06/01/2021 at 11:54 pm #88983
This was fun today: my condo has a spring and fall dumpster delivered for residents to drop off larger unwanted items. My husband pointed out that there was a mirror in it and do I want to check it out? We went to look at it and there was a crack in the mirror but we pulled out a lot of stuff for Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and Ebay. An antique drop leaf table, 3 bar stools, a working Smith Corona electric typewriter, 4 dining chairs, a gigantic metal drying rack, about 100 beanie babies, a shopping bag of books from a Guideposts series, and 3 Cabbage Patch Kids from the 90’s. I already have sold one book.
And an accent pillow I picked up on the road a couple weeks ago sold today for $20.
I have listed everything but the beanie babies and CPKs already. We shall see what kind of money we make.
06/03/2021 at 8:41 am #89022JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Cool! Nothing more fun than pulling items out of the actual garbage to sell. Good for your husband for being into the game.
06/03/2021 at 12:54 pm #89036
Skip racing in the docks at Bristol and Exeter was a thing back in the 1980s. These were dumpsters fitted with outboard motors. Didn’t go very fast!
06/04/2021 at 9:29 am #89077
Jay – my husband is very supportive. He encourages me when I make a rookie mistake, tells me I am still learning, which I am. And he’s great for the heavy lifting.
Antique Frog – did you try to sell the outboard motors ever?
I sold one of the Guidepost books for $4.95 + shipping. Today I am going to work on listing the Beanie Babies, and will get the Cabbage Patch Kids listed for sure.
PS I got my bag of decaf coffee and it is delish! I love the packaging. Thanks!
06/07/2021 at 4:02 am #89152
06/07/2021 at 8:17 am #89156
Wait – @antique-frog I did not read your post right. So they were racing dumpsters? (I forgot that skip is the British(?) word for dumpster). that is insane. I agree, I wouldn’t want to be trapped like that either.
Sales from the Dumpster:
- book $4.99 plus shipping
- book $4.99 free shipping
- set of two tall bar stools wooden $20
06/07/2021 at 3:24 pm #89181icequeenParticipant
I’m in a rural area so I don’t do much actual dumpster diving, but I do a lot of trash picking. We go out in the truck and ride “our routes” twice a week. Last fall when the first stimulus check hit and everyone was home cleaning house during covid…I literally couldn’t keep up with it, I’m still lagging behind. Cleaning cushions on a “new” 4 piece patio set we found last night. *Before and after Memorial day is always a prime time to “upgrade” your old patio furniture, or just score some for resale.
I’ve found sealed, vintage toys…gold and silver jewelry…antiques…tools…you name it. The biggest investment I have in 95% of what I’ve sold is time spent cleaning and research.
06/14/2021 at 12:47 pm #89290
06/08/2021 at 9:54 am #89200Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
I used to tease my husband about some of the sci-fi shows he watches but then it occured to me that I watch YouTube videos of people dumpster diving so who am I to tease anyone. 🙂 I follow a couple on Instagram who dumpster dive in NYC and it’s incredible how much they find. It seems a lot easier to do that there since most garbage is set right out on the street in front of each business. I wish I had the guts to dumpster dive but I’m afraid of authority and getting yelled at.
06/14/2021 at 12:48 pm #89291
06/09/2021 at 9:05 am #89232
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