I found these new Tahari linen pants at Goodwill for $4.23 including tax. I love the Tahari brand, I just hate the Tahari retail price tag, in this case these pants had a retail tag of $229. I know there are a lot of people who feel the same so I knew they would sell quickly on ebay. These pants were extremely wrinkled, which I highlighted in my listing, I wish I would have had a steamer because I know I would have received higher bids if they were de-wrinkled. I listed these pants as-is in a 7 day auction starting at $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping. I had 18 page views, 3 bids, and they sold for $20.49 including shipping.
TIP: I would suggest auctioning your pre-owned clothing to keep your inventory moving, however there are pieces you should consider listing at a higher fixed buy it now price. Even though you are going to store the item longer it should be worth the extra profit. I think these new Tahari pants should have been one of those items. They had a $229 price tag on them, I think I could have listed them for a buy it now price of $69 and waited for the right buyer. If they didn’t sell for that price I could have lowered the price or moved them into an auction at any time.
$4.29 item cost including tax
$3.40 USPS first class shipping
$2.05 ebay fee
$.08 poly mailer
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It cost $10.43 to buy, sell, and ship these pants, my item sold for $20.49, so I made $10.06. During the summer the movie theater by us offers $1 movies on Wednesday mornings at 10am. So when we go we spend around $10, 3 tickets and $7 for our popcorn, the profit from this item will fund one of our Wednesday morning summer movie excursions.