03/15/2017 at 2:51 pm #14561
- Location: Virginia
Some of my favorite finds are vintage Casio Keyboards, they’re fun to test out too! Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On ebay: Casio keyboard, Vintage Desk lamp, Gnomes, Hat stretcher, Bed tray, Bumper sticker.]
03/15/2017 at 3:09 pm #14565
Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
Killer stuff as always Steven! Love those garden gnomes.
The week has started off really great, hope to keep the momentum going thought the weekend:
1986 SEALED NEW TDK MA-XG Type IV Metal 90 Min Cassettes
To quote Jay a couple weeks ago on my listing, “$120 for one cassette?!?!?!” Well, got an offer and jumped on it immediately – $90 each for all 5, $450 total. Bought off of Craigslist for $16 each.
c1930s Tiffany 8 Day Folding Travel Clock
Actually had it up for $175 initially, but did some research on the movement maker and found it was pre-WWII instead of post as I initially thought. Raised the price up to $250 and sold for best offer of $200. Bought at an estate sale for $30 in January.
Vintage BEST Lock “Property of ESSO S.O. Co.” without key
Just got this (and 2 others) at a sale this past weekend. I know old locks are are a score, but I didn’t know if I could sell these without keys. Did my research and they absolutely sell without keys – bought the three for $1 each and sold all three for a total of $90 within hours of listing.
(12) 1990 Verbatim Datalife 3.5in Floppy Disks
Listening to the shows, I hear so many great things about old & outdated technology. Obviously I know this holds for cassettes as seen above, but I took a stab ad floppy disks. Bought for $1 at a sale, sold for $20.
1980 Lake Placid Olympics Official Logo Poster
I’ve had this for a while, close to 2 years. I bought it and another 1980 Olympic poster at a sale for $5 each – the other sold nearly immediately for $125 because it featured the mascot of the Games. This one sat and I jumped on a $90 offer.
(9) Star Wars First Ten Years 1977-1987 Buttons
Surprisingly had these for a while too. Bought them at a yard sale for like $5, based on research they were handed out at the first Star Wars Celebration in 1987. Just sold for $42 best offer.
03/15/2017 at 3:33 pm #14568
- Location: Texas
Hey Steve, great video, as always. That hat stretcher is a head scratcher. Glad you figured out what it is, I wouldn’t have guessed.
Picked up this painting last week and it made me think of you and your dogs
Still trying to figure out what to call it when I list it, but I thought it was lovely, and the collie is so cute! We had one when I was a kid.
03/15/2017 at 3:40 pm #14570
Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
Seems Norman Rockwell-esque. Like idyllic Americana or something.
03/15/2017 at 4:53 pm #14581
That’s a nice one, haven’t seen it before and I collect those collie pictures when I see hem.
Be sure to use the terms Sable Rough Collie in your title.
03/15/2017 at 4:07 pm #14574
- Location: Texas
Thanks. Found it. It’s Arthur J Elsley per Google Image search. Thrilled to find this listing:
03/15/2017 at 4:17 pm #14576
Amatino: Nice find and good research! Everyone here is so motivating.
03/15/2017 at 4:58 pm #14582
Thanks, Steve. Another interesting one. Love the dawgs, hope Kit Ka no longer has to wear her “party hat.”
03/15/2017 at 5:23 pm #14586
- Location: Wheeling, WV
I had a pretty good week of sales last week. Lots of lower to middle priced sales that when all combined made for quite a nice profit. Here are some highlights…
I bought an occupational shaving mug at an auction in a box lot for what amounted to $17.55. I’ve learned to pick these up whenever I see them, especially if it has someone’s name printed in fancy script on it. This one had that and a beautiful illustration of a train. I priced it high for $160 and it sold within a week for Best Offer of $135.
Ocupational Shaving Mug
I sold two copies of the same exact book to the same buyer. It was an out of print book about duck decoys. I messaged the buyer explaining what they did and they said it was intentional. So that was awesome. The combined price I paid for these was $23. I sold one for BO $65 and the other for BO $100 (because it was signed by the author).
