02/15/2017 at 2:06 pm #12628
- Location: Virginia
Very cool sale of a Hansa Brants eskimo parka. Check them out and keep an eye out for them! Post your own What Sold video on the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Lee jeans, Girl Scout items, Hansa Branta Eskimo parka, Stereo viewer, Polaroid camera]
02/15/2017 at 4:14 pm #12647
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Hansa Branta, but I will keep an eye out for that brand!
I had a rather boring week of low cost items, but here are a few with mildly interesting backstories:
This sugar and creamer was part of a box lot. It cost about $1.25 and sold for $28 (which was my highest sale this week). The buyer was looking to increase his set in this pattern and wanted to know if I had anything else. Unfortunately, this was the only one I had.
I bought about 15 upholstery remnants at an estate sale last summer, and none have sold until now. I sold another on Sunday, so maybe people start planning their projects in the winter.
This is an enamel over metal lid from a box lot. Lids do sell, but this one for not much. The buyer asked me for better dimensions before buying. They gave me positive feedback, so it must have fit! I actually didn’t pay anything for the box lot. There had been some confusion in the auction, and I didn’t realize that I hadn’t been charged until a few days later when I looked closer at the receipt. I was supposed to pay $2.50 for the whole lot, so no big deal.
02/15/2017 at 4:51 pm #12650
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
I’ve had some good sales of some quite random items over the past few weeks:
Eagle gooseneck lamp with cast metal base. Paid up for the lamp at an online auction, but still got a good price while on 25% off sale. Headed to San Fran, CA. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Eagle-Gooseneck-Desk-Lamp-Working-w-Original-Finish-and-Cast-Base/252580952762
I picked up 8 IBM typewriter tapes from the University surplus shop for $5. Buyer contacted me asking if I would make a deal if he bought all 8. Sold for $58 +shipping in just a few weeks. I had a meeting in the building next door so I took like 20 min to walk around. Not too bad for what probably took me a grand total of 1 hour in time from start to finish. http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-210-Correctable-Ribbon-Cassette-by-Lexmark-Typewriter-Tape-1299508/252742301473
This Anchor Hocking wire bail mason jar was one of my early purchases before I realized glass items are not the best items. I still think they are cool and enjoyed learning about them, but I don’t actively buy these any more. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Anchor-Hocking-Lightning-Bail-Wire-Quart-Jar-cir-1943/252323917994
02/16/2017 at 8:50 am #12692
Love those Eagle gooseneck lamps! I have one sitting on my desk that I use everyday and have sold many over the years!
02/17/2017 at 1:52 pm #12778
I bought a gooseneck lamp just like that recently, it works but the wiring is really bad and scarey. I have an electrician who will rewire it for free if I just buy the parts. I found the wrapped cord, but am having trouble finding the little socket with the flat paddle knob. I might have to just have him use that, but I’d feel a lot safer if the whole thing could be done with newer electric parts as long as they look authentic.
02/16/2017 at 8:47 am #12691
Steven – Can’t believe you didn’t keep those wooden trays for yourself in your MCM room! They’d be perfect!
Some of my sales from the past week:
Chanel Sublimage Eye Essential Regenerating Cream
Last summer you might remember I bought a bunch of higher end perfumes & beauty items at an estate sale. One of those pipelines that I paid up for but it keeps on spitting out cash. Paid $60 for this cream, sold for $190 best offer.
(207) 1930s Clay Composite Jockey Poker Chips
Bought these at a sale for like $3. They were in a pretty cool old box that I actually already sold on it’s own for $50. The chips then sold on clearance sale for $30.
c1960s New York Mets Plastic Bobblehead
Very cool flea market find. Paid $5 just because I knew it was 1960s based on the style of the Mets logo. After research and noticing that it was made in Hong Kong (instead of China, Vietnam, etc) that confirmed my suspicions. Sold for full price, $100.
c1970s Audiovox AVX Cassette CA-1 Adapter for 8 Track Deck
Another old ball, outdated electronic accessory. This converts 8 track players to cassette players. After research, looks like people use them in their cars. In my head, the guy that bought it has a classic 1960s/70s muscle car and wanted to throw in his Molly Hatchet cassette and cruise the strip. Paid $3, sold for $30.
02/16/2017 at 10:05 am #12698
- Location: Wheeling, WV
I had another slow week in sales. But I’ve been listing like a fiend so hopefully that’ll spark something soon. Here’s a few of my notable sales.
My big sale of the week was for a Fischer Budapest bowl. I mentioned these before in another thread. I personally think they’re ugly as hell, but I can pick them out in a lineup so easily. And they sell extremely well. I grabbed this from a buyer’s choice table at an auction for $5. I listed it Sunday and it sold overnight for BO of $150, though it’s been a couple of days and the buyer still hasn’t paid. I’m not worried though. I know it’ll sell again if he doesn’t.
