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01/17/2019 at 9:30 am #55314
- Location: Virginia
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01/17/2019 at 11:03 am #55322
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Cool sales again, Steven! That lamp was awesome and I can understand why you would want to sell it locally. I got a vintage one similar to that recently and it doesn’t look like it comes apart like the newer ones made these days. Maybe I’ll try and sell it locally too.
I bought this Black and Decker coffee bean burr grinder at a thrift store for $3. I didn’t do enough research with the solds before buying it though. They don’t sell for much more than i paid for it. And mine had some issues with the outer case coming off. So I took it apart and listed some of the pieces. This Reservoir part sold for about what I would have gotten for the whole thing… $13.
This antique Bulldog binder clip came out of a box lot that I bought a long time ago. I paid $37.50 for the lot (each sellable item came to $3.13). It’s been listed for over a year, but it finally found the right buyer. Sold for full price of $20.
Here’s my big sale of the week. The previous week I sold a pair of Katadyn pocket water filters for a best offer of $300. This week I sold a replacement filter for them for full price of $150. That was an exceptional buy at a crazy awesome auction last summer. The box lot that these came in cost me $15. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of this type of stuff.
This sale was kind of different. I acquired these hand made wooden elfs from an auction a couple of years ago. I paid $11 for them. I’ve had them listed for as long as I’ve had them, but I’ve got to use them twice to decorate my home for Christmas while they were listed. I finally took a best offer of $55 since it was after Xmas and I didn’t want to store them away again.
Here’s why it pays to be patient. This Knickerbocker stuffed animal came from a thrift shop two years ago for $2. I wouldn’t have bought it normally, but it had a BF Goodrich logo sewn on its clothing. Others were sold on eBay without the logo for $10-15. But I know a little logo can sometimes make the price go up. So I went crazy and listed it for $50. It took a long while and several low BOs, but it finally sold for full price!
01/17/2019 at 2:21 pm #55326
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – You had a great idea to combine the shade from one lamp with the base of another. This is exactly why people pass up on great items. They don’t think creatively about parsing something out or combining parts from different pieces.
If things stay as they are now, I won’t have much to talk about next week. However, I have some good sales to talk about from last week:
I purchased this photo of Michele Kwan, which is signed by the sports photographer Walter Iooss, in an online auction for about $0.25. Initially, I assumed that the signature was of the skater and couldn’t figure it out. I posted some photos to the forum here, and the great trash elves of Scavenger Life figured it out for me! Sold for best offer of $40.
At a live auction, I purchased a number of boxes at the minimum bid of $5. One box had Christmas stuff including a bunch of small wooden ornaments. I listed them as one lot, which sold for $23. The cost was $0.50.
This ceramic 1940s rooster pitcher cost $1 when I purchased the contents of two kitchen cabinets in an online auction. Sold for $23.
I purchased this menorah in December at an online auction for $1. The candle holder is nothing like I had ever seen. Regular candles don’t work with it. Perhaps the rolled up beeswax candles would work? Anyway, I googled in something like “menorah with spikes”, and it did not take me long to find it. It was made by an Israeli artist who passed away in the 60s, and its style is called brutalist. I found an online auction where it sold for $150, so I listed it for $179 or best offer. A $125 offer came in about an hour later from a shop in NY. The interesting thing is that I bought a different brutalist style menorah during the summer, and it also sold quickly for good money. I guess brutalist style menorahs are something to look out for!
My mother enters sweepstakes as a hobby and will sometimes give me things she wins. These goggles for snowboarding sold for $68 to someone in Israel. I think there is a mountain in Israel that has snow, or maybe he is going on a vacation.
My daughter got into something called pen spinning when she was in middle school. I guess it’s more of an Asian sport. The sport consists of spinning pens with one hand and doing tricks. For about a year, all she wanted for gifts were parts of these pens that she would put together and make different forms. I don’t even want to talk about how much money we spent on pen parts! She’s a senior in high school now, so I took what was left and sold it for $12.
This isn’t particularly interesting, but I purchased this unused vintage knife set for $2 when I was still new to eBay selling. The photos were not great, so I retook them last year. It finally sold for $13.50. I also sold another set a few weeks ago. Not sure why there is a sudden interest in vintage knife sets, or maybe it is just coincidence.
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01/18/2019 at 1:14 am #55335
- Location: Naples, Fl
Happy to add some interesting sales to the others posted! Thank you Steve for your time. Awesome!
