08/07/2019 at 5:32 pm #66024
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Clock radio, Microphone, Dual Turntable, Pana-Vue, Zippo wicks, Reel tapes, DVD VCR Combo]
- This topic was modified 2 weeks ago by Ryanne.
08/07/2019 at 6:29 pm #66028
Thanks for your video Steve – love watching your dog catch that frisbee in slowmo. My sales were OK last week. Here are a few:
I find that prescription glasses frames either sell right away or wait for a long time. These went up and sold for 34.50 in the same day https://www.ebay.com/itm/192997759141 Buyer probably had a saved search.
Sold these cards as parts to a vintage Clue game https://www.ebay.com/itm/192955299691 This is not a big money maker, but without a complete game, it works.
I couldn’t believe the prices on these patches when I looked this one up. Purchased for $2 and sold for $75 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928800188654+
08/08/2019 at 8:16 am #66042
I purchased 2 big lots of old patches this year and they have been a great pipeline selling for about $20 a pop, some more. My eyes are open for Polo now, amazing price!0
08/08/2019 at 8:32 am #66043
Good Morning Steve, thanks again, I really like the chunky old radio.
Here is a sprinkling of some of the more interesting sold items over the past 2 weeks, Rusty old stuff and an old church book.
Bent, beat, rusty, yet really cool looking old Cantilever tool box sold for $118, found for $3-$5, bought a bunch of old tool boxes after a flea vendor made his money selling the tools inside, he wanted them GONE.
Awesome assortment of big rusty shark hooks and rigs found jammed in an old tackle box. I used ‘Imagination’ when acquiring this fishy lot. Lots of international interest on this find but shipping was high. Paid $5, sold for $45.
Well used small metal cabinet with plastic drawers, bought for under $1 as part of a $5 box lot of junk, sold for $55.
Old church Missal thrift store find $1, sold for $50, it is worth taking note of these, they seem to show up in the most dry church thrifts. A complete assortment of colored page finder ribbons is important.
08/08/2019 at 9:44 am #66048
Thanks for the video motivation, Steve. Have had some good sales this week, especially when compared to the same period last year. Noticed in eBay sales review that my 30-day total is 655% higher than the same period last year. Happy about that. Here are a few of my best sales this week:
An old family bible, dated 1839, that I got from the same estate sale from which I got the historical documents I wrote about. Paid $10 for the bible and it sold within 24 hours of listing for $299.95. Always hate to see people giving their family history away. Happy to know that I was a conduit to getting it into the hands of a descendent that will appreciate it.
Inside the bible was a little yellow card in an envelope. Looked like a coupon but was a card soliciting New York Civil War veterans and their families to submit the records of their service. Probably dated to the late 1860’s. Posted for $49.95 and woke up the next morning with an offer of $40 from a historian who wanted it for a NY museum.
Bought this decanter for $10 at a yard sale and put it up in May. Tough to price because they are all over the place due to age, etc… I started at $299.95 Got some lowball offers and went down as low as $149.95 but no takers. Saw that I had 5 watchers so sent them a $149.95 offer and one immediately took it. My first successful offer.3+
08/08/2019 at 11:04 am #66057
- Location: Georgia
I have a pet sitter coming to the house, which means I’ve been cleaning my embarrassment of an ebay room. Having a less cluttered work space is helping motivate me to list as a clean. Or maybe I’m putting off the cleaning by listing? Anway, all these listings must be helping my store’s visibility because after my worst ebay month ever, I’ve seen a spike in sales the last week.
NWT Nanette Lepore swimsuit. Paid $5 sold for $49.99. Caution: swimsuits have an insanely high rate of return. Partly due to most manufacturers sizing down on swimsuits. A size 8 woman could wear a size 8 dress, but would be a size 10 in most swimsuits. https://www.ebay.com/itm/254265829689
NIP Creative Memories photo album. Paid $5 sold for $42. Certain size albums I guess are no longer made so there is good demand for certain ones.
Set of Pickleball Paddles and balls. The sport seems to be sweeping the more active of the baby boom generation. Retail arbitraged these when the sport first got popular a few years ago and I sold a bunch right away because stores weren’t carrying the equipment. The last finally sold this week after sitting forever. Paid $9.99, sold $34.
08/08/2019 at 11:49 am #66061
@totommyto, I really like the way you photographed the shark hooks and etc. Do you do anything special to get such good results?0
08/08/2019 at 2:27 pm #66064
I appreciate the compliments on the photos.
Honestly, not much is done. The book and the cabinet drawers were set on a piece of scrap card board with a yellowish neutral painted background wall. The room I like to take pictures of indoors has a high ceiling with florescent lighting. Unfortunately it is at work and I am limited to its use.
The toolbox and shark hooks were taken behind my house on a white (stained!) towel with a light yellow stucco wall as a backdrop, natural light in the shade.
I use my iPhone xr.
My arrangements are mostly unintentional for groups of objects, just trying to get all the features in and balance the shot for cropping. I know nothing of photography except point and shoot with a fancy phone and then basic cropping.
It’s pretty amazing the ‘art’ that comes about naturally and accidentally from arranging like objects for eCommerce photos! We are all guilty of it! Sometimes the scavenger photo is way better than the high end school taught magazine photography! Sometimes!
Unless you are pulling my leg about all this! If so, you got me! 🙂0
08/08/2019 at 11:57 am #66062
- Location: Central NJ
I continue to sell stuff from my parents’ friends. I visited my parents in July and brought a full minivan back with free things. This is a statue of a pig chef holding a chalk menu board. Sold for $60:
I’ve had this art piece for several years. I originally priced it much higher, but have reduced it several times. Bought for $1.50, finally sold at $18.50. I also had another item just as old sell this week.
