12/20/2017 at 5:31 pm #29152RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Great sale on a beautiful vintage Yamaha Classical Guitar for about $300. Good thing Steven is a shipping pro! Post your What Sold video in the foru[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Guitar, Toque, Knight radio, Sorel Boots, VCR/DVD combo, Curly tie, 8 Track Recorder, Boombox]
12/21/2017 at 8:41 am #29176TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Box the cat! I had a cat once that like to sit inside the printer paper boxes and then bite little pieces of the cardboard off around the edge and spit them out. She’d work her way down a couple inches all the way around before she’d need a fresh box to work on. She’d also play catch with Mardi Gras beads. If you tossed them a couple feet over her head she’d leap up and grab them. She was a good cat.
Steve you mentioned cleaning up the old transistor radio and boom box – do you use any liquid for cleaning older plastics besides soap and water? I’m wondering if denatured alcohol or something like that can be used that would do a better job but not damage the finish.
Recent sales of mine include this cute little Wearever brand aluminum two-cup stove-top coffee percolator, complete and in nice condition. It was $4 at a Goodwill, sold for $35.
I bought this Cohiba ashtray for $5 at an antique shop and it sold for $37. Tobacciana is a slow category for me. This was up for over six months.
Militaria, on the other hand, is a quick selling, high interest category, but it is also high maintenance. The pricing has to be right, collectors are persnickety about descriptions, condition, and identification, and there is lot of camping, civilian, and reproduction gear that looks military but is not and is mostly of little interest and value to collectors. This genuine 1956 model ammunition pouch with a 1966 contract date was part of a large lot I purchased so I have next to nothing in it. This was the kind of item sold out of big bins at army surplus stores for like .99 each in the ‘60s and even into the ‘70’s so it’s not rare but it still sold for $24 BIN. There is a short version of this type of pouch that is worth up to twice that. One thing about militaria is that if you take good, clear, detailed pictures, including any stamps or labels or engraving found on the item, it can be safe to put up at a low-start auction. You may not get top dollar but you also don’t have to worry about giving it away.
12/21/2017 at 1:22 pm #29191Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
I use white vinegar and water (1 to 1) but if it’s stubborn I’ll use alcohol.
12/21/2017 at 9:30 am #29178
Cats love boxes. Open up some nice toy you bought for them, and they jump in the box and just hang. Forget the toy!
Steve – I’ve got a question on 8-track tape players. I grabbed an 8-track player with stereo receiver from a free pile. The brand is Morse Electro Products; Model is T-450. I understand these are not top quality.
My husband set up the 8-track player to our more modern speakers. He couldn’t get any sound through the speakers, but we were able to hear sound through the headphones.
I’m thinking to sell it as partially working, for parts or repair. Do you have any idea if the connection to the speakers is most likely broken or is there some difference in resistance or connectors that would fix the problem? I was unable to find a manual online.
The player came with about 60 tapes in two separate cabinets. I’ll probably check for any valuable 8-track tapes, and then sell the rest together with the cabinets. We tested a few tapes, and they worked, but I’m not listening to each one through the headphones. I might just test any valuable ones if I find any.
12/21/2017 at 1:34 pm #29192Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Morse Electrphonic was a department store product. If nothing is coming out through the speakers the power amplification has a problem that wouldn’t be worth fixing. You might open it up and check for a fuse or loose solder joint but even working it’s maybe a $30-40 item.
8 Track tapes are troublesome due to the fact most were used in cars so exposed to cold and heat. The pads usually need to be replaced and the tape often breaks at the foil.
There are repair kits available.
12/21/2017 at 2:11 pm #29193
Thanks, Steve. I think you are correct.
I don’t have the patience to repair the unit or the tapes. Unless I find a tape that is valuable, I’ll list them in bulk (either 1 or 2 listings). Both the tapes and the unit will be listed as potentially non-working with no returns, and I’ll see what happens.
Something to work on in the new year!
12/21/2017 at 9:47 am #29181
My interesting sales from last week:
I bought an online auction lot of Fiestaware in a vintage 80’s rose color which included service for 8. This is the second setting I’ve sold for $43. The cost per setting is $4, but I’ve already paid for the whole lot with a non-Fiestaware item that sold over a month ago.
I recently listed several boxes of fine china, which I got for free. China sells slowly, but this set of espresso cups sold in less than 30 minutes for $39. They must have matched his/her set. No brand was listed on the bottom of the cups, just Limoges France.
I’ve had this Foo Dog for about a year, and it finally sold. The auction house forgot to charge me for it, but I didn’t realize that until I was organizing the items at home. Sold for $28:
This world globe sold for $70 best offer. It was bought in an online auction for about $7. I miscalculated the box size and ended up paying about $9 extra for FedEx. Still a good return.
