Week 15 of the Money Mental Earnings Challenge – how much did I earn while I was away from home?

Week 15 of the Money Mental Earnings Challenge – how much did I earn while I was away from home?

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Hello readers! And welcome to week 15 of the money mental earnings challenge! This week is a bit unusual for me as I was away with work for most of it. I considered putting my eBay shop into holiday mode and changing my dispatch times to reflect the fact that items wouldn’t be shipped until I got back. In the end though after speaking to some other resellers I decided just to change my dispatch times. Read on to find out whether I made any sales!

For those of you are unfamiliar with the challenge and what I’m trying to achieve you may want to start off by reading this post here.

The target is to make £430 a month to cover the costs of my car loan, car insurance, and road tax. Each week I will be reporting on my progress towards this monthly challenge. I’ll be using a variety of different sources to earn money details of which I’ve written about in this post here.

If you want to see how I did in the last week of the challenge you can find out by clicking here.

Each week I’ll give a breakdown of what I’ve earned and how I’ve earned it before. As previously mentioned my main source of income to support the challenge will be buying and selling goods on eBay so for reporting purposes I will include details of what items I sold on eBay, how much it cost me, how much I sold it for and how much profit I made after fees. The last figure will be rounded down to the nearest 50p for ease.

So here’s week 15!

eBay:

Imaginext Spiderman laboratory – cost £1 from a car boot sale, accepted an offer of £13 including shipping. Total profit after fees £7

Vax VS-077 maintenance kit – got a job lot of these free from freecycle, sold for £8.49 including shipping. Total profit after fees £4

Spartan Total Warrior PS2 game – cost £0.10 from a house clearance shop, sold for £4.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £2.50

Obama Llama 2 game – cost £3.75 from Boots, sold for £14.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £6

The Urbz Sims in the city PS2 game – cost £0.10 from a house clearance shop, sold for £4.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £2.50

Stranger Things Water Bottle – cost £3.60 from Debenhams, sold for £11 including shipping. Total profit after fees £2.50

Darkstone PC Game Big Box – cost £2 from a tip shop, sold for £16.50 including shipping. Total profit after fees £5.50 (this went abroad so the postage costs were higher than normal).

3 x Yokebe Natural Honey Meal Replacement Shakes – cost £2.97 from Home Bargains, sold for £15 including shipping. Total profit after fees £7. (just heard from the buyer that my Hermes didn’t deliver it so may have to refund and make a claim against my Hermes tomorrow).

Playskool Heros Marvel Captain America & Falcon – cost £4.50 from Debenhams, sold for an offer of £14 including shipping. Total profit after fees £4.50

Mariners Chest Jigsaw – cost £2.50 from Sainsburys, sold for £12.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £5.50

Wrangler beige jeans – cost £1 from a charity shop, sold for an offer of £10 including shipping. Total profit after fees £4.50. (these should have gone for more but they’d been hanging round for ages so I took the offer and the profit!).

XLS fat binder sachets – cost £7.99 from Home Bargains, sold for £14.00 including shipping. Total profit after fees £1 (for some reason I sent these via myHermes instead of large letter Royal Mail so that reduced my profits).

Diary of a wimpy kid 5 book collection – cost £1.40 from a charity shop, sold for an offer of £9 including shipping. Total profit after fees £3.50

Hasbro my little pony castle – cost £1.40 from an eBay auction, sold for an offer of £20 including shipping. Total profit after fees £13 (a good profit in this but it was so awkward to package that I’ll not pick up one again).

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory PS2 game – cost £0.10 from a house clearance shop, sold for £4.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £2.50

Marvel Erik Kilmonger figure – cost £3.90 from Debenhams, sold for £19.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £10.50.

Toy Story Alien cushion – cost £3 from Primark, sold for an offer of £11 including shipping. Total profit after fees £3.50

6 pack of Clover Leaf coasters and table mats with hunting scenes – cost £2 from a charity shop, sold for an offer of £25 including shipping. Total profit after fees £10 (this one went abroad again so high postage costs).

Dance Dance Revolution Wii game – cost £1 from a charity shop, sold for £13.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees £9.50

Cotton Trader 5xl short sleeve brand new with tags – cost £1.99 in a charity shop, sold for an offer of £13.50 including shipping. Total profit after fees £6.50 (I could have gotten more in the summer but was happy to take the profit now)

6 x Yokebe Natural Honey Meal Replacement Shakes – cost £5.94 from Home Bargains, sold for £37.98 including shipping. Total profit after fees £24.50 (A great piece of retail arbitrage!).

2 x Pregnicare vitabiotics – cost £3.62 from Asda, sold for an offer of £15 including shipping. Total profit after fees £6.50.

Total eBay income £142.50

Facebook income:

No facebook sales this week so total facebook income = £0.00

Other Income:

No other income this week so total other income = £0.00

Week 15 total income: £142.50

Not a bad income considering I was away for most of the week and so couldn’t list any new stock and had changed my dispatch times to offer a worse level of service than normal.

Adding this weeks total of £142.50 to last weeks total of £140.19 gives me a total income for the month so far of £282.69. So I’m well on my way to this months challenge target of £430! ,Hopefully next week will be an even stronger week as I’ll be at home all week so can get plenty listed.

Thanks for reading.

Andrew

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