Underground Atlanta is a shopping area with restaurants and shops underneath the railway line, essentially an underground mall. I went in the early nineties after it's revitalization in 1989.
The floppy disk storage was so cool. I like that they were see through. We just donated an old large/wide one that I had used to elevate my monitors. But it was gray and we painted it black so that it looked nicer. Maybe I could have sold it. I looked like it could have possibly accommodated as many as the 3 you sold. Oh, and we have a Medeivel Times about 40 minutes from us. I've wanted to take the kids there for years...still haven't.
Hiya, Saw the Underground Atlanta Salt & Pepper Shakers. Underground Atlanta was literally a tourist attraction Mall beneath a section of Downtown Atlanta. It was a big deal in the 70's with tons of bars, restaurants, novelty shops, but it was kinda dark & creepy I felt.Has been closed & revitalized a few times over the decades
good to know. someone must have been nostalgic.
Kicking myself in the butt for engaging this guy. He msgd me months ago to say my price is too high on a shirt he wants. Then he msgd me again weeks later to say he sees I made the price higher (actually it just came off of a sale). He said he'd give me 20 dollars right now for it. I told him the lowest Id take was 30. He said okay and asked if he could pay me the following Tuesday. To avoid a no pay I said sure but told him to just submit his offer when he got paid and I would accept it. Tuesday comes and nothing. A week later he puts in his offer. I take it and days go by. Then he msgs me to ask if I take Google wallet. I'm wishing I could go back in time and never respond to him. Now I'm stuck in a screwy sale. He probably can't pay with PayPal and I'd love to just cancel but if he doesn't agree to it it makes me look bad and I still get stuck with fees. Ugh. Lesson learned.
Just say that you only accept PayPal and if he wants to cancel the transaction, please let you know. You can cancel the sale on your end but he will have to confirm the cancellation and ebay will refund you your final value fee and you can just relist the item. After all is done, I'd block that seller.
You won't get stuck with fees - you just do an unpaid item claim to get your fees back. You can actually set your store up so that unpaid item claims are automatic and it will even automatically relist your item as well.
Just open an unpaid item case you don't get stuck with fees that way. There's a reason he can't pay with Paypal. Run.
Great sales, I'm really frustrated with how low our average sale is, but with 820 listings probably 80% are under $20, so it stands to reason that our average sale would be under $20. Our goal is to start sourcing higher price items, but it's hard to pass up items you can get for literally nothing that sell for $10. I'm wondering what percent of your store is items under $20? Thanks!
price your records higher.
What is your average for sale price?.. Total BIN value divided by number if items.
Quick flips are great too. Don't be down on yourself. Whatever makes money. Some hold out for top dollar while others rather free up their cash and space. But i think if you found quality items youd automatically have higher prices. If one way doesn't work try another.
Hey.. I did a whole years worth of analysis on all stores reported numbers. I logged in over a thousand What sold Reports on a weekly basis from mid 2014 to late summer of 2015. I am the one who also saw the "plateau" start to happen as stores broke the 2,000 item level. I saw an alogorythmic curve when I charted all the various size stores. It happened to all of the large stores. J&R, Bryan's etc. All of these numbers provided a tremendous amount of data to analysis and draw conclusions from. Way too much to ever explain here on the blog. data mining is the easy part, knowing what to do with and interpreting the numbers [statistical analysis] is where the art comes in. :-)Bet Jay will like that! :-) But in direct answer to your question about how many items at the $20 dollar level, here is what I had at the time I stopped gathering all of this data on everyone. Jay and Ryanne's store at the 3,553 item level on March 2nd, 2015. They had 5% or 182 items of their inventory from $01 to $15, they had 34% or 1,222 of their items priced from $15.01 to $$30.00, 35% or 1,248 items between $30.01 to $50.00, 15% or 516 items between $50.01 and $100 and 11% or 385 items between $100.01 and $500 ++. As far as under the $20 range they had 18% or 684 under $20.They have now gone way past those inventory counts and also started a second store, but due to lack of time and having to focus on my own listings I had to drop all of that data mining. I gathered enough numbers and built enough charts to formulate my business model.So, hope this helps .. mike in Atlanta
I'm not a numbers person per se, but it would be interesting to know what business model you settled on and how it's working out, if you'd like to share. Or maybe you already have and I missed it.
