11/14/2018 at 8:41 pm #51714
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Bike helmet, Scarf, Hot Wheels lap counter, models, Marantz Stereo, Technics turntable, Vintage Deena lamp, Ceramic Nativity scene]0
11/15/2018 at 1:22 pm #51759
Diverse sales! I tip my hat to you on packing that lamp. I had that experience last week with one of those porcelain light up Christmas trees, made just enough on it to feel OK suffering through the pack job. The tinkering you do with the hifi stuff is always impressive.
Some interesting sales for me last week:
I posted this on the Podcast comments, worth a re post, found this 70’s photo in an old rusty Snap-on toolbox, paid $1, sold for $40. (Wish there were 50 different snapshots of ladies posing with their cars!)
Here is a lot of old leather working tools and materials, part of a mostly 80’s toys buyout from several weeks ago, $120 to $1,500 and still going, this lot brought in $255.
Love the old rusty hardware, this time a lot of old rusty springs, $5 to $33.82.
Missing lights, has chips and crack repairs. what helped is it is a Byron 1972, what rrally helped is the tall size and it looks great when lit. Tough pack job but i was in the Christmas Spirit.
Not a high dollar item, but $25 is not bad for a little plastic pendant flicker toy. It helped that the subject matter is saloon style line dancers! Basically a bonus found in a HUGE toy buyout earlier this year.
Thank you for the show & tell space!3+
11/15/2018 at 1:35 pm #51762
- Location: South Dakota
You did well with that Xmas tree, I have one with a broken tip, now I see it might be worth listing.
That was a nice sale on the collection of springs, smart thinkin’.
I like that photo, takes me back to my youth.0
11/15/2018 at 2:39 pm #51764
Same here on the pic, and I knew she was a winner.
If that tree looks good when lit, should be a seller, I normally shy away from those trees, yet the watchers piled up and the sale did not take too awful long.1+
11/15/2018 at 2:45 pm #51765
Interesting note on the springs, UK buyer also paid $60 for Priority Shipping. People want what they want.0
11/15/2018 at 8:18 pm #51780
Steve – The background sounds when you were walking the dogs, the footsteps, the birds, the wind, etc, sounded very sharp and distinct. Must be that iPhone X you bought.
This velvet blazer had about 13 watchers when it sold. I think the interest might have been due to the size as well as the brand. It was added into a scheduled sale, which reduced the price to $24.60. When I saw the number of watchers, I thought about raising the price, but I let it go. I got it for free.
These fishing waders were purchased in an online auction where I bid for all the items on a shelving unit. It was in the photos, but not called out in the description. This is what I look for in online auctions. I paid about $3, sold for $49.
I don’t know what it is about these vintage manual meat slicers. Do people use them, or are they just decorative. All the ones I’ve sold have at least some rust. Anyway, I bought this one at a rummage sale where I filled up a box for $3. So, the slicer was about $1, and I was pleasantly surprised that it was worth more than the other ones I’ve sold. It sold for $44.
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11/17/2018 at 3:51 pm #51866
Nice to know on the meat slicers,, great sale!0
11/15/2018 at 8:22 pm #51783
- Location: ARVADA
It was a slow week for me, but I had some really great sales the prior week and this past weekend was also great, so I am not complaining.
I under priced this 1960s gay erotic pulp fiction at $22.50 and it sold right away.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192714853869 I subsequently doubled and tripled prices on my most of my remaining items. What I failed to appreciate until I had looked at a lot of listings is that my books are in excellent to mint condition compared to a lot of what is out there.
This is a 1909 D & Co plate that I have had forever. I was so glad to see it go for $45 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192701331000 I don’t think I would buy it again, except that it was very beautiful.
Also extremely long-tail is this early American pressed glass: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192411818094 Looking in Worthpoint, it looks like one or two of these (New England Pineapple) sell every year. I am glad mine finally sold. I have about twenty more, but I need to redo my listings as they look like crap in my old photo set up.
This bike seat was a quick flip – bought for $5 and sold for $32 within a week: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192713574825
I picked up about a dozen flags from a collector, and have been selling then here and there. This is a big nylon flag that was flown over the US Capitol. I took a best offer of $35.
Paid a few bucks for a set of 8 blades for an old Cuisinart food processor. The blades were clean and in great shape and were super easy to list and store. They don’t sell for much but the return is good for low investment of $s time and effort. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1926821723353+
11/16/2018 at 9:59 am #51795
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Great sales again, Steven! That turntable was a great sale indeed. Did you pack that and the Marantz together?. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted my What Solds so I’ll post some of the more interesting ones.
Last spring, I was out scavenging for shipping boxes when I came across this Jiffy fabric steamer in an alleyway in a pile of garbage bags. I know steamers aren’t cheap, so I brought it home. I thought if it didn’t work, I could always sell the parts off of it. Well it worked just fine after running vinegar through it for a while. It took a couple months but it sold for $50.
This was a huge sale, and the first of my ham radio equipment to sell. I got lucky at an auction last summer and bought all kinds of cool electronics. This particular piece I paid a hefty price for… $90. But I knew I could make a good profit as long as it worked well. It took less than a month but it sold for full price of $430.
This aluminum shopkeeper’s door bell came in a box lot that I overpaid for ($25 for the whole lot with only a couple sellable items in it…rookie mistake). Well I hoped to at least make back what I spent so I priced this bell at $25 and it sold.
At the beginning of November, I decided to go through all of my backlog of items to list and dig out anything Christmas related. This vintage Santa Claus electric toy lantern came from a box lot that I paid $5 for (3 sellable items at $1.67 each). It sold within a week for $30. They sometimes sell for more, but mine was missing the light bulbs and it had the wrong box.
Did I mention that I disassembled a Sub-Zero refrigerator that wasn’t working when we moved in this house? Well the parts have been selling very steadily. It only took a couple afternoons of my time. So far I’ve made about $400 after fees and such, which has more than paid for the replacement fridge I bought. Since the parts are no longer in production, I’ve set the prices quite high. Here’s an ice container that I sold last week. I got $48 for it.
I’m always on the lookout for silver aluminum Christmas trees. I acquired this smaller 4ft one at an auction for $30. Kind of more than I would have liked to spend, but that’s okay because it sold after a couple weeks for $170.
So a long while ago, I bought this large box of antique 6×8 inch glass plate negatives on a whim for $155. It was a pricy experiment, but I had a good feeling about them. They’ve sat for a long time though because I just didn’t know how to go about selling them. Well finally, I tried one as an auction just to see if there was any interest. This was a high school class photo from around 1919 and I was able to pinpoint exactly where it was taken. It sold for the opening price of $30. Not bad, seeing as how I got about 180 of these slides left to sell.
Here’s a fantastic little sale that I wouldn’t have made if I didn’t do the research. These Crayola crayons came out of a box lot that I paid $35 for (26 sellable items at $1.38 each). These weren’t vintage or anything, but apparently they were a very limited run and therefore desirable by collectors of Crayola stuff. Anywho, I priced them at $40 and they sold after a couple months.
11/17/2018 at 3:54 pm #51867
Awesome on the Ham, cool on the Crayons, Amazing ultra cool on the Aluminum Tree!!0
11/17/2018 at 4:47 pm #51868
Doubly, the negative you sold is so fun to look at. Can you imagine kids balancing precariously like that for a class photo in our current litigious society?1+
11/17/2018 at 6:48 pm #51877
- Location: Hopedale, OH
It is really neat to see all the different faces and styles of dress in these old photos. And if memory serves me right, I believe the camera lenses back then were much slower which meant that people had to stand quite perfectly still in order to get a clear picture.0
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