Sunday, January 31, 2016

MOVED

Hey guys!   I moved to www.flippingthrifty.com

Go follow me there!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Goodbye 2015!

I have been SO busy!  I am starting to like my corporate job, but not quite as much as I love eBay.  Working for someone else sure is a heck of a lot easier than being your own boss, but being your own boss is way more fun! 
 
2015 has been the best year of my life!  I moved into my first single family home with the love of my life, landed my first big girl job, and have successfully owned my own business!  I love starting a new year and making goals to accomplish.  In 2016, I hope to become a master of tax deductions, keeping detailed and neat records.  I want to list every single item, a few hundred, in my "to-do" pile (which is actually my attic!)  I also am thinking about pursuing my Masters!  I want to go scuba diving and travel more, run my first 5k, and significantly downsize my wardrobe.
 
I cannot wait to update you guys in early January on my total profit from 2015!  I also plan on giving you a tour of our eBay room.  But in the meantime, here are some of my recent flips:

7 For All Mankind Jeans
Bought: $5.93
Sold: $39.99 + $6.35 S&H
 

Diane Von Furstenburg
Bought: $7.42
Sold: $73.09


Eileen Fisher
Bought: $4.23
Sold: $29.99


Lucky Brand Jeans
Bought: $5.93
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H


North Face Hoodie
Bought: $4.99
Sold: $29.99
 
 
Hope your 2015 was full of thrifting and flipping!  Happy New Year!
 
 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Y'all!

My second favorite month is here!! (My most favorite is December of course!)  It's definitely going to be a busy month for me!  I start my new job as a Logistics Analyst Oct 19th and Steven and I are preparing for our move down to Richmond!  I love moving and change and interior design and decorating!  I cannot wait to find our new place.  We want to have three bedrooms so we can have more space and keep one room as our "eBay room."  Steven plans to eBay full time down there which is great because there are so so many thrift stores in the area.   I plan on still doing eBay on the side, thrifting after work and weekends.  My goal is to list about 25 items a week.

Anyways, about September, let's talk about my $3000+ profit!!  All together I sold 153 items and made a profit of $3,136.41.  I was bummed when a $150 coat was being returned, but I relisted it today and it sold within minutes.  Here is what my profit breakdown looks like:

My profit is on the rise! Last month I made almost exactly (a few cents off) $1000 less than this month.  And in July, I was only just over $1000 total profit.  At this rate, I'll be a millionaire in no time ;P

Here are a few of the items I have sold in September:

Mezon Tank
Never heard of this company but this top felt like great quality and after looking them up I found they are handmade in the US and are over $100!
Paid: $3.38
Sold: $29.99

J.McLaughlin Coat
(Originally sold for $100 but I gave the buyer a hefty discount because I noticed some flaws while packaging)
Paid: $8
Sold: $50

Duluth Hiking Pants
Paid: $2.50
Sold: $39.99 + $6.35 S&H

Lucky Brand Jeans
Paid: $11.13
Sold: $24.99 + $6.35 S&H

J.Jill Tunic
Paid: $4
Sold: $39.99

Under Armour Pants
Paid: $5
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H

J.Crew Coat
Paid: $8.50
Sold: $149.99

J. Crew Blouse
Paid: $4
Sold: $49.99

TSE Cashmere Coat
Paid: $10
Sold: $199.99

Eileen Fisher Dress
Paid: $8
Sold: $69.99

I also wanted to mention one of Steven's sales that had my jaw to the floor.  He picked up a Ralph Lauren coat at goodwill for $15.  We both thought the coat would bring in around $100.  After he did some research, he realized he stood to make a lot more so he priced the coat at $700 obo. Offers started rolling in immediately and he accepted an offer of $600 within a week.

Now that I've talked about September sales, I want to talk about October.  I know it's only been one day, well not even one day, but I've already made about $188!  I'll try to keep you as updated as I can during the move.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

9/1/15 - 9/7/15

I love eBay!  I love thrifting!  And I love making money!  The first week of September I made over $600!


I'm really going to try to keep the sales up by keeping my items listed.  I have a terrible habit of stockpiling hundreds of clothing items and listing them way after I bought them.  It's going to be a difficult transition, but I need to start listing things right after I buy them and not choose the "money-makers" over the $10 profit items.  

Steven and I went on our weekly Wednesday thrifting road trip to Delaware.  I got so many bags full of clothing for less than $200.  I even scored a vintage Fendi dress and a pair of heels that retail for over $1000 (I'll post about these later).  I also found 5 pairs of Lucky Brand jeans, Eileen Fisher, and Lululemon.  I found a lot more "bread and butter" $15 profit items.  I'm thinking about making my next post a thrift haul.

On a side note.  I really really really cannot wait to move into a new house.  With Steven and I both doing eBay in our small 2 bedroom townhouse, the clothes are really taking over.  We will finally be able to have a designated eBay room, which we will even be able to write off come tax time!

