08/15/2019 at 9:09 am #66374
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: CB base station, Savinelli Pipe, Zenith Circle of Sound radio, Boat seats, Suede jacket, Norelco Idea Machine, CC Filson pullover, Sansui amp]
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08/15/2019 at 11:13 pm #66385
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – That’s a great sale of $1600!! Even the price you paid, the rest is now gravy!
My better sales this week pale in comparison:
This 1973 Coleman propane lamp looked like it was never used. It took about 1.5 years to sell for $27. I bought it in a online auction for a few dollars.
This casserole sold for $27, and the shipping was $31 to CA. In her feedback, she said that it matches her set. That would be the only reason to spend so much to ship it. I got it for free.
My biggest sale wasn’t all that big. I bought this bedspread for $1.15 in an online auction, and I sold it for $32.
08/16/2019 at 8:25 am #66394
All sales are good, 1.15 transformed into $32 is what it’s all about.2+
08/16/2019 at 1:09 am #66386
- Location: Northeast US
Some good sales from a while back. Shipping always extra.
My first and only Burberrys item – vintage knit tie. Purchased for $5 at a thrift shop, sold for $44.
Immediately after Ryanne mentioned (last fall) that you don’t find Pendleton board shirts anymore, I found my first and only one for $3 at a church rummage sale. Sold within a week or two for $80.
Watching Heather of the Paper Castle on youtube got me noticing flatware more, and this was probably my best purchase in that category. Oneida shell pattern with the cube logo. Purchased 6 place settings plus some extras for $15 at an estate sale. Sold overnight for $75.2+
08/16/2019 at 8:28 am #66395
Nice turnaround on the Pendleton, board shirts are always a winner. I too have noticed they don’t show up at the yard sales much.1+
08/17/2019 at 6:27 pm #66441
- Location: Atlanta
Sonia: We lived in CT for 22 years and my wife susan worked at the competitor store Sage Allen for many years. The G. Fox and Company was on the opposite corner of main street. You notice the pendleton has the label G. Fox and co. in it. Google G. Fox and Company and then click on the Wiki link and read up on that company. It was almost a founding company of Main Street in Hartford. Very well to do family owned business. Any G. Fox and Co. labled items will draw a collector group of former employees and family friends whom were very wealthy for many generations.
I have an old friend, he is about 92 years old now. He was the son of one of Mrs. Auerbachs friends and she gave Robert a job in her store. To show the influence of Mrs. Auerbach Fox,she was having some kind of an big, wealthy shin-dig in Hartford during the war back in the early 1940’s. Robert had been called into the service. She wanted robert at her event so she called up some general Robert said, 2 MP’s came to the place he was stationed, they got him, placed him on a plane back to a base in Mass. somewhere, I don’t recall and the Army then drove him to the event. Robert said the first thing she said to him after how glad to see you Robert, was now go clean up yourself and polish those boots, we musn’t be seen in company without a finished look. he said he said yes ma’am’ and did so. Then she proceeded to introduce him around to guest. After about 3 hours, Robert said he had to leave and the driver who drove him from the base, took him back, got him back on a plane and he was back at his station and regiment. His commanding officer asked if he enjoyed the event and stated who ever that lady was that arranged all this knows some serious people in the right places.
But all said the G. Fox and company was well known in New England and anything associated with the company is still desirable.
Just thought I would pass along a little info. to make the Pendleton with that “private label tag” a little more interesting.
Mike at MDC Galleries1+
08/16/2019 at 6:50 am #66390
Steve, I was wondering if there is a way for me to watch your what sold videos directly on youtube. I can see Ryanne’s old what sold videos directly on youtube, but I cannot find yours that way. Are they hidden?0
08/16/2019 at 8:24 am #66393
Sorry, I keep the What sold videos as needing a
link to access as I still have what may be an unfounded fear of a previous buyer seeing his item and hearing the price I paid.2+
08/16/2019 at 8:32 am #66396
Understood. Thank you for explaining.0
08/16/2019 at 9:41 pm #66413
- Location: Washington DC
A long, busy summer with little time at home almost comes to an end. With one period of 30 day handling and one period of 20 day handling on my stores over the last couple months, I still had very strong sales. I did have one cancellation that was purportedly because of the long handling time, but based on the item and the quick cancellation I suspect eBay showed him a cheaper one after he checked out.
Of course now that I’m back on one day handling it’s been crickets for the last week or so.
