Saturday, January 31, 2015

Closing my antique mall booth + new goodness at auction on eBay this week...

Today I emptied out my booth at the mall - I actually made the decision a couple of weeks ago to close it down. :( I did the math for 2014, including factoring in what I paid for the items that sold, and came up with my average monthly profit - $45.00. If the mall was closer to where I live, I could have justified keeping it, but the hour total drive time to get there and back is what made me finally decide to give it up - I'll go into more details when I post my January booth report later this week...

In better news, this month there have been several really good estate sales - yay! So I've got some good stuff up at auction on eBay, with more to come. :)










2 comments:

Margaret @ Live Like No One Else said...

Sorry to hear about you closing the antique mall. Has it just gotten worse last year, or was that the first year you've done it? From everything I've ever read, I've never seen anyone make any money from having a booth (except those that sell furniture).

You've got some great items!

Mitzi Swisher said...

Hi Margaret, I started in Oct 2013, so I gave it a good run, including 2 holiday seasons... Here are my monthly reports:

http://vintagegoodness.blogspot.com/search/label/Delaware%20Antique%20Mall

I think it really depends on the mall you are in, the traffic it gets, and what type of items that traffic is looking for. In my case, my mid-century stuff didn't have that big of an audience at that particular mall I don't think. I think I would do better if there was a mid-century focused mall somewhere I could get into...