Sunday, October 9, 2011

Consignment Sale Success!!

I had an easy, profitable experience with the recent consignment sale! It was as amazing as I had hoped and I am already fired up for the spring one. Here is the list of my sales and profits:

Items Purchased from Garage Sales

Sponge Bob Connect 4 Paid $1.00 Sold for $2.93 Profit: $1.93
Milles Bornes Paid $1.00 Sold for $3.90 Profit: $2.90
Pulling My Leg Paid $1.00 Sold for $3.90 Profit: $2.90
Witch Doctor Paid $1.00 Sold for $1.95 Profit: $0.95
IZZI brain teaser Paid $.25 Sold for $2.60 Profit: $2.35
Build a Bear hoop Paid $.50 Sold for $1.30 Profit $.80
Barbie DVDs Paid $2.00 Sold for $6.50 Profit $4.50
Bean Bag Chair Paid $3.00 Sold for $6.50 Profit $3.50
Gymboree Shoes Paid $1.00 Sold for $5.20 Profit $4.20
Bloomers Paid $.40 Sold for $.98 Profit $.58
Pirate Ship Playset Paid $2.00 Sold for $5.20 Profit $3.20
Voltron/Monster Paid $1.00 Sold for $1.30 Profit $.30
Building Set Paid $2.00 Sold for $4.55 Profit $2.55

Items from Goodwill
The Children's Place Skirt Paid $.40 Sold for $5.85 Profit $5.45
Circo Jeans Paid $.40 Sold for $3.90 Profit $3.50
Guess Skirt Paid $3.00 Sold for $6.82 Profit $3.82
Cherokee White Sweater Paid $1.00 Sold for $3.90 Profit $2.90
Kaskey Hockey Kids Paid $2.00 Sold for $5.85 Profit $3.85
Diva Sweatsuit Paid $1.00 Sold for $3.25 Profit $2.25
Guess Jean Skirt Paid $.75 Sold for $1.95 Profit $1.20
Jumping Beans Giraffe Paid $.20 Sold for $2.28 Profit $2.08
Jumping Beans Reindeer Paid $.75 Sold for $2.93 Profit $2.18
Noah's Ark outfit Paid $.40 Sold for $2.28 Profit $1.88
Monkey & Mommy Paid $.80 Sold for $1.30 Profit $.50
Ralph & Sonoma Paid $.20 Sold for $.81 Profit $.61
Dr. Seuss books Paid ?? Picked up over time Sold for $3.90

Items from VOA Thrift
Glo Bonz Paid $.90 Sold for $1.30 Profit $.40
(Which is great considering when I got home and opened the Glo Bonz container,
I realized half the pieces were missing and instead the container was filled with
marbles, checkers, and various pieces and parts from toys)
Football Toy Box Paid $8.00 Sold for $22.75 Profit $14.75 (So glad to be
getting rid of this after having it listed for months on Craigslist with no bites)
Umi Shoes Paid $3.00 Sold for $6.34 Profit $3.34
Leopard Print Circos Paid $.50 Sold for $1.30 Profit $.80
Smart Fit Blue shoes Paid $1.00 Sold for $2.60 Profit $1.60
Black Circo Flower Shoes Paid $1.00 Sold for $2.60 Profit $1.60
Baby Smart Shiny Shoes Paid $1.00 Sold for $2.60 Profit $1.60
Build a Bear Blanket & Pillow Paid $.90 Sold for $1.46 Profit $.56
Pirates Dice Game Paid $2.00 Sold for $3.90 Profit $1.90

Goodwill Outlet Trips
Trip #1
Little People Tractor $2.60
Godzilla Monsters & Dinosaurs $2.60
Profit-to-date -$3.07

Trip #2
Nancy Drew mysteries $3.25
Blankets $.98
Smart Fit boots $2.00
Profit-to-date $11.59

Personal Belongings... The few things that were originally purchased NOT to resell
Disney Tree Purchased back in 2006 for $20.00 Sold for $4.55
Longaberger Basket My dad gave me to sell; Sold for $6.50
String Lights Purchased last year, I believe at 75% off which would have been\
$5.25 Sold for $6.50
2 Sets of Pencils Purchased at I believe 75% off or $3.00 for all Sold $3.24
Wig Purchased for $4.00 Sold for $2.60
The Game of Life Given to me by my dad to sell, Sold for $2.60
Christmas Tree I believe purchased at 75% off, which would be around
$24.50 Sold for $18.20
NCAA game Bought $4.00 Sold $2.60


The prices sold for up there are AFTER the 35% cut the sale gets. After the cut and the consigner's fee, I will be getting a check for approx $177.

Lessons learned for next time:
Start MUCH earlier with the tagging and packaging. Like months in advance. Like now. That way my living room doesn't look like a tornado and I actually have time to bring all my inventory.
Color-code my hangers. I was confused as to why some folks' hangers had ribbon on them. Well when I went to pick-up my remaining items it made perfect sense. You have to find your items in a sea of chaos. Some other people duct taped their hangers with pretty colored tape. I'm thinking I might order labels from Vista Print for next time. They'll be pre-cut as opposed to having to get the duct tape off the roll, and will probably cost about the same after Vista Print's freebie deals.


P.S. No clue why a few lines of this post are highlighted.

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