Here are some fun and exciting sales.$40 for a fanny pack. Maybe paid $1 at mosthttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Body-Glove-Unisex-Fanny-Pack-Travel-Bag-/151748572012Sold this fanny pack literally 10 minutes later to someone in a completely different part of the country. Completely random. National fanny pack day?http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Outdoor-Products-Full-Zip-Casual-Camoflage-Fanny-Pack-Waist-Bag-/161962562704$350 for an old empty box of green hornet cards. No cards but it' hard to find a box in this kind of condition for vintage cards. I paid $5 at a garage sale.http://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-DONRUSS-GREEN-HORNET-5-CENT-PACK-ORIGINAL-EMPTY-WAX-BOX-RARE-BRUCE-LEE-/151817740678$50 for a pullover windbreaker. $3 at goodwill.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rival-NHL-NY-Islanders-1-2-Zip-Pullover-Windbreaker-Jacket-Mens-Size-L-/161874129881Full $80 for a trucker hat. Maybe a $1 paid for.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-80s-Sampo-Swivels-Trucker-Hat-Mens-One-Size-Fits-All-/151815312749Press photos from the dump$30 for a Whitney Houstonhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-Press-Photo-Whitney-Houston-American-Singer-/151946712322$35 for a band I never heard ofhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-Press-Photo-Linear-Freestyle-Music-Band-/161951254169$15 each on Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Driggshttp://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-Press-Photo-Frank-Driggs-Collection-Jazz-bands-/151950439031http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-Press-Photo-Dizzy-Gillespie-American-Jazz-Trumpeter-/161940861375Aside from that sold a ton of clothes but nothing to exciting.
I want to go to medieval times! That item probably came from the Myrtle Beach location. There's a lot of places you guys have visited that I would love to go to and do the tourist stuff that you avoid. To each their own but it seems like you miss the point of interest in going to those places or countries. Don't mind me though I'm just hatin out of jealousy. And I'm not talking about MTimes, I'm just saying places in general you vacation to.
You mentioned in other podcasts how when you travel you don't do what other tourists do like go to the main places. For example if a person visited NY they might go see the statue of liberty. Like you skipped the famous museums in that one place you both went. You'd rather hang out and do your own thing which is totally awesome but I would be the gawky touristy sightseer.
to each their own.
Anonymous, I understand what you're saying. But we've found that you don't have to wait in line at the usual tourist traps to find out about what another culture is like. In fact, exploring the non-tourist areas might even be a better way to see what a country is like. If I feel like cattle just being pushed through a tired landmark/experience, then I don't see the point.
I'll never forgot my first and only trip to NY. We bought tickets to see statue of liberty even though you couldn't get that to close due to the 9/11 aftermath. We walked around the corner and saw this surprise ridiculously long line greeting us. We calculated how many hours we would be stuck there waiting. I looked up at the statue from far away and said okay, "I've seen it, let's go" and we left lol. Still have those unused tickets. The wax museum was fun though. Much shorter line.
Anyone here sell plush items? I don't get them often and when I do I try not to get filthy ones.If I can spot clean it then great. But I do have a batch that needs washing and it seems like every time I wash a load certain ones bleed color and ruin a few. Granted my washing machine only runs hot water. Its the craziest thing. Or if I hand wash them, it happens as they hang to dry. Anyone tried anything that works? My stuffed animals seem to attract any pet hair they can find in the wash too. I have some cool ones though I don't want to Jack up.
I've had the same problem with plush. I've had limited success spot cleaning some with a solution of oxy and water.
I've washed a lot of plush in the washer. I do it with cold water. I may toss them a little in the dryer and then let them dry the rest of the way outside unless they have delicate bits then I don't put them in the dryer. I only had a problem with bleeding once. It was a huge Pokemon plush. The feet darkened at the bottoms for some reason when I washed him. He still went for quite a bit of money since he was hard to find. Often I just spot clean. After they are dry I take a soft brush and brush them out. They usually end up looking pretty good.
How do you tell what plush toys are valuable? Do you scan the barcode?
If anyone here hasn't used the "Growth" function in the new seller hub, I recommend it, what an amazingly helpful tool!
Looked for a Growth function, but wasn't able to locate it.
I'm selling a Kindle that I recently purchased. Should I go online and Deregister the device from the former owner first? There are only a few books on it, but I don't know the proper etiquette regarding this. It does not appear locked or password protected.
yeah you probably should. you wouldn't want people to be able to buy stuff on it, or have it syncing to the old users new books.
