Tuesday, July 24, 2012

eBay Sales

My sales are horrible right now. But I haven’t listed in almost two weeks. Since I knew that would be gone for 3 days in Vegas I didn’t really want anything to sell. I have three day shipping time on my listings (I can’t commit to one day shipping) but I still like to get my stuff out right away. I did have 5 things to mail when I got back. Four are on their way to their new owners. One I can’t find. That is so frustrating. I’m going to have to tear up my house tonight to find it.

I sold the Little Einsteins Pat Pat Rocket for $75.00 plus shipping this week. I was able to mail it right before I left for my trip so it should have arrived already. These are such a good, quick seller.

My only other good sale this past week was for two vintage Barbie dolls. I purchased them at the same time as the vintage Ken’s friend doll I mentioned here. These dolls were in bad condition. The Barbie was missing most of its hair and the Skipper doll had her bangs cut. I put them on auction for $15.00 and thought I would be lucky to get a bid. Final bid was for $57.56 plus shipping. It amazes me what people will pay for old toys. I always look for vintage Barbies when I’m out shopping. Unfortunately this is only the second time I have found them.

Now that I’m back from vacation it’s time to get to work. My vacation was great. Vegas was so hot! It was nice to be able to do adult things since my Princess stayed with Grandma. Drinking, dancing and gambling. But I missed my baby so much I called home every hour. Everyone who went on the trip are eBay sellers and our sales paid for our trip. Even when in Vegas if one of us picked up the tab for dinner or anything else we each Paypal that person our part of the bill. It is so easy. And it feels like you are spending “real” money since it doesn’t come from your bank account.

Since I haven’t listed and barely sold lately I am setting a goal for myself this week. I have Disneyland trip in two weeks I need to pay for. So my goal is to list 40 items this week and sell $150.00. Wish me luck!


  1. How are you able to tell which Barbies are vintage?

    Good luck with your listing goal! I have really been working at being consistent in my listing this month, and it has made a HUGE difference in my sales.

    Glad you had fun in Vegas! :-)

    1. It's hard to tell. They have that old look to them. The easiest way for me is looking at the butt area. If it has Pats Pen on the marking then it is from before 1964. If I find one or think I have I always research it at http://www.fashion-doll-guide.com/Vintage-Barbie-Dolls.html . It's best to put which doll you have on the listing title.

  2. Nice sale on the Little Einsteins. I can't believe what that rocket is worth. Wow! Glad you had fun in Vegas! I hope you find that missing item!

    1. I wish I could find a rocket every weekend. I would make a living just selling those. I did find the missing item finally. I really need to be better organized.

  3. I know what you mean on those Pat Pat Rockets.I've sold a couple of those and when I saw the last one at a garage sale I swear I heard, "CHA CHING!!" in my head,lol.
    I had no idea those old Barbies could go for so much.Poor little things look like they've been working a corner in Vegas,if you know what I mean.I've passed on older Barbies before..I might have to rethink that.
    If you find the key to organization, could you please pass that on to the rest of us? I struggle with keeping things tidy so I can find them.Of course, my biggest obstacle might be the 4 year old who likes to "relocate" items,lol.