I had fallen in love with the idea of a dessert/cake table and found a gorgeous vintage cake stand to use for our wedding cake, and some lovely, plain white porcelain cake stands for the 6 cakes I had asked our mums, sisters & aunts to make for our 'engagement party'.
|Our cake table|
|Plain porcelain cake stands - we used 6 of them on the table|
Fast forward to post wedding/honeymoon, we find out we're pregnant and think holy hell where are we going to put the baby, as our 2nd and 3rd rooms were chock-a-block with wedding deco's.
So I went into Ebay selling mode.
I listed 1 of the cake stands to test the market, with a starting price of $5, well blow me down if that stand doesn't sell for $22 plus postage! Quite bizarre, if the buyer had scrolled down about 8 listings they would have bought them new where I did for $19 plus postage!
So over the next 3 weeks I list the 6 cakestands, and my total of sales for those stands was $138, plus postage, which averaged $23 per cake stand, more than double what I paid for them!
Now I don't know if the story I put on the listing re how we used them for our wedding swayed people, but I was one very happy camper.
We've now sold about 30 of our wedding decos/bits & bobs on Ebay, and crazily have made a profit on 28 of them! At last count we're up about 45% on what we outlayed to buy them!
We've got a bit more to sell, waiting for the wedding season to kick off again. Shall keep you posted!