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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Follow the Golden Graham Cash - Week #5

Holy Cow.
Has five weeks already come and gone since I started this silly game, but making money is fun so let's hear it for trash. To read last week's post, click here.
Here's my $5.00 credit card I won from a box of Golden Grahams.
Yes, it's been colored on by my kid (not sure which one did the damage), but it still is somewhat presentable.
How did I do this week?
Well, let me tell you. I am tired. Tired of the heat, tired of no sleep, tired of a sticky kitchen floor that squeaks every time I walk over it. The last thing I felt like doing last week was EBay, but week's fly by and I know if I don't post anything I'll regret it big time. I have the trash, I have the camera and the computer. With a little motivation from the new John Mayer CD playing in the background I got to work. I'm so glad I did. I earned $350.00 this week.
From those earnings, I'll show you the five things I bought from Goodwill with my $5.00 winning credit card.

These Women's Gap 1969 Size 16 Cropped Denim Gaucho Jeans sold for $31.00. Aren't they so cute. I love Gauchos. They remind me of a pair I made in Home Economics when I was in 8th grade. I was styling with my gaucho's and my knee-high socks. Oh,my! Good times.

This lovely pair of Venezia Plus Size 22 Denim Jean Skorts Shorts sold for $9.99. I've never worn a pair of skorts, so unlike the gauchos, I have no sweet story to share, but for some reason, the word skorts reminds me of a:Don't you love when two of your favorite things are combined to make something amazing like skorts, sporks and broccoflower?

I love these Women's Seven For All Mankind Waist 29 Cropped Jeans. I listed them at $14.99 and that's what they sold for.

I have really good luck with the fabulous label from Sigrid Olsen. This Women's Sigrid Olsen XL Black NWOT Short Sleeve Shirt sold for $8.99.

This Women's Harley Davidson XL 1W LSparkle Dragon Shirt sold for $19.99.

Remember last week when my Eileen Fisher 100% Silk Small Red Long Sleeve Shirt didn't sell and I was so sad about it? Well, I re-listed it at $2.99 and it sold this week for $10.58.

Did I earn enough to get my tough new vacuum?
I did.
Once I deduct the $5.00 to shop for next week, I made $90.54.
Can you believe it. I'm pretty excited.
My earning for 5 weeks off a winning $5.00 Discover credit card is $254.72.
Man, that's going to be one sweet vacuum.

7 comments:

  1. You are amazing! And quite a HERO to the rest of us frugal chicks!

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  2. That's amazing! You've inspired me to start listing some of my Goodwill and yard sale buys on eBay. So far I've got one bid. I guess that's a start!

    Mary Ellen

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  3. are your profits true profits? You don't list what the listing fees and selling fees are. That was a real whamy when I tried this. I like your ideas but please try and list your profits as true profits.

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  4. Awesome week for you! My problem as of late is I enjoy the shopping way too much and easily end up with $100 spent and lots of bags of clothing. Thankfully my $$ has been coming back this week. Whew!! I know exactly what you mean, I'll not feel like posting but then know that I'll regret is if I don't. Especially on the days when the postings are free (first fee) like the last couple days.
    I should ask though, whats the benefit of havng an eBay store to not having one?

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  5. It's true, there are EBay costs associated with this challenge and I haven't assessed what those are. They are minimal, but it is important to point them out. As far as the benefits of an EBay store vs. not? I'm not really sure. I do have an EBay store and I know I save money on my picture uploads. I will also look into that aspect. There are a lot of things about EBay that I don't utilize and I would encourage you to read into their policies and procedures. Thanks for your great input.

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  6. How incredible are you?!!! This is my favorite segment you do. I love seeing what sells and for how much. Every time something big sells I think "she deserves that"! I love this so much. You're amazing!

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  7. You bought all those items for $5?? That's an amazing profit! WTG!

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