Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new year's! And a chart!

I figured things would be slow this weekend, and so far, I have not been disappointed.  That's just as well, though, since I have several things to ship out on Monday and I hate packing stuff up.  I do hold out hope that some drunk people will get online at like 3 in the morning and decide to buy some of my stuff...and pay immediately, of course.

Here's some stuff I've sold recently:
100% Cashmere sweater by J. Crew, men's large.  Picked up for $1.75 at Salvation Army sold in under 12 hours for $24.99.

 Men's red and white gingham Ralph Lauren Polo shirt, men's size 15 (smallish), Salvation Army for $1.75 sold overnight for $17.99.
Men's Ralph Lauren "big shirt", size XL, another Salvation Army find for $1.75, sold overnight for $19.99.

Do you see a pattern?  People think women are doing a lot of the shopping on eBay, and maybe they are, but it's not always for themselves.  I know some sellers shy away from clothes, but I've never understood why.  These have been some of the fastest selling items I've had up in a while.  I know this isn't common knowledge, but did you know men hate to shop in stores?  They hate to try stuff on?  They would rather push a button and be done with it already!  I've always thought I should do a tutorial on men's clothing, since it seems to be one of the few things I have a good handle on.  So I made a chart.

I'm not going to lie to you, I'm pretty proud of this. Please note, there is no "NO" leading from the "does it have a pony?" box because if it's Polo and doesn't have a pony, you might as well forget it.

I went to the flea market today.  I will post pics of that stuff tomorrow.  Here's to lots of money in 2012!


  1. I'm gradually venturing into men's and women's clothes (I sell mostly shoes, children's clothes, and odds & ends). Your chart looks pretty handy. I might print it out, because I know nothing about what adult clothing sells well.

    You mentioned you have several packages to ship Monday. Don't forget there is no mail on Monday.

  2. Thanks for the tip about Polo shirts. So, my US Polo Assn shirts don't stand a chance?

  3. No mail on Monday? Am I the only human being who does not think January 2nd qualifies as a holiday? Also, I have never tried doing the US Polo Association brand. But I would bed large sizes would do better than medium and large sizes.

  4. Hi there - just found your blog tonight. I sell clothes only - mostly womens and it's been VERY successful for me. Once you know your brands, it's easy and for me, very profitable! I tend to stay away from mens clothing actually aside from shoes now and then - those are what I can get big money for if I find the right brand in the right condition!