02/08/2017 at 6:39 pm #12090
- Location: Virginia
Gotta look out for those vintage fanny packs, or bum bags as they’re known in the UK![See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Abacus, Matches, Headphones, Fanny Pack, Piano Lamp]
02/09/2017 at 1:49 pm #12156
Awesome sales, Steven… one day I’ll have the patience to part things out to maximize profits. Right now if I have something that doesn’t work, I’ll sell the whole thing for parts (see below).
1988 Sony D-88 Discman Untested As Is
Got this at the flea market for $5. No power cords or anything, so I looked up the manual online to find what power source it needed, ordered that power source on eBay for $15, but it ended up not actually fitting right. Sold as is for $135 to England within an hour of listing. If it works or can be fixed, it’s worth close to $250-$300. Really interesting history on this Discman and why it’s obsolete: https://youtu.be/AowJGns66_4
1979 Star Wars Patrol Dewback
One of those things that I paid up for at a high end vintage toy collector’s estate sale… paid $40 and ended up selling for $120, but it keeps nicer things in my store. Also headed to England.
1982 Michael Jackson Thriller LP
International sales galore! This one off to Germany. Paid $1ish for this and sold for $40.
1987 U2 Joshua Tree Album Release Promotional Poster
Like Idahoarder, I bought a box of band/album promo posters a few months ago. Averaged about $1-$2 each. This one sold for $40 best offer.
c1960s GE General Electric 3-5005B Cassette Tape Recorder in Box
Love old electronics in their boxes! Paid $5 at a hoarder estate sale and sold for $40.
1975 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 2LP
Great week for records! Sold for $35
1972 Black Sabbath Vol 4 LP
Great week for records! Sold for $35 🙂
- This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Brian Treasures from Grandmas.
02/09/2017 at 2:13 pm #12159
” paid $40 and ended up selling for $120″
I do this too–I like having great stuff in my stores and I pay up to get it. It is not always about making 100xs what you pay.
02/09/2017 at 2:16 pm #12160
Yeah, there’s always back and forth on here about how much to pay for things, but I’ll take $80 profit any day even if it’s only 3x ROI. I like the balance of things I sourced cheaply and things that I paid up for the quality.
02/14/2017 at 8:21 am #12495
02/14/2017 at 9:25 am #12503
O, awesome. If you really do have an original WM-10, that’s big money even if not working!
02/09/2017 at 3:18 pm #12166
Here are a few of my decent sales the past week:
This is one of my commission items – designer sterling silver pendant. I accepted her best offer of $65. The buyer is absolutely over the moon about it! Nice when that happens.
I had a few offers of $20 for this glass face with stand, but I held out for a $35 sale. I paid about $1 for it in an online auction.
This sugar and creamer was from a live auction last spring. Paid about $1.50, sold for $28. The buyer was looking for other items in this pattern, but this was all I had.
02/09/2017 at 4:22 pm #12171
That face glass is so cool! I’m surprised it didn’t command a higher price – is it vintage? Seems MCM style to me.
02/09/2017 at 7:14 pm #12183
I think that the glass face is contemporary. The auction lot of stuff I bought it with was contemporary, so I’m pretty sure it is as well. It was one of those things I would have liked for myself, but I had kept some other items from that auction, so I didn’t allow myself to keep anything else! Similar sold items were in the $20 to $40 range, so I think that I got a decent price. The few that sold for more than $40 had an artist signature, which mine did not.
02/10/2017 at 11:36 am #12222
- Location: Wheeling, WV
I, too, sold an electronic for parts. It was an old Sanyo boombox. I was so excited when I got it for a couple bucks at an auction only to find out it was all busted to hell. Good condition ones sell upwards to $100. But I listed it for $50 and took a best offer of $35. Not bad for a broken radio.
Also sold a sterling silver yo-yo. That was a nice surprise at the bottom of a cheap box lot. Came to $1.61. Sold for best offer $60
I had a few other sales, but one that was kinda notable was an old American Legion Auxiliary jacket with the name Martha embroidered on it. I had it up for maybe 6 months thinking it was going to be a very long time before a specific person would be interested. Well it sold this week for $30. I think I got it for free at the end of an auction.
American Legion jacket
And on the other end of the price spectrum, I sold a Tupperware citrus peeler for $3.00 in what has officially become my least expensive sale.
02/10/2017 at 1:52 pm #12242
- Location: South Texas
Just arrived in the dog house. Recently I purchased 35 VHS tapes of an old children’s show called “The Gospel Bill Show” they looked like they had never been played. I started checking them out and they looked excellent but when I rewound them the VCR would not show any picture (on the Gospel Bill tape or any other tape) switched VCR’s and same problem my wife said to junk the tapes. I am confused because my experience with bad VHS is either they playback poorly or get eaten. Maybe they ae getting the heads dirty? So I damaged 2 VHS machines and am out $35.00 (was hoping to list the tapes for almost $200.00 they are super rare and some have sold for similar high prices. So guess no more VHS purchases for me. Anyone have issues with old VHS?
02/10/2017 at 2:07 pm #12243
Not sure how a tape could damage a VCR but tapes can be earased just by being near a strong magnetic source.
02/10/2017 at 2:18 pm #12244
- Location: South Texas
Yes that is what has me puzzled the tapes playback fine but once rewound they dont playback and the tape player will not playback any other tape.
02/10/2017 at 10:11 pm #12283
- Location: Asheville, NC
Hey guys! Just thought you’d find it interesting that over on the Reseller Society facebook page, someone posted a picture of a box full of poly mailers they just received that had been sent first class. The box weighed 7 pounds! Sound familiar? Wonder if it was the same seller? XD
02/10/2017 at 10:26 pm #12284
- Location: Virginia
Interesting. I doubt there are many sellers ballsy enough to send such heavy packages first class. We’d never risk our business that way.
02/11/2017 at 5:35 pm #12325
- Location: Virginia
so crazy! they sell polymailers so they’re only going to be selling to other sellers, who know all the USPS rules by heart so….bad idea.
02/11/2017 at 8:55 pm #12338
Hey guys, I’m a bit behind on ‘what sold’ videos but here’s one for the month of January.
02/12/2017 at 9:24 pm #12376
02/12/2017 at 9:37 pm #12377
I had a pretty good week of sells. Sold a vintage butcher block locally, a sony receiver, a london fog trench coat, some ariat hiking boots, a couple vintage hats and a couple employee uniform hats, and some air jordan sneakers. I sold some books, software, and video games on fba, and I sold a hat and tie on etsy. I like having 4 different platforms working as cash pipelines (craigslist, ebay, etsy, and fba)!
02/13/2017 at 8:31 pm #12464
- Location: St. Louis
Love the videos. And love the pets. Thank you!
02/15/2017 at 10:16 pm #12677
- Location: Northern Minnesota
What sold #39 Store is at 1000 items.
02/16/2017 at 8:44 am #12690
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Welcome to our newest member, mamamaria