Scavenger Life Episode 518: Unhealthy Temper Enterprise Associate

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)

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

Highest value offered (web): $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 (web): $8.56 — faculty jersey card of wonderful quarterback and not-so-excellent particular person Michael Vick

Beloved the podcast this week. Already trying ahead to listening to tales of your July travels! It appears like your journey will likely be restorative for each of you. It’s so vital to take that point away, in spite of everything, scavenging provides us the chance to take action when so many others (definitely my complete 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 properly conscious what number of packages are going out daily! I keep in mind pondering final 12 months that there was no means my gross sales have been ever going to be larger than they have been at the moment. However I used to be clearly flawed.

Make no mistake, it’s not as a result of sports activities playing cards are any ‘hotter’ than they have been 3 or 6 or 12 months in the past. If something, the market is beginning to quiet 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 isn’t as simple as another issues. You want that data base of what’s helpful and what’s not, and that takes trial and error. It definitely has for me.

I’ve been very disciplined over the previous couple of weeks about spending a superb chunk of time on itemizing nearly daily. 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 supply and not using a second thought. Different days it’s costlier gadgets and most days it’s a combination. 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 might maintain shopping for and rising this stock and it could repay down the highway. My guess is that payoff is occurring considerably for me now, although a summer time slowdown wouldn’t shock me in any respect.

I had 2300 listings in my retailer firstly of Could and I’m at 2600 tonight though I promote 40+ gadgets every week. That is essentially the most stock development I’ve had over a six week interval. I’m unsure I can checklist at this similar stage over the following six weeks, however I’ve streamlined loads of my itemizing processes and have all that unlisted stock,  So who is aware of? If it’s a wet summer time or gross sales decelerate a bit, possibly I can hit 2900 and even the large 3000 by the top of July.

Just a few suggestions, possibly: I took additional 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 previous listings to incorporate them. I’ve additionally run a couple of pretty sizable markdown gross sales (25% to 30%) on lots of of older stock gadgets over the previous couple of weeks. I think all of those elements 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 properly and patrons can discover them in search, they’ll 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 maintain itemizing!