Podcasting Pause 8/1/21

Ryanne and Jay – Sleep tight, you deserve the rest.  I’m sure we all look forward to hearing from you next week.
Numbers for the whole month of July 2021
Total listings: 1250Items sold: 68Sales: $1,342.51Highest price sold: $80 – Boxed set of The Door’s CDsAverage price sold: $1974Cost of items sold: $206.05 / Average cost: 3.03 eachSpent on new inventory: $670.25Number of items listed: 79
July was one of the better months for me in a long time. I had a few days of no sales but the weekends seemed to bring all of the buyers out. I spent quite a bit on inventory this month due to buying 4 large boxes of vintage computer games, video games, graphic novels, and comic trade paperbacks (TPB). Going through the games, I’ve increased my limited knowledge about video games and will probably be pickier when buying them in the future, but with the first box listed and about half of the games sold, I am already in the profit column on that box.
August looks to be even better. So far today, the first day of August I have had $231 in sales, and there are still 5 hours to go.

Podcast Pause 8/1/21

Ryanne and Jay – Sleep tight, you deserve the rest.  I’m sure we all look forward to hearing from you next week.
Numbers for the whole month of July 2021
Total listings: 1250Items sold: 68Sales: $1,342.51Highest price sold: $80 – Boxed set of The Door’s CDsAverage price sold: $1974Cost of items sold: $206.05 / Average cost: 3.03 eachSpent on new inventory: $670.25Number of items listed: 79
July was one of the better months for me in a long time. I had a few days of no sales but the weekends seemed to bring all of the buyers out. I spent quite a bit on inventory this month due to buying 4 large boxes of vintage computer games, video games, graphic novels, and comic trade paperbacks (TPB). Going through the games, I’ve increased my limited knowledge about video games and will probably be pickier when buying them in the future, but with the first box listed and about half of the games sold, I am already in the profit column on that box.
August looks to be even better. So far today, the first day of August I have had $231 in sales, and there are still 5 hours to go.

Scavenger Life Episode 523: Will You Ever Cease Selling On craigs list?

Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffeeJoin the conversation in the forum > > Our Store Week July 18-24, 2021
Total Items in Store: 7435Items Sold: 15Gross Sales: $899.22 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Net Sales: $741.30 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Cost of Items Sold: $22Cost of helpers: $0Highest Price Sold: $230 (vintage Japanese tea towels)Average Price Sold: $49.42Returns: 1Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0Number of items listed this week: 100————(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)
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Scavenger Life Episode 523: Will You Ever Stop Selling On eBay?

 Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum > > Our Store Week July 18-24, 2021 Total Items in Store: 7435 Items Sold: 15 Gross Sales: $899.22 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $741.30 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Cost of Items Sold: $22 Cost of helpers: $0 Highest […]
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Scavenger Life Episode 522: Bottom of the Pandemic Wave

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Our Store Week July 11-17, 2021
Total Items in Store: 7397Items Sold: 16Gross Sales: $720.96 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Net Sales: $493.53 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Cost of Items Sold: $28Cost of helpers: $0Highest Price Sold: $80 (vintage plate)Average Price Sold: $30.84Returns: 1Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0Number of items listed this week: 0————(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)

Scavenger Life Episode 522: Plantar surface of the Pandemic Wave

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Our Store Week July 11-17, 2021
Total Items in Store: 7397Items Sold: 16Gross Sales: $720.96 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Net Sales: $493.53 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Cost of Items Sold: $28Cost of helpers: $0Highest Price Sold: $80 (vintage plate)Average Price Sold: $30.84Returns: 1Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0Number of items listed this week: 0————(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)

Scavenger Life Episode 521: Evolving Ebay Connection

Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffeeJoin the conversation in the forum > > Our Store Week July 4-10, 2021
Total Items in Store: 7408Items Sold: 25Gross Sales: $983.04 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Net Sales: $722.54 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Cost of Items Sold: $52Cost of helpers: $0Highest Price Sold: $80 (pair of boots)Average Price Sold: $28.90Returns: 1Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0Number of items listed this week: 0————(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)
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Scavenger Life Episode 521: Evolving Ebay Romantic relationship

Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffeeJoin the conversation in the forum > > Our Store Week July 4-10, 2021
Total Items in Store: 7408Items Sold: 25Gross Sales: $983.04 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Net Sales: $722.54 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)Cost of Items Sold: $52Cost of helpers: $0Highest Price Sold: $80 (pair of boots)Average Price Sold: $28.90Returns: 1Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0Number of items listed this week: 0————(Your numbers can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sh/performance/sales)
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Scavenger Life Episode 520: When Scavenging Goes Bad (and then Good)

Yes, I hate it when auctions go against me and I end up with not enough inventory to be worth it. It does make for a difficult equation. Much also depends on the order of the lots. Best that the more significant items be at the start of the auction; then, one could bid on them, and if won, try to pick up additional lots. The opposite is very tedious and almost requires you to commit to overpaying for some things so as to make the trip worth it.
I had a very slow week on ebay. So be it – last week was good enough for two.
Sales: CAD$1699, 11 sales, COGS: $198, Fees: ~$221, Postage: $265 – > Gross profit: $1015
Expenses: $0, New inventory: $515 – > Cashflow: $698
Got some decent stuff at auction, although I missed out on the big ticket items this time. (There were a couple of fancy brand new projectors worth $22k – I went up to $6500.)
Still more good auctions this week… hoping to get an influx of new inventory to make up for my slow scavenging lately.

Scavenger Life Episode 517: Dumpster Diving, Back Again

Items in Store 1489Items Sold 20Total Sales $582.00COGS $39.00Total Profit $543.00Average profit $27.15Average sales price $29.10New Listings 30Items scavenged 85
Had a fun “all-in” purchase at a yard sale this weekend. Came upon a sale that had a TON of new in box star wars toys. Some really cool stuff I had never seen before.  Typically when I come across things like this at yard sales the seller wants ebay prices or higher, so I didn’t have high expectations. There were no prices, so I asked what things cost. Seller said “you mean like for all of it?” Well I didn’t actually, but I responded “yeah I’d be interested in all of it”. Seller came over, talked about how her husband and kid were big into star wars once upon a time. They took a bit eyeballing everything and said “how about $100 for everything?” Man I think I set a record for the time it took me to whip out my wallet and peel off 5 $20’s!
There were 20 loose figures and 43 new in box. I’ve already created all the listings and done photos for half of them. Total list price is $1430 and I’ve already sold 3 items within hours of listing.
The big disappointment that caused my original scavenger high was that there was some things there that were wrapped up at the sale with just a label on the front. The seller told me they were the mail in figures. I was freaking out thinking they might be the 70’s mail in toys! Once I got home and inspected everything…I found that they were the mid 90’s mail in toys.  I had forgotten that they redid the mail away toy thing in the 90’s. Boooo!!!! Everything at the sale were the mid 90’s toys with a few from early 2000’s.

Still, $1400 on a $100 investment is definitely nothing to sneeze at! After offers and fees I’ll net close to $1k profit.