Group of Collectable Automobile magazines, bought for less than $1, sold for $34.
Another free item from my parents’ friends, set of under counter lights, sold for $39:
A little over a year ago, I asked the forum about two very old framed photos. They are slow sellers because the first one finally sold for $30. Paid about $1.50.
08/08/2019 at 10:28 pm #66098
Steven, you deserve so much credit for doing these videos every week! I watch them as faithfully as I listen to Jay and Ryanne’s podcasts. Thank you so much! I’ve been quite busy outside of eBay these past few weeks and haven’t been able to post any What Solds. But here are some interesting recent sales…
I found these two vintage restaurant exchange tokens at the bottom of a box lot (lot cost $15; each sellable item $1.36). My research indicated that they may have been used in lieu of a paycheck with the restaurant employees during hard times. Don’t know if that’s true, but what’s interesting is that they sold for $20 to a guy who seems to be a relative on the owners because he had the same unique last name – Kademenos.
I’ve recently learned that vintage cereal prizes and premiums are a highly collectible thing. Some prices for simple tiny plastic toys are crazy! This lot of stickers and paper premiums came from another box lot ($15 lot/.48¢ each). I didn’t know what to price them so I put them up for what I thought was a high amount. They sold in a matter of minutes for $30. Hopefully I didn’t miss out on a higher price. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more stuff like this.
A few weeks back, I posted about my scavenge of the week being a vintage Trek street bike for $40. I haven’t decided what to do with the bike itself, but I listed the accessories that came with it. These Blackburn Pannier Bags sold rather quickly for $50, and a week later I sold this Cannondale handlebar bag for $30. Already doubled my investment and haven’t even gotten to the actual bike.
I was at my parents’ house and found that my dad’s lawn mower died. It wasn’t worth the price to fix it, so he was going to give it away to a local metal scraper. Being a resourceful little scavenger, I took a few pieces off for myself. This gas tank was the first to sell, and it sold for $100!
I love buying art for cheap at auctions because I can hang it up in my house while it’s waiting to be sold. This piece, though, just didn’t fit my decor. It’s a “pebble painting” made from thousands of tiny dyed stones glued to a board. Apparently I’m too young to remember, but I guess they were a thing in the mid century. This one sold for $75. It wasn’t even in the best of shape. I bought it along with a stack of other art for $10.
I love this sale! It took me a minute to comprehend what it was when I dug it out of a box lot (the same box as the tokens above), but I played a little pool in my time and finally realized it was billiard chalk. REALLY OLD billiard chalk. I didn’t know if there would be a market for that kind of thing. Alas, there is! This chalk sold for $30 after just a few weeks.
08/09/2019 at 7:55 am #66105
I believe they call that ‘Gravel Art’.0
08/14/2019 at 9:28 pm #66361
Gravel art! I was so close. LOL! Well now I know for the next time I find one. Thanks!0
08/14/2019 at 11:27 am #66353
So Cal JoeParticipant
Nice buy on the bike. I’ve been finding deals on older bikes via “Offerup” lately. Around here, there are several people flipping them on Craigslist and the asking prices are pretty high.
I like to buy old mountain bikes and convert them to indestructible street bikes.
If you think you’ll be riding it, or selling it as a runner, you should take a good look at the brake shoes. They rarely get replaced and on the older bikes tend to dry up and become useless. I generally pay about $8 for 2 sets on Ebay (front and back).
So far every bike I’ve bought, has had junk brake shoes on it. I even bought one for $20 with $70 worth of brand new tires and tubes on it, but the brakes shoes were junk.
Great finds as always.0
08/14/2019 at 9:29 pm #66362
Thanks, Joe. If I decide to sell it as a whole, I’ll be sure to replace the brake pads. But I have a feeling I’ll part it out since most of the parts don’t seem to be original after closer inspection.0
08/09/2019 at 8:51 am #66106
In a strange bit of life’s synchronicity, just after watching your video I got on an auction site that was selling one of the Panasonic systems. Thanks to you, I am now the proud owner of one for the bid of $6. Just hoping it works. Life is full of surprises.
Always appreciate your videos. Learn something new every week.
08/10/2019 at 9:01 am #66164
That’s the model, great buy.
The changer may still work but usually they are stiff or frozen from old dry grease, obviously it’s worth getting going.
The controls will probably need cleaning as well to get rid of the the scratchy noise when turning.
I have another one waiting for resurrection.1+
08/09/2019 at 5:31 pm #66151
@totommyto, I was giving sincere praise. I think you have a good eye for composition. It serves you well in your listings. Best wishes, Daniel.0
08/09/2019 at 8:59 pm #66157
Either type is cool, sincere is better!
A sincere thank you!
08/10/2019 at 1:31 pm #66180
Steven, I came across a garage full of electronics at a garage sale today here in Denver (technically Arvada) and I thought of you. His prices are probably high, but you can talk him down with a package deal. He offered the $50 Teac R2R to me for $30. I have his phone number if you are interested.0
08/10/2019 at 5:09 pm #66190
Thanks, looks like some nice equipment.
My son lives in Arvada, ironically he is up here this weekend visiting otherwise I would’ve sent him to go have a look.0
08/14/2019 at 8:52 am #66351
Steve, I was wondering if there a way to watch the videos directly on a youtube channel? I went to your channel but saw only one video.
Thank you for doing them every single week!0
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