Friday, October 15, 2010

Ebaying Maniac

I've been following this blog, My Dear Trash, for a while now.  It's about finding....treasures at thrifts stores and garage sales and reselling them on ebay and craigslist.  It's been fun to follow, but now I've decided to give it a try.

This was the first thing we sold.  12 Tupperware stencils with case.  It sold for $10 something (plus shipping).  This was something I had lying around the house that made it's move with us to Casper.  It was something I couldn't just get rid of, but somehow felt okay about selling them.  I've sold a sweater, pair of pants, and a shirt.  The clothes are something I didn't sell the first time, but when relisted, sold.

I'm slowly learning the art of shipping cost, but thanks to My Dear Treasure, I think I've got it figured out.  It's easy to lose your profits to the shipping, but I learned you can stuff a lot into that small priority envelope.  COOL!  Chris and I have goal.  We want to make enough money to buy a tv to go over our fireplace.  This will be our birthday/Christmas gift to eachother.  But we won't feel nearly as guilty if we can pay for it with our ebay profits.  One day, we'll expand and look for treasures outside of our home, but for now, we've got plenty in our closets to draw from.  Even the kids are getting in on the fun.


  1. I've begun to do that too. I've started with some clothes that are in good condition but don't fit anyone. I haven't finished any of my auctions yet so we will see what happens.

  2. Clothes are the way to go. They are easy to ship. You should totally do it Natalie. You can sell toys as well. I've told the kids they can keep the profits of whatever they sell. Chastina, whatever doesn't sell the first time, relist for longer (5 days gives people time to find it). You CAN fit just about any piece of clothing in either a regular manila envelope (the lighter pieces) and the heavier items (denim jacket) DO fit in the priority flat rate envelope ($4.95). Good luck! It can be addictive.

  3. I love shopping on ebay and its sellers like you who make it fun and affordable.
    I wanted to stop by and thank you for your cute entry into the blogger header and button contest. That was a fun one!


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