Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christmas in September

The perfect example of why I love eBay. I bought this ornament at a thrift shop a couple weeks ago for $0.50.  That's right, 50 cents. Like the rapper.

Anyway, I decided to auction is with a starting bid of $19.99. I received that starting bid in no time and when the auction ended today, I made $52.29!!!!

With sales like these, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

On another note, my maternity leave ended today. :(

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fun Finds Friday

TGIF. It was a long week. There's been nothing but drama drama drama. It was quite depressing, especially since I had a birthday and couldn't take my mind off the drama. Well, since I am now in the last year of my 20's, the thrifting gods were good to me because I had all these great finds.

This crib set was something I got off of craigslist. The seller only wanted $25 for the whole set. This set costs nearly $350 at Babies R Us! I've seen it sell on eBay for $140 used. The only problem is I can't get the darn mobile apart so that it is easy to pack and ship. Any suggestions?

 Found this Boston Marathon Adidas Climaproof jacket in 2XL. Listed it for $39.99. But now that I think about it, if you are size 2XL, would you really be capable of running a marathon?

This Paul Frank hoodie is in like new condition and only cost $2. Listed it for $19.99 with best offer.

I love selling Ralph Lauren.  This Polo sweater vest was $2 at Salvation Army. I'm going to list it auction style on Sunday. Completed listings show Ralph Lauren sweaters vests as being a pretty good moneymaker.

This Charter Club blouse was new with tags and only cost $1.50. 

New with tags Style & Co. jeans were also $2.

I recently read on a facebook group called "Thrifting with the Boys" that these West Bend Poppery popcorn poppers (that's a tongue twister) can bring in a pretty penny if you get it for cheap enough. I bought this one for $3 and expect to make about $20.

Football season + little girl Steelers dress = good find

Got this new with tags Gymboree romper for $1. Can't wait to see how it does.

To learn more about what sells on eBay, head over to the eBay Underground blog for Fantastic Finds Friday.

Happy Shopping!

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Apron Thrift Girl

Thursday, September 8, 2011

High Tech Photo Booth

I've always been so jealous of people that have an amazing photo studio and light box in their home...until now. I'm sure they spent a lot more on creating perfect photos for their ebay sales, while I chose to go the free route.  I recently learned this trick from Naomi Wong, a photographer that did our newborn photos at our home.

She had a professional sheet holder thingy, but I'm using my handy laundry hanger that was sitting unused in my garage. (I never line dry or hang my washed clothes up before they wrinkle. I'm just not that kind of girl).

I hung a white sheet that we "borrowed" from a local hotel a while back. Yes, that's ghetto. But there's a perfectly good explanation. I'm just not going to get into it.

Then I placed my dressmaker form in front of the sheet, waved my magic wand and got this....

Oh yeah! Just like the experts.

Meanwhile, my trusty assistant took a nap on the bed. LOL, look at all the packaging materials around him. You can tell he was working hard. ;)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Alzheimer's Association Rummage Sale

Last weekend I spent $20 at a rummage sale. Big spender I know. It was totally worth it. 

This Tommy Bahama shirt cost a little more than I usually like to spend ($10), but the other Tommy christmas shirts were all listed at $99 so I figured it must be a winner.  Well, the other Tommy's hadn't sold yet, probably because no one is buying a hundred dollar Christmas shirt in September...but, I listed it for $59.99 and sold it two days later. I may have been able to get more if I waited, but hey, time is money right!

I also listed this key chain that I found at the sale.  It's a brand new Tokidoki key chain.  A quick trip to the car to check my iphone informed me that the same key chain had previously sold for $25. So I figured why not and bought it for $1.  Actually, I bought two of these key chains for $2.  But this one sold within one night of listing it.

So from the $20 I spent, my profit so far is about $60. I have yet to list the second key chain, homedics lullaby player ($5) naturalizer sandals ($2) and VINTAGE SILVER FERRAGAMO PUMPS ($0.50).

So far so good!

The Thrill of the Hunt

That's me, The Savvy Shopperette

Welcome to my new blog.  I'm an eBay seller that loves thrifting and digging through other people's trash to find buried treasure. The thrill of the hunt is part of the fun in being a re-seller and I'm ADDICTED to thrifting.

Through The Savvy Shopperette, I plan to share my adventures (and misadventures) in hunting for money making treasures.  I'll also share tips and advice for selling on ebay.

The way I see it, this blog will hold me accountable for my goals of making a good living on eBay and also giving my family the financial freedom to have the type of lifestyle we are accustomed to. Yes, I love a deal just as much as anyone out there.  But I also love luxury and designer names. I know you're thinking that you can't have both, but with eBay you can.

So please stop by from time to time and say hello.  I love to learn from my fellow re-sellers on what sells well and what to look for when thrifting.