!

The bottom line:

Total items listed: 32

Total Buy Cost: $51.07

Total Sales Value: $977.50

Total Net Profit: $646.80

I spent about 3 hours today between shopping and listing but even still that gives me a very healthy potential hourly wage of $215.60 an hour. Great haul!!

That’s it for today. I managed to get a lot more done than I expected so I’m happy about that. I won’t be posting a haul tomorrow (didn’t I say that yesterday?) as far as I know. I may make a quick stop but since we have company coming I’ll work on it with whatever I buy on Friday. And then this weekend I’ll need to box up all the stuff from last week AND this week to get to Amazon where it can make me some real money instead of just sitting in my basement. 🙂

Have a great night!

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