I goofed up and I'm wondering if it will be okay. I meant to choose padded flat rate when I was printing the label but i chose normal priority instead. I was wondering why it was 3 cent cheaper. The weight was defaulted at a pound and I think it's under that so I'm okay there but do you think it will get flagged for being in a flat rate envelope? Seems silly to cancel and reprint for a 3 cent difference.
I'd cancel and reprint if you still have the package. Who knows what the Post Office will do if they catch it.
I doubt they will notice honestly but you could just take it out of that padded envelope and put it in something else and still use your label.
i think it would be worse if you chose padded flat rate for a regular envelope (by paying less). i don't think it will be a problem, but if you're paranoid, you should void it and print another.
I just shipped my first item through FEDEX Smart post. Instead of $31 Priority it is $11 Smartpost. When I printed the label, it says FEDEX does not ship to P.O. Boxes and also the package may only be dropped off at a FEDEX location. I guess the misinformation continues.. how boring would life be without "Shipping Drama".
So did you send it off with your USPS mail carrier?
No. I'll just take it to FEDEX. I really don't need any more USPS drama this year.
I would caution everyone to not take what is said here as the rule of the land when it comes to smart post and dropping at your post office. You need to engage your local post master and confirm this is okay. Every postmaster handles things differently. Some are great and quite liberal with policy while others can be real jerks and invent their own policy contrary to actual post office rules.
So, there's still not a consensus about sending FedEx SmartPost through your USPS carrier? I thought there was...I was planning to just give it to my carrier next time, but I guess our borg mind is still saying it's a crap shoot. Maybe I'll wait for more people to report their experiences.
The consensus is actually for each seller to ask their post master if SmartPost packages can be picked by their carrier. Our post office doesn't mind. Could be because we're rural so our office is hungry to get any package they can to keep their numbers up.So call or visit your Post Master and ask directly. Everyone's experience will most likely be different.
My friend in a nearby town asked her PO if she could ship SmartPost thru them and they told her no. I asked at Fed Ex and was told to ship thru the PO. Whoever you ask wants you to use the other party. My solution is to not ask and just treat SmartPost like a regular UPS box. They don't seem to know the difference.
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Deb truervaluesNotable Sales Feb 14-21I absolutely loved this find, because it reminded me of Catherineholm, which is one of my “holy grail” bolos. It was in pretty perfect condition, and even though the highest one sold previously was around $24.00, I was pretty sure I could get more. Sold for $35.00http://www.ebay.com/itm/Franciscan-Vegetable-Dish-Mid-Century-Terra-Cotta-Lid-Minty-/131517632999?hash=item1e9f0fd1e7:g:eWIAAOSwstxVXSGaAnother mother of the bride dresses – doing well with these. Sold for $42.50http://www.ebay.com/itm/141892423028?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649An art painted on board piece….found 2 of these for about $1.50 ea. This is the second one sold- went for $34.00.http://www.ebay.com/itm/131556763482?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649Prayer Shawl – purchased about $3.50. Sold for $33.00. These DO sell, but they take forever! This was a particularly beautiful one, definitely a labor of love.http://www.ebay.com/itm/131542631626?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649 This is an antique family bible with lovely Medieval pictures. Sold for $36. I had seen the same one go for about $50, but the back on this was very weak, so I sold for less. Still not a bad investment for about $4 or $5. It shipped in a Regional A box….barely fit….http://www.ebay.com/itm/131593280869?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649Vintage Vera Bedding – Got 2 sets of these just alike for about $2 ea. Saved time with a multiple listing and this is the second set sold. The thing to look for in vintage bedding is “percale”. Sold for $20. http://www.ebay.com/itm/131581627783?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
One click led to another today, ended up here -https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/acne-studios/white-measure-t-shirt/1388623No words
just found a pair of Stella McCartney cut off jean shorts for $300. what a deal!
Every now and then, AAA (Auto club of Southern California) sends me advertising with an application and a small identifying bumper sticker to try to get me to join. I generally put the sticker in a drawer and recycle the rest.Last week I found 11 of the stickers in a drawer and decided to list them. They just sold for $30.00. I do love this country.
December, January, and the first part of February were all relatively good for sales. I have now gone 7 days in a row with no sales or offers. I have about 130 items and have been listing more. I feel like my ship entered the doldrums. Stuck out in the middle of the ocean. I know, keep listing. It's just a weird feeling.
