Scavenger Life Episode 518: Dangerous Temper Enterprise Accomplice

6/6/21 – 6/12/21

Whole gadgets in retailer: 2601

Objects offered: 70

Product sales: $2863.53 (up 55.4% from one 12 months in the past)

Web gross sales: $2029.87 (up 60.9% from one 12 months in the past)

Highest value offered (internet): $295.07 — autograph rookie card of Donovan Mitchell, who’s the star participant on the Utah Jazz (one of many groups within the NBA playoffs that are taking place proper now)

Lowest value offered (internet): $8.56 — faculty jersey card of fantastic quarterback and not-so-excellent individual Michael Vick

Liked the podcast this week. Already trying ahead to listening to tales of your July travels! It feels like your journey shall be restorative for each of you. It’s so essential to take that point away, in any case, scavenging offers us the chance to take action when so many others (definitely my entire household) don’t get that very same luxurious.

My gross sales numbers during the last 31 days are up nearly 20% from final month which isn’t any shock in any respect. I’m nicely conscious what number of packages are going out day-after-day! I keep in mind considering final 12 months that there was no method my gross sales had been ever going to be greater than they had been at the moment. However I used to be clearly unsuitable.

Make no mistake, it’s not as a result of sports activities playing cards are any ‘hotter’ than they had been 3 or 6 or 12 months in the past. If something, the market is beginning to calm down considerably, particularly among the many flippers who could have gotten launched to playing cards in the course of the ‘bubble’ and are beginning to acknowledge that promoting them is just not as straightforward as another issues. You want that data base of what’s worthwhile and what’s not, and that takes trial and error. It definitely has for me.

I’ve been very disciplined over the previous few weeks about spending a great chunk of time on itemizing nearly day-after-day. Some days it has been itemizing playing cards or autographed gadgets that I paid $1 to $5 for and would take a $10 or $15 provide with no second thought. Different days it’s dearer gadgets and most days it’s a mixture. That’s actually all it has taken to extend my gross sales. I’m lucky to have listened to this podcast for therefore lengthy, since that allowed me to acknowledge during the last 12 months that I may hold shopping for and rising this stock and it might repay down the street. My guess is that payoff is occurring considerably for me now, although a summer season slowdown wouldn’t shock me in any respect.

I had 2300 listings in my retailer at the start of Could and I’m at 2600 tonight despite the fact that I promote 40+ gadgets per week. That is probably the most stock progress I’ve had over a six week interval. I’m unsure I can record at this similar degree over the following six weeks, however I’ve streamlined a number of my itemizing processes and have all that unlisted stock,  So who is aware of? If it’s a wet summer season or gross sales decelerate a bit, possibly I can hit 2900 and even the large 3000 by the top of July.

A number of suggestions, possibly: I took further care within the final week so as to add eBay’s required merchandise specifics to all of my new listings, in addition to revising most of my outdated listings to incorporate them. I’ve additionally run a number of pretty sizable markdown gross sales (25% to 30%) on a whole bunch of older stock gadgets over the previous few weeks. I believe all of those components helped my gross sales. That is all anecdotal proof about one explicit area of interest, so take from it what you’ll.

The principle lesson, as at all times, might be the most straightforward one from the scavenger manifesto: in case your gadgets are priced nicely and patrons can discover them in search, they are going to promote. Some will take a day or much less and others will take a 12 months or extra, so no level in getting hung up on anyone sale or non-sale. Simply hold itemizing!