05/02/2019 at 9:20 am #61086RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Cat clock, Kodak splicer, Backpack, Bentwood magazine stand, Magnavox Record player, Starburst clock, Canoe muffin flatware]
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05/02/2019 at 10:36 am #61090
05/02/2019 at 1:16 pm #61114DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Awesome job on that clock, Steven! I had a pretty decent week last week with some higher than normal sales.
This old raggedy looking cross stitch came from a rummage sale last fall. I only paid .10 cents for it. It was stained and the frame was all beat up, but I still sold it for $20. No big deal, right? Well unfortunately (and this is the first time I’ve done this so far), I shipped the wrong picture! I get an abrupt message from the buyer that she received the wrong picture. Ugh! So I had to ship the correct one to her on my dime and I’m hoping she sends me back the other like she said she would. I could have been worse, I guess. It could have been a big $300 stereo.
So I’ve seen old, beat up Carhartts sell and I’ve seen brand new ones sell. How about a brand new vintage Carhartt? I got this jacket along with some new old stock work pants and shirts at an auction for a total of $35 (each sellable item came to $3.89). Everything still new with tags. The owner must have bought everything and just stored it away and forgot about it. The original receipt for everything was found in the pile too. It dated back to the early 90’s, so just sort of vintage. The jacket sold for full price of $90.
I scored this Uniden President Zachary T CB radio at an estate sale earlier last winter. I only paid $2 for the thing! I brought it home fully expecting it to be busted but behold, it’s never been taken out of the box. It was still taped up in the plastic and everything. I think that’s why I was able to get 3x as much as the past solds. I sold it for full price of $150.
Here’s my big sale of the week. I acquired this Dodge brand vise at an auction for $45. That’s kind of a high price, but I’ve seen these kinds of vises sell for a lot of money. I brought it home and got it cleaned up a little and found that the main screw was damaged and there was another important bolt that was sheared off. But I disclosed all of this information and took a best offer of $200. I was happy to get this out of storage since it’s quite large and heavy. I’d love to see what it looks like if the buyer completely restores it.
05/02/2019 at 1:44 pm #61117
How cool is that brand new in the box CB Radio! Story time trigger! In the mid 70’s, my brothers and I used to sit in my Fathers car during hot lazy summer days, and feign we were truckers on his CB. Learned all the lingo and received all the Big Hoss threats!
After I rung up my fourth shipping error, I tightened up my so called time saving pack & ship processes. Fortunately, the buyers were all cool. The lost profits not so cool. Enjoying a nice run of error free shipping lately.
Great price on the damaged vise!
05/02/2019 at 4:19 pm #61134
I wonder if working vintage 23 channel CB radios are worth selling as there is quite an interest in vintage semi tractors. Just like 8 track players for classic cars are sought after.
05/02/2019 at 5:35 pm #61139
A classic old Semi tractor without a working CB, God forbid!
I’ve had a 1980’s single untested New-Tronics CB antenna listed for about a year, now with 6 watchers. $22 plus shipping. Not that easy selling just one.
05/02/2019 at 1:22 pm #61115
Hi Steve, thanks again!
Sold a lot of diecast overt the years and never saw, nor even heard of Mike & Sue! Nice way to make $100!
So a REAL Trucker Hat has the mesh in the back, noted!
Here are a few of the more interesting sales I enjoyed last week:
I had my eye on this detonator for a few years yet the flea vendor treated it like a museum piece. After selling his entire booth to another, the price tag remained the same, but the new owner sold it to me for $20. Nobody could confirm it was indeed a detonator since the design was unusual.
A well known prop master first did his research, and then paid full price $135 and insisted on a FedEx Priority Overnight, providing me with his personal account number. It will be featured in yet another Disney movie based on a theme park ride!
Another big & rusty boat anchor sold on Etsy. Paid $6, sold $55. Really beautiful chipped paint patina on this 15 pounder.
This 10″ X 6″ shallow wood tray with compartments garnered a lot of interest on Etsy in a short time, and even wound up in 4 carts rather quickly. Purchased for $1, sold for $25. What set it apart I think were the cool age imprints from sewing notions that sat inside of it forever undisturbed.
05/02/2019 at 4:20 pm #61135
Way to stick with an item and see it go to a seller more willing to part with it.
05/02/2019 at 1:57 pm #61118SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – What a neat way to add value to an item. Did you buy the Cracker Barrel clock at a garage sale, or did you actually go to the store and buy one?
I didn’t have great sales last week, but I guess a few are worth mentioning.
I originally had two of these rice cookers, but one sold last year. When eBay said that the listing was getting “stale”, I ended it and relisted. Of course, eBay set the quantity back to 2, and one buyer bought both. I had to cancel one of the sales. I haven’t heard anything, so I assume the buyer is OK with that. Paid a dollar or two, sold for $24.61 (sale price).
