05/29/2019 at 5:11 pm #62649
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Car parts, Massager, Patio table, Vintage patio speaker, Brass cats, Wall phone, Smoking Pipe, Casio SK-1 keyboard, Jaegermeister shot cooler]
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05/29/2019 at 7:59 pm #62655
Nice quick flip on that patio set! On another note: I stick with the Made in England Dr Martens too. I don’t seem to find as many as I used to though.
Here are my What Sold videos for the week. 🙂2+
05/29/2019 at 10:07 pm #62660
- Location: Washington DC
Good sales, Steven. Every time I’ve sold an old phone it’s gone out of the country. Last year one went to Malaysia.
Sales have been much slower for me in April and May, mainly mundane, low-dollar items, so it hasn’t been worth posting lately but have been enjoying your videos. And watching your critters enjoy the return to Spring.
This British Army DPM camouflage shirt dates from the 1980’s, shows a bit of wear and is in an undesirable small size. $5 at a yard sale, it sold for $30 plus shipping in a month or so.
Pakistan was the source of many knives for the flea market trade in the past. Since knife collectors turn up their noses at them, they can be picked up for cheap, but eBay buyers will pay decent prices for them if the blade has not been ground on (what possesses people to sharpen a knife with a bench grinder?) and there’s no lateral play in the pivot when the blade is open. I had about $2 in this 11” Pakistan lock blade folder as part of a box lot and it sold quickly for $28 plus shipping.
Sealed printer ink cartridges are not very exciting and there is a great deal of competition but I find they are quick sellers and can be sourced all over. I guess it helps that many eBay ink sellers are slow shippers with low feedback. I paid $1 for this Canon 221 set and they sold quickly for $28, free shipping (first class package). These were not dated. HP cartridges for example have an expiration date but I have never had a problem selling expired ink with full disclosure and a guarantee of full function. Never had a complaint.
When I bought this 8mm 1945 football highlights film for a couple dollars at a yard sale I thought it would be a great seller at a decent price but I was disappointed to find very little interest in this type of thing and comps with very low selling prices. So I put it up for $10 and it sat and sat, but did finally sell.
Huge quantities of these Romanian M59 rifle bayonets have been imported to the US, many of which are in poor condition or missing the leather frog, rubber insulator, and wrist strap. So they’re a dime a dozen and even nice ones can be bought relatively cheap. This was in very good condition, had all its parts, and the serial numbers matched on the bayonet and scabbard. I picked it up for $20 and it sold within a month or so for $66 plus shipping.
This vintage cotton fishing hat was .50 at a yard sale and did not take long to sell for $25. Much faster than my ball caps that sit forever.2+
05/30/2019 at 10:14 am #62666
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – Your video reminds me that I have to sell a keyboard I bought about 10 years ago at a garage sale. I wanted my kids to see if they had any musical interests. They are teenagers now, and neither is playing any instruments.
I bought some silver plate at auction not really paying attention to brand or type. I ended up with a number of items made by Christofle, which is a high-end French brand. These go for $100 and higher, but mine was scratched up and not in the best of shape. I accepted a $75 offer. I paid about $1.50.
I was inspired by Ryanne from a few months ago as she had listed groups of wooden hangers for reasonably low prices. I had a number of them lying around. I was able to find a dozen, some with hotel names on them, and sold them for $20.
I keep mentioning my friend who was cleaning out his garage and invited me to grab what I wanted. I wasn’t going to take any of the toys, but this box was still sealed – NOS. It sold for $28 to someone in Australia.
This brooch was handmade and artist signed. A friend of my parents had bought a bunch of them for gifts, but never gave them out. I had four listed and have been holding on to the rest until a few sold. They’ve been listed since September, and this one is the first to sell. I wonder if I have them priced too high at $18.50.
This kitchen slicer dicer thing was from the 70s. I purchased it in an online auction for a little less than $3. I have another one still listed. Sold for $20.
I figured this NWT sports jacket would sell soon. It’s good for spring or summer since it is made of a light weight material. I paid about $1 at a live auction, and it sold for $37.
05/31/2019 at 10:56 am #62719
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Last week was pretty slow, but I still made a few interesting sales. I was given this old Windows 98 software to see if I could get anything out of it. It was complete from what I could tell. It took several months but it finally sold for my asking price of $30.
I found this Machinery’s Handbook at an estate sale for a couple buck. I knew machinery items can do well on the market so I took a chance. It was an old edition from 1975, but it still sold for full price of $45. I kind of wished I would have studied it a bit more while I had it for sale. It had a plethora of good information.
Here’s my big sale of the week. I found this Sirchie fingerprint field kit tucked away at an estate sale and was given a price of $10 which I thought was good enough. It seemed to have only been utilized once with most of the containers still sealed shut. It sat in my store for a couple of months but finally sold for full price of $90.
Here’s a neat little sale. I had to look these up to find out what they were exactly. Back a long time ago, people would send their servants to their friends’ and neighbors’ homes to deliver a visiting card. Simply a business card size card with their name. If the other party wanted them to visit, they would send the servant back with their own card. It was some kind of weird Elizabethan etiquette. Well anywho, I found a collection of these visiting cards in a scrapbook. I lotted them all up together and sold them for $25.
Finally, my favorite sale of the week. I found this Westfield milk glass mug in a box lot that I only paid a few dollars for. I thought it was special for a number of reasons, so I priced it higher than normal for $20. It took several months to sell, but it finally did for full price.
05/31/2019 at 9:49 pm #62764
- Location: Naples, Fl
Some great sales! Steve’s $100 for the open plastic model cars, have to love that! Interesting to see Temudgin’s Paki lockback selling for $28, my eyes are open now as I do see them cheap, and actually appreciate the heft and tightness of many of these knives.
It seems to take me a couple of weeks now to come up with sales interesting and high enough to enjoy sharing, here goes.
This heavy metal insulated lock box has a brass plate marked Rangeley Water Co Maine. It was so cool I paid the firm asking $75 and sold quickly for a best offer of $200. Strike while the metal is hot on something like this, especially with $75 into it!
After almost 2 years on eBay, I reduced the price to $45 for these two hideous flocked props, a black cat & rat. I honestly thought I would sell them for at lest $90. I paid $1 for both so a winner regardless.
A buyer on Etsy bought three rusty hook & chain lots from me for $90. The interesting piece is this center pull winch hook, a rusty rarity that sold for $35. I paid $3 or less.
An Etsy buyer paid $60 for these two old fishing drop line rigs, I paid $3 for both.
Here is one, the other is almost identical.
I paid $2.50 for this vintage Easter Egg Doll Baby Bunting, part of a big vintage toy buy out. The mini cheap plastic toy fetched $45 on Etsy after about one year.
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