Sunday, November 21, 2010

From Craigslist to Ebay

In my never ending quest to make a buck, I have been inspired by a mommy friend to pursue the wonderful world of ebay ("wonderful" thanks to their special offer right now to post items for free). So far, I have been $150 this month on ebay off-loading random bits of stuff from around the house and some autographed books that I got for free at a book sellers conference last month. 

Some of the nifty items I've sold:

"Vintage" Leaf Plate
Got it at a garage sale for free two weeks ago and was planning on keeping it because I thought it was a neat find. BUT, money sounded nicer and Jerry just rolls his eyes and shakes his head every time I come home with new dishes. 
Sold it for $1.99 + $15.75 shipping
Total Profit = $6.75
Fallout-Autographed by Ellen Hopkins
I got two copies of this book for free at an independent book sellers conference that I went to in October and thought that it might to well on ebay. The subject matter is about families and kids affected by drugs and the entire 400+ pages is written in poetic line. Not really my cup of tea, but it seemed like the kind of book that has a cult following. I WAS RIGHT! First copy sold for $17.25. Second copy sold for $26.00 and was in a bidding war in the final hour. Within one hour, the bid went from $12.00 to $26.00. SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH! 
I'm totally hooked on ebay. 

On the more profitable end of things...

Craigslist was a slow week, but a few small sales kept me going. 
Remember that black swivel mirror from last week? Sold it for $45 making a profit of $38! Not too shabby.
Sold Wood Pottery Barn Style Swivel Desk Chair
Paid $10 (bargained down from $15)
Sold for $25
I originally had this chair posted for $45 because I had a white one just like it a few months ago that I bought for $5 and sold for $65. But, the guy interested in buying it drove all the way from Chatsworth and after careful debate, I offered it to him for $25. I think I'm getting soft in my middle-age. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all this week! I'm hoping for some great after Thanksgiving sales during the weekend...that is, the kind in people's front yards!


  1. Yes! Finally something about dead trigger 2 android hack.

    my blog :: dead trigger 2 hack

  2. Menapause disease easily cured with obat perangsang wanita specially formulated to cure the disease

  3. Nowadays many people hunt vimax asli to get the original product

  4. Many people ask how to distinguish between vimax asli canada with a fake if you know the answer

  5. A wide variety of animals in Indonesia which could for obat pembesar penis one of which is a leech to know how to make it

  6. Canada is one of the countries that produce obat vimax are already known various countries one of which is the state of Asia more info read

  7. One of the tools pembesar penis is vacuum and how to use it should be a routine every morning and evening safe with no side effects when compared with

  8. Penyakit menapause mudah di sembuhkan dengan obat perangsang wanita yang diramu khusus untuk menyembuhkan penyakit tersebut

  9. I say many thanks for the info you provide to increase knowledge

  10. Thanks for sharing your favorite resources. I have two kids who will benefit from me having comprehension questions readily available.
    cara menggugurkan kehamilan
    obat menggugurkan kandungan
    obat telat datang bulan
    obat aborsi cytotec

  11. This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post.!

  12. Nice post and keep always update, i like your blog.


Pin It button on image hover