11/17/2016 at 9:58 am #6014
Many years ago when I was a mere greenhorn learning the ropes, the eBay vintage clothing board had an eBay sanctioned thread called Eye Candy. I started a thread there called Thrill of the Hunt. Most of the people on that board gravitated to Facebook, and all that ended.
I thought if there was a little interest it might be interesting to re-boot a similar weekly thread here. Why not give it a whirl.
Criteria: If you have found or bought anything recently that made your pulse do the vintage ABC Sports TV Thrill of Victory/Agony of Defeat dance, or thought “oh wow, if only they were here to see THIS” while your significant other just doesn’t get it, that is a Thrill of the Hunt thing that qualifies for the thread.
Eye Candy is something you found or bought that you personally think is amazing or interesting that you want to share with the community. It does not have to be pretty, but it can’t be illegal, or something you couldn’t sell on eBay. For example, you can’t sell your children on eBay. That’s bad. However if you sold a vintage kid’s clown costume on eBay or Etsy and your kid is modeling it. That’s great! Other Examples include: your personal finding of your holy grail or ratatouille; a great flip or sale; or a personal moment of zen caught while out scavenging.
5 link or picture limit per trash elf, please.
Please tell us the story behind it bc that’s part of the best part! Please keep it not too long but not too short. We all had to slog thru James Joyce’s Ulysses and that wasn’t pretty.
When in doubt post it! What’s the worst that can happen? But only IF it fits Thrill of the Hunt or Eye Candy criteria above.
Let’s DO this! Please? It will be fun, interesting and cool.
- This topic was modified 5 years ago by Eve Everett.
11/17/2016 at 10:47 am #6023
Okay so first up are too cool things from one of my eBay IDs:
I found this odd looking Christian Dior small purse at the Weigh and Go. What was weird about it was that I got to the handbag bin behind many other people and it was at the bottom under other bags. I’m guessing they thought it was fake. Quite frankly, it’s not my cup of tea, and it has marks on it, but it still sold in a few days for a Best Offer of $80.00. I listed at $99.00. Dior is not the power label it used to be, and I priced it to move.
The next is a rather large Squishable frog pillow plush thing I got at the same place. Some Squishables can sell for over $175.00. I as greedy and aimed high, but took a Best Offer for $75.00. That’s not bad for about a buck and waiting a few weeks from a Weigh n Go find.
If you look up the Sold auctions on Squishables and another tag, American Mills, some sell very nicely. I don’t do a ton of plush, but once in a while, these pop up, and they are great to nab if you happen to see them.
Finally, these two are personal Eye Candy. The first picture is of two small ruffled vases. I first thought they were Fenton, but they actually date to the late 1800s by the Phoenix Consolidated Glass company. It’s a layered process, then the overlay has an optic design. They looked modern so I was surprised to discover they were very old.
The second group came with a large lot of swanky swigs. These are candy red striped Hazel Atlas milk glass juice glasses. I like the Xmas inspired design. They can sell in groups of 6 to 8 for anywhere between $50 to $125 as per my most recent check on eBay. Hopefully I can nab in the $100 range with this box of them. As luck would have it, that Casino chip clip I found in the box recently sold for $50 on eBay. Woohoo. Not bad for an estate sale last day find of $18.00
(Swipe above with your finger on mobile device) Those at my goodies of the week.
11/17/2016 at 4:02 pm #6040JasonKParticipant
- Location: Florida
Ok, I guess you could call this a little bit of both “thrill of the hunt” and “eye candy” but mostly for video game nerds. This isn’t super recent (about a year and a half ago) but is probably one of my better video game finds. I was talking with a guy on Craigslist about buying a Sega Dreamcast he had posted. I was already happy to be buying that, then he says he has more game systems to sell so I tell him to bring them all and I’ll look them over and make an offer on the lot. Well the photo shows everything he had. When I saw the Turbo Grafx 16 with all the accessories I had to try very hard not to show him how excited I was. The original Nintendo mint in the box was a really nice score too. We settled on $200 which I gladly paid. Total value of all the stuff in the photo was well over $1,000.
11/22/2016 at 1:12 pm #6369
That’s perfect eye candy / ratatouille for this thread.
I’m a big Turbo Grafix fan and still have a portable device I can play Devil’s Crush on.
11/17/2016 at 10:17 pm #6052soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
Eve – this thread is a great idea. Maybe it would make sense to do the next such post in the “Scavenging” category of the forum?
My latest favorite find is this cool vintage (60s?) floral hostess skirt. The colors are just so beautiful and bright. It is sweet eye candy for me! $4 non-chain thrift shop find.
11/22/2016 at 1:13 pm #6370
Probably so Sonia. This coming Thursday, I’ll stick the 11/24 thread there. Thanks 🙂
11/18/2016 at 10:08 am #6074ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
11/22/2016 at 1:19 pm #6372
Christine, I just love atomic holiday items. That’s awesome. I have a non holiday but cool retro chip and dip up on eBay, I’m hoping somebody will buy. Several sold in the $50 range. Of course I post mine and suddenly nobody wants that design. Grr
11/20/2016 at 7:20 pm #6174shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
Here is my eye candy:
Got these art deco Dog head andirons at an auction today just because I thought they were awesome. Got them home and cleaned up and found the marking for Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. which sold the business in 1940 and the new company stopped making andirons.
11/20/2016 at 7:23 pm #6175shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
11/21/2016 at 2:45 am #6184So Cal JoeParticipant
Recently at a church rummage sale, while digging through a pile of shoes, I found a pair of new, never worn Kenneth Cole men’s dress shoes in the original box. When I opened the box and saw the brand new shoes, I was very excited.
Last week I was digging through a box of books I had purchased at an auction. In it, was a bible from 1830. Yes 1830. It was worn and a bit dried out, but intact and legible.
These are the reasons I do what I do.
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