Tuesday, January 8, 2013

eBay Sales Update

In my 2013 goals post I mentioned I was going to sell and get rid of stuff that I don't use. If I haven't put it on or worn it in 6 months, it went on eBay. So far I've sold 7 items and I've made some decent money. All of these items I picked up on eBay at very low prices. Some people don't really put in the correct descriptions so if you look around you can find some decent stuff. When I sell the stuff I put in better descriptions and a lot of pictures so I always make some profit. One item I picked up for $68 and it sold for $225 last week! Here's the latest update:


The total is $714 dollars! The only bad thing about selling on eBay is their commission. They will charge me 9% for all this stuff so they will probably get a good $65 to $70 out of this money. I can't complain though, eBay is a lot better than meeting someone on Craigslist. I still need to sell a lot of the purses my wife doesn't use anymore (don't tell her), I think all her old Coach and Juicy Couture items can bring in decent money.  

HS

9 comments:

  1. So you won't talk to your wife about your financial situation, but you'll steal her belongings and sell them on Ebay w/out her permission?

    Wow. I wanted to say something snarky, but I really just don't have the words.

    All I can say is that I hope to God I never have a marriage like yours.

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  2. Not stealing, she doesn't use the stuff, look at it as decluttering. The wife's also well aware of the financial situation but she doesn't like to get too involved with all the numbers like I do.

    Bring on snarky, I don't mind...

    HS

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  3. Wow, talk about twisting the situation onto a judgemental and negative side!

    I don't think that we read the same post.

    I don't remember HS saying anything about his wife not knowing their financial situation (quite the opposite). And I'm sure HS will let his wife know that he'll be putting her old purses that she doesn't use on sale.

    I'm glad that your ebay efforts have been going well. I have a few items on sale (not big dollars) right now also but i've had to relist them three times due to no bids. I probably need to bring the price down.

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  4. Wow, talk about twisting the situation onto a judgemental and negative side!

    I don't think that we read the same post.

    I don't remember HS saying anything about his wife not knowing their financial situation (quite the opposite). And I'm sure HS will let his wife know that he'll be putting her old purses that she doesn't use on sale.

    I'm glad that your ebay efforts have been going well. I have a few items on sale (not big dollars) right now also but i've had to relist them three times due to no bids. I probably need to bring the price down.

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  5. Of course I'm going to tell her, the real goal is to get rid of stuff we don't use anymore.

    HS

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  6. Sorry, I have been married a LONG time. Open communication is a huge part of it. I would never sell my husband's items without his knowledge and permission. I think your de cluttering could be an opening for an arguement of not respecting her and her choices. It isn't worth chance. Tell her. Better yet, ask her.

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  7. Do you have any free selling sites in your area to avoid the EBay commision? We have kijiji in Canada.

    I have considered selling stuff to pay down debt but the only things I have that are valuable are family heirlooms and I was raised to believe that I am the custodian and not the owner of these things.

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  8. Thia, you obviously haven't been reading this blog very long. H has said in the past that his wife doesn't know their financial situation and doesn't care to know. He's been advised several times to have an honest and open discussion with her about her credit card use as well as his, and he's said flat out that she's not interested in hearing any of it.

    And he said in this post and his earlier one on the subject that he would be selling items that she doesn't use and therefore wouldn't know or realize that they were gone until too late.

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  9. Nonsense, you got that right... the wife is happy and does not want to be involved with financeS but she does occasionally ask how much our cc debt it up to.

    HS

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