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Welcome back to the what sells on ebay series! In this series, I show everything that sold in my eBay store over the past month. The profit listed under each item is my net profit (what I make after subtracting the cost of the item and eBay and PayPal fees).

January was a great month! I got a lot of items listed and sold a few more than I did in December. I guess people are cooped up in their warm houses and shopping on eBay. I also turned on free returns this month for all of my items and that seems to have boosted my sales rate. Hopefully, the amount of returns I get won’t go up, but that may be a side effect of turning on free returns.

Slowly improving

I’m feeling better and better about this side hustle as time goes on. I feel like I’m getting better at finding good items and staying away from junk. I did sell a lot of cheap things in January, but I’d rather the cheap stuff sell than to not sell anything at all. At least I’m not losing money on any item I sell!

You’ll notice I sold a lot of keyboards in January. I’m not sure why I sold so many keyboards, but I’m glad to get them out of my inventory! I haven’t bought any keyboards for several months and don’t plan to in the future unless I can tell it’s a really special/vintage keyboard.

Highlights and issues

My best sale of the month was a pair of Nike combat boots. Bought them for $2.00 and they sold for $94.99 within a couple days of me listing them! A couple of days ago, I sold something for $420.00 that I paid $5.00 for! I haven’t gotten paid yet, but if the buyer does pay, it will be a great start to February.

I did have a couple of returns for items I sold in December, so I went back and updated my spreadsheet to reflect that. I have also made the mistake of shipping items to the wrong address. I often have several labels to print out at the same time and sometimes I accidentally put the wrong label on the box. I think I’ve fixed myself of this issue.

I had several people purchase items but never pay for them. I wish eBay made customers immediately pay for items as soon as they purchase, but I guess things are the way they are for a reason. I turned on unpaid item assistant and set it to relist the items after the case is closed so that will help me stay on top of unpaid items.

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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: 39
  • Gross sales: $775.37
  • Cost of goods sold: $79.99
  • Profits after all expenses: $615.56
  • Average profit per item: $15.78
  • Ended the month with a total of 337 listings

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Items that sold:

what sells on ebay january 2019

Weston Clock Phone

  • Purchased from: Thrift Store
  • Cost: $1.87
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $11.90

what sells on ebay january 2019

Hot Wheels Patch

  • Purchased from: eBay (Bought a lot of patches together).
  • Cost: $.30
  • Sold: $5.99
  • Profit: $5.14

what sells on ebay january 2019

Zenith Data System Keyboard

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.00 (Thrift store was going out of business).
  • Sold: $24.99
  • Profit: $23.28

what sells on ebay january 2019

Kirby Game Boy Game

  • Purchased from: Yard Sale
  • Cost: $4.39 (I divide the total price I pay at a yard sale by the amount of items I get, so I paid $4.39 for each item I got at this yard sale).
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $4.61

what sells on ebay january 2019

Urban Pipeline Pants

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $13.54

what sells on ebay january 2019

American Eagle Jeans

  • Purchased from: Dug out of parent’s attic
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $8.99
  • Profit: $7.22

what sells on ebay january 2019

Red Toms

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $7.70

what sells on ebay january 2019

Microsoft Side Winder Software

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $0.00 (This came with the joystick. I paid $2.00 for it and it sold for $50.00 a while ago).
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $9.90

what sells on ebay january 2019

Air Force Mug #Muglife #GaryVee

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $.36
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $9.73

what sells on ebay january 2019

Harley Davidson Knife

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.15
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $16.73

what sells on ebay january 2019

Guess Backpack

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $4.39
  • Sold: $60.00
  • Profit: $50.11

what sells on ebay january 2019

Order of the Cootie Glass Sun Catcher

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $1.02
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $6.20

what sells on ebay january 2019

Compaq Keyboard (only the one on the top right)

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $20.00 (I paid for shipping on this one. I usually have the buyer pay).
  • Profit: $5.75

what sells on ebay january 2019

Cappagallo boots

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.66
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $7.19

what sells on ebay january 2019

Clipper Bay Windbreaker

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $0.50
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $9.04

what sells on ebay january 2019

Carhartt Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.23
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $9.25

what sells on ebay january 2019

Philadelphia Eagles Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.23
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $9.64

what sells on ebay january 2019

Nintendo Cleaning Kit

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $5.98

what sells on ebay january 2019

Dell Keyboard

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $.67
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $7.88

what sells on ebay january 2019

Computer Power Supply

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.25
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $9.08

what sells on ebay january 2019

Monorail Keyboard

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $7.10
  • Profit: $6.87

what sells on ebay january 2019

Tripoley Board Game

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.23
  • Sold: $12.99
  • Profit: $10.19

what sells on ebay january 2019

Puegot Tahiti Salt & Pepper

  • Purchased from: Gift
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $49.99
  • Profit: $43.70

what sells on ebay january 2019

Broken Nintendo NES

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.10
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $17.72

what sells on ebay january 2019

Nike Combat Boots

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $94.99
  • Profit: $82.08 (Whoop whoop!

what sells on ebay january 2019

Wrangler Denim Vest

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $11.51

what sells on ebay january 2019

Panasonic Remote

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $15.59 (Yes, someone paid $20.00 for a remote).

what sells on ebay january 2019

Super Nintendo Remote

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $4.39
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $4.57

what sells on ebay january 2019

Braun Coffee Grinder

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $3.00
  • Sold: $25.00
  • Profit: $21.27

what sells on ebay january 2019

Ivey Crew Fleece Pullover

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $4.57

what sells on ebay january 2019

Stratego Board Game

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $22.00
  • Profit: $16.63

what sells on ebay january 2019

Xbox 360 Steering Wheel & Pedals

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $4.00
  • Sold: $34.99
  • Profit: $32.12

what sells on ebay january 2019

Matchabelli Cologne

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.96
  • Sold: $18.00
  • Profit: $14.34

what sells on ebay january 2019

Arco Marine Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.35
  • Sold: $7.00
  • Profit: $4.14

what sells on ebay january 2019

Lot of 8mm Film

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $5.02

what sells on ebay january 2019

Old Navy Cargo Pants

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.68

what sells on ebay january 2019

Bostrom Brady Survey Equipment

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Sold: $80.00
  • Profit: $56.69

what sells on ebay january 2019

Wells Lamont Rabbit Fur Gloves

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $14.50
  • Profit: $12.29

what sells on ebay january 2019

Jeep Rodeo Button

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.22
  • Sold: $12.99
  • Profit: $10.75

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