September was a great month for me. I attended my first Fincon conference and connected with so many smart people. My focus has been on another level since I’ve returned. I have a few things that I am working on, but I will share them when the time is right.
My eBay sales for September were only $55.98. The amount was lower than normal because I was out of town for four days. I didn’t do any advertising during that time. I expect sales to be better this month. I purchased a new phone with a better camera. With the new phone, I will be able to take much better pictures. Better pictures = more money.
Top posts from September:
In July, I wrote a post called “The Thrifting Challenge“. The challenge was to see how much money I could make off items that I purchased from the thrift store. I would sell these items on eBay or Craigslist. Unfortunately, three of the items from the 1st challenge haven’t sold yet. The good news is that all of the items purchased for the 2nd challenge (explained in this post) have. Continue reading below for the results.
Adidas Soccer Jersey
I paid $10 for this jersey. It finally sold for $14.99. Profit = $4.99
Nike Golf Balls
I paid $3 for the golf balls. They sold for $14. Profit = $11
Chipper Jones Bobblehead
I paid $10 for this bobblehead. It sold on Craigslist for $40. Profit = $30
Al Franken Bobblehead
I paid $3 for the bobblehead. It sold for $15. Profit = $12
Michael Jordan Space Jam Jersey
I paid $6 for the jersey. It sold for $14.99 Profit = $8.99
I spent a total of $32 and turned it into $98.98. I tripled what I spent. The profit made was $66.98. I will take that any day. I also made nearly $5 per item. That’s good. As you can see sports bobbleheads sell well as well. My one takeaway is that I wish I would have made more money off the Space Jam jersey. I originally had it listed at $45 Buy it now. Nobody sent me an offer once. So I lowered it to $35 and the $30. I still didn’t get any buyers. I eventually said forget it and listed it as an auction with a starting price of $14.99. As you can see it finally sold.
Last, but not least I restarted my Teespring campaigns a couple days ago. If you’re interested in either one of the shirts click the picture.
How was your September? Do you sell items on eBay or Craigslist? What are your go-to items? Would you be interested in participating in a thrifting challenge at the beginning of the year?