06/21/2018 at 8:04 am #42987RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Great vintage Cosco serving bar cart sale by Steve, he’s smart and he pre-packed it, so it was ready to go! Post your What Sold video in the forum>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Cosco serving cart, CocaCola cups, Brass candle sticks, Marantz amp, Leather jacket]
06/21/2018 at 10:48 am #43012
I have a yellow Costco Cart I’ve considered giving away because it seems like it would be a nightmare to pack and ship. Any tips on shipping a large item will be appreciated. It’s probably in the forums somewhere, but I’m still learning the site.
I also have a large MCM Gold Laundry basket I haven’t sold due to shipping fear. Are there any good videos on how to best pack these items? There are so many online, I get overwhelmed.
06/21/2018 at 11:21 am #43019
In the video, Steve shows the box as pretty narrow. So, he must have unscrewed all the parts and laid everything flat. He probably used packing material between the layers so that the different parts don’t scratch each other. I’m guessing that he provided some instructions for putting it back together, but he will have to speak to that.
What is the laundry basket made of? If it is plastic, I don’t see any issue with packing. You will just need a large enough box. Then you should wrap it up in something (clear plastic or maybe a large kitchen bag) and have packing material around it.
If you can post some photos, perhaps we could provide better advise.
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06/21/2018 at 1:46 pm #43055
That’s correct Sharyn, it disassembles with a half dozen bolts and the frame folds up, everything is insulated from each other so no scratching.
Big bulky items are not a problem if you plan for them. Big boxes, some kind of insulating foam wrap and re-enforced corner pieces will protect from the usual carrier handling.
06/21/2018 at 11:38 am #43022
Some interesting sales from the past week:
My first typewriter sale. I paid $12, and it sold for $60. I have several electric typewriters that I need to test and list.
I bought this vintage suitcase at a live auction for $5.75. I thought it was just a case for business or formal attire, but it ends up being for a church choir or minister robe. I took an offer of $40, which was a bit low, but sales are slow right now.
Patti Playpal dolls were made in the late 50’s – early 60’s and have a following. I was surprised that it hadn’t sold when I went to an estate sale with a large collection of dolls. I paid $25, and I wanted a minimum of $125. I initially ran an auction. When I didn’t get any bidders, I put it up for $139, but forgot that I had a sale on items in games and toys. In the future, I’ll uncheck the box to automatically add in new items. Anyway, it still sold for a respectable $118.
I paid about $1 for this Jewish art piece and sold for $59.50. I received negative feedback because the item arrived damaged. I’m trying to get the guy to send me photos so that I can give him a partial refund, and then maybe he’ll remove the negative. I guess people don’t know that items are insured? I mean, just ask first.
I can’t believe that I sold these vintage “sizzling platters” for $44. I bought them for $2 in an online auction.
06/21/2018 at 1:49 pm #43057
The right typewriters can be gold, I’ve even had some rare ones repaired locally. I like to type out “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” plus all the numbers and characters to show in a photo.
06/21/2018 at 2:07 pm #43066
I actually did type out a page to show in my listing, but the ribbon I bought didn’t print out very dark. I don’t know if it was the ribbon or just the older, manual typewriter.
I have five newer (although, still vintage) electric typewriters that I got for free. A friend was helping to get rid of all the furniture in a three story office building. I also have a Brother word processor that I think I bought for $1. All these have to be tested, and I’m assuming the type will be darker. Hopefully, then, I’ll fell better about putting that in the photos. Maybe I’ll use your quote!
06/21/2018 at 12:21 pm #43030SilverFoxFindsParticipant
- Location: Virginia Beach
Steve, when I watch your videos I just keep thinking that you must have some of the best yard sales out there, with the items you find and their great condition. Mostly nothing but junk where I am, which depresses me both regarding what gets manufactured, and what gets purchased…
Highlights from sales last week:
Top dollar sale went to one of my own dresses – a great UK brand which I think I bought in the Dublin airport years ago. Sold for $80: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LK-Bennett-Yellow-White-Summer-Dress-Empire-Waist-Wedding-Guest-UK8-US4-EU36/323293529476
I always keep an eye out for standout vintage lingerie. This 2 piece set was part of am entire closet I won for a few dollars in an online auction. It sold within a few days for $75: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-La-Femme-de-VANITY-FAIR-Red-Lace-Tie-Back-Nightgown-Peignoir-Robe-Set-M/323293770680
I had a short-lived bender on vintage clothes months and months back….and have had my purchased items sitting and taking a backburner to other listings for months since. Finally listed this funky rainbow caftan, and it sold within a day or two. $1 into $25:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PRIDE-Caftan-Robe-Housecoat-Short-Sleeve-Rainbow-Stripe-OS-1-2-Zip/323296999807
If sales continue at their current pace, I might have 1 item to share in next week’s forum! Onward,
06/21/2018 at 1:53 pm #43058
I sometimes think I live in the land of dummies, it’s just the typical American attitude of buy buy, throw throw.
It still takes work but it’s hard not to find treasures around here.
I should open my home for Scavengers to stay and explore the garage sale scene here in SE So Dak. Start a scavenger tour company.
06/21/2018 at 2:02 pm #43064
06/21/2018 at 4:30 pm #43086
I also look out for vintage lingerie, but I messed up probably my greatest purchase. I found a silk french nightgown years ago and didn’t do enough research. It sold in under an hour for $120 Buy It Now. The happy buyer said that it was from the 1920’s and had never been worn. The labels were also all in French.
