This is something I bought YESTERDAY and it sold last night. It was at a thrift for $19.99. I looked at it and put it back. My phone doesn't have signal strength in that thrift and so I couldn't check to see what they were selling for on ebay. I went a little further up the road to another thrift and finally had signal strength. After shopping at the second thrift, I went back to the first and picked it up. It sold within hours for $169.99! After ebay & paypal fees that is about a $120 profit. Woo-hoo!
1. Luminess Air Brushing Kit, new in the box
2. Alberto Makali jacket, sold for $23.
3. J. Crew skirt - I was in love with this print! Sold for $33.
4. Talbots linen skirt, sold for $19.
5. Kate Spade purse, sold for $76. I purchased this new at TJ Maxx on clearance. I listed it and made a $40 profit.
6. Another Talbots skirt, sold for $19.
7. A Chico's top, sold for $16.
I had a bunch of other sales for under $20. My average item sells for about $20-$28 and so my profit per piece is around $12-$20. If you sell enough of these types of items, you can make a living.
Here is what my day usually looks like:
7am: wake-up & print shipping labels before the mail carrier comes at 9am to pick up my packages
9am: take a shower, get ready for the day (if I am thrifting that day, I am out of the house by 8-8:30am and I wake up at 6am)
10am: Start taking photos of the items I purchased at the thrift
11am: The hubby wakes up and I spend time with him
12pm: Start listing. I list & take photos on & off the entire day
5pm: Package items that sold that day & answer emails
7pm: Spend more time with the hubby
9pm: Do one last check of the email before going to sleep
On a thrifting day, I shop until around 2pm (depending on how my knee is) and then come home & wash the clothing. And then I print labels.
I print labels every single day. I know as a buyer, I love the excitement of getting a package in the mail and I want it to come as soon as possible.
I do take off at least one day a week and today is that day. Every single item I have is listed on ebay. Nothing needs washed or fixed and nothing needs packaged since tomorrow is Sunday and there is no mail pick up. It is a gorgeous day and I intend to spend it outside. I still cannot walk long distances due to my knee surgery but I am going to read a book in the hammock.