10/28/2020 at 4:54 pm #82955RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Junghans wall clock, 45rpm spindle, MCM Mailbox, Pioneer CD File Player, Bicycle helmet, Stereos on FB Marketplace]
10/28/2020 at 8:07 pm #82968workhorseParticipant
- Location: California
Interesting on the pioneer CD file player. I run into those or components of them a lot. CD players are mostly a bust for me. So many stereos and audio equipment out my way, I am spoiled.
10/29/2020 at 11:06 am #82977apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
Steve, thanks so much for continuing to do these videos. I really value hearing from other sellers what has been successful for them and your videos every week anchor that discussion.
My criteria for buying items for resale includes that they should be small and inexpensive. Belt buckles sometimes fit the bill, but lately I have ended up with some that are low value ones. This 1988 KU Basketball belt buckle redeemed the category for me. It sold for full price of $44.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193659580460
This is the second time I have sold this Omega Juicer Part. The first time, the buyer probably had the wrong model number as he indicated that this part didn’t fit. It sold for full asking price of $28.50. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193649070347
At an estate sale, I thought the election cycle would be good for selling flag-themed items. I bought everything in the house which included a set of Warren Kimble Colonial ceramics. They have not been fast movers, but I have already recouped my investment with a couple of sales like this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/193679867710
On a lark, I picked up a box of old comic books from a garage sale. They were not in great condition, but they were from the 1970s and 1980s. I paid $30 for the entire box and got about 6 lots of various comic books and magazines out of it. I usually ascribe to the wisdom of Ryanne and Jay – list it and forget it, but I was most comfortable listing this lot of 12 Heavy Metal magazines as an auction. I was not dissapointed in the sale price of $37 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193710828038
I picked up a bunch of HVAC equipment – mostly new in the box from a garage sale of a guy retired from working as a FLUKE sales rep. I picked up this and another tool that were part of a display for $20 or $30. This one sold for full asking of $124.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193668214644
Patches are another thing I am always on the lookout for. I picked up a bunch of military and police patches for $1 each. (One of the best fell through a crack in my deck – was sad for a day). This one sold about an hour after listing it for full asking of $14.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193718601960
I sold this Dickies hat for $9.50 and the buyer asked for a return because it was “crushed”. I sent a label and got it back – not crushed for damaged in any way. I blocked the buyer and issued a refund. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193650356197
Thanks again to Steve and everyone that responds in this thread. I read all your comments every week and learn so much.
10/29/2020 at 3:07 pm #82981SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – Love Norman’s paw snow shoes! (Your dog is named Norman, isn’t he?)
I sold this DC ampere meter to someone in Australia for a bit over $20. I paid about $2 for it.
I have a soft spot for antique tube radios even if they look horrible and don’t work at all. I’m sure some people buy them to repair or to obtain parts, but I’m guessing these are just props. I paid less than a dollar for each, but they sold very quickly because I had them at low prices.
Some guy kept asking me to send him an offer on this sweater for the $25 I agreed to, but he kept forgetting to buy. Finally, he bought it at full price of $37 and then gave me positive feedback. I got it for free.
Just a small sale of a very old refrigerator instruction manual, but the buyer told me that they have this refrigerator and were looking for the manual for some time. I don’t remember what I paid, but it sold for $8.
I overpaid for this pamphlet that I bought in an online auction (with a number of other things) a few years ago. Sometimes it is hard to estimate the value of things in a photo, but I do better these days. I sold it for $27, and I put in a COGS of about $22 because I’ve been too slow to deduct the cost. Anyway, it discusses a portrait made by Norman Rockwell for a well-known doctor who was retiring.
10/29/2020 at 3:39 pm #82982Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Yes, that’s Norman and his sister Bleu.
I found several sets of those booties at a garage sale this summer hoping I wouldn’t forget to try them when the snow falls.
I was expecting some awkward high stepping fun but he took to them right away, No more snow balls between the toes.
10/30/2020 at 12:40 pm #83001TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
I’ll add my thanks to Steven! Very informative – as well as everyone else’s sales.
This German musical beer stein took quite a while to sell, but eventually went to a buyer in Israel for $49 plus $23 shipping. The music only plays when the stein is lifted off its base, so I guess it’s not very desirable for music box collectors, and apparently it’s not a particularly interesting stein from a collector’s point of view, either. It was $5.25 at an indy thrift.
This pair of Torque by Gargoyle sunglasses was in a yard sale free box. Both lenses had identical half-inch vertical cracks at the bottom but it’s a well-selling brand, if not real high end. It went for a best offer of $15 plus shipping after about a year listed.
This US Navy challenge coin was a personal named coin of a Command Master Chief I knew a while back. He had a long career, was hard-core, and was very well-liked by the officers he worked for, his peers, and his sailors. I knew someone would want his coin and would pay a bit of a premium for it. It sold quickly for $55 plus shipping to a buyer whose ID identified him as a Navy vet. It was on consignment.
Military unit wall plaques are a good BOLO, though it’s not a very well-kept secret what some of them can go for, so they can be hard to find cheap. This 1990s vintage one from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, took a day to sell for $68 plus shipping. It was a family item.
This is a well-selling military item that I frequently run across that is more often undervalued. Late in WWII the military started publishing pocket-sized foreign language phrase books for many of the languages encountered by our forces worldwide. There must have been many thousands printed and distributed. The ones published during the war years sell best, but this 1953 printing of the German language guide still sold quickly for $30 plus shipping. It was $2 at an antique mall booth.
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