Scavenger Life Episode 89: How to Find, Buy and Sell Art on eBay
This was our latest haul of art from an auction and the local thrift stores. Cool, weird stuff!
We love to sell art on eBay. First, it's just fun to do. But more important is that most people overlook art at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales and thrift stores. As a regular buyer, who has room on their walls? And other scavengers probably are thinking, "I don't want to store and pack that no matter what the price." We love the overlooked piles. We enjoy the challenge.
In this episode, we share our very generous definition of what art is: needlepoints, prints, lithographs, etchings, charcoal drawings, sketches, drawings, wood burnings, as well as watercolors and real oil/acrylic paintings. It doesn't have to be signed or dated (but it's nice if it is). The art just has to look cool. If you think a piece of art looks cool, someone else will.
Just look at the prices that Ikea charges for reproduction artwork. This is why people decorating their apartments will gladly pay for one-of-kind needlepoint from the 1970's. We often buy these for $1 and sell for $40+. We'll also invest $50 in nicer framed art to sell for $200+.
Don't worry about packing, just watch our video on how to pack art in a glass frame. Let us know in the comments your experience buying and selling art.
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