Having no sales is a weird feeling. But if you're selling vintage items, you'll probably get lulls as long as you only have 130 items. We didn't start having fairly consistent daily sales till we hit 500 items. Just imagine that you;re running a store, someone comes in, and you only have 130 items on the shelves. It'd feel pretty barren.
I only have around 145 items so I feel your pain, I have had 2 sales this week (despite listing new stuff) which is why I am grateful for etsy (5 sales there this week) This month is painfully slow IMO, but I agree with Jay 500 items is probably the minimum for consistent sales.
I've fallen back under 100 items; this week has been okay thanks to two large sales, but last week was terrible. I agree with Jay and Sue; the fewer items you have, the less chance there is that your inventory will intersect with anyone's desires. You and I both need to keep listing!
Thanks Kate and Exene ;) It sucks, but it's good to know experienced sellers are having slow sales too. 500 listings is my first goal, but I've had a similar sized store for about a year and all things being equal, this is super slow. Well, I've circled back again. I'll just say thanks - and keep listing.
Just to add something to the conversation-I've got 660 sales and I've been adding listings to my store and I have had maybe 6 sales this week- with none in the past 2 days. I don't agree that 500 items leads to consistent sales. I think it's probably closer to 1000.Suzy
Could be. There's no hard and fast rule. Lots of variables like what king of items you sell and how well you've researched.And ultimately for us it's always been about how much we make each week and for the month. We could sell 10 items a week and only make $100. Or sell only 5 items but make $250. What's more important is not the number of items but the total money we make to pay our bills.
Hi Everybody, I've been lurking and learning for a while and hope someone can help with this question. My husband has a ship model that came out of a German Army Facility at the end of WW2. He purchased it in the 1960's and recently listed it for local pickup near Chicago. He was contacted by a buyer in California who asked if we could have it packed and mailed by Fed-Ex or Ups. I took photos and information to each and they were skeptical of its arriving safely. I know some of you have shipped larger items like furniture using freight services and wonder if I could get any recommendations or thoughts on the feasibility of shipping this fragile item that way. Here is a link to the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121898110121?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649. I love the podcasts and have gotten so much helpful information from them. My husband and I each have our own listing sites. He's just selling his own things, I've started to branch out a bit beyond my own stuff. Thanks for any help. KayePS I didn't want to be anonymous but couldn't figure out what to use instead. I'm not the most computer literate person.
This is easy. We don't ship large items. Like you, we simply say "local pickup only". It's up to the buyer to figure out shipping because we don't want to be responsible for damage, packing etc.Here's what we say:PICKUP OR SHIPPING:The buyer is welcome to pick this up at our home.The buyer is responsible to make their own shipping arrangements. Due to the item's size and weight, it will have to be picked up locally or shipped via freight.USHIP (www.uship.com)Plycon Transportation (www.plycongroup.com or 1-888-655-2664)Navis Pack & Ship (www.gonavis.com or 1-800-405-1606) are freight shipping companies that we suggest you contact for a free quote. Buyer responsible for all freight charges, insurance and arrangements.What this buyer wants is "white glove" service, which means a shipper comes to your house, custom packs and loads it onto a truck, and then delivers directly to the buyer. It's not cheap but this is how delicate items are shipped.Sophisticated buyers know it's expensive and will gladly pay the price. If the buyer complains, they aren't a serious buyer and unrealistic about shipping realities. Give the buyer this narrow choice and let them decide. We'd rather cancel sales than go down a confusing rabbit hole. Good luck!
Thanks so much Jay. We will do as you suggest. Do you mind if we do a bit of copying and pasting? Your wording seems perfect. Kaye
Sure. Copy away.
Hi Kaye. First, I have to say WOW! what a great item. Shipping: Call reputable antique shops and ask who they use to do west coast hauling. You can also call some of the high end auction houses in and around Chicago and ask the same question. Some may not help but some will and many will have extensive experience with moving delicate antiques/items around the country.Other alternatives are deliver it yourself for a few hundred dollars and have an adventure! Or ask buyer if they would meet you half way. Or hire a trusted friend to deliver.Lastly, I had a large item I needed shipped to the west coast and a local hauler here in the souheast recommended these guys who are located in Michigan:http://www.movingman77.com/About-Us.htmlThat deal never did happen so I have no direct experience with them. Good luck!
