06/22/2017 at 7:57 am #19694RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Love all the vintage cocktail and barware sales on Steve’s store. Especially the vintage bar serving cart. So cool! Post your What Sold video in the f[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Cosco serving cart, Speakers, Wear Ever pans, Trav L Bar, Vintage fan, and Norman won’t drop it.]
06/22/2017 at 8:07 am #19697BourbonTrailBazaarParticipant
- Location: Indiana
Summer slow down is really kicking in. Still selling an item or two a day out of 800+ listings. Hoping things pick up, but at least I am stocking up for Q4. No huge sales in this video, just a lot of run-of-the-mill. Just purchased a new house, more than doubling my space for Ebay. My goal is to pay it off in 5 years using my Ebay sales. It will need some work done to it, so that may be a tad aggressive, but I am also using my current metrics and not taking into account potential growth, so it may happen! Thanks for watching.
06/22/2017 at 9:37 am #19698SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Last year, I sold a TravLBar just like the one in Steve’s video! The one I had was not in as nearly good condition.
Last week started off with a bang on Sunday! First I sold this new leather messenger bag. I sold it once before, and it was returned. Hopefully, it stays sold this time. It had been a gift to my husband. I had best offer on it, but buyer paid full price of $119.
This is a beautiful Haggada, which is a prayer book for the Jewish holiday of Passover. It was published in 1967, but didn’t look like it got much use. Probably was a wedding gift that has sat on the bookshelf all this time. I bought it in a auction box lot for about $2, and buyer paid full price of $99.
A neighbor of mine has sold their house, and they are moving out later this month. They had a garage sale, but this set of drawer pulls were actually sold by a friend of theirs. I looked these up and found a company selling them for $30 a piece. I marked the four of them at $40. I paid $1.
So those were all sold on Sunday June 11. The rest of the week was lower price bread & butter stuff, but I did sell two more of the Vampire Tarot Card set for $70 each. I have three left, and I’ve raised the price to $75.
06/22/2017 at 12:57 pm #19703Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Thanks again, Steve. I always love the things you sell. That microphone was a great find! Also the old fans…did you see the American Pickers episode where they picked from a serious fan collector??? Very informative episode. I do see those old fans sometimes but have not jumped on one yet. Do you rewire yours if cords look bad or sell as is ?
Happy frisbee time!!!
06/22/2017 at 2:01 pm #19706Mark SParticipant
I know there has been a lot said about Wonder Lister (WL), but I wanted to share what I see as the Top 10 Benefits.
Top 10 WL Benefits (Mike – feel free to add to this)
– anyone can do these (even the technically challenged!)
1. Generate your Weekly Numbers (or any date range you want).
2. Perform a Manual backup of your database to save on your local machine (you can set it up for automatic later).
3. Ability to look at your listings, sort them to find issues.
4. Easy Item editing.
1. Easy bulk editing – Change Handling Time and most other fields you want.
2. See Shipping profiles and get shipping options updated.
3. Perform Bulk Relist.
1. Bulk Listing of your items from a spreadsheet.
2. Access to your data at the database level
– You can slice and dice the data anyway you want.
– This will allow you to do financials as well.
3. Add Cogs so you have everything in one place.
I have been working on getting my COGS into WL. It may take me a while, but I think it will be worth it.
06/23/2017 at 5:03 pm #19730T-SattParticipant
Thanks for the update. I’m thinking about getting the free trial in the next week or so and give it a look over.
Mark (or Mike), will WonderLister import from eBay your Scheduled Listings? We are starting to put more items into Scheduled so that we can spread the new listing out over a longer timeframe, so that our new listings are more consistent.
Also (and because I may need this process) will it import your draft listings from eBay? I may need this if our networking issue isn’t fixed, so I can create the draft listing on eBay from one machine, then pull it into Wonderlister from the other machine.
06/23/2017 at 8:00 pm #19733MDC Galleries & Fine ArtParticipant
- Location: Atlanta
I wanted to make sure I got you the correct answer and it has been so long since I made the transition from TurboLIster to WonderLister. I went straight to the tech team to get it straight from the engineer’s mouth.
Here is the answer:
#1 Does WL retrieve any and all scheduled listings that are previously set up in Ebay scheduler and have not gone active yet at the time of setting-up and start-up of WonderLister?
ANSWER:>> A Definitive Yes!
#2 Will WL also retrieve [pull in] all of the drafts that have already been created within Ebay or will all of those have to be re-created from scratch in WL once a new subscriber gets signed up?
ANSWER: >> Not sure as there is no API to retrieve just the draft listings, so, guessing that drafts will get retrieved as part of normal import of other listings.
So on the second question you will have to see. Personally I had templates set-up in Turbo-Lister and WL did pull those in as “inactive” listings but that was years ago.
