12/14/2017 at 8:30 am #28770RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Guess we all need to keep an eye out for Vintage Betty Crocker Cookbooks. The graphics are cool and they seem to be steady sellers!
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Ham radios, Tiki S&P, Betty Cookbook, JBL speakers, Vintage games, 16mm news reel, Pipe stand, 1946 calendar]
12/14/2017 at 10:26 am #28777InglewoodParticipant
Always appreciate Steve’s videos. It has helped my knowledge of various items, and has helped me make some good purchases/sales this year (especially vintage electronics that were not stereo system/video game related – Realistic vintage electronics from Radio Shack has been one growth area for me that he shows again in this episode).
I’m sure a couple gifts this year under my tree were paid for with help from these videos, and other knowledge sharing on this site.
Thank you all those that share!
12/14/2017 at 11:42 am #28779DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
I’ve sold a couple of those Betty Crocker cookbooks myself. I always pick them up when I see them. Awesome job on packing those speakers too. I have a pair up for sale but I’m too afraid to ship them. I have them listed as LPU unless the buyer really wants to make it worth my while to ship.
Here’s a large item that I was glad to get out of storage. It’s a five-drawer metal machinist storage box. It actually sold rather quickly along with a wood one I sold the week prior. I paid up a little for this at $22.50, but I knew they’re desirable. It sold for a best offer of $70.
Metal Machinist Drawer Storage Box
So last year, I told myself that I would never sell loose vintage glass Christmas ornaments ever again. They are just the absolute worst to pack. Well I just happen to have these fall in my lap a few months ago and I decided to give it another go. Since the quality of these just weren’t great, I decided to put them up on auction and let the buyers decide how much they were worth. Well I guess they were worth about $57. Since I got them in a lot, I only paid about .50 cents for all. And they still suck to pack, but I assume they got to their destination all in one piece or else I would have heard about it by now.
Old Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments
Here’s my high sale of the week. I put this Arai motorcycle helmet up about a month ago and kept getting over half-off offers. Well I paid $20 for the thing (thinking it was worth more than it really was) so I wanted to make a decent profit. Finally, a guy in China bought it for full price of $95. He sent me a really nice message thanking me for shipping to China.
Arai Motorcycle Helmet
Last spring, I bought a plastic baggie full of old patches at a yardsale for $5. They were mostly Boy Scout patches, but then there was this odd trucking patch. I’ve never heard of P.I.E. before. Maybe they’re just not prevalent in my area. But it sold for $15.
P.I.E. Trucking Patch
12/14/2017 at 12:18 pm #28784Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Love old patches, I used to see Pacific International trucks a long time ago when I was trucking but I don’t know if they’re still in business.
12/14/2017 at 5:53 pm #28806T-SattParticipant
Doublythumbs: You can send all those ornaments to Veronica when you find them. She LOVES listing those!!!
12/14/2017 at 10:49 pm #28824DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Ha! I’ll remember that the next time I get them in a table lot. Would she have listed them individually? It may have made more sense to do so but I just have less than zero interest in them.
12/14/2017 at 12:54 pm #287865853ne10Participant
- Location: University Place, WA
First-time poster here but long-time eBayer. Beat sale this week was a heavy-duty Hilti core drill. Sold $just under $400.00…Paid $75.00. Good news…I still have one more.
12/14/2017 at 2:10 pm #28791TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Good stuff. I noticed the cat was enjoying itself until it suddenly seems to realize there’s an Alabama-themed mix tape playing in the background and freezes up.
Some of my interesting recent sales:
NOS Navy flight deck helmet aka cranial. Sold two in only a couple days. Paid $4 each at an indy thrift shop (usually a fairly pricey place to shop but I think they don’t like to sell military surplus and wanted them gone) sold for $50 each plus shipping. One went to France and one to an aero club in KY.
