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February was the best month I’ve ever had on eBay and I’ve got some cool updates to share with you. I had one of my best sales ever so that boosted my monthly profit nicely. The big sale was a bunch of motorcycle gremlin bells I bought at a yard sale. I had no idea what they were when I bought them but thankfully I showed them to my father in law and he knew what they were.

If I hadn’t had that one sale, I would have only profited $523 for the month.  Another interesting bit about this sale is that the buyer is in China! They still haven’t even made it to him yet, but hopefully they will and the sale will be final.

It’s a good feeling to know that I’ve got my eBay store up to a point where it can basically cover our mortgage each month. I only spend around 5-10 hours a week on eBay at this point. The best part about it is that I enjoy doing it! It doesn’t feel like work because I love shopping for new items and learning more about what I can flip for profit.

Update

I want to start an eBay community on Facebook! If you’re interested in this flip life and are on Facebook, join my group. I’m going to start running weekly threads where we can share our best finds of the week as well as our best sales. Even if you don’t sell on eBay, you may find the Facebook group to be interesting.

You can also use this group to ask me any questions you may have. And I mean anything! Personal finance and selling on eBay will be the main focus of the group, but personal finance covers all areas of life so feel free to ask or share whatever you want.  I’ve also got plans to start an eBay flipping challenge but need to think more about how that’s going to play out.

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Most profitable item sold to date:

Vintage TNT CB radio amp. Total profit: $468.76

Numbers for the month

  • Amount of Items sold: 37
  • Gross sales: $1076.38
  • Cost of goods sold: $80.20
  • Profits after all expenses: $899.08
  • Average profit per item: $24.30
  • Ended the month with a total of 379 listings
  • Amount of new items listed: 80

Items that sold:

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Order of the Cootie hat with pins

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $1.02
  • Sold: $29.99
  • Profit: $26.06

what sells on ebay february 2019

Woodie Guthrie Cup patch

  • Purchased from: Bought a bunch of patches together on eBay
  • Cost: $.30
  • Sold: $5.00
  • Profit: $3.34

what sells on ebay february 2019

Cynergy Field replica

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Sold: $40.00
  • Profit: $27.19

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Patriots hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $19.93
  • Profit: $17.10

what sells on ebay february 2019

Lot of 2 Microsoft keyboards

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.67
  • Sold: $9.00
  • Profit: $7.24

what sells on ebay february 2019

Rockford Fosgate Amplifier

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $30.00
  • Profit: $22.89

what sells on ebay february 2019

Lot of 107 misc. motorcycle gremlin bells

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $420.00
  • Profit: $375.70

what sells on ebay february 2019

Dymo LabelWriter

  • Purchased from: They were going to recycle this at my day job
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $50.00
  • Profit: $45.58

what sells on ebay february 2019

Ritz Carlton mug

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.50
  • Sold: $22.00
  • Profit: $20.47

what sells on ebay february 2019

Fischer Scientific metal plate

  • Purchased from: Craigslist
  • Cost: $0.00 (Thrown in with some other things I bought).
  • Sold: $5.00
  • Profit: $4.74

what sells on ebay february 2019

Harley Davidson back rest

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Sold: $55.00
  • Profit: $41.32

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Boy Scouts scarf

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $4.00 (Didn’t know how much it was worth when I bought it).
  • Profit: $1.83

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Alexander Julian blazer

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $6.55
  • Profit: $4.18 (I’m just trying to get rid of my blazers. They don’t sell well on eBay).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage AT&T phone

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.87
  • Sold: $20.55
  • Profit: $16.75 (The buyer told me this was going to be a prop in a play).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Lot of 3 Lee jeans

  • Purchased from: Trift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $25.00
  • Profit: $22.67

what sells on ebay february 2019

Nintendo power adapter

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.87
  • Sold: $5.00
  • Profit: $2.67

what sells on ebay february 2019

Yosemite Winter Club patch

  • Purchased from: eBay
  • Cost: $.30
  • Sold: $5.00
  • Profit: $2.67

what sells on ebay february 2019

IBM power surge protector

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.46

what sells on ebay february 2019

Ford beanie

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $9.00
  • Profit: $7.26

what sells on ebay february 2019

Brooks Brothers camel hair coat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.66
  • Sold: $9.00
  • Profit: $5.70 (I had high hopes for this one, but just wanted to get rid of it after months of it sitting).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Tommy Hilfiger cargo pants

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $10.54

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Timberland wool & leather hat

  • Purchased from:Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $15.00
  • Profit: $12.13 (I actually liked this hat and wore it myself. As you can see, I wore it in the rain and it got a water stain on it. Would have sold for over $30 without the stain).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Dell disc drive

  • Purchased from: Another item I got for free from work
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $6.00
  • Profit: $5.71

what sells on ebay february 2019

Ed Hardy boots

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $4.39
  • Sold: $32.00
  • Profit: $24.64

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Polaroid

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.35
  • Sold: $16.00
  • Profit: $12.47 (I actually found a company that will pay you $25 a piece for these! I’m going to stop selling them on eBay).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Polaroid

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.34
  • Sold: $17.00
  • Profit: $13.36

what sells on ebay february 2019

Delta TechOps shirt

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $11.99
  • Profit: $9.96

what sells on ebay february 2019

White Tail Cutlery collectible knives

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.25
  • Sold: $16.93
  • Profit: $13.24

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Walmart lapel pin

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.22
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.37

what sells on ebay february 2019

Pluto hat

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $19.99 (I can’t believe it sold for my full asking price).
  • Profit: $16.17

what sells on ebay february 2019

Special edition Clemson/Atlanta Braves hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $16.17

what sells on ebay february 2019

Pokemon red version

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $4.39
  • Sold: $16.50
  • Profit: $6.88 (I did free shipping this to be competitive. I also put it up for auction. Should have listed it as buy it now for $20).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Vintage Rival crock pot lid

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $3.50
  • Sold: $13.00
  • Profit: $8.19 (I actually bought the whole crock pot, but realized the lids are selling quicker than the whole pot and for the same amount of money).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Gold plated Franklin Mint seahorse figurine

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $0.25
  • Sold: $40.00
  • Profit: $35.74 (I’ve got a bunch of these pieces and they should make me several hundred dollars once they all sell).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Harley Davidson light covers

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $1.20
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $7.97

what sells on ebay february 2019

Non-working Magnavox VCR

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.18
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.19 (I started buying these a few weeks ago. They’re a gamble since you can’t tell if they work or not, but this one didn’t work and still sold for parts).

what sells on ebay february 2019

Rock & Republic vest

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $10.95
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