I Made My First Sale On eBay!
I've been watching Mike and Frank on American Pickers for years and always thought how fun that would be to find rare items cheaply and then turn around and make a profit on them. It's not easy. You have to go to an awful lot of garage sales and thrift stores some day to find anything of value.
A few weeks ago I stopped by an Estate Sale in the Heights and purchased a Fisher Price children's record player (pictured above) for $20. After poking around a bit on eBay I thought I might have spent a bit too much to make a profit. But I put it on eBay anyway, along with a couple of other items I got a deal on and today it sold... my first sale on eBay. They didn't even try to bid they just clicked on the "Buy It Now" price of $44.99 for a profit of $24.99.
Thinking back on the gas and time I've spent looking for it and shipping it I think I'm making about $7 per hour. Lol. Still exciting though.