Friday, February 08, 2008

the profitable mini business adventures of me

about 2 weeks ago i read this on amanda's blog. having been a drinker of postum in the past, i knew what it was, but it was news to me that kraft had discountinued producing it. i was blown away at the amount of money people were paying for a jar of postum! a jar that cost about $5.25 at the local grocery store was going for anywhere from $15 to $25. that is for 1 jar, people!! C.R.A.Z.Y!

it only took me about a day to realize that i needed to try and cash in on this postum craze! so, last week i called around to all of the local grocery stores just to see if there were any bottles still on the shelves. i was pleasantly surprised to find about 20 bottles, of which i put on hold, then i went around and bought them up.


i know this sounds crazy, but i just wanted to see if i could make a little money (i mean, c'mon camera equipment is expensive!)! much to my pleasant surprise, i did! and i made more than i thought i would! in 6 days i pocketed $152 after selling 19 jars! that is my profit, after my cost, ebay fees, and shipping. not bad!!

so, i decided that it was worth it to branch out a bit and travel to buy my postum. this week i made a trip out to milwaukie and bought 24 more jars! when i got home i put 16 jars on ebay and by that afternoon i had made $190, profit!! i called mitch and told him he could come home for the day because i had already made $200 selling postum! i was giving him the day off! heck, we didn't need his money!! haha!

i only have about 18 jars left and i am a little bummed that my postum selling days are coming to an end! it's been such a part of my life the last week and a half! what am i going to do with my time??! i guess i'll just have to find somewhere to spend my $600+ that i made during my 2 week mini business adventure!

postum, i love you, my mini gold mine!

19 comments:

Mandy said...

That's crazy, you made that much money!! Makes me what to go out and find Postum just to sell it.

Mahina said...

unfortunately, i think i cleaned out all of the grocery stores from here to milwaukie!! isn't it crazy what people will spend on something when in desperation! i'm still floored!

Teresa said...

That is hilarious! I laughed through most of that. I can't believe what people will pay?! I wonder why they aren't making it anymore. I remember drinking some of that when I was teenager and my mom bought some of it. Poor postum lovers...

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh, you are so funny! That is awesome you made so much money off it. Way to go!

Pineapple Princess said...

Wow. The midas touch, turning a dark drink into some serious gold! I'm off to walmart!!!

Amanda said...

Mahina! That is AWESOME! I'm so glad that you were able to make some money! Although, I am wishing that I had thought of driving all over to buy more.

Becca said...

That's great! Make sure you spend all that hard earned cash on something FUN!

ericandjanine said...

Way to go! Although I am a little upset that when I finish this bottle that I'm currently on, I'm going to have to drive to Idaho to find the nearest bottle!

Erika said...

You lucky duck. What I wouldn't give for $600 :-)

Darilyn said...

This is hilarious. I love it!

Elizabeth said...

You are the blogging entrepreneur of the year!

Merilee said...

Insane! Nice job!

Michal said...

you little entrepreneur! i'm so proud. how are you going to spend it all?

Malia said...

Mahina... I just told stuart how much you made and we decided how you should spend your money.... on a trip out to visit your favorite sister of course!!!! Love you good job!

Danielle said...

wow! you sure have been busy.

Chelle said...

That cracks me up that you went all the way with it. That's dedication and organization, to get that all sent off. Very cool.

Rachel's Roost said...

You are amazing!!! I don't know, it might be worth some calls into vancouver!!!

Mahina said...

unfortunately vancouver was all out, too!! believe me, i tried there too!

Megan said...

That was hilarious! I can't believe people are paying that much for postum. Good for you... spoil yourself with that money. Too often I convince myself to get something for the kids. Even moms need to be spoiled every once in awhile.