University of Michigan wall plaque. This was a $1 or so at a yard sale. The wood looked much worse when purchased but it only took a quick coat of scratch hider furniture oil to get it at least presentable. Some sellers try to get hundreds of dollars for these vintage college plaques but they rarely sell for that. That said, this one sold in a day so maybe I left some money on the table at $65 plus shipping. To MI, natch.
This set of navigation chart dividers was probably bought at full retail price by my wife when she was learning to drive ships years ago so it was nice to see I could get $100 for them plus shipping, going to Switzerland.
12/14/2017 at 3:10 pm #28796SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I have an old Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook that I received as a gift when I was young. Unfortunately, I did not take good care of it, so it isn’t worth selling.
I forgot to mention with my numbers earlier that my feedback hit 500 last week! Nice to see a different color star after such a long time.
I had a large number of sales last week, so I’ll be careful to pare it down:
I’m finding that vintage pennants for specific events and/or organizations can go for very good money. This Rutgers University Class of 1973 pennant sold for best offer of $50, bought for $3.
I bought this framed print for $6, and it sold for full price of $99. I found that just the prints sell for $49 on ebay, so I guess the buyer paid $50 for the framing. I had a FedEx label issue (mentioned earlier) and had to ship Parcel, which cut into my profit by about $6.
One of my parents’ friends had finally sold their parents house and gave me boxes of china, what Ryanne calls “Grandma china”. I’ve found a few really good pieces. I did my research for this bowl, but apparently not good enough. This vintage Meissen piece sold for $159, and then someone offered me $200. I honored the sale, but, in retrospect, it should have gone to auction.
I love the vintage traveling barware sets. I’ve sold one in the past, and Steve showed one in a past video. The online auction I bought it through listed the utensils as having “bakelite type” handles. I was very suspicious about that claim, so I looked up how to test for it. It tested negative for bakelite & celluloid. Considering probable age, I settled on lucite. Still, it was different than any other bar set out there. I priced it a bit higher at $49, and it sold in just a few days; paid $8.
This sale is a Russian made mink hat for $50. The interesting thing about it is that I bought the contents of a linen closet for the minimum bid of $1. As I was emptying out the closet, I found a tied up bag and didn’t know that it contained two mink hats until I got everything home. I’ve already made maybe $200 from all the vintage tablecloths, and the second mink hat is still listed.
12/14/2017 at 6:05 pm #28807KarenParticipant
Okay how many of you were trying to locate the cat on that puzzle?!
Nice ending and trail. Your endings remind me of TV’s Sunday Morning. “We leave you with this Sunday morning at (fill in the blank of video location)”. As always great What Sold video.
12/15/2017 at 1:24 pm #28869SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
OK, I think I found the cat. You have to go to Steve’s store and get the solds. If you don’t know his username/store name, you can search on “100 Dogs & A Cat” and scroll down until you find the puzzle.
Once in the original listing, you can click over the first picture to zoom. The cat is about 1/4 in from the left and about half way up. Above the cat is some white space and then two white dogs. Below him is a brown-spotted dog and a brown dog. To the left is a dog with his tail up with basically his bum right in the cat’s face.
Not seeing it up close, the cat almost looks like a bunny because it is standing up.
12/15/2017 at 12:27 pm #28864ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Greetings Trash Elves and thanks again Steve. I never find the pie cookbook but I’m looking. No home runs but good and steady sales the last couple of days.
This had a lot of interest but still took a while to sell. Paid $3 indy thrift. Raymor Midcentury Ashtray
Took a best offer of $20 on this, Vera Neumann Scarf Selling these for $25-30 mostly to Brooklyn, NY.
A quick note on Hallmark ornaments. I’m not enthused but had quite a cache in the piles. It’s interesting that some are quite valuable and others have no value despite being older or first in a series. I really ought to look up the good ones in solds after Christmas. I unloaded about half of my piles, including this one Hallmark Christmas Ornament Some sold well before Christmas too after I listed following Halloween.
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