This past weekend was a beautiful weekend in my little
town. Saturday morning I woke up to a warm day and garage sale signs on just about every corner. It would have been the perfect weekend except I had to work Saturday. I almost called in sick because I was feeling sick to my stomach passing up all of the possibilities. But then I remembered that there was no one at work to call in to so I kept on driving. Sob sob. California
I didn’t get as much listed as I was hoping this past week. I know I’m bad. But even though I didn’t list I still sold $177.00. I was shocked. These are my favorite sales:
I found this costume at a garage sale several months ago. I saw it mixed in with a pile of children's clothing. I didn’t recognize the character at all but the tag was from Disney so I figured for $2.00 I would take the risk. I got home and asked the kids “who is this?” “Zurg from Toy Story” was the answer I received. I quickly looked him up on my phone. He had sold at a really good price but since it wasn’t the season for costumes I listed it for $60.00 and hoped it would sell. But it didn’t. It sat in my store for almost 3 months. I was getting tired of looking at it so on Friday I lowered the price to $50.00 and it sold the next day. I know I could have gotten more if I had waited but it is bulky and I am more then happy selling him for $50.00. Now I have a date with my nephew David. I told him if he would model it for me I would take him to Panda Express if it sold.
I will admit I am one of those people who always talks about losing weight. I have good intentions. But I have horrible follow through. This is one of those examples. I bought this DVD set for $1.00 at a garage sale so long ago I can’t even remember when. And it sat and sat and sat. Poor thing never got used. I decided to list it a couple weeks ago and it sold for $14.00. I’m happy to have it gone so it won’t sit there looking at me accusingly and yelling “you promised to use me”.
I also sold a Littlest Pet shop hamster set from the 80’s. It was missing one of the hamsters but it still sold for $10. It was part of the huge lot of stuff I bought a garage sale a few weeks ago. I paid $15.00 for everything including the Pocahontas set and Lion King set I sold recently.
I know the only reason I sold $177.00 was because I sold the costume for $50.00 and the ugly sweater previously mentioned for $50.00. Otherwise my sales would have been dismal. I have to get off my butt and start listing. So my goal this week is to list 40 items and sell $250.00 to put into my Vegas in July fund. Can I do it? I think I can. Wish me luck!