Scavenger Life Episode 511: Our Coffee Shop Is Open!!!

4/18/21 – 4/24/21

Total items in store: 2261

Items sold: 63

Gross sales: $2390.16 (up 16.2% from one year ago)

Net sales: $1604.69 (up 9.7% from one year ago)

Highest price sold (net): $112.68 — a black parallel rookie card from the flagship Topps set of Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani (whose nickname is the “Japanese Babe Ruth” since he is the rare combination of both pitcher and outfielder) graded 9 mint

Lowest price sold (net): $7.61 — an authenticated autograph of longtime Dodgers pitching coach Joe Becker

I’m not sure if this is unique to my niche or just an odd week, but it’s felt like the buyers with the deep pockets were out playing in the nice weather and getting vaccinated. I’m fortunate to have had a high quantity of sales this week, but I’m thinking that eBay might see a significant summer slowdown this year as people gravitate back to outdoor activities and small to mid sized gatherings. I hope to get the inventory level up over 3000 listings by the end of the summer so that my sales level remains somewhat stable, but that will be challenging if I keep selling 60 items a week!

Regardless of how eBay goes this summer, I’m sure business at the new Broad Porch Coffee will be booming! Exciting times, and I’m really looking forward to “coffee talk” over the next few months.

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