So, there's obviously a huge learning curve with this eBaying stuff, you know? One thing I'm still awful at is estimating shipping costs. I hope to remedy that with the nifty scale we just bought off eBay, but even then, I still mess up.
Tyler and I bought a bunch of Little People stuff at a consignment sale a few weeks ago. I tried to put them up in sets with the Ramps Around Garage and Sweet Sounds house, but there were no lookers (plus I chickened out on trying to ship the HUGE garage). So I just threw up a huge 52 piece lot of Little People and put shipping for $10.00. It sold, but only for $25.50 + shipping and shipping these little things cost me $13.22, so it ate into my bottom line, which stinks.
Also, trying to ship 52 LP, their cars and accessories is a GIGANTIC pain in the heiny. I don't recommend it unless you want them out of your house.
BUT, if you want something easy to ship that WILL sell (I almost guarantee it), search high and low (even in your own closet) for an old North Face Denali jacket. These have been out for years, but they still retail high. The do not, unfortunately wash up well, so you may be able to find some of these at Goodwill or yard sales if you live somewhere fancy. Really, any North Face product will do really well on eBay. My Denali's seen better days, so I put it up after seeing this. I noted the stains that are on it, and it's already at $27.00 with 14 watchers. It's got a couple more days to go so I'm excited to see how much it sells for.
Obviously, right now is THE time to sell jackets and coats, and if they're Patagonia, North Face, Mountain Hardware, Marmot, etc, then all the better.