04/12/2017 at 10:14 pm #16534
- Location: Virginia
Another great video from Steve this week. We also have great luck with vintage bank bags! Post your what sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells on eBay: HP keyboard, L.A. Olympics hat, Bumper sticker, Hurricane lamp, Can opener, Bank bags]
04/13/2017 at 8:43 am #16552
Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
Killer sales, Steve! 1) I’m 99% sure my dad had that 1984 Olympics hat back in the day and 2) Intercourse PA – love it as someone from Central PA. There are several towns in the middle of the state that have questionable names – Blue Ball, Climax, Virginville, Lickdale. Maybe the Puritans that initially settled the state had a bit of a sense of humor.
Some decent sales this week:
Vintage Lion Gold Gilt Cast Iron & White Marble Bookends
Fell in love with these at a higher end estate sale a couple months ago. I’m a Leo and always pick up lion stuff like this. Like a few items I have listed, I actually had these displayed in use in my office/eBay room. Bought for $10, sold for $65 best offer.
1977 Star Wars Darth Vader Necklace
We all know Star Wars stuff sells. This is an original 1977 Darth Vader necklace. One of those things “who would wear this around”. But, I had what I believe was the whole set of necklaces & rings and they continue to sell well. This sold for $25 best offer.
1980s Nike Bowling Shoes
Couldn’t believe when I found these. It was the last day of a sale and something like this should have gone on the first day. These looked like they maybe were used once or twice. Paid $2 and sold for $85 best offer.
Vintage Cancer Zodiac Gold Tone Coin in Pendant
Last week I showed a George Washington medallion on a necklace that I got in a big box of costume jewelry at the flea market. This was also in there and it took forever to sell. Good thing is I didn’t pay more than $0.25 for it and it sold for $25. I guess looking holistically, the box wasn’t a mistake to buy, just a long tail pipeline as I’ve probably made 100x my purchase price on the items over about 2 years.
Also continue to sell quite a few records (including this really good one on Bonanza – Grateful Dead Europe ’72)and just found a guy on LetGo with a large lot of records that I’m going to check out tomorrow night.
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04/13/2017 at 9:03 am #16555
Great video Steve – I have several old keyboards that I need to check for working condition before I list. I’ve been lazy about it, but they were free for me.
My more interesting sales for last week:
My big sale was a set of 12 Fitz & Floyd dragon napkin rings. I bought them for about $10 at an online auction, sold for best price of $180:
This isn’t a big sale, but I do commission sales for a friend of my family, and she had a silver plate tea pot set for me to sell. It was stored wrapped in plastic, but, when I opened it, I found that the pot was corroded in sections. I listed the whole set as $29 or best offer, and accepted the first one to come along, which was $16:
I purchased some new bags/purses at an auction for overstocks. They have been listed for months with only one sale. I changed all of the listings to best offer, and finally they are starting to sell. I bought each for $2, and this one sold for $15. I haven’t given up on new merchandise, but I wouldn’t buy these again:
04/15/2017 at 10:46 pm #16637
Good sales! Be sure to check out the clickies type of vintage computer keyboards. They sell pretty well.
04/13/2017 at 9:25 am #16556
- Location: Southern California
Thanks Steve. I bought that same Risk game with sealed bags for $10. The ladies at the thrift store put tape on the mint box and a note (taped down) reading as follows: “Ebay – 49.99, 29.99, 39.95 used, Bonanza $111.13” I wish they wouldn’t tape up the boxes! I think they are afraid of sticker switchers. Love the bookends and napkin rings up there.
Sold these Gurley candles I paid pennies for. They always do well though some sellers do big lots of them for cheap. I always do singles or doubles with a close up photo. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Gurley-Easter-Holiday-Candles-Bunny-Basket-amp-Yellow-Bird-Birdhouse-/232273008479?rd=1
I have a little pipeline of craft kits. The small ones don’t seem to move very well, so I will probably lot those up. Paid $3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cathy-Alexander-Crewel-Embroidery-Kit-Wintergreen-Mini-Bell-Pull-Panel-Wood-Bird-/332165513697?rd=1
Paid $3 for this afghan that went GSP to Canada. I hope its friends follow along soon.