Sharyn and Doublythumbs, thank you for sharing, some great and unusual sales!
Seven little fishing flies found in original box, Dan Baileys, paid $1, Best offer $50
Cheap & small but really obscure Danger Mouse bagatelle game, part of a big old store buyout, sold for $35, really a bonus for that purchased lot. What’s really interesting is it shipped to a several million Dollar mansion in Ohio, the addressee used a very peculiar incognito name.
This big and heavy vintage Kutrimmer was a pain to box and pack. What was nice was the extra $60 earned shipping by FedEx! I paid $20, sold for $95, and have an extra blade listed for $40 with interest. lots of not so tricky low balls on this over the weeks, asking for free shipping, yeah sure! Would have normally stayed away, yet I like to support a certain Church Thrift Shop that has been good to me. Not bad $, but a pain!
Hey Jay & Ryanna, I sold a Kimono too, but to a 12 inch buyer. This Barbie Kimono almost complete fashion set sold for $95, from the 1960’s. Part of a $100 Barbie buyout which has grossed over $1,100 so far.
An Etsy bread & butter for me, not too vintage boat prop, found for $5, sold for $35. My boat prop sales seem to ship to locations on the water, even Key West, where they are interestingly harder to find I bet, yet still sought after.
01/18/2019 at 9:56 pm #55377
- Location: ARVADA
I payed too much ($20) for these Minolta binoculars https://www.ebay.com/itm/192774509896 and was glad to see them go for a best offer of $44.
The idea of splitting up games and selling the parts has been a winner for me (thanks Steve). This monopoly token sold for $7.50 and came from a game I paid $2 for: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192780344224 These tiles came from the same game https://www.ebay.com/itm/192780339755 I have been listing these with free shipping and they have been doing OK – easy to photo, store and ship.
It was hard to believe that these gloves sold. I got them at Costco new for my boy a few years back and sold them on eBay for about what I paid for them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192566346787 $10.50 plus shipping
I had no idea rusty old axe heads were collectible. I was at a garage sale and haggling over the price of something. To sweeten the pot, the owner handed me this axe head. I got home did research and then went back and bought the other axe head she had as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192688252866 I love that it fit in a small flat rate box.
When it rains, it pours – more monopoly tokens: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192687943224
I finally sold the camera that had constant unpaid solds: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192781270859
I think I saw someone describe these as Mid-Century Danish “Brutalist”. I had them long enough and was ready to see them go when I got a best offer of $100 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192574983725 I paid $10 on the last day of an estate sale and put an hour into cleaning wax off.
Took a best offer of $10 on this leather something holder – paid $1 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1926570105162+
01/19/2019 at 12:12 am #55387
- Location: Northeast US
I never buy Clarks shoes, but made an exception this time because they were in perfect condition AND I’ve found this style of shoe can sell well. Purchased for $6 at Salvation Army, sold for $45. Took 6 months to sell.
Last spring I found NIP vintage English Leather products for cheap at various rummage sales and lotted them up. COGS for the lot ended up at $5. Sold in 5 months for $69.
Seatbelt bags are no longer popular! Purchased this one for $11 hoping for $50-70, finally got rid of it for $17 eleven months later. So happy to see it go.
Purchased this 90s track/leisure suit based partly on what I learned from The Poetry Of Nice sales videos. Perfect condition. Paid $5, sold for $49 in just 2 months.
J Crew Collection wool coat – paid $15, sold for $175 in less than a month.
I don’t usually buy mugs, but couldn’t pass this one up – based on the style, age, and name. Paid $1, sold when I lowered the price from $30 down to for $20. I originally priced very high ($33) hoping a Bernie Sanders fan would snap it up, but I think it was a couple years too late for that. Also not in great condition as I think it was being used as a pen/pencil holder for a very long time, so personally I wouldn’t want to actually drink out of it. Took 5 months to sell.
I love finding vintage fabric that has the brand name printed on the selvedge so I can look it up! Got into fabric based on Scavenger Life, of course. Paid $1 for this 2-yard piece. Sold in 4 months for $30.1+
01/19/2019 at 4:47 pm #55405
Great collection of stuff!
Saw one of those small Panasonic reel to reels at a goodwill last night, but someone had swiped the microphone – and it was priced at 15 bucks.
I absolutely love the flip clocks, bought one a few months back but it isn’t working. Time for some repair study.
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