06/21/2018 at 12:33 pm #43032BigSallyParticipant
- Location: Washington State
Thanks Steve, awesome video AGAIN! Hey do you sell license plate frames? I stumbled across the prices on older steel frames and I’m looking for them now- I’ve always grabbed license plates but never gave a thought to the frames. I bet there is a set in every garage I go into…and they are small….
Sharyn thanks for Sharin’ Love the sizzle score!
The SallyReport: Ebay is still the stepchild to the rental reno…a few sales, and listed 2 items. The highlight for me was the beauty pageant hot rollers 39.99 shipping included, that I bought for 8 bucks at goodwill, in the box nearly new. I bought these during my first days on Ebay (100 days ago) and I was glad to let them go, I learned I’m not interested in hot rollers at all…
Sold the 26 Pipe stand for 125.00 shipping included. local online auction score for under 10 bucks.
I cannot believe how much I have learned in 100 days- WOW
I cannot believe how much I have earned in 100 days- WOW
It’s truly been life changing.
06/21/2018 at 1:54 pm #43059
I have sold some license plate frames, usually with some corny saying on them.
06/21/2018 at 12:51 pm #43039pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
Wow, I wish we’d find some of those serving carts. Things have still been slow for us but we did have a few notable sales.
Got this awesome midcentury coffee pot (missing lid) at the auction for $27, sold for 99:
Found this S. Korean high school yearbook at a rummage sale for 50 cents, sold for $60:
Got this at a rummage sale for $1, and thought of how Ryanne sold one quite a while ago, and snapped it up. Sold for $50 and the buyer loves it:
Rockport sandals, $1 at a rummage sale, sold for $35:
Rubber ducky shower curtain rings from a yard sale, paid $1, sold for 13:
New in package pillow cases from a rummage sale, $1 sold for $15:
We are at 1010 listings now and have several death piles. Treasure hunting is so much fun, and easy, at this time of year. Church rummage sales are the best!
06/21/2018 at 1:56 pm #43060
When at yard sales I often find them loaded up with stuff for sale so I ask if the cart is for sale and they usually give em away for $5.
06/21/2018 at 4:54 pm #43090
Found a Lug Flapper Cross Body Bag $2.00 at Goodwill Outlet. Sold for $48.
Mink fur wrap – $3.40 at Goodwill Outlet. Quick sale for $49. Could have gotten more, but I have too much stuff.
Old switch covers – $1.59 at Goodwill Outlet. Sold for $28. I love finding old hardware.
…and the heartbreaker – Found an old Wagner Sidney Cast Iron Oval Roaster at Goodwill for $4.99.
Auction starting price 19.99 with a Reserve of $79 because I was nervous about the auction. Bidding war shot the price up to $305, but the buyer couldn’t pay. Oh, well. Back to the drawing board.
06/21/2018 at 8:31 pm #43116TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Thanks for your great video Steve!
The vast majority of military patches are worth little. Even ones worth more tend to be long tail. There are thousands of collectors, but millions of patches. Many have been reproduced, and still are, so for most modern patches any attempt to date them is purely a guess. I’ve had this Egyptian Air Force Squadron 78 Cairo West patch for probably 30 years. I bought it for 50 cents at a gun show and put it on my table for $5. I had it out for numerous subsequent shows with no interest. It then sat in a junk drawer for a while and missed countless donation runs purely by accident until I pulled it out to be part of a large lot of patches I put on eBay at auction starting at $9.99 a while back, but got no bids. So it went back in the junk drawer. I pulled it out recently to check prices and lo and behold there is some interest. So up it went for $39 plus shipping and it did not take long to sell to a guy with “F4E” (the aircraft depicted on the patch) in his user ID.
This unused OEM Mopar kayak roof rack was an indy thrift store find at $3. It first sold to a guy in Brazil earlier this year. He paid $90 for it plus $57 shipping for Priority Mail. (I ship direct, not GSP.) After about 4 weeks he started emailing me to demand his item. I checked tracking for Brazil Correios on AfterShip and learned that it was waiting for the buyer to come in and pay the import duty on it. The buyer and I went back and forth – he just kept demanding his item and I just kept saying he needed to go pick it up and pay the duty. He was starting to get pretty testy about it until tracking showed it was being returned to me and all of the sudden he was nice, apologizing for not being able to pay the duty and asking about a refund. I promised nothing but eventually got it back in one piece so I refunded his purchase price but not the shipping he paid (I was not charged for the return shipping), minus a restocking fee. I put it back up and took a best offer of $70 plus shipping just a couple weeks later.
Apropos of the discussion on smalls elsewhere, these silver tone “Buy Sell” cufflinks are an example of man-friendly small items that sell well for me. There’s not a lot of money in many of these types of items, but if I can get them for a $1 or so like I did this set, it’s worth it, and packing takes less than a minute. I can’t sell women’s jewelry to save my life. It just sits and sits. These sold for $18 plus shipping after a month or two listed.
No long story behind this 1920 electric percolator, but it’s a neat item. I’ve had good luck with old kitchen and household entertaining items. I paid $5 for this at a flea market, polished it up and it sold for $49 plus shipping. I tested it on a GFI outlet and sold it as fully functional, but said in the listing that it was sold for display purposes only and that anyone who used the electrical functions of the item did so at their own risk.
06/27/2018 at 1:29 pm #43737soozParticipant
- Location: Auburn, Washington
OhioJunkn: can you do a 2nd chance offer to the other bidder in the bidding war for your cast iron roaster?
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