Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ebay Sales & an Awesome Husband

This past week has been tough for me. As most of you know I was in the hospital just a few weeks ago. The day after I was discharged we left for a beach vacation. I was sore & hurting for several days into the vacation. Thankfully I felt fine the latter part of the vacation and we had a great time.

We have been home for a week and had off of work for the last week since we came home early from our vacation. Unfortunately I caught a rather bad cold and I was sick in bed for the last three days. I had projects I wanted to do and things I wanted to accomplish with the week off. I had pants that needed hemming. But of course the cold didn't care. Even as I am typing this I am coughing and sneezing.

I realize a cold is a simple infection. So simple most people call it the "common" cold. And yet it feels awful. How can something so common make someone feel so gross? husband of 9 years took care of everything. He finished the laundry room we were working on and even went so far to scrub the floor on his hands and knees when he was done. He gave me cold medicine, took care of me and let me stay in bed all day for several days in a row. How blessed am I?!?

Here is where I laid while he was working:


I had an awesome week on ebay and a lot of items went higher than I thought. Of course not everything sold. The items that didn't sell will be relisted in the beginning of October. (ebay gives all sellers 50 free listings each month)

Here are the items that sold:

J. Crew dress. This I bought for just $4.99 and it sold for $84.99.

This beaded dress by Lawrence Kazar in a size 1X. I picked this dress up and then put it down, picked it up and put it down. I couldn't decide if I wanted to purchase it for $4.99. Beaded items don't do so well on ebay and Lawrence Kazar doesn't have a following on ebay. I'm glad I did as it sold for $78.99.

This antique plate set which I picked up for $24.99. It sold for $84.99.

Garnet Hill sweater which didn't sell the last time I listed it for $19.99. This time it went for $47.50!

Littonware does well on ebay and another ebay seller tipped me off to this brand. Mine sold for $32.00.

Missoni for Target
is huge. When the brand came out for Target, it sold out almost immediately. The Target website crashed for a day. Anyway, I found one at the thrift that had a hole in the knit. It still sold for $53.75. This is crazy as the dress had a hole. But Missoni for Target has quite the following already.

I also sold several sweaters for $24.99 and several dresses for $34.99. The sweaters were purchased for $3.99 and the dresses for $4.99. I have more items ending today. I did this on purchase so I didn't have to bring all my inventory back to our tiny work apartment. This way I will bring back only the sold inventory.

We go back to work today and start again tomorrow. Hopefully the hacking cough I have will go away by then.


  1. Wow, you make a good profit on Ebay don't you? That antique plate set was gorgeous.
    Hoping you feel better soon.

    Just thought I would mention (because I thought it was cool) I grew up in Queens and now live in rural northern Pa.

  2. Sorry you were sick. You have found some great buys to put on E-Bay. I can't believe how much money you made. Great job!!

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  5. Your husband is great!
    Love your great sales on ebay- go you!

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