Now back to the bookkeeping for taxes. My easy auction tracker didn’t pick up all of my sales so I’ll have to be more careful this year. I vow to do a better job keeping up my records in 2017.
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04/13/2017 at 12:16 pm #16566
- Location: Northern Minnesota
What sold Mar 12-18.
04/13/2017 at 1:46 pm #16573
Thanks, Beth. I also had a pair of Clark’s shoes fail when they got to the buyer. They had been an old purchase of mine, I only wore them once…I have a super high arch and they just didn’t work for me, but they were fantastic little sandals. I sold them for $20.00 and the buyer sent a pic of the rubber that the upper is stitched to having torn away. I twisted and pulled on them before I listed them, had pretty good pics of that spot, and there was no clue that this would happen. They were sent in the Priority Mail “shoe box”, so I don’t think it was from transit. Luckily I got a nice buyer that sent me pics so I could easily see they were the same shoe and just refund her without having to send them back.
04/13/2017 at 12:44 pm #16568
- Location: Hell
Got this at the very first auction we went to for $1, ugh my old photos are so dark:
Here’s a new & improved photo, got a bunch of Shark parts at a yard sale and they had never been used. They have been really good sellers. Paid about $7 for around 9 parts:
Accumulated these from yard sales over the years but don’t really have room for them:
04/13/2017 at 1:12 pm #16571
Thanks, Steven. Good stuff. My sourcing notes document grows and grows from what I learn in your videos. Nessa looks like she loved running with “the big dogs.”
04/15/2017 at 10:48 pm #16638
I think I enjoy those animal clips almost as much as the Sale videos. 😁
04/13/2017 at 4:12 pm #16575
Ive been busy with Amazon stuff. 🤢 eBay is going along fairly well, and as expected for this time of year.
Anyway, some interesting stuff in my What Sold, including a 19th century mourning scarf wrap made entirely of human hair.
04/13/2017 at 8:01 pm #16581
Some favorites from the last couple weeks:
Fancy pocket watch – My mom got this at an estate sale for around $5 and gave it to me to sell.
It sold for $300 the same day!
Fisher Price Castle – Paid $5 for this at the thrift store. I bought it to sell, but my kids loved it, so they played with it for about a month and I listed it when they lost interest. Sold for $125 the next day!
Mid-Century Spider Table Legs – My mom gave me this one too. She got it cheap at an estate sale ($7, I think). Sold for $175.
Vintage bowling shirt – Got it for $5 at a yard sale over a year ago.
Accepted a $100 offer.
Volkswagen Magazine Ad – I bought several old magazines for next to nothing recently. Most of them didn’t look like they were worth much, so I cut out some of the ads that I thought were cool and this was my favorite. It’s the only one that has sold, but if I sell some more I might have to try that again. Easy money for sure!
04/14/2017 at 11:41 am #16606
IDAHOARDER: Great sales, thanks for sharing. Fantastic idea about the old ads! My boyfriend had a big box of 60’s and 70’s Playboys that I posted and not a single one sold, not worth much unless older. But in looking through them, I did have quite a few chuckles over the old ads… Hmmmm…. maybe I should get that stack back out of the basement and pull out any cool ads!
04/14/2017 at 12:01 pm #16609
Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
That pocket watch is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing find!
04/14/2017 at 4:06 pm #16614
- Location: South Dakota
Not to rain on your sale of the pocket watch as you made some decent money but a few more keywords like hunter case, 8 Day and some patience might have netted you doubled the price you let it go for.
Hebdomas is not as widely known except among collectors but the movement and style is sought after, they were the first to have the visible wheel.
04/14/2017 at 9:57 pm #16618
Ugh. I knew I was probably being too hasty accepting that offer so fast. I’m usually TOO patient, and turn down good offers, but $300 sounded pretty good. Oh well, next time I find one (haha) I’ll know better! Thanks for the tip!
04/16/2017 at 10:45 pm #16658
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