Day 30 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days

I’m not quite sure where I dropped the ball and lost all motivation for this challenge. Goodness knows I have more than enough stuff lying around to try to sell. It just gets time consuming to find the item, take the photos, upload them to the computer, take measurements of the item, draft the listing, edit the listing and SELL!

I certainly underestimated how much this challenge would wipe me out.  I’m grateful that tomorrow’s the last day so I can move on.

I haven’t sold much at all. But I some guy  in Brazil decided to buy my Cabela’s socks:

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I’d bought them at Goodwill for $2 and sold them on ebay for $6 since they retail for about $20. My only downfall with this sale was in the shipping costs. I estimated international shipping at around $12. Apparently it’s more like $17. So I lost out on any kind of profit from this sale.

I basically just donated nice socks to some Brazilian dude.

Day 30

Listed thus far: Sarah Coventry brooch, vintage candelabra, Springer spaniel belt buckle, Cabela’s socks, Avon necklace, vintage ice cube tray, viking like candelabra, and vintage Looney Tunes DEKA plastic mug, vintage knitting supplies, Vera scarf, The Bon-Ton vintage gloves, vintage leather cloak, 

Total sold: $89.49

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Day 20 of Everyday Listing/Selling – Suddenly profit!

Alright, so I’ve been notably unmotivated regarding this challenge. HOWEVER, I finally sold this ridiculous cape for $79!

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Not bad, not bad at all.

Day 20

Listed thus far: Sarah Coventry brooch, vintage candelabra, Springer spaniel belt buckle, Cabela’s socks, Avon necklace, vintage ice cube tray, viking like candelabra, and vintage Looney Tunes DEKA plastic mug, vintage knitting supplies, Vera scarf, The Bon-Ton vintage gloves, vintage leather cloak, 

Total sold: $89.49

Day 13 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days

Okay…I’m not giving up BUT I am going to my grandma’s house in the west Texas desert for the next few days. I won’t be back until Day 19 of the challenge. Hopefully, that will give me enough of a break to muster up my motivation again!

That’s my logic anyway.

See you all on Day 19!

Day 12 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days – I’m this close to giving up

I know, I know, it’s just pathetic. Only 12 days in and already I’m considering throwing in the towel? I’ll give you my reasons:

I’m tired of listing stuff online. It’s annoying and time consuming and not bringing me any money.

I’m not getting rid of stuff. I’m just getting rid of stuff that I think will sell. And that’s very different.

Also, I’ve only made $10. And it’s been almost two weeks.

I don’t have anything to list today. We’ll see what I come up with in the next few days.  Gggrrrrr…..

Day 9 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days – Lazy LARP cloak day

Ya, that’s right. I’m a little lazy today. After mowing the lawn, taking out the glass recycling, scheduling a hair appointment, taking a 3 hour nap, and eating a local burger, I’m exhausted in the wonderful way that late 20 somethings get exhausted.

To make my life even easier than it already is, I’ve decided to relist something on ebay that didn’t sell during my last money challenge.

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It’s a LARP cloak. A vintage, tri-color leather Flinstone-esque LARP cloak. And I’m the kid trying to sell it. So I’ve put it back up on ebay and lowered the auction starting price by $20 because I’m desperate. DESPERATE, I tell you.

And I sold something else in this challenge! That weird vintage Springer spaniel belt buckle sold for 4 bones. It’s no fortune, but I’ll take it.

Day 9

Listed thus far: Sarah Coventry brooch, vintage candelabra, Springer spaniel belt buckle, Cabela’s socks, Avon necklace, vintage ice cube tray, viking like candelabra, and vintage Looney Tunes DEKA plastic mug, vintage knitting supplies, Vera scarf, The Bon-Ton vintage gloves, vintage leather cloak, 

Total sold: $7.49

Day 8 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days – The Bon-Ton

It’s only been a week since I began this challenge and already I am sick of ebay! The process for listing items online can be so time consuming when you have to take photos, measure all sides and then draft a listing that markets the item. Oh, it’s exhausting on nights like tonight when I just want to curl up on the couch and drink beer and eat mac n’ cheese.

But alas! I listed something:

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Two pairs of vintage buttery soft leather gloves from The Bon-Ton in York, PA. The Bon-Ton has a pretty rich American history so I’m hoping it will attract a buyer pretty effortlessly.

In other news, I sold my first item today! The Sarah Coventry brooch I listed on Day 1 sold for $3.49. Not bad, chap, not bad at all.

Day 8

Listed thus far: Sarah Coventry brooch, vintage candelabra, Springer spaniel belt buckle, Cabela’s socks, Avon necklace, vintage ice cube tray, viking like candelabra, and vintage Looney Tunes DEKA plastic mug, vintage knitting supplies, Vera scarf, The Bon-Ton vintage gloves, 

Total sold: $3.49

Day 7 of Money Challenge #2: Everyday Listing/Selling for 31 days – Scarf it down

Summer 2006 was the summer of yard sales. My college roommate Megan and I went to dozens of yard sales that summer. Every Saturday was a new adventure to find the ever elusive items that we could sell on ebay to make a few extra bucks.

In talking with some old ladies running a church rummage sale in some small dusty town in Kansas, I learned about Vera Neumann scarves. Collector scarves from post World War II era America, usually in beautiful bold colors and signed “Vera” with her signature ladybugs present somewhere in the pattern. The old gals convinced me to pay $1 for one of their Vera scarves and I’ve hung onto it ever since.

Until today, when I listed it on ebay:

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It doesn’t have Vera’s signature ladybugs, but I’m hoping to get a few bucks for it. We shall see…

Day 7

Listed thus far: Sarah Coventry brooch, vintage candelabra, Springer spaniel belt buckle, Cabela’s socks, Avon necklace, vintage ice cube tray, viking like candelabra, and vintage Looney Tunes DEKA plastic mug, vintage knitting supplies, Vera scarf

Total sold: $0