11/01/2017 at 7:02 pm #24739
- Location: Virginia
Very cool $200 vintage TriStar Vacuum sale by Steve. What cool looking appliance! Post your what sold video on the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Carhartt coveralls, Utah speakers, Ecco Boots, Marlboro Bag, vintage vacuum, Apple IIe computer.]
11/01/2017 at 8:59 pm #24751
Here are 4 items that sold over the past year or so that I got from my favorite hospital thrift store’s free section. It’s extremely rare to find stuff this good on the free rack, but once in a while, I hit the jackpot. I think it probably happens when something good comes in that is out of season and they are running low on storage space. Shipping is NOT included in the sale prices below.
#1 Bill Blass wool/llama blend winter jacket. Sold for $44
#2 Donegal Irish handwoven tweed skirt with beading. Sold for $33
#3 Teak 5-inch diskette rolltop storage box. $11.99
#4 US navy pea coat. $33
11/02/2017 at 7:48 am #24810
Steve – those dogs have the life!
This week, my biggest sale was my highest sale ever! I paid $122 for this Karastan wool rug, and it sold for $550. As I mentioned in my numbers, I was unprepared for the size of this thing when I bought it, and I don’t want to buy another one unless I have some kind of warehouse and workers to help me!
Here is the size of rug I want to sell, if I can only get the same price! Paid $2.75, sold for $31:
I read lots of news articles about how younger people don’t want silver plate these days. I personally don’t care for it much myself; however, it does sell. I recently bought an online auction lot with some very old pieces. This one is about 100 years old, and it is kind of rare. It is a bride’s basket. I’ve only ever been to one wedding where the bride walked around with a basket, and people put money in it. Paid about $2.75, sold for $79.
This came from a garage sale that wasn’t well advertised, and the lady was trying hard to get rid of stuff before she closed up shop. It’s a Silver plate Dom Perignon cork holder dated Dec 31, 1999. It sold through GSP to someone in Switzerland. Paid $0.25, sold for $26.
Happens every year: my teenage son grows out of his suit, and I have to run out and buy him one last minute. At least I can make up some of the money. This set cost me about $100 at JC Penney last year, and I was able to sell it within a week or two for $35. I did the same thing last year.
Sorry for talking your ears off, but I had a good week! Here’s the last one. This is a Stephen L. Stetson hat, the great nephew of John B. Stetson. Stephen decided to start his own hat company, but, because of a trademark lawsuit, the inside of the hat reads “NEVER CONNECTED IN ANY WAY with John B. Stetson …”. This hat was in what appeared to be unused condition. Bought for $9, sold for best offer of $130.
11/02/2017 at 3:01 pm #24846
I am glad to hear that someone is selling something..sigh…I just had a week where I didn’t sell ONE thing on ebay despite listing and running a sale. Love seeing the dogs playing in “doggie wonderland.”
11/02/2017 at 3:56 pm #24851
- Location: Wheeling, WV
Well, I just had a so so kind of week. Not too many sales. Still waiting on 4th quarter to kick into high gear. Here are the highlights of my week.
I acquired this plastic travel mug out of a box lot that I paid $11 for total. This individual piece cost me .52 cents. I nearly tossed it in the yard sale pile, but it was in pristine condition like it’s never been used. I thought what the hey and listed it for $14. It took a while but it sold for full price. Goes to show that even the simplest things will sell to the right buyer.
Thermo-ware Wheat Travel Mug
Here was an interesting sale. I bought a steel box full of vintage Erector set parts at an auction for $3. I didn’t have any knowledge on these things at the time and nobody else seemed to want it, so I took a chance. Turns out, they were all kinda rusty and dirty and I assumed undesirable. But I cleaned them up anyways. They sat in my death pile for a long time but I finally listed them a couple weeks ago in lots of like-parts. This bag of gears and wheels sold really quickly for $35. The other lots quickly accrued a ton of views pretty fast too. So I’ve learned that, while they’re not super valuable, old Erector set stuff is quite collectable.
Erector Set Parts
Here’s my high sale of the week. Unfortunately, not a very high ROI. I paid WAY up for this Griswold cast iron waffle maker at an auction at $95. I guess I just got caught up in the bidding war and thought it was worth way more than it was. But at least it was in good condition and just needed a little bit of restoration. I ended up selling it for a best offer of $130. I was just glad to get it out of my storage.
Griswold Cast Iron Waffle Maker
I was just saying last week that I don’t sell these microwaveable cookware items very often despite picking them up whenever I see them. Well one sold again this week, so maybe I was wrong. This was a bacon cooking tray that I bought at a thrift store for a dollar. I now try to only grab the ones that are in good shape without too many scratches. It took a few months, but this sold for $15. Not a huge amount, but I guess I like them because they’re virtually indestructible and you can store them anywhere. We actually have one of these trays that we use in our own kitchen and they’re so nice!
Microwave Bacon Tray
11/02/2017 at 4:31 pm #24854
- Location: South Dakota
Sales have slowed down since last Thursday (0 sales that day) and continue a little slower than most of October.
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