Some interesting sales going back a bit earlier this summer:
This US military canvas M1956 ammunition pouch with a 1962 contract date was in excellent condition. It was part of a large lot that was cheap so I only have pennies in it. It took a while to sell for $30 plus shipping.
This Saudia Airlines notepad probably dates from the ‘60’s or ‘70’s and was out of my in-laws’ estate. Research indicated it was not worth as much as I thought it should be. It sold for $17 plus shipping.
I bought a selection of these Vietnam era US Army slant-pocket ripstop cotton ERDL camouflage shirts from a commercial supplier recently for $25 each. The lot are all stamped SALVAGE, mostly have had all patches removed, and are in very worn condition, with holes, frays, and old repairs. Back in that era usually these types of field uniforms belonged to the unit rather than the soldiers having to buy them. They remained unit property. You signed them out, kept them until they tore or wore out (which didn’t take long since they were made of a lightweight cotton even if it was “ripstop”) at which time you could then take them to the unit supply room and trade them (“DX” in army talk) for new ones. Supply would often repair the ones that weren’t too bad and reissue them. At some point they’d get too worn out to reissue, get sent to a DRMO and sold off in a surplus auction by the Gaylord box or bale full. The days of getting these vintage uniforms at the government auctions are long gone so these must have been hiding in the back of someone’s warehouse somewhere. This one sold for $80 and went to France for $23 shipping.
This vintage Namco plug and play joy stick TV game console was a dollar at a yard sale. It is loaded with Ms Pac man, Galaga, Pole Position, Xevious, and Mappy. All of which means nothing to me, having never played video games, but that’s what I found when I plugged it in to an older TV to check for function. It was kind of cool but I still don’t get the attraction. Sold as tested and working it did not take long to go for $35 with free shipping.
I have about $5 in this WWII era US Navy fighting knife sheath or scabbard as part of a large knife lot I sniped on eBay a while back. The crooked USN stamp helps confirm that it is not a reproduction. It sold quickly for $49 plus shipping.
I always keep an eye out for military unit histories and Navy cruise books. This one for the WWII 446th Bomb Group of the US Army Air Corps was put together in the ‘90s so it isn’t worth as much as some but it still had unit rosters, photos, and other information of interest to collectors, amateur historians, and family members. It was $6 at an indy thrift and sold in a couple weeks for $68 plus shipping.4+
08/18/2019 at 12:14 pm #66489
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Sales have been pretty slow here lately. Summer slowdown took a little while to hit me but now I’m feeling the affects. Nevertheless, I’m selling enough to pay the bills. Here are some of the more interesting sales from the previous week.
I got this vintage electric bedside alarm clock in a box lot that I paid $20 for (each sellable item was $2.22). This was still sealed in its original packaging so I knew I could price it much higher than all the others listed. It took several months but it finally sold for full price of $40.
My big sale came from this motor and foot pedal for an old Marco drain snake. I bought the machine for $50 as an experiment. I listed it as a whole unit for around $500 but I kept getting questions about selling individual parts from it. Finally, one guy offered $300 for a particular part and I decided to disassemble it. I’m really glad I did too. So far I’ve made more than what I originally priced the whole thing, and I’m still selling parts. I took a best offer on this motor for $135.
One of my favorite things to buy and sell are old photographs. I get a thrill out of looking at people’s past lives and researching where and when they were taken. This group of old snapshots came out of a scrapbook. These were what was left after separating out some of the photos that I could sell individually such as ones with old vehicles or those with historical significance. I paid almost nothing for them and they sold for $50.
I happened across this old audio reel at a thrift store which was labeled John Glenn Space Flight. They only wanted a dollar for it, so it was a no brainer. Brought it home and tested it out. Played perfectly. It was basically around 45 minutes of the news broadcasting during the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission in 1969. I even took a video and put that in the listing. It sold rather quickly for $35.
08/19/2019 at 2:16 pm #66575
As you might be thinking after a quick sale, that John Glenn tape is pretty rare and may have brought quite a bit more as space exploration has been a national topic for most of this year, I would’ve had trouble listing it at all, love that stuff.0
08/19/2019 at 11:30 am #66562
- Location: Kansas City, MO
I sold two items on Poshmark last week.
Living Proof Shampoo and Conditioner. Retail $50, sold for $20. Bought in a big health and beauty lot. I’m trying to see what else is saleable from that lot, which I bought mainly for personal use.
Nike Dri-Fit shorts, $10. Purchased at thrift and worn by my daughter.
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