I’m a bit late on getting January’s report out this time. It’s almost time for February! If you’re new here, I normally share my Etsy/Ebay sales month by month as a help and inspiration for new sellers, or seller wannabes. I’ve been selling on Etsy/Ebay for years, and have learned a lot in the process. It is my goal on this blog to share my knowledge.
January Etsy sales started out very slow, but picked up throughout the month for a total of 30 sales.
What’s so surprising…is how sales for January and February have changed the last 2 years. They used to be reliably good months, but things change.
Sales from Vintage Southern Picks Etsy shop:
An 1890’s Dresser Box, made in Germany, bought by a collector.
Paid $2.00 Sold for $20.00.
Over 3 yds blue and white check fabric, selling for a friend.
Sold for $21.00
A ho-hum plastic cassette case I found in a neighbor’s trash…
Sold for $18.50
Copper Fish Molds are ver-r-ry slow sellers, or any copper molds for that matter. I wouldn’t recommend buying them, but selling for a friend. I was very surprised they sold.
Funky Donkey Alarm Clock, a thrift store find, and not working. Once the hubby-who-can-fix-anything got his hands on it and sprinkled a bit of his magic dust, we were privileged (???) to hear the most awful donkey braying noise you ever heard in your life! But I guess that’s what an alarm clock does, right? Bought by a donkey collector.
Paid $2.07. Sold for $29.28 with free shipping.
Another thrift store find, a ceramic double light switch plate, in a sack with other switch plates I’ve already sold.
Paid $1.33 Sold $12.00
Ornate gold picture frame, vintage style. The print in the frame was from The Graphics Fairy.
Paid $1. Sold $22.00
Looking like vintage lipstick, but it’s a vintage perfume dispenser by Hollywood Max Factor. Funny how the name “Hollywood” or “Paris” or “French” usually sells!
Paid $1.50 Sold for $15.00
A beautiful Glittered Jester Frog Tealight Candle Holder, sold to a gal in France. It is the 2nd one of these I’ve sold, so a good thing to pick up if you see one.
Paid $4.99 Sold $23.00
A vintage kitschy spice set, missing a couple of little spice “jars,” but still cute as can be, and includes the wooden fork and spoon. Took a while to sell, but glad someone saw the charm.
Paid 25¢ Sold for $16.00
Beautiful yarn, but took too long to sell. Yarn isn’t something I buy anymore.
Paid $9.00 Sold for $18.00
Vintage oval dresser mirrors are good sellers if they’re just a bit different from the pack.
Paid $5.00. Sold for $35.00
48″ of Dangling Bead Trim
Paid 10¢ Sold for $9.50
Just an ordinary red metal toolbox.
Paid $1.00 Sold for $15.99
A surprising sale after Christmas! I forgot I had these darling Sakura Cat Plates, and didn’t expect them to sell, but I was hoping to cash in on the Christmas frenzy, and it worked! Selling for a friend.
Free. Sold for $24.99
Over 2 yds green shamrock fabric. Selling for a friend.
Free. Sold for $22.46
Small Sterling Silver Horse Pin is very cute, but has taken a good while to sell.
Paid 10¢. Sold $20.00
Pair of vintage tea infusers…these have been in my stash I think.
Sold overseas for $15.99
Vintage Timbale Set. Selling for a friend….there were so many of these on Etsy already.
Free. Sold for $18.55
Vintage 50’s Sewing Pattern…
Paid 14¢ Sold for $16.00
Vintage white and gold porcelain Eyeglass Holder oozing with vintage glam. Broken, but well-repaired. Broken and chipped…I’ve sold it all!
Paid $1.50 Sold $24.99
Vintage Metal Tissue Box Holder was a very cool find from the same estate sale as the eyeglass holder above.
Paid $1.50. Sold $22.00
I listed it, but just knew these 7 pieces of wide eyelet lace wouldn’t sell! The buyer, who makes sachets, was very excited to get them.
Paid 10¢.Sold for $15.00
I was thrilled that the Vintage Gold Beaded Evening Bag finally sold! It made my “And Then There’s What Won’t Sell” list of bombs. I believe the reason it wouldn’t sell was that I had a hard time getting a good picture. It sold after I re-took all the photos. The buyer, equally thrilled, was using it in her wedding!
Paid $5.00 Sold $40.28 with free shipping.
Sales from SquareDanceNWestern Etsy shop:
Really cute handmade black and red Valentine apron set. Selling for a friend.
Sold for $30.00
Another pretty handmade apron set…selling for a friend. Both these outfits went to an Alabama buyer.
Sold for $24.00
Ruffled pink Square Dance Blouse.
Sold for $18.00
Vintage navy Square Dance dress. Selling for a friend.
Sold for $15.00
I loved this skirt! Lavender purple Square Dance skirt…
Sold for $32.00
Men’s Western shirt with floral embroidery. Selling for a friend.
Beautiful and ornate rose belt buckle with matching collar tips. Selling for a friend.
Sold for $40.00
Western boot pin.
Paid $1.00. Sold for $9.00
Western Tie Slide
Sold for $15.00
You may have noticed I have lots of sales for a friend. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t be doing it because it’s a lot of work. My commission is 50%.
When it comes to clothes, I often have to wash, iron, and mend. Then research, take attractive photographs, store, and ship. For more on that topic, see “Why I Charge 50% to Sell for You.”
Hope you enjoy the post! What sells well for you? I’d love to hear!
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