12/19/2018 at 6:07 pm #53713
- Location: Virginia
From Steve: “Funny how my son is in the still shot on the YouTube clip, he hates being on camera.” Nice Arcteryx jacket! Post your What Sold video i[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: 4 bbl manifold, models, German travel iron, Nut bowl, Fedora, MCM Mailbox, Glass basket, 8-Track player, Charlie’s Angels game]0
12/20/2018 at 11:12 am #53758
- Location: ARVADA
This was a very fine Made in USA Chinese Checkers game that was nearly mint in the original box. When I listed it, someone else had a very amateur listing with the same item up for a low price. Initially, I was going to go a few dollars more just for the condition of mine, but I decided to go with a high price instead figuring mine would be the last one standing and someone would want it as a Christmas gift. I took a best offer of 51.10 plus shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192666984379
Pair of Pearl Izumi running shoes in good condition https://www.ebay.com/itm/192671198920 I took a best offer of $20
Another vintage 1968 gay-themed paperback sold for 68.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192721662594
I am always tempted by exquisite little finds like these snack sets from yesteryear. I seldom buy them, but took a chance on these. I bought these for $7 (paid less for other items as a result of overpaying for these) and listed them same day and they sold overnight for $38.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192754359297 I am not sure if I should have asked more for these?
I have had this Key to the City of Atlantic City for years. It was a Christmas miracle that it sold for full asking price of $63 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192547604551
At an estate sale in the early fall I picked up a dozen various flags that were vintage new in the box. This one sold for full asking price of $38. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192666804252
This old distressed belt and buckle were a yard sale find for $1. I was hesitant to list since they were in pretty terrible condition, but I decided that someone would want an authentic cowboy-looking artifact so I went ahead and listed and described all the wear. Sold in 1 – 2 months for my asking price of $28.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192713644233
This Disney Hat featured an image of Mickey from PLANE CRAZY. The hat was last produced in the mid 1990’s so it is pretty rare. Initially I put a really high price on it (north of $50) and had watchers. Finally before Christmas, I lowered the price to $35 and it sold last week.https://www.ebay.com/itm/192628112412
I found a series of Tolkein calendars from 1973 to ~1979 and picked them all up for a couple bucks. I knew they would be valued by collectors and I have been selling them one by one for $18.50 each. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192680347140
If you ever come across anything like this – BUY IT. I have a box full of photographic negatives that are physique shots taken in the late 1940s to early 1950s. I listed a new series and sold 10 negatives for over $800 (mix of full price and best offers). https://www.ebay.com/itm/192737637059 I put up a new series every few weeks to make sure I do not flood the market (small number of buyers are looking for these).3+
12/20/2018 at 3:39 pm #53793
Steve – Is your son interested in eBay selling? Or was he just curious to see what you were doing?
I paid less than $1 for this book in an auction box lot, and it sold for $34. I believe that part of its value has to do with the illustrations.
My mom went with me to some estate sales two summers ago. I found this box with a set of silver plate flatware for $50, and I hesitated on buying it. We left, but my mom convinced me to go back and get it. There were some non-matching serving pieces that I listed separately, so I put a $46 value on this listing. I had only received a $75 offer previously, so I had decided that next year I would separate it out and sell in groups. When the $150 offer came in, I decided that was better than all that work.
I bought four boxes of Mikasa Silk flowers dishes plus a box of silver plate flatware and other metal items at an auction for $5. I was mostly interested in the silver plate, but was pleasantly surprised at the prices for the Mikasa. This is the first set to sell, 4 coffee cups for $39. Dividing up the auction price, I paid about $0.50.
The same lady bought several listings of Gorham Stanhope flatware from me a few weeks ago. I had suggested this set of appetizer forks, but she said she was good. I lowered the price slightly based on one of those eBay messages that items are being watched or are in someone’s cart. She bought them for $32, but really didn’t save any money because she had to pay shipping again. I paid less than $1. I have only one listing of this pattern left.
This is another set of dishes that I bought very cheaply, but I was surprised that the Laura Ashley name didn’t bring a really high price. Still, these 4 dinner plates sold for $30, and I paid less than $1.
12/20/2018 at 5:57 pm #53804
- Location: Virginia Beach
Awesome sales above; wish I could move some of my own china, and find some beefcake negatives. Eyes are open now!
Some sales from last week, the notable one being the large framed poster. By an American graphic designer for the Tomato Records label – see all the great artists listed at the bottom. Would have happily kept this if it hadn’t sold, but was happy to make a $300 sale on a $4 purchase! Was crossing my fingers on the shipping and no broken glass….haven’t heard anything, so I believe it traveled safely. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milton-Glaser-Poster-Something-Unusual-Is-Going-On-Here-Tomato-Music-Records/322811301096
I love canvas anything, and originally hoped what I was pulling out of a pile on the ground at a roadside flea market would have fit me, but it was a large mens coat. Dug around and finally found a label on an inside pocket – Neiman Marcus. Bought it for $4; sold it after many months and long Oxy Clean soak for $64 (on shop sale): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Neiman-Marcus-Heavy-Canvas-Hunting-Field-Chore-Coat-44R-MED/323316201968
The one cache I can really claim to have gone in on on the spot was a large collection of tarot cards at an estate sale. Luckily, these folks were more intent on moving stuff out and making some money, rather than just making money. I bought some inventory on day one, then went back and bought all remaining decks. Wish I had raided her bookcases more, for tarot books and others – she had a really interesting collection, covering every religion and non-fiction spanning a wide field. Sold one of the higher price decks on sale this past week. I might have paid $0.50 for the deck, as part of the lot, sold for $55 on sale. This is one of a few items I wish I had selected OUT of the sale, as it would have sold at full price at some time, but I’ve just really needed to move some inventory/make some sales to feel in the game this month! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Enchanted-Tarot-78-Card-Deck-1997-tapestry-art-by-Amy-Zerner-Farber/323163190309
I love anything splatterware and plucked these up quickly at a yard sale over a year ago. Really thought they’d sell much more quickly to some hip parent or grandparent with a beach house or something. A year later, and on sale, they finally went for $34.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-6-Vintage-Cafeteria-Lunch-Tray-Confetti-Splatter-Melamine-Prolon-Ware/3232207229813+
12/24/2018 at 11:18 am #53951
- Location: Atlanta
Steve.. Love the musiv at the end. Fits the dogs just tooling around on the path. Cute.
BTW, the foggy background shot would make an interesting frame to “freeze” and print out and frame up. Nice, soft, landscape shot. Maybe print out a small test shot and see how the rez comes out.
Enjoy the Holidays..
Mike at MDCGFA1+
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