03/17/2021 at 8:23 pm #86833RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Atomic tumblers, Marantz turntable, Micky Mouse mug, Betamax tapes, Walkman, Fondue set]
03/17/2021 at 10:19 pm #86838SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – You can see the buyer’s address when you sell through the GSP, but it is hard to find. Click on the pull down menu on the left of your sale, and select “view order details”. On the right hand side under Shipping details, click on “See buyer address”. I think they hide it because they don’t want you to ship directly to them.
Not a huge week for me, but I sold several whiskey pitchers since I listed a bunch the week before. Here is my biggest sale; I sold a Teacher’s pitcher that was labeled as a prototype, and an Early Times pitcher for $60 to someone in Italy. I shipped direct.
My sister gave me some vintage clothing she no longer wanted a few years ago. I took this pant suit to my son’s VoTech high school because they have a dry cleaners there. It cost me $4 to clean, and I finally sold it for $22.
03/20/2021 at 10:31 pm #86893thesilentowlParticipant
Loved the tumblers, but I never dreamed they would go for that price. Thanks for teaching me something new.
03/21/2021 at 10:09 am #86894TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Steven I’ve been watching your videos lately with particular interest, having bought a Pioneer turntable with wobbly motor speed a couple weeks ago that I will probably part out rather than attempt cleaning and repairs. I was recently very excited to find a vintage retail record needle display cabinet that was completely full in the back of a cabinet at a low-rent antique mall that did not have a price tag on it. The clerk called the dealer to get the price and on my end I heard the clerk repeat “$10” on the phone and as I was fumbling to get my wallet out the clerk hung up and told me each individual pack of needles was $10 and the cabinet was not for sale. Nevermind.
More late fall sales:
Here’s a vintage leather Triple K Shoulder Holster sized for Smith & Wesson N Frame revolvers. I paid $22 for it at a flea market and it sold within a couple weeks of listing for $77 plus shipping.
As I think Ryanne mentioned not long ago the bottom seems to have completely fallen out of the distressed Oriental rug market. I had several that I paid $35 each for years ago and I’ve felt lucky to get rid of them lately at any price. This entrance mat sized 19″ x 28″ Royal Bokhara sold for the $35 I paid for it on a best offer, with free shipping.
I’ve had good luck with letter openers. I can find them cheap but I will pay up for nice ones like this interesting sterling opener with a medieval tower turret kind of design and a V S logo. I was never able to identify the logo, unfortunately, but it sold in about 6 weeks for full price of $45 plus shipping. I paid $10 for it.
This M1895 Austrian Mannlicher rifle bayonet with scabbard was well-worn and had seen hard use, most likely by Austria-Hungary in WWI. It had only a single military acceptance stamp on the blade and it lacked any maker’s marks, serial numbers, or unit identification markings that are often found on this model of bayonet and that are prized by collectors. It was an eBay auction snipe for $46 a while back and sold for $150 plus shipping within a week of listing. (I like to snipe on eBay as I’ve mentioned before but eBay has been so hot that it hasn’t worked well for a while.)
There are a number of Holy Grail categories in challenge coins and this consignment was in one of them. It is a coin that was given out by the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Mike Stevens, when he was MCPON from 2012 – 2016. His coins are currently being reproduced but fortunately with identifiable differences in manufacturing. I was able to guarantee that this was an original. It sold for $365 plus shipping at auction. My deal with the consignor is 50% of net no matter the selling price, so sales like this make up for the ones that only sell for $15 – 20 (lower value ones are always on BIN).
This was an interesting packet of 1966 – 1967 Porsche 911 car dealer brochures that contained mostly some relatively common dealer brochures but also some rare pieces such as the color chart, accessory booklet, and outer folder. I did the math, adding up the best price for each individual item, but with its cover letter from when the entire packet was originally mailed in 1967 to a prospective buyer in Tehran, Iran, I felt I would do better keeping it together. I ran it first as an auction with a very high starting price to gauge interest; then switched to a BIN at $799 plus shipping. After receiving many low-ball offers and much “helpful” advice about the much lower actual value of the packet, I eventually engaged in some negotiations with a serious Porsche enthusiast in Belgium and sold it to him for $575 plus shipping. I also made a video for the listing where I paged through all the pieces and pointed out any condition issues, of which there were just a few.
03/22/2021 at 12:19 pm #86933jaepeteParticipant
- Location: Carrollton, TX
love the videos of what sold. great ideas from seeing what others are having success with.
Here are a few recent sales.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193942806429 Quilting book bought at an estate sale for one dollar. grabbed a few of these at a sale and sold two of them so far. I was at another sales yesterday and happened upon a half a closet of these things and grabbed about a dozen of them for a dollar a piece.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193925669001 Vintage dominoes set in a rare green color. A really quality set, picked this up at an estate sale for two bucks. Had an offer on it within one hour of listing it. Countered his offer and it sold.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193860390606 Small Batman logo ceramic pot. tiny thing at 3″ tall by 3″ wide. I’ve had this since I was a kid. picked it up somewhere and somehow kept it for the past 40 years!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193883066591 Vintage metal advertising sign with thermometer…which 10 minutes after listing it the thermometer fell out and broke while moving it. So I edited the listing and mentioned several times the thermometer was gone. Also cut the price by 60% but still sold. Believe I paid four dollars.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193923874479 Marshall university ceramic mascot bobble head. grabbed this at an estate sale during the 50% off day, paid $3.50 after discount. shocked no one else bought it before me. had several real quick offers but I declined them and still sold within a couple days.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193883057403 1940’s comic strip collection. this was a great find. Grabbed this at an estate sale of a guy who had been a senior govt economic adviser on South America. really cool looking through all of his stuff. I found this book in a cabinet in his garage under some dusty magazines. paid a dollar for it. ironically this sold to a comic dealer I know back in MD.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193855266876 art deco? extending desk lamp. found this at an estate sale, believe after the 50% discount it was three dollars. had it up for several months, sent a number of offers. I priced it high as I couldn’t find another online anywhere.
Still enjoying this which for me it’s a side gig/hobby. I’m trying to find a balance of not bringing in more stuff then I’m selling. Also trying to find more quality items with the goal of having fewer higher dollar sales as opposed to numerous lower price items. I really don’t want to bother selling something if it’s under $7.50 and I’d like to get that number up closer to $20 if possible.
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