Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Taking a Gamble

After a busy weekend of canning salsa, spaghetti and pizza sauce (over 50 jars!) I took off Monday to see if I could find some new things for my store.

I mentioned how prices are going up for me and where I would spend $1 (ONE!!!!) I now have to settle for 50% off.  Which means pants are $4, shirts and other items are closer to $5 and a pant suit would be $10.  Not terrible.  But I feel like I have to shop so careful now.  I'd hate to spend that money and get home to find pants had already been hemmed, or a stain somewhere.  Missing buttons I can handle - but not fixable stuff?  Nope!

I spent close to $100 on my experiment.  Here what I found (that I have listed so far - still working on that) and I'll keep you updated with what I made from each item. 

 Ann Taylor Size 6 Red Plaid Silk Blouse (I love the French cuffs on this!)
(Now don't laugh - this brand sells well and I would totally wear this if I taught Kindergarten.  Ok, maybe not - but I would love the woman who did wear it for my kids!) 
 SCORE!!  I love it when I find this!
SOLD for $30.00

I'll have to post the rest of what I found later on when I get it listed.  I'm hoping that I will break even or make some profit on this sooner than later!  I felt a little sick spending that much money but then I did buy things I can list at higher prices - so maybe that is the trade off - right?

1 comment:

  1. Hi kristen, you've got some amazing finds. I used to sell a lot of clothes...and actually probably have about 7 garbage bags full of stuff to go through, wash and list from earlier this year. I've been doing a lot of children's toys, games, mugs, etc. lately. And avoiding the clothing. I know I need to do it, but these other things seem so much easier to list...LOL

    Thanks for sharing!

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else