Hi Jay and Ryanne – I started selling on eBay just over a year ago and am a much better seller because of you two and all the great trash elves that comment on the blog! I read all of the comments. I am part of the Seattle meet up group and have learned so much from the group too. I hope someone here can give advice on a problem I’m having with a buyer. Buyer purchased a waffle iron from me in Oct. She has an “unauthorized payment chargeback” dispute with her credit card stating this was an unauthorized purchase. Paypal notified me and I provide the USPS tracking number. I cannot verify the delivery via USPS.gov – website seems to be down or they have deleted the tracking numbers for the timeframe. I called Paypal and the rep told me that if I can provide verification of the delivery then the credit card co. will likely close the dispute in my favor. If I can’t, then the credit card company will make the determination. I plead my case that her dispute is with the “unauthorized payment” purchaser and not the actual item or delivery of the item. I shipped to the eBay address on her account. Paypal agreed but told me that credit card co. can rule in favor of the buyer. Doesn’t make sense to me! Paypal suggested I email the buyer and ask about the dispute. Guess I could try to get her to confirm the delivery, etc. and see what the story is. Will do that but wondering if anyone has any advice or run into this problem. The amount in dispute is $94 and the credit card co can take up to 75 days to rule so the $ is on hold until the ruling. I don’t confirm delivery of my items unless it is a big ticket item – do others check each delivery? Thank you everyone! Diane
Okay, let's slow this train down. Yes, we've had several chargeback cases over the years. No big deal. Paypal simply wants to see a delivery confirmation.If USPS.gov is not showing you this screen, then talk to your post office. You can also call them. If it was delivered, there will be evidence. So start with that action. Get the delivery confirmation and give it to Paypal. Case closed.
if you can't see the delivery confirmation on USPS.com, because it's several months old, you can do 2 things- there should be a request to revive info from the archive link on that page, or go to your post office and have them print out the delivery info, you snap a photo and upload that to paypal. also, call paypal.
Been watching a lot of random eBay related YouTube videos lately and just heard the story about goldenfingerpicker where he bought a batch of Beatles records for 400 dollars and one of them was the rarest of records valued at over 100,000 dollars. He didnt know it at the time though. He ended up letting an auction house auction it off and it only sold for 32,000 but can you imagine finding something like that? Sadly I would have left it behind even if it was 10 bucks because I don't know records at all. I like his videos though because he talks about stuff I know nothing about like vintage electronics. Good for learning. Anyway, hope everyone is doing well.
Hello friends. Nice sells all around this week. These videos really open my eyes to the potential in in even the simplest items. I have really started to diversify my inventory this week, and I have found that I am having an issue deciding what to label as vintage, retro, or mid-century. I have done some research and found dictionary definitions and opinions, but nothing as it would relate to describing an item on ebay. I have continued listing, just leaving out time related keywords. So I wonder, is there a definitive guide to what is considered antique or vintage etc? Also would a mis-posted time description like this be considered a violation if I accidentally misjudged an items age? I would appreciate any help with getting me the proper information on this. I certainly am not letting it slow me down listing, but I think it would help me to at least be more informed.Thank you in advance.Have a great evening.Matt
Vintage is anything more than 20 years. So stuff dated 1996 or earlier is now vintage. Antique is normally items 100 years old. Retro to me us just a term for a throwback. I hear retro and I think of certain trends or decades. Mid century would be better for Ryanne to describe since I've never used it but I would assume it means what it says, mid-half century-100 yrs. But more so around the 1950's. I don't know if eBay will flag you for using the wrong word but you'll definitely get buyers msging you about it. I use vintage for almost everything because most of my stuff is 60s-90s. All vintage goodness. Hope this helps a little.
retro is just something that looks vintage. It could be brand new or used.vintage is usually at least 20 years old.mid-century is usually late 1940's to mid 1960's (before hippie fashion and psychedelia).
What the name of those hats you keep selling that I believe were made of wool? I think you said you had a box of them. I found one but can't recall the name you called them to list it properly. Mine has a puff ball on top.
tam o'shanter is the name you are looking for I think...
yep it's a tam o'shanter scottish beret.
I worked at Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach for 2 years. Right next door to Medieval Times. Not once did I feel compelled to go there. Hard Rock Park was great but over priced. Constructed for 40 million. Went bankrupt in its first year in 2008. Bought by Russians in 2009 for 4 million and went bankrupt the same year. As far as scavenging Hard Rock Park items for resale, they sell fairly low. I have a few scarce items from being an employee and would flip them if they sold for more.
Ive always wondered if any of that stuff was worth anything. Did your Hard Rock Cafe have anything really valuable? If they did, I'd think they would have had it locked down behind glass.
