I didn’t go to garage sales at all. I’ve been having some insomnia. The other morning, I finally fell asleep at 7:30am.
Yesterday, I did the show on 2 hours of sleep. Kevin helped me unload and went to what was to be his first day of work.
The show was quite successful in my opinion. We had just under $600 in sales, and got cards from a collectors of German steins and from a jeweler. We marked items down quite a bit, but that’s the nature of this business. Negotiation.
Plain and simply, if I buy stuff, and I don’t sell it, that’s just my money sitting there, not able to be reinvested in more items, or even paying my rent! Being set on a price can really hurt! Heck, sometimes it’s even better to sell at a loss and re-coup cash, and keep in mind that an item isn’t what you want to buy!
So I’m exhausted today. I packed up the show by myself, and while glass is pretty, it’s heavy. Also, glass collector’s don’t buy at that show. I did sell some glass at a huge discount. But, I wish I had sold more. It’s all military & scrap silver at that show.
I did sell 2 bags of the costume jewelry lot for $20 to the one jeweler. She repairs older jewelry, so she will harvest clasps and stones. 🙂
I’m rambling because I’m still tired. 🙂