I found another pair of Oscar De La Renta sunglasses for $10.59 including tax at Marshalls. These were the same style of aviator glasses that I already sold which was cool because I was able to click on the original listing of the first pair I sold, click sell similar, upload the new pictures of this pair and publish the listing. I listed them for $22.99 including free shipping for 30 days. This pair was listed for 16 days, had 30 page views and sold for my buy it now price of $22.99. The first pair of this model I sold was only on ebay for 7 days, this time the same model was on for 16 days before they sold. I feel like I took better pictures the first time, the pictures not being as good this time might be why it took an extra week to sell them.
TIP: Take good pictures, I say good and not great because I like to over deliver. I don’t want to have a professional picture of an item and have the customer expect the world. I sell quality products, but I would rather the customer see the real item so they have realistic expectations of what the item looks like. However in this case I don’t think the picture represented how cool these glasses were and I think they would have sold faster if my pictures would have been better. So my point is take your time when taking pictures, make sure your pictures are clear, your angles are good and check your lighting. I battle with lighting all of the time. I can take a picture of a shirt with a light on then take another picture with a different light on and the color of the shirt looks totally different. Find the light that works for you, but make sure the light you choose projects the most accurate colors, sometimes for me it is different lights for different colors. I feel it makes a difference between selling an item vs. not selling an item or in this case selling the item faster rather than slower.
$10.59 item cost including tax
$2.60 USPS First Class shipping fee
$2.29 ebay fee (10% of the total sale)
$.69 paypal fee (3% of the total sale)
.31 box cost (6in x 4in x 4in)
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The total price to sell my item was $16.48, my item sold for $22.99 so I made $6.51. I love selling sunglasses, they sell quickly, are easy to store, ship and the profit is pretty good. $6.51 is almost enough for a fun hour at Chuck E. Cheese’s.