Saturday, February 22, 2014

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

Once again I listed more stuff to fixed price than to auction - mostly shoes, which I am trying to build up a little inventory of in my eBay store. I hit 4 thrift stores on my way up to the antique mall this week, and did pretty well! If you are a shoe person feel free to head on over and check out what I've got so far... By the way, TWO of the thrift chains here in town have half off days next week, so I'm hoping to hit several stores and see what I can find - wish me luck!!

I also listed some more stainless flatware - I swore after the last flatware listing marathon I did that it was something I would get listed right away when I found it, doing 1 or 2 sets at a time is much easier than doing 5 or 6 or more! ;) Head on over to see what I've got if you're interested!

OK, with all that being said, here's what I got put up at auction - I will hopefully have more auctions to show off next week since I managed to score a few things at an estate sale this weekend, and who knows what those half off thrift store days will turn up! ;)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Antique Mall Booth Update - January 2014

Dismal. Dismal. Dismal. Between everyone being burnt out on shopping because of the holidays, and the terrible weather we have been having lately, this month was awful. As in I didn't make rent awful. :( I did, however, remember to snap a few photos the last time I was in!

I somehow missed getting a photo of the full back wall of the booth, which I wanted to show you because my Dad was in with me one day a couple weeks ago, measuring it. He is going to help me make a new, taller pegboard wall that will hide all of my neighbors stuff! I can't wait - I can definitely use more pegboard room!

I am also still on the hunt for new shelves - I found a small all wood shelf to replace my small white one, so I'm hoping to find one or two tall wood shelves (or at least shelves that look like wood) to go with it. I've been surfing for ideas on how to add some character to my shelves once I've got them - what do you all do to spice up your plain Jane antique mall shelving?

I'm a little torn as far as what I want the booth to be for in the long run - so far I've stocked it with a lot of smalls, but really the main reason I wanted a booth to begin with was to sell larger items that I find that would be too much of a pain to sell online. So, if I want to have room for some larger items, I will have to reduce the space I've got available for smalls... I'm still thinking about it, I'll keep you all posted...

Anyway, here is the very short breakdown of what I sold in January:

Candy Tin - $6.00
Farm Cookbook - $5.00
Kroehler Chair - $40.00
Total:  $51.00

Total Commission / Credit Card Fees - $5.04

Total Profit (not including cost of items / time spent working) - $45.96

Rent is $72.00, so I had to cut them a check for $26.04. Here's hoping February is better!!