Since transferring over to WL it has streamlined and changed my work flow so much that you will find a new way of doing things rather than how you may have been doing them inside of Ebay anyway.
Mike at MDC Concepts, Inc
MDC Galleries & Fine Art
06/22/2017 at 5:55 pm #19709Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
The week thus far is another good one. Fingers crossed the sales don’t stop!
Waterford Crystal Large Carriage Wide Mantle Clock
c1980s Caravelle by Bulova Gold Toned Ladies Watch
I rarely get sales on Bonanza, maybe only 2-3 per month. And even fewer times do I get offers on Bonanza. A buyer offered a combined $275 for these two items and I absolutely jumped at it. Paid about $30 for the Waterford clock and $5 for the watch.
1977 Star Wars Imperial Troop Transporter
Part of the Star Wars cache I got last year at a toy collector’s sale. I paid up for the vintage toys, I think about $60 for this one – part of the attempt to get higher quality stuff in my store. Sold for $176.
JUNKUNC BROS Brass Padlock with Key
Part of the vintage padlock lot I bought 2 weeks ago. Bought the locks for an average of $3 each, this one sold for $30 best offer.
1971 NFL Serving Tray.
Only had this in my store for 3 weeks. Bought for $4, sold for $30.
Wedgwood 12K Gold Filled Jasperware Cufflinks
Mentioned this in my Sunday post. Great sale, bought for $15 and jumped at the first $200 offer.
(68) c1950s Buitoni Figurette Redemption Cards
Mentioned these on Sunday as well. Really cool story behind them that they were inserted into boxes of pasta. Collect 100 and you could trade them in for a box of Italian candy. Glad the person didn’t trade them in. Bought for $5, sold for $70 best offer.
06/23/2017 at 4:24 pm #19727pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
Omigosh, where did you get those cufflinks for only $15? Ha! Love those redemption cards. Never saw those before.
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06/23/2017 at 4:28 pm #19729Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
At an estate sale. It was a bigger area estate sale company too. And I wasn’t there first in line or anything. I didn’t even realize that they were gold filled either until I got home & researched. I picked them up because they were Wedgwood and that’s it, figured maybe I could get $40-$50 for them. I was pleasantly surprised.
06/22/2017 at 5:57 pm #19710DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
June 11- 17
Things are really doing well with my eBay store! If this keeps up, I really could start doing this full time!
First sale of the week goes to this Schwebel’s advertising bread knife. I picked this up at a thrift store for a dollar. It was in really nice condition and I thought someone out there would love it. It took a few months, but it sold for $20. Thinking about it now, I probably should have priced it a little higher as it was the only one on eBay, but oh well.
I’ve been recently expanding my knowledge on flatware. When I saw all of this Longaberger flatware in a Goodwill Outlet bin, I scooped them up. Since I didn’t manage to find any complete table sets, I lotted like-pieces together. Here are two soup spoons. They had a few scratches on the face, but I sold them within a week of listing them for $22. I paid about .50 for the pair.
Here is my highest sale of the week. I’ve been sitting on this old Victor Phonograph horn for well over a year. I bought it at an auction for $7.50, and I was worried that I overpaid. I finally got around to listing it a few months ago. I was willing to take just about any offer because it was so big and was taking up a lot of room. Well apparently a museum in Australia needed it, so they bought it for full price of $160. It took me about an hour to pack. I hope it gets there in one piece!
Finally, I’d like to talk about these swimming trunks. Not that they were a high dollar sale, but I just found it amusing that I could sell and old retro pair of swimming trunks. I found 7 or 8 pairs in an old gym bag that came in a lot at an auction. I don’t remember how much I paid, but these each came to probably less than .50 cents. I sat on these for a while too because I just had no interest in listing them. Well I was taking care of my death pile when I finally decided what the hell. They all immediately gained a lot of attention with views and watchers. This was the first pair to sell for $19, and I sold another pair a few days afterwards for $35.
06/23/2017 at 4:14 pm #19726pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
Still very slow here but this clock did sell in two days. Paid $5 at a yard sale and sold for $120.
Got this old tacklebox for $3 at an estate sale and sold for $40:
This came out of a box lot, so it was probably a buck, sold for $15:
Also got this at local auction house, probably for just a couple bucks. I was surprised that they don’t sell for more, only $20:
How can I embed photos here instead of the links?
06/24/2017 at 10:56 am #19748Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Hey, everybody. I enjoyed reading all the comments today. I see the cool padlock sold by Brian Treasures (that one looks good, so this info does not apply to his).
I bought one that I thought I had scored an old railroad padlock, saw others like it listed on ebay for about $100. I had listed it and a few hours later, someone messaged me that it was a fake. I was able to take it back to where I got it and all money was refunded.
But just to be aware … the extra brass plate is a giveaway, added after:
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