Hard rock hats and t shirts sell good for me.
I want to thank you for mentioning Dansk brand kitchen goods in your past vids. Because of that, I recognized the name at Goodwill when I found a set of 6 large Dansk mugs, Sage Song at GW for .99 each. They are selling individually for $12 on ebay.
To Mike in Atlanta, 1) I like the way you think and for sharing your findings with everyone. In my case, I have an overwhelming backlog of items to list, wish I could focus on higher end listings, just have to burn off all of the $10 - $20.00 items as quickly as possible. When I collect enough >$10 items I take them to an auction house and take what ever they get or just donate them. Depends on the stuff. But those lower end goods take up precious storage real estate that could better be used for higher revenue items not to mention the time and aggravation. 2) lived in ATL for 9 yrs, miss it and the people there. Hope you do well with your store/s.
Geez. A 10 ounce pkg going east to west coast priority is now almost 7 dollars. That's a big jump. Before if it's under a pound it would ship for not much more than staying on your own coast line. This bites because I'm out of padded flat rates or I would use one.
deb truervalues - Hi Anon - Can't this item go first class? under $4.
I just noticed that watchcount bidder history went down. Anyone found an alternate method?
so on my Ebay invoice, it lists a line "shipping fees" I believe this is only my Fedex fees? i have to find all my usps fees in Paypal? Only Fedex is listed line by line after all my sales and ebay fees
Hard Rock Café sells very well. Hard Rock PARK not as much. Yet I just did a closed search on EBay and see that the prices are actually higher than previous. I just checked maybe 2 months ago. All HRP was selling low. I guess everything has its moment.
@ Karen .. Yes it does. I subscribe to several databases that gives a much longer history of "what sold" on Ebay. One database I use gives a 10 year history, shows a couple of photos and the closed listing. I ran a search on hard rock cafe and got the following:From Nov. 2nd 2006 up to Oct. 15th 2015 1,513 items sold under the Hardrock Cafe keyword. They ranged from $549.99 down to the lowest of $5.06. Doing an avg. count, that is approx. 151 items per year for the last 10 years, 13 avg. per month or an avg. of approx. 3 per day, every day for 10 years. So goes to show that you just never know and that the 90 day Ebay listing is only the tip of the iceburg on most items that require research. We use approx. 5 databases for our research but on any low cost item we only use two to be quick about it.A good example though is just yesterday, we have a celery dish that out local go to consignment shop had on the dollar bargain shelf and she just gave it to us for free. Got home, and it only had a partial hallmark on the bottom, hardly identifiable but we ran a deep search on it and discovered it was from a German company dated 1891 to 1932.We got the whole history on the company founder, his history and the company history. We also got the price that we should expect from taking it to auction or online. $175. The research took a total of about 45 minutes. So, yes, everything has it's day and time. It is just a learning curve of knowing what to spend the time on to research and which things not and using the right tools to do it. I used to tell my art students that Professional Tools are for Professional People but those Professional People need to use those Professional Tools in a Professional Manner.mike in Atlanta
Mike - Do you subscribe to worthpoint? If so, how comprehensive is it? Do they archive a percentage of completeds or all of them? Are they worth the expense? Thanks.
At Hard Rock Park (again not to be confused with Hard Rock Café). Memorabilia was everywhere. I worked in Guest Services. There was a Queen Gold record in our VIP lobby. I kept looking at it thinking that Queen was presented this and now its in this little dinky VIP lobby. In one of the shops, two kids walked off with some other high end memorabilia. They ended up getting a felony because it was over 2K. Here are some HRP vids. My favorite part of the park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSgzmsB70MI The revamp night show for 2nd year at Freestyle Music Park (shows a better view) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHCmifs6_g&ebc=ANyPxKrjRq3RFoVtR8pffq03wuFG217RqYdjysFJX1jkL8uGVAur4NDHlTQlJYiR31G-_dFntdNNgvOndp6ZA-MOcq1oLjAToQIf you YouTube Hard Rock Park and Freestyle Music park, you will see many videos. An even sadder ones of the abandoned park :(
Hard Rock PARK brought up 79 items over last couple of years and ranged from $444.16 down to $6.52. Definitely less in quantity than "Cafe". mike in Atl.
Here's my little "what sold" video for this week, although, an order came in after I made this for a vint. roll of bamboo weave wallpaper (free!) that sold for $100 (!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttNVPMbHwzk