am i realy the first again yaaaay
Absolutely love the vintage clock, and I think it looks great without the plastic cover.Hubby is a leather crafter so I always enjoy seeing what kind of prices you get for handcrafted vintage leather stuff.
It looked more like an upside down skillet to me than a banjo. So 70's!
I'm the one that really looks out for the vintage but modern looking clocks. It's not easy finding interesting looking clocks these days which is one reason why they sell.
Oh, wanted to add, I really love your farm house. I can just imagine a writer staying there in the winter while he/she works on the their novel....The grounds are just amazing too.
That's so interesting Ryanne about the Goof Off. I use goo gone and it doesn't damage the plastic. But I do have a yogurt maker that I use, which I bought at a Salvation Army and it has those same exact marks on the lid. It doesn't bother me, but I was curious as to what that mark was from..and I think the mystery is solved. It looks just like yours. LOL
Has anyone else sold a bunch of house clutter from their house? I have been in the mood to declutter, and I'm amazed how lucrative the process is becoming. In the past week I have sold a little footstool for $100, a little needlepoint throw pillow for $50, an Easter rabbit figurine for $90, two little teabag strainers for $25, a metal tole lamp from a guestroom for $125, not to mention all the back issues of my Stampington magazines I have sold. Except for the mags it is all things I have bought for myself second hand for a whole lot less. The lesson is that if you want to redecorate, just consider it as an investment! :-)
Yes, before we moved across the country, we sold everything we weren't deeply attached to. And then before we bought our house, we re-evaluated the attachments, and sold a bunch more. I don't like a lot of clutter, so we usually do a twice a year purge of stuff that we aren't using any more, books we aren't going to read again, etc.
In our last move, we got rid of anything we didn't need. We now don't bring anything into our house we don't need. We also live in a house without a lot of closet space and built open shelving instead of cabinets in our kitchen. There's nowhere for anything to hide.
I buy inventory to sell on Ebay. Then I decide it looks good here or there. So it hangs out here for a few years. Then it becomes clutter. Then it becomes ebay inventory at last. :-)
It's the cycle of eBay life, Linda :)
That's hilarious! But true. :-)
Hi Linda-I have started selling off clutter the last few years although listing way too slowly. I am surprised by how many $50 to $100+ items that I have sold over the years that were just lying around. Years of attending garage sales has provided me with plenty of stock. Just last week I sold some antique truck emblems for $265 and another automotive emblem for $175.
Sorry to ask this but I couldn't find anything on Google. Is there a way of searching for all items that were listed in a certain month via the bulk lister? I would like to discount some items that have been sitting in my store for more than a year.
I'm pretty sure you can not search your inventory by date listed. You'll have to search by category or price.
I think these pod casts are informative, very good and useful. I have bought several vintage clocks over the years. Some of them have bad innards (movements) so I replace them with a modern movement. Less money but buyers like the looks and buy them and some like them because they don't have to mess with the cord.
Some buyers even buy clocks that don;t work because they like to fix them up.
Thanks I'll try that it they are not too far gone! Good tip!
Has anyone ever shipped a taxidermy animal? I bought a Mallard duck in flight on driftwood and am trying to figure out how to package it. I checked Google and YT and didn't have much luck. Thanks for any ideas.
That sounds about as challenging a packing job as I can imaging. I had several collectors' airplanes - over 2' wingspan. They were super realistic with all kinds of guns, propellers, antennas etc. sticking out. This kind of model is made to snap together and not be taken apart. So I had to send it whole - in a big box. The item has to be firmly supported at it's base, but also protected in case it gets turned upside down. Print "UP" with the arrow all over the box. I cut pieces of foam to support it at appropriate points below, then built easily compressible (what Ryann might call "floating") cushioning above. I used a combination of hard foam with those plastic, air filled "pillows" all around. This allowed the item to move but not enough that any of the fragile projections touched anything solid. I used just enough of the pillow type compressible packing so the slightest pressure was required to close the top of the box. This meant the item had about the right amount of top support. The foam at the bottom has to keep the item from shifting in any direction. Hard foam and/or pillows were also placed in front and back of the item. I will think twice before buying another of these hard to ship items. One of them had a propeller that warped from heat and wresting on a piece of foam which almost got me negative feedback - after all I went through.For a bird you have the ruffling feathers and fragile bones to worry about. Maybe secure it's base to thin plywood cut to fit the box, then covering the duck with a lightweight plastic bag (like a trash can liner). This is just to keep it clean. Then filling around it with peanuts or I've also read using that aerosol foam you get at hardware stores to fill cracks in walls. It's not very expensive. You'd almost have to build a wood frame around it to prevent depression damage. You might also price out how much a pro would charge - and don't forget the shipping insurance.
