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Welcome back to the what sells on eBay series!

May was another good month. I had more sales than April and cleared out some of my lower value items, so that’s always nice. I also broke the 500 active listings mark this month! I’ve got 6 more months to hit my goal of 1,000 listings and I think I’m going to be able to do it! It will be interesting to see how much money I’m making per month once my inventory is double the size it is right now.

I would’ve profited more than I did in April if I didn’t have an additional expense. I decided to purchase an Easy Auctions Tracker subscription after finding out about its capabilities. It’s an Excel file that connects to your eBay account and is able to pull all of your transaction information so you can get your true profit. I gave the free trial a test and decided it was worth the yearly price of $49.99.

Yard sale season is in full swing and we’ve been hitting them for a couple of hours on Saturday mornings the past couple weeks. I’ve been filling our car up with good items for usually less than $100. If you aren’t already, you need to be stocking up on as much inventory as you can right now so you can get ready for the holidays. It may sound early to you, but you’ll thank yourself around Christmas time if you maxed your store as much as possible during the summer.

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This post covers how I list items for the best profit.

This post covers how I list items for the best profit.

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: $953.72
  • Shipping charge to customers: $367.88
  • Actual shipping costs for me: $276.06
  • Cost of goods sold: $100.23
  • eBay & Paypal fees (including my eBay store subscription): $232.99
  • Easy Auctions Tracker yearly subscription: $49.99 – my new awesome way of doing my eBay numbers!
  • Profits after all expenses: $624.39
  • Average profit per item: $18.79
  • Ended the month with a total of 501 listings
  • Amount of new items listed: 83

What Sells on eBay May 2019:

Marantz Controller

Marantz Audio System Controller

  • Purchased from: Given to me
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $21.84

You’re probably wondering how I could sell something for $19.99 and profit $21.84. Using my handy new spreadsheet, I’ll list out how this works:

Sale price = $19.99 + Shipping Charge of $14.80 = $34.79 eBay fees = $1.94 Shipping cost = $9.18 PayPal fee = $1.83. $34.79 – all fees at $12.95 = $21.84.

what sells on ebay may 2019

Dual XD Car Stereo

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $5.34

what sells on ebay may 2019

Nike Hypervenom Cleats

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.07
  • Sold: $9.00
  • Profit: $6.18

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage Jeep Pin Button

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.22
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $7.87

Cub Scouts Box

Cub Scout Trinket Box

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $7.94

what sells on ebay may 2019

Akai GX-7 Tape Deck

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Sold: $60.00
  • Profit: $35.82

what sells on ebay may 2019

Stacey Adams Dress Boots

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.66
  • Sold: $12.60
  • Profit: $9.02

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage John Deere Hat (in poor condition)

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.23
  • Sold: $24.99
  • Profit: $20.15

what sells on ebay may 2019

Bendix/King Avionics Patch

  • Purchased from: eBay (got a bunch of patches together)
  • Cost: $0.30
  • Sold: $6.00
  • Profit: $4.68

what sells on ebay may 2019

Sony CFS-45 Boom Box

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $60.00
  • Profit: $56.55

what sells on ebay may 2019

Santee Heavyweight Sweater

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.10
  • Sold: $17.99
  • Profit: $15.37

what sells on ebay may 2019

Harley Davidson Pillion Seat

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Sold: $60.00
  • Profit: $34.08

Mighty Ducks Duffle Bag

Mighty Ducks Duffle Bag

  • Purchased from: Thrift Store
  • Cost: $1.72
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.74

Levi's Denim Coat

Vintage Levi’s Denim Coat

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $29.00
  • Profit: $21.35

BoyScout Shirt

Vintage Boy Scouts Shirt

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $4.99
  • Profit: $2.83

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage Denim Railroad Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.23
  • Sold: $25.00
  • Profit: $20.06

what sells on ebay may 2019

Carhartt Racing Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.72
  • Sold: $8.50
  • Profit: $6.18

what sells on ebay may 2019

Original Red Nintendo Hoodie

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $60.00
  • Profit: $52.14

what sells on ebay may 2019

RCA Camcorder

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $49.99
  • Profit: $45.87

what sells on ebay may 2019

SEC Football Team Glasses

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $17.04

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage External Data Systems Hard Drive

The buyer told me they looked under the metal casing on this hard drive and it was labeled as evidence. I didn’t have a way of connecting it to my computer so I don’t know what might have been stored on it. They didn’t say anything else about it so I guess it wasn’t anything crazy. Thought that was funny though!

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $6.42
  • Sold: $12.50
  • Profit: $7.66

what sells on ebay may 2019

American Eagle Jeans

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.07
  • Sold: $10.30
  • Profit: $8.59

what sells on ebay may 2019

Pelonis Disk Furnace

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.83
  • Sold: $44.99
  • Profit: $39.30

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage Denim Railroad hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.23
  • Sold: $34.99
  • Profit: $27.34

what sells on ebay may 2019

Vintage Denim Railroad hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.23
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $14.15

what sells on ebay may 2019

1989 Kentucky Derby Mug

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $0.50
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.51

Vintage Windbreaker Pants

Vintage Tracksuit Pants

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $.50
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $8.66

Nike Drifit shirt

Nike Dri-Fit Atlanta Brave Shirt

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.07
  • Sold: $15.99
  • Profit: $13.38

Perry Ellis Corduroy pants

Perry Ellis Corduroy Jeans

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $8.39

Sears boots

Vintage Sears Boots

  • Purchased from: Estate sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $49.99
  • Profit: $43.19

Martha's Vinyard Black Dog Hat

Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog Hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.49
  • Sold: $22.99
  • Profit: $19.03

Levis' Denim Jacket

Levi’s Denim Jacket

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $24.00
  • Profit: $18.39

What sells on eBay May 2019

Vintage Cub Scouts Hat

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $7.50
  • Profit: $4.85

what sells on eBay may 2019

Kenmore Zig Zag Sewing Machine Attachments

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $12.50
  • Profit: $11.44

Franklin Mint Figurine

Franklin Mint Horse Figurine

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $.25
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $13.30

1992 World Series Atlanta Braves Hat

1992 World Series Atlanta Braves Hat

This wasn’t game worn or anything, just said 1992 world series on the back.

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $16.99

Ford Shirt

Nike Ford Logo Shirt

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $1.72
  • Sold: $15.00
  • Profit: $11.78

Swissgear Notepad

Swiss Gear Notepad

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $7.29

7-7-8 Denim Railroad hat

Vintage Denim Railroad hat

  • Purchased from: Thrift store
  • Cost: $2.23
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.76

Wolverine Combat Boots

Wolverine Combat Boots

  • Purchased from: Yard sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $45.00
  • Profit: $35.63

Fisher Scientific Buret Holder

Fisher Scientific Buret Holder

  • Purchased from: Craigslist
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $16.67

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