Waterfowl Decoy Book
I bought a box of old hardware as an experiment last fall and just recently sorted and listed the pieces. This group of old painted brass hinges cost me about 30 cents out of that box lot. They sold for $25! That paid for the whole box and then some, and I’ve still got plenty to sell from it.
Old Brass Hinges
This tramp art picture frame came in a box lot of small oil paintings. I paid $35 for the whole lot, so this individual piece came to $7.00. I listed it for $40 and to a BO of $35. I love when a single item from a box lot sells and pays for the entire cost of the lot! Now everything else that sells is pure profit. This was the item that I received a rude comment about how the shipping should have been free even though he accepted my counter-offer. I’m still waiting for him to leave feedback.
Tramp Art Picture Frame
03/16/2017 at 7:17 am #14617
- Location: St. Louis
Interesting article about Amazon. I am guilty; I often order from Amazon while standing in a store where ia can’t find what I’m looking for–or a clerk to help me.
03/16/2017 at 9:31 am #14625
- Location: Amherst, MA
I ended up with one of those hat stretchers. Came in a box lot and I had no idea what it was. Once I figured it out, my wife snatched it and now uses it for her wide brim straw hats which are a wee bit too tight. I don’t always get to sell everything I find.
Here’s my latest what sold on eBay video:
Pantry Boxes, Guess Watch, Mid-Century Glasses, Danish Candle Sticks
These sales are from late December and early January.
03/16/2017 at 12:34 pm #14639
03/16/2017 at 5:25 pm #14672
MANY THANKS to Ryanne! She mentioned old back braces and corsets and found this one covered in dust and spider webs at a garage sale, never used…bought for .50 sold for best offer of $45:
To top it off, the buyer sent me a note after he received it:
“Wanted to thank you for this back brace extremely comfortable. Best one I’ve ever tried going to get a lot of use from this one thanks again for a great product and service and have a great day.”
This is what makes it so much fun for me!
03/16/2017 at 10:23 pm #14708
My biggest sale yet was $179 for a Clair Murray hand hooked rug. I paid about $40 for it in an online auction.
A few years ago, my aunt and uncle decided that they had been paying to store the belongings of a few deceased relatives for way too long, and they invited my sister and I to take what we wanted. There were a few items I took that I decided I really didn’t like, such as this Royal Copenhagen vase. A transfer shipping company bought it for someone in Japan at $95.
I bought this vintage lighted beer sign in an online auction lot. It has a tube in the beer mug with liquid that bubbles, which still works. I paid about $13 and sold for $65.
This Michelob tray came from the same lot. Bought for $2, sold for $20:
03/17/2017 at 12:34 am #14712
A few faves from last week:
Western Fabric – This was my biggest sale last week. I don’t even remember where I got this, but I’m sure I paid $5 or less for it. Happily accepted an offer of $150.
Defective Levi’s Selvedge Denim Jeans – These were a surprise in the bottom of a big box of fabric that I bought for $5. The leg seams are VERY twisted and I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting them. But I listed them since they are older Levi’s and they sold right away for $55, then returned as size not as described (although I suspect it was because of the twisted legs, even though it was clear in the listing). I listed them again anyway and they sold again right away, this time for $60 and I received positive feedback! Levi’s are my new favorite thing to look for.
Twin Peaks Soundtrack Album Flat – Chipping away at my stash of these. This one sold for $50 and I paid around 5 cents for it. But I goofed on this one. It was damaged in shipping and the buyer said it was the fault of USPS. I asked if they had filed a claim and said I could send him another, but I would need photos so I could file a claim. He sent them, and I filed the claim, but now I guess I have to pay to ship it to him and hope my claim gets paid? I should have kept my mouth shut and told him to file the claim. Advice? I haven’t sent one out yet or heard back from USPS. Not sure how long that usually takes.
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