If you have read my blog before you probably know that last spring I started selling things on Ebay to make some extra money.
Oh my! I loooove it! It's so much fun and I can do it in my PJ's!
I wanted to share with you my best sale so far.
I was in a small thrift store in my hometown just browsing and trying to find some inventory. I always scan the coffee mugs because some of them can sell very well and they're just fun to look at. Who doesn't love coffee??
So there I am and I just happen to catch a glimpse of a nice thick mug that looks like it could bring in a profit. I pry it off the back rack and was delighted to see it was a Starbucks cup.
I myself rarely go to Starbucks but I know that a lot of people love it and also collect Starbucks mugs. The mugs feature different cities and countries around the world and apparently from what I read you can only by a city mug in that exact city.
So I scooped it up not knowing if it would actually bring a profit or not but willing to take the chance.
Guess how much I paid for it?? GUESS!
So I get home and I start researching to see if I had picked up a winner or a dud. After a few minutes it looked as if this cup was definitely a dud. There had been a few to sell here and there but none with any major profit.
So I set it down and went on to do something else. Later that day for some reason I picked it up again and decided to do some research one last time.
Thank you God!
This mug was from Seattle and looked a whole lot like a different mug that was also from Seattle. When I had first looked it up I had gotten it confused with the other mug. So the second time I found the actual mug that I had purchased and I almost fainted.
The last mug of this kind to sell, sold for
I was pretty much doing back flips by this point and could not wait to get this thing listed for auction.
I went ahead and did a 7 day auction. I was hoping to get $200, hoping! Mine was the only mug for sale at the time so I thought it was possible.
As the bidding started going up I started doing a little happy dance. Hubby and I could not stop checking the computer to see what the highest bid currently was.
Finally as the listing ended I was overjoyed to see my mug sold for....
I kid you not!! My .50 cent thrift store investment made me a huuuuuge profit!!
Not only that but the buyer even payed their own shipping charges.
Ever since then Ebay and I have been in luuurve!
So, if you ever see this mug anywhere