I sold a mounted deer head. That was the only time I've taken an item and had it professionally packaged and ship. If you decide to go that route, just figure the extra cost and add a handling fee. It was well worth it to me.
Wow, I love the idea of using pieces of foam to cushion fragile items--thanks Steve!
I'm not a fan of packing peanuts, but they might work well for this. You could put it in a plastic bag wrapped in bubble wrap and place it in a box with packing peanuts, then float that box in a larger box.
Thats kind of what I was thinking too. Maybe a layer of peanuts then pack all around the wings and top so it doesn't move. Then take that box and do the same thing with a bigger box. Looks like I have to go "box scavenging".Thanks everybody.
It occured to me that your stuffed duck doesn't have bones. Metal wire has probably been substituted for most of the bones (except wings). The skull and ribs and backbone are probably foam inserts. So all you have to worry about is ruffling the feathers. I think I'd try putting the bird in a thin gauge trash can liner bag. Then make a "bed" of shredded paper - like from a paper shredder. You could shread newspapers into strips. This would provide about the right combination of support and the 'floating' affect. You'd want to use enough to keep the bird from shifting around. Leave at least 4" around the bird and the box walls. The only other factor would be the base. If it's a heavy base, I'd see if it detaches easily. If to, do so and pack it in bubble wrap and secure it to the inside of the box so it won't shift around and start knocking against the bird. The bottom of the box would be the place to secure the base.
I sold one of those Dutch Dru pans last year - love 'em! :-)
Ah man. Next time my grandmother gives me a bunch of the lipstick she gets for free when she buys her makeup I'll sell it. I used to just toss them or give them away. I personally can stand the smell of Estee Lauder makeup.
I wait until Clinique has their sales where they give you freebies. I buy just enough to get the freebies then go back for whatever else I need until I stock up. Then I sell the freebies I don't want. They always sell. It helps defray my cost of cosmetics, even though I don't use a lot.
Hey guys I came across some really nice riding boots but the size has rubbed off of the inside. Is there any em easy way to determine size for women's shoes? My wife suggested that size = measurement in inches. My size 12 matched foot length, same with hers but for the boots measured a size larger than her shoe size. It she couldnt comfortably fit them. Many ideas would be greatly appreciated these are going for around 150
Good luck, riding boots, and many of the military boots for that matter, have a VERY confusing size designation even if there is a stamped size. I usually attempt to fit my size 10 foot into the boot and judge from there, I also include measurements--if possible, include heel to toe taken from inside the shoe, not practical with riding boots. Ultimately I just guess, LOL, so far, so good.
If you Google something like "shoe size equivalent in inches" or similar, you should have your pick of charts explaining how to translate inches to American size and other international sizes as well.
I went a week and didn't sell anything and then the past few days my higher priced items have sold. Pretty happy about that. Mostly happy that this item I've been hoarding forever and priced differently at diff points finally sold for 60 bucks. I paid 2 bucks for it and at one point had it up for 25 dollars. Thanks to you guys I set a higher price and left it there and it sold in a few weeks. I went back and re listed some old stuff I used to have on auction for chump change. Can't believe I was willing to make 4 bucks on something back then. I've been putting together lots too. Like I see play doh stuff for change at the goodwill weigh and pay. Now I'm collecting it and getting a bunch to list at one time. So far so good.
Ryanne, I have made that same mistake with using Goof Off. It has a “hotter” solvent than Goo Gone and some other adhesive removers. I now use naptha or cigarette lighter fluid. I buy naptha in quart or gallon cans at my local home improvement store and transfer it to a lighter fluid squirt bottle. It is much cheaper per ounce in these larger quantities. Naptha is clear and dries stain free when removing adhesive from white pages of books or cardboard though care must be used on color pages as it will sometimes remove some color. I have had Goo Gone leave an orange stain occasionally.On another note, I have had good luck repairing plastic lens with scratches and damage, like your clock, by sanding and polishing it with various automotive paint polishing products.
Has anyone had this issue before? I have had two potential buyers this week message me to say they are getting the message "Seller cannot accept payments at this time, try later" (something like that). I called Paypal and Ebay, and both say there is not anything wrong with my account, nor are there any limits. I've received payments from other buyers today and through out the week, (both make-offer and buy-it-now).
Went to my first auction today. Wow I was really surprised to see how high items were going for. I did however get two oil clown paintings for $10. And bought a bunch of vintage tea towels in the flea market.