Here are a few of my recent flips:

J.Crew Blouse
Paid:
Sold: $24.99 + $6.35 S&H


American Eagle Jeans 
Paid: $1.00
Sold: $17.99 + $6.35 S&H


Banana Republic Sweater
Paid: $1.00
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H


Anthropologie Blouse
Paid: $1.00
Sold: $19.99


Citizens of Humanity Jeans
Paid: $6.36
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H


Vigoss Jeans
Paid: $6.36
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H


As you have probably noted, most of my items I get around $20 for.  Some go for a hundred, but most twenty.  I rely on these items for my profits.  My average profit in September has been $19.65 which is up from my previous $17.  I follow a lot of people on social media who will only buy things that will profit them at least $40, but in the area I live in, this is not possible.  I live in a very rural area where most of the population probably has no idea about Tory Burch or Badgley Mischka.  I hope when I get to Richmond (which is much more fashion forward, I mean c'mon they have a Lululemon store!) I can start buying less and making more.

Hopefully I'll get back to you with a thrift haul in the near future!  Thank you for following along with me!






Monday, September 7, 2015

August

So many amazing things happened in August!  I made over $2000 profit and only worked for probably 80 hours in August. On top of that, I landed my first "big girl" job.   My new job has an amazing salary and I am still planning on making at least $1000 a month on eBay.  I think it becomes really easy to make $1000 once you have so many things listed, right now I'm hovering under 300 items listed.  Each day, I sell 6 or so things, so I really only need to list about 30 things a week to stay at my 300 items which will only take me maybe two hours.  This way I will consistently be making about $1000 a month, I could easily make more by putting in maybe 5 hours a week.  Honestly, when selling 6 items a day, I am probably making closer to $2000 each month.  And of course, I could never give up thrifting, and I'd rather buy for a profit than buy for me.

Here are a few of my recent flips:
Lucky Brand Jeans
Paid: $5.00
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H

Lucky Brand Jeans
Paid: $6.36
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H

Cycling Jersey
Paid: $4.99
Sold: $49.99

Under Armour Shorts
Paid: $4.35
Sold: $17.99

Flax Capris
Paid: $2.00
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H

J.Crew Peplum Top
Paid: $3.50
Sold: $24.99


Also guys!  I made over $500 dollars in September already, and I've only listed about 20 new items (however, I did shop, a lot!)  I've sold a total of 30 items so far in Sept.  My goal is to get at least 150 items listed this week.  I'm moving to the Richmond area within a month and really want to have everything listed and stored properly before I go.

Happy Labor Day!  30 more listings until I can relax!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

8/20/15

Yesterday was one of the best days I've had in a while, I made a profit of $180!  Things have been hectic and I've neglected blogging lately but just wanted to give you guys a quick update.

Last week, I spent the whole week in Richmond with Steven where we went to one or two new thrift stores a day, we never hit the same one twice!  Oh, and they have a goodwill outlet - win!  I literally stuffed my car full of my bags, when I got home I listed 43 items (not even half of what I got) in one day!  My most listings in one day, yet!  The abundance of thrift stores in and near Richmond has got me starting to plan a move there, I am absolutely in love with the city and the river and the thrifting!

So, the week I got home I listed probably close to 100 items and made a profit of about $700.  I need to keep listing at least 10 items a day, but aim to shoot for about 20 items a day.  Here are a few things from my Richmond trip that I flipped in just a couple days after listing:


J. Crew Cashmere Blend Sweater
Paid: $5.29
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H

Lucky Brand Jeans
Paid: $5.99
Sold: $39.99 + $6.35

7 For All Mankind Jeans
Paid: $5.99
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H


I'll update ya next week with some more flips!





Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Update

Hey guys!  So for those of you who don't personally know me, I had some struggles in the beginning of July and had to take a little (actually a lot) of personal time off from work.  I barely listed anything at all, like under ten items, for the first three weeks of July.  This month so far I have made about $1,150, with over $430 coming in from this past week.  I have no doubt that I could've passed the $2,000 mark if I hadn't taken three weeks of recovery time.  But oh well, in the words of Forrest, "it happens."
This right here is the biggest perk of being my own boss.  I have had plenty of time to myself, to hang out with my friends.  My schedule can work around either going to the beach or going out at night.  I love that I can set my own hours, I wasn't myself the beginning of this month and I honestly could not imagine dragging myself to work.  But, I'm back to being my happy, thrift-aholic self now!
AND GUYS!  Guess what I have finally found after years of searching?!  A brand new dress form! This dress form (in the perfect size, too - medium) was new in the box with a $199 price sticker on it, it had a goodwill price of $35 and I got a 25% discount, making the dress form only $28!  I am still thrilled about this purchase.  It has made listing tops so much easier!  I used to like to stick with jeans because they were easier to stage on a flat surface, but now I just love taking pictures of tops and dresses!


I honestly only sold two real gems this month, here is one of them:
Gucci Heels
Paid: $10
Sold: $157.49
Profit: $123.26


By the way, sorry for the hiatus!  I should be posting more regularly now that I'm back at eBaying!