Fischer J. Budapest Bowl
Sold an old 1961 Sears catalog for $20. It came in a box lot that I thought I overpaid for, but I’ve since turned into a nice little profit. This particular catalog came out to cost me $10. I’m going to keep an eye out for these older shopping catalogs. Some of them sell for big bucks.
I’ve been experimenting with tin containers lately. I’ve seen them at auctions and I’ll pick up a box of them for a few dollars. They’re really easy to list and take photos of. And they usually tend to sell after a month or two. This 1980’s Uncle Ben’s rice tin sold for $15. It probably cost me ten or twenty cents.
Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice Tin
Finally, another item that sold within a day was a cast metal eagle. The weird thing was, there were a bunch of them up on eBay already and I priced mine about the same, if not higher than everyone else. It sold to what I think is a shipping company in CA. Packing it was a pain. I had to go out and find a box to fit it. And I messed up on the listing weight so it cost me an extra $6.00 to ship. I really need to learn to weigh my items before listing them instead of guessing.
Brass-Toned Metal Eagle Hanging
02/16/2017 at 10:15 am #12699
Advertising tins can be quite valuable or quite a dud, I’ve found. I always pick them up too if cheap, research them, list the good ones/donate the bad ones.
Also love that metal eagle – I’ve had a few and yes, packing is a pain because they’re so heavy and often times have sharp edges to worry about.
02/16/2017 at 10:34 am #12701
- Location: Northern Minnesota
What Sold. Store is 1000 items. Highest sale, $85 vintage wool hunting pants. 22 items
02/17/2017 at 2:05 pm #12781
Thanks Beth … haha, I just picked up some DANSKO clogs for almost nothing, then realized after I got home that it was missing one liner! I contacted the company but they don’t have liners for these anymore, too old. They’re in great condition, size 41, which is like a 10 1/2 – 11, so maybe there’s the right person out there for me, I’ll make someone a good deal.
02/17/2017 at 11:05 am #12747
Here are a few of my favorites from this week:
PA Game Commission Patch – I accepted a $250 offer on this and paid $.50 at a community yard sale. Victory!
Torrey Pines Craftsman wall hanging – Took at $100 offer on this after much back and forth haggling. I think it’s beautiful! I might have been able to get more for it, but was happy with $100. Paid $1.00 at a church sale.
Vintage Real Egg Diorama Ornaments – Definitely not my thing, but I ended up with them in a box lot and was delighted to accept a $45 offer for them after 1 day listed. The same buyer also bought some other egg ornaments that I had listed separately for $18.
Kalso Earth Shoes – Sold for $100 1 day after listing. I think I paid $2-3 at a thrift store.
So far this week hasn’t been nearly so amazing …hopefully it’s still coming!
02/17/2017 at 1:58 pm #12780
Wow, interesting patch. Did you do any research other than on ebay? How did you know it was rare and to ask that price? Thx.
02/17/2017 at 5:47 pm #12794
NO, pretty much just looked at sold prices on eBay. After the guy bought it, he questioned whether or not it was authentic and I was stressed because it hadn’t occurred to me that it might NOT be. But then I Googled how to know if it was real and easily found the info. I bought it because I’ve had good luck with patches (especially law enforcement, wildlife agencies, etc) in the past, but never anything like this.
02/17/2017 at 6:18 pm #12796
Good job. I got interested in patches when I came across a bunch from an ex-Boeing ex-military guy. Got a whole stack for $1.00 each and enjoyed the researching. The big winner was an old WWII WASP mascot Fifinella circle patch I was so thrilled to sell for $39.00. I have one patch left and can’t give it away, from a space shuttle mission. Anyway, congrats on the patch!
02/17/2017 at 8:32 pm #12799
Thanks! I love them since they are so easy to list and store!
02/20/2017 at 9:43 pm #12957
- Location: Georgia
I had a very good sale today that I need to brag about. Several months ago I purchased a vintage Boy Scout uniform circa mid-century from an estate sale. I believe I paid either $1 or $4 for it. It hung in my eBay room for awhile and tired of looking at it, I finally listed it today in two lots: the shirt, pants and order of the arrow sash listed in one lot and the neckerchief with patch in a 2nd lot. The neckerchief with patch sold within a few hours for $199.99! When researching I found a similar patch listed for $380 but it wasn’t sold and I thought that was a pipe dream. I considered listing as an auction but I’m too impatient for those to end so I listed for what I thought was kind of a ridiculous amount and it sold. The buyer has paid and messenged asking if I have any other items from that troop. Hopefully, I’ll find some more at future local estate sales!
02/21/2017 at 10:57 am #12984
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