I will be the first to admit that I don’t know diddly squat about Legos. I know that many young boys love playing with them, but I had no idea that grown men, women, and even little girls enjoy them too. So when I found myself at a yard sale filled with Legos, I took a chance at buying what looked cool — and of course what was unopened.

I still haven’t tackled everything that I purchased, but the sale from that one Lego minifigure paid for my entire purchase of approximately 40 minifigures, complete sets, and other Lego memorabilia.

Unfortunately, I could not identify 90% of the minifigures that I purchased, but there was one that I knew quite well thanks to my love of Pirates of the Caribbean. Imagine my surprise when I researched him on Terapeak and saw what he sold for. Who knew that the individual characters were worth so much?!? I certainly didn’t. 

I decided that using the auction format would be the best way to list this item. I didn’t know what to expect, but I did make sure to start the auction at $29.99 to ensure that I would be happy if I only got one bid. Thankfully, I got more than that!

Over the next few weeks I will continue to list the remaining minifigures and sets that I purchased. There are a lot of goodies in that lot, and with the help of Terapeak and the official Lego website, I hope to identify the rest of them and get them listed ASAP.

It’s that time again for me to round up my earnings from last month as well as report my progress towards paying off my student loans.

As I preface in all of my income reports, the figures that I report below are from part-time re-selling (anywhere from 8-15 hours per week). My first and full-time job is my family and my home. Re-selling is something that I do on the side. I have no intentions of turning this into a full-time career — I just want to pay off my loans and enjoy a little treasure hunting while I’m at it. With that in mind, if you can dedicate full-time hours to re-selling, your numbers will most certainly be higher than those that I report on this blog.

eBay Income

I managed to list a few more items during the month of May than I did the previous month — but not by much. I really have not sat down to tackle liquidating my eBay inventory full force, so this month (June) will involve 100% focus on eBay so that I can get rid of the clutter and finally breathe again.

I grossed a total of $1031.48 in eBay sales:

This is an increase of $497.61 over last month’s numbers.

The following were my expenses:

  • Shipping fees: $176.50
  • eBay fees (final value fees, listing fees, subscription fees, etc): $74.56
  • PayPal fees: $38.81
  • Cost of goods sold: $228.41