I sold another technical book I got from a friend cleaning out his garage. Not sure why he had a book on airplane design, but it sold for $24.
My son originally started archery when he was about 9. We bought him a very modest bow with a very low pull weight. A few years later, he started up again, so we bought him stronger limbs, but kept the riser. These are his old limbs, which sold for $19.
05/02/2019 at 4:21 pm #61136
When they first went on sale last year I bought 3 at $30 each. They are all metal so a solid base to work with.
05/02/2019 at 7:28 pm #61142
05/02/2019 at 7:32 pm #61143
Hmmm – there is much useful knowledge to be gleaned from everyone’s sold items today! Thanks!
Issued to troops of all services for their laundry bags from time immemorial not to mention probably bought by the millions by civilians over the years, these vintage Risdon Key-Tag jumbo safety pins appear all the time in the bottom of box lots and at yard sales for quarter. Lot three of them up and you’ve got a reliable $19-plus-shipping repeat seller, I have found. You can buy them new, the exact same item but I guess they’re too shiny for people.
This large holster is specific to the M1901 Steyr Mannlicher pistol, a very early military semi-automatic of which there are very few out there. There are more of the holsters than the pistols on the market. It went for $99 plus shipping and would have been up for twice that if in better condition.
This camel whip or prod from Pakistan was a family estate item. They spent many years in the Middle East and spent a lot of time at the souq, buying stuff like this to hang on their walls. It sold for $67 plus shipping.
This vintage Blauer police coat with liner took a long time to sell, which surprised me. I guess the color is probably not attractive. But it is proof that people will buy winter coats in spring. It went to Canada for $40 plus shipping. I guess it is still cold up there. Another family estate item, different family.
I can’t imagine why I never tossed out these filthy, torn, rusty, mid-‘60’s GM/Chevrolet seat belts that I found basically glued by dirt, grease, and rust to the floor of a project car I bought years ago (and I’m surprised they made it through multiple moves) but I’m $22 plus shipping richer for not having done so.
This heavy brass handmade trench art “medal” of unknown provenance came out of an auction box lot – I have about $2 in it. I’ve had it for a while; googling, researching, and noodling on what its military connection might be, without much success. The red ribbon and red paint in the engraved word “VALOR” suggest US Marine Corps, but the combination cover on the head suggests this could have been for a pilot / aviator or a US Navy chief petty or commissioned officer, with the shipboard environment (Navy and USMC) perhaps being most likely to provide the scrap brass and tools to make it. I finally figured I wasn’t going to learn any more about it and that I should just let it go. I wish it could talk. It sold in less than a month for $59 plus shipping.
05/02/2019 at 10:24 pm #61145
All of your shared solds rock! The trench art medal is amazing!
I too am in on the Risdon secret, having secured my laundry bag with one and later supervised 60+ others in securing their bags. We cut about three inches off the ends of our web belts and wrote our laundry number on the strip of canvass. Since my last name began with an A, I was laundry #1. Not an advantage at Parris Island.
I sell the pins on Etsy one at a time. Even unmarked rusty ones sell.
05/03/2019 at 8:07 am #61160
Oorah, Marine. I got issued my first Risdon pin in basic at Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1979. I was one of the old men of the company at age 23. I have to admit that I skated – hung out with some Vietnam-vet re-enlistees who gave me the good gouge on how to stay out of the line of fire. And I was picked as a driver for the drill sergeants so I spent most of the road marches sitting behind the wheel of a follow vehicle.
Yeah, I’ve been amused and impressed by your Etsy sales. You definitely have your finger on the pulse of the shabby chic buyers.
05/05/2019 at 8:23 am #61227
(Now that we exchanged the motto pleasantries)
Yes, it sounds like you had the skates strapped on tight during basic.
Bragging rights for sure.
Spent time at Ft Sill, actually quite enjoying second trip there,
and good times at Ethan Allen where we mixed the branches and formed platoons.
Three of my four work mates are former Army presently,
Can’t get away from the Hooah.
Thanks again for the ‘What Sold’ shares, I like your format, and you already know the stuff is cool.
05/03/2019 at 7:30 pm #61193Winchester38Participant
Another attempt at my own “what sold” video… Still trying to get the hang of it.
05/05/2019 at 10:18 am #61231
Nice price on the Picasso T, I’ll be looking, seen a few (different makers though, but vintage), passed them by!
05/05/2019 at 9:16 am #61228Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
Came across an old tin for sticking plasters on Friday. Thought it was a bit heavy, opened it and found a cigarette lighter. Bought for £2, listed for £90, sold to a Chinese gent who offered £80 two hours later.
Well, it was broken 🙂
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