In my last post, I shared that I had listed thirty wardrobe items for sale on eBay. This was one of my “20 for 2020” goals for the year and I was glad to have finally gotten it done. All of the items that I listed had been shopping mistakes in one way or another and some of them had been quite pricey.
In the post, I highlighted my reasons for selling the pieces in question rather than simply donating them. I also wrote about why the items were purchasing errors and what I learned from my mistakes. I think I’m going to consolidate all of those lessons into a concise document to keep on my computer and phone to remind me of what not to do with future shopping!
Today I’m going to update you on what I’ve sold and what I’ve learned about the process of selling clothing and related items online. I’m also going to share some of the wonderful tips and suggestions I received from readers on how to make the resale process easier and more successful. I’ve already implemented some of these helpful ideas and I think it’s making a difference!
What I’ve Sold Thus Far
I listed the first of my items about a month ago and finished listing all thirty pieces by early September. At the time of this writing, I have sold eleven items, which is just over a third of everything that I listed. I’ve earned over $500 from these sales, which is nothing to sneeze at! Although I’m not going to be able to recoup all of the money that I wasted on ill-advised purchases – and my time spent to create and oversee the listings and manage the shipping process is not insignificant, I do feel good having been able to earn some money through selling my items.