12/21/2017 at 4:22 pm #29212Linda ShieldsParticipant
- Location: St. Louis
Love the cat entertainment, Steve. I always say if you need some joy in your life get a kitten.
12/21/2017 at 5:00 pm #29221
Thanks, Steve, always fun and unique stuff from you. Love the tie! Ok, I admit it, I actually laugh at the 3 Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, and all that other kind of humor.
I would be so afraid to ship guitars. My boyfriend is into guitars, both acoustic and electric, knows a lot about them, especially old ones. We’ve bought and sold a few, but all sold locally.
That cat is hysterical! The dogs look totally happy to let her entertain them. I hate to ask where is the other cat. Glad you give a good home to these critters though.
Staying busy with shipping and going through my own jewelry for selling … Problem is I know what I paid for those things and I’m too attached, so not pricing them for quick sale.
I tore apart my college scrapbook, sold the scrapbook itself, and sold all my old Rose Bowl and other sports tickets, finally sold this USC Trojan Marching Band record and pamphlets for $31.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112648279702 I think I’ll part with my USC yearbooks next, probably a few people in there that are famous now.
Here’s some other sales:
Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit set in wonderful condition, paid $2, sold for $29.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112628486638
Another Kitty’s Critters from the big tiki haul, they threw this one in for free, sold for $29.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112638051495
Chinese bookmarks from the estate of a world traveler, paid $2, sold for $39.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112630657310
Who knew there were such a thing as barn elves… saw “Norway” stamped on the bottom and decided to take a chance at $2, sold for $59.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112680127677
Bought a stack of Avon Christmas ornaments for 50 cents each, sold most for $9.99 each, cleared out the last 4 to one buyer for $8.99 each, not a big $ seller but they were cheap: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112651348807
Double D Ranchwear would be a good brand to look out for. Estate sale from back of the closet, paid $1.50, sold for $46.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112645820810
Cool Mule embroidered jean jacket in brand new condition, paid $12, sold for $89.99 to a mule lover: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112674481781
Stetson hat 4X large 7 5/8 size, took awhile to sell, paid $15, sold for $154.99…hope it fits!: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112696089769
12/21/2017 at 5:03 pm #29222
Oh, cool, we have THUMBS UP in here now!!!
12/21/2017 at 5:55 pm #29227UtahbillParticipant
Congratulations on your sales. Those model cars have been a gold mine for you!
I love watching the video of your pets each week too.
Thanks for taking the time to post each week.
12/22/2017 at 5:15 pm #29276DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Your cat gave me a real chuckle, Steve! Makes me wish I had the room for a pet. I had a pretty decent week of sales last week. Here are my highlights…
This small handmade hanging Christmas quilt came in a box lot of various fabric items that I bought for $10. It’s one of those things that I would have just thrown in the yard sale pile had I not looked it up. I listed it for $40 and it only took over a week to sell. The lady was so happy when she received it. Said it was just what she was looking for.
Hanging Christmas Quilt
Here’s a fun little item that I found in a box lot. I paid $60 for the lot because there was an old oyster tin that was worth a bit of money. I’d since made my money back and more, so everything else in the box is just icing on the cake. This little toy man broom had no makers mark and I couldn’t find anything about him, so I listed him at $15. It took maybe a year but he finally sold.
Wooden Toy Broom
I always keep my eye out for these Texas Ware confetti mixing bowls. This is the second one to sell for $40. Both times it didn’t take more than a couple weeks. There are some colors more rare than others too. Check out some of the sold prices if you want to do some more research.
Texas Ware Confetti Mixing Bowl
Here’s my big sale of the week. I picked this WW2 embroidered reversible sukajan souvenir jacket up at an auction for $30 because of someone on this forum who sold one before. It was pretty beat up, though. It looked like there were moth holes and several stains. I gave it a wild shot and put it up for $300. I got plenty of watchers but no offers. Finally after I think a couple months, I settled for $185 from a guy who collects these. I may have left money on the table, but I figured because of the condition it was in that that might have been the best I could do. And yes, the last picture is me… it’s a small jacket, ok?
Japanese WW2 Souvenir Jacket
12/22/2017 at 5:55 pm #29278
Doublythumbs!!! Awesome sale on that jacket!
12/22/2017 at 7:25 pm #29290
I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a Texas Ware Confetti Bowl. I’m going to have to look out for it now.
12/22/2017 at 5:19 pm #29277SimonParticipant
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Your cat is hilarious Steven. Thanks for the video. I always find them super-interesting.
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