11/28/2018 at 6:12 pm #52431
- Location: Virginia
Selling vintage yearbooks are certainly longtail, but they’re really fun when they get snatched up! Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Auto compass, Hats, Books, Levitron Globe, Creepy Blow Mold Santa, Sansui Amp, Leather satchel, Teac Reel Tape Deck]0
11/28/2018 at 7:17 pm #52434
- Location: SC
Steve, What were we listening to at the end of the video? I liked it.0
11/28/2018 at 10:48 pm #52443
Steve – Your videos made me aware of the Carhartt brand. I bought these coveralls for $10, and sold for best offer of $50. And … it’s going to back to your neck of the woods, Belle Fourche, SD!
A few months ago, I bought a box of silver plate at an auction for $10. I finally got to polishing and photographing them two weeks ago. The box had partial sets of two patterns, so I broke them down into listings of 2 to 5 items each. Last week, I sold four listings to one buyer and two listings to another, all in the Gorham Stanhope pattern. The total for the six sales came to about $141. (I’ve actually sold four more this week and only have two listings left). The other pattern hasn’t sold yet. Here are two examples:
I purchased this granite cooker in an auction that sells overstocks, refused merchandise, etc. I paid $2.50, and it sold for $29.50. I had lowered it by a few dollars because of a “Your items are in buyer’s carts” email from eBay, so those can be effective in generating a sale!
This manual typewriter was part of an auction lot that was $5.75. Its cost came to about 50 cents. It sold for $42. Nice ROI, and it will be a gift to the buyer’s 10 year old daughter.
11/29/2018 at 12:13 am #52446
- Location: Ohio
A few of my sales:
I sold this cute little gargoyle figure for a best offer of $25, even though there were a few other identical listings for a lower dollar amount – this was a GSP sale:
Another great shoe sale, bought for $5 sold for $152:
I have had this $10 Jordache vintage coat for a while and have had many offers over the past years but wanted to hold out for a better profit, glad that it finally sold to a Canadian buyer:
And… speaking of fur coats, here is an update because I’ve talked about it before – I finally sold the old mink fur coat (last month). Upon taking it home and researching the matter and talking to some of you guys on SL, I realized it was far more damaged and dried out than anticipated and I just wanted it OUT of my space – so I sold it cheap… Oh well, at least I recouped the original $10 I spent on it, right? Another one for the “Never Do That Again” category…
11/29/2018 at 8:24 am #52457
- Location: Naples, Fl
I really enjoyed this one, great price on the ’76 Beef hat, cool blow mold Santa, nice eye on the obscure books, great pipeline on the train books. Books, mugs, and snap back style hats seem to require the eye/gut combo when purchasing. That feeling J&R speak of. You must have that X factor to succeed in getting the good prices for those items on a consistent basis. Can’t be taught really!
Always intrigued by the Audio equipment, the purchase, tinkering, packing, and follow through. The little gizmo deal was an amazing sale. I’m almost totally ignorant to gadgets like that, although my back is now not turned 100% at least. Thank you. Very nice snowy landscapes and nature through the dogs.
I’ll comb through my sales last week and see if anything interesting sold.1+
12/02/2018 at 12:36 pm #52529
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Great week of sales all around. Though almost half of my sales came from this vintage aluminum Christmas tree with a music box rotating base and color wheel. I acquired this at an auction for way over my normal budget… $185.00. I came home and listed it right away. It didn’t sell before Christmas, but afterwards I acquired the rotating Christmas color wheel at another auction. So to sweeten the deal, I relisted it with the color wheel and added some video to the listing. Well it finally sold for a best offer of $730 with free shipping. Unfortunately, a piece broke during shipping and I refunded the buyer $25 for the cost of repair, but he was overall satisfied with everything.
I won a bid on a stack of old board games at an auction a few months ago. Most of it was junk, including an old Lite-Brite. If you look on ebay, there’s a ton of these up for sale for not a lot of money (anywhere from $10 to $25). And it was bulky too which is always a turn-off for whether I want to sell an item for not a lot of dough. But apparently, people also just sell the colored pegs. Mine had a container included which, after counting, contained around 800 of these little things. So I listed them, threw everything else away, and they sold within a couple weeks for $30.
These Craftsman Robo-Grip pliers came up at an auction recently and I got them for $10. I wanted them for myself because I bought a pair for my dad when I was a kid and man, these things are quite versatile. But when I price checked them on eBay, I decided I could do without them. They sold for full price of $70 within weeks. For 70 bucks, I can deal with using my normal pliers for a while.
These Star Wars overalls were one of those items that I had no clue what someone would be willing to pay. They were youth sized, probably for a 4 or 5 year old. But they were true vintage, most likely from the year the original movie came out. So I decided to let the market decide what they were worth. I started them out at $40, but they just didn’t get any interest until the end when they sold for that amount. I can’t complain though… kids clothing usually doesn’t garner a lot of high prices. Plus, I only paid a couple bucks for them.
12/02/2018 at 2:41 pm #52533
- Location: Virginia Beach
A few sales from last week, though nothing too mind blowing:
I picked up these vintage Christmas lights with covers/reflectors at an auction. Had a little competition, so I got the lot for $10. By the time I got them listed in recent weeks, comps weren’t looking as high as I had hoped, but I wanted them to sell. They sold quickly-ish for $45: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Christmas-Tree-Lights-Strands-160-Plastic-Tulip-Covers-Reflectors-WORKS/323556758802
I almost passed this bedspread up at a local thrift store b/c I knew it wasn’t vintage. But I got it, and at a discount, yay ($7? half off, I believe). Took a few months to sell, but it just did for $75. It’s so cute. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Queen-Sized-Leafy-Green-on-Green-Chenille-Bedspread-Coverlet-Summer-Lightweight/323507933886
Picked up this LL Bean Denim Chore coat at a thrift store for $6 or $7. Very nicely made, blanket lined, etc. Took over a year to sell, but finally did at full price of $65: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-LL-Bean-Denim-Field-Coat-Chore-Barn-Coat-Plaid-Flannel-Lined-Sz-Med-Reg/322955226538
I have a lot of Christmas decor and ornaments up for sale right now (my Elves on Shelves were just VERO removed, grrrr), and not at the lowest prices, but they are on the unique/desired side of the spectrum. Sold this vintage lot of Shiny Brites with their original box for $35. I think I paid $4 or $5 at a thrift, but I wasn’t tracking purchases like this at the time, as I was planning some value-added Christmas decor. Now, I just want all the tubs of stuff out of my basement, and I’ll take that time to read! 😛 Fingers crossed they all arrive intact… https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Lot-12-Shiny-Brite-Glass-Ball-Ornaments-Spindle-Top-Indented-Winter-Scene/323556951632
I tend to pick up Williams Sonoma items whenever I see them, cause they’re crazy expensive and have a following. I found 8 of these napkins at a local thrift for about .50 cents each. Rec’d a best offer for $20 on one set of 4, alerting me to the fact that the listing was posted with a Best Offer setting checked (back during that wonderful eBay glitch)! I went ahead and took the best offer to make the sale, and removed that setting from the next lot of 4, listed at $24.99. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-4-Williams-Sonoma-Linen-Cotton-Napkins-Neutral-Grape-Vines-20-Italy/323487577501
Happy Listing and Selling!2+
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