The buying is most definitely reducing to almost minuscule levels and the selling is increasing, the right way round thank goodness.
Yesterday whilst in the village posting off the bags I sold on EBay last week I called in the health food shop for some Oatmeal as I wanted to make some oatmeal biscuits, so that was two things being sold off and one thing bought.
I managed to make a profit of £16.11 on the blue Laura Ashly bag and £11.80 on the green Hotter bag, so I was really pleased with the outcome. I guess at a car boot sale I would have been lucky to make more than a couple of pounds each for them. I say profit because I have been carefully working out how much things are costing me to post and how much the charges for selling are, it does need to be worthwhile all this wrapping and posting things off. And I do try and combine the drive to the Post Office with other reasons for visiting the village to keep fuel costs down.
Ebay is proving to be good for things like the bags that have well known names, but Amazon has been brilliant for Dvd box sets and selling books, especially a lot of my diet type books. I put six more books on there yesterday and two sold within minutes, I have to find four things to put on Amazon this afternoon to keep up with my weekly challenge of listing 10 things each week. It is going pretty well so far.
I will have to update my '£2012 in 2012' challenge page in a minute to get it up to date and see how much my shortfall is at the moment, it would be lovely to complete this challenge properly.
On the back of my mind at the moment is my plan for our Blog subtitle for next year. You may have noticed that each year it varies slightly. Up to now we have had (as listed way down in the sidebar) -
Our Blogging Years
It would be criminal not too, it's lovely and fits in with our kitchen beautifully.
Lovely Hubby drilled the hole in the top ....
... and last year we managed to save £258 in it, not a bad little haul. Here's hoping for similar (or even better) this year. Every penny is earmarked for the Challenge and nope, we won't even need to go to the bank to change it into notes!!
There....have I left you suitably mystified or have you guessed what we are up to?