So some of you might remember my killer find in a Botanic Avenue charity shop a few weeks back… you can read about it here, but the gist is that I found a stellar Marc by Marc Jacobs dress for a tenner that I couldn’t wear so I decided to sell it on eBay and shift any profit straight over to our new house account.
The dress was so lovely so I knew it would sell (ahem) and I popped it on eBay for £9.99, a penny less than I paid for it. I watched it like a creeper for the whole week and despite having 4 watchers, the frenzied bidding war I had dreamt about did not happen and the dress sold in the last minute for the asking price. I was deflated but I chalked it up to experience and packed it up while waiting for the sad total of £9.99 to hit my bank account.
A day or two later I got a message from the buyer asking for some specific measurements and after I obliged, the buyer pulled out and said she didn’t want the dress anymore. I was irrationally livid – you know that type of anger you can only feel for things that really don’t matter. I wised up quickly and relisted the dress understanding that if it didn’t sell the second time, I would just return it to the same charity shop and consider a good deed.
Thankfully, after getting the initial selling price a few days into the relisting, I relaxed and had completely forgotten about it when I got a notification to say it had sold for £21.00! High Fives all round!! The listing had been free and my postage charges were spot on, so the £21.00 went straight across into our house ISA.
It was a bit of a rollercoaster, but I think I could totally do one of these ‘flips’ per month as a small additional income stream that could just slowly add a few quid here and there. I normally take walks during my lunch hour and pass a load of charity shops so it might not take too much work. Wonder what i’ll find next…