The Numbers: Week May 19-25, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
3w ago
Feels like summer sales aka the slow season. No idea if its just us. Good news is this week is already better. For some reason this week people are buying from us. We sold a pop-up book for $250. This was something we found on the street in a box of old books. After some research we found it its by an artist that people collect. You never know. We randomly drove by some yard sales and did some great scavenging. It felt like 208 where stuff was plentiful and cheap. Load up the truck. When we do have slow sales, we remind ourselves that we pay very little for our inventory. Risk is low and profi ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week May 12-18, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
3w ago
Definitely a slow week of low dollars sales for us. Half are sales were clothes. Clothing is a niche we can’t quit. Feels like a weird time right now. Keep on listing. Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum>> HERE Our Store Week May 12-18, 2024 Total Items in Store: 9598 Items Sold: 19 Gross Sales: $606.66 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $413.73 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Cost of Items Sold: $42 Cost of helpers: $40 Highest Price Sold: $50 (vintage drawers pulls) Average Price Sold: $21.75 Returns: 1 Money Spent on N ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week May 5-11, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
1M ago
We just returned home after almost two weeks away. It was nice to get away from our daily life, though we’re always connected to our different businesses online. For us, running our business is more of a lifestyle than a burden. We’ve created ways to make money that we don’t hate and have consistently tried to change the parts we don’t like. From scavenging to hospitality to roasting coffee, it all comes from a place of things we enjoy. Thankfully these things also make us money to live in this world. While we travel, we also scavenge in new places that is always fun. We probably picked up ano ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week April 28 – May 5, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
1M ago
We’ve been away this past week so have our store on “time away’ which sometimes feels like it affects sales. We do really like that eBay created the “time away” feature because we no longer have to keep changing our handling time while we’re gone. It’s a positive sign that eBay does evolve. Just like it seems like we get more automatic payments when we accept a buyers offer. We sold our last Singer Sewing machine this past week. In the past decade, we could find old sewing machines for cheap and resell for a good profit. They often didn’t even need to work. Whether because of competition or mo ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week April 21-27, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
1M ago
Better week but still slow. Not having any big dollar sales affects the total, but we’ll take it. We have time in the next couple weeks to really focus on eBay so we’ll see if we can make the eBay gods happy. Overall life is good. Just hanging onto this capitalism train. Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum>> HERE Our Store Week April 21-27, 2024 Total Items in Store: 9541 Items Sold: 23 Gross Sales: $875.31 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $628.27 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Cost of Items Sold: $47 Cost of helpers ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week April 14-20, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
2M ago
Slow week. Number of items sold were down, mostly low dollar. Disaster! Was it because we’ve focused on other things? Or are people just not buying what we have to sell? It’ll pick back up. We’ll have more time for eBay soon. We just celebrated three years of the opening our of first cafe in Luray. I clearly remember when we first opened in April 2021. We were still doing the podcast back then. From what we’ve learned the past 15 years when we first started selling on eBay and then vacation rentals and now cafes, it’s all just work. Just depends on where you want to spend your time. Check out ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week April 7-13, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
2M ago
Sales continue to roll in. Coolest sale? We sold a digital still camera that we found in the trash still in the box. It’s one of those early digital cameras from 2008 before everyone has iPhones. I guess kids love them these days because they’re “retro”: $110. We’ll take it. Hope you guys are having a good week juggling life. The struggle is real. Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum>> HERE Our Store Week April 7-13, 2024 Total Items in Store: 9535 Items Sold: 26 Gross Sales: $1,468.09 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $1,074.10 ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week March 31 – April 6, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
2M ago
We’re in a period where we’re not listing because life has gotten very busy. Other projects are needing our immediate attention. It’s nice that our eBay store hums along without constant supervision. Getting our time is what we value most. Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum>> HERE Our Store Week March 31 – April 6, 2024 Total Items in Store: 9494 Items Sold: 29 Gross Sales: $1,570.66 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $1,030.39 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Cost of Items Sold: $126 Cost of helpers: $40 Highest Price So ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week March 24-30, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
2M ago
I mentioned our big sale last Sunday. Turned out to be $675 for a set of Tiffany dishes. One of those finds on a big table lot at an auction that we had no idea was worth so much. Took a while to sell. But patience can sometimes be a virtue? Otherwise we sold some shoes, artwork, a knife, a DVD, a pillow case, a tote bag, nightgown, a slide ruler. Completely random. Just the way we like it. By the way, we really like Martin over at Things I find in the garbage. He posts rarely these days but always has fun stories of all the stuff he finds for free on the street. He’s also been scavenging for ..read more
Visit website
The Numbers: Week March 17-23, 2024
Scavenger Life
by thescavengerlife@gmail.com (Scavenger Life Podcast)
3M ago
Normal week for us on eBay. On Sunday (not reflected in these numbers), we sold $400 of some fancy plates. Dishes and china are difficult to store and slow to sell, but we find they can sell for high profit. Usually no one wants the fragile dishes so we get them cheap. Ryanne has gotten good at knowing what patterns will sell. Check out our coffee! ► broadporch.coffee Join the conversation in the forum>> HERE Our Store Week March 17-23, 2024 Total Items in Store: 9465 Items Sold: 22 Gross Sales: $1,065.26 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes) Net Sales: $756.10 (minus eBay fees, shi ..read more
Visit website

Follow Scavenger Life on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR