03/01/2018 at 9:23 am #34120
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Metal car banks, Cross stitch kit, Marantz parts, Easy Bake oven, Pocket Braille Writer]
03/01/2018 at 11:06 am #34137
I can’t believe that I was continuous pressing the reload button this morning because I was impatient for Steve’s video! No worries on the timing, it’s just me.
I had a lousy week, so I only have one interesting item to show. This is a vintage keyboard that was given to me to sell. I bothered a friend with working, vintage computer equipment to help me test it. It sold for $40.
03/01/2018 at 12:55 pm #34147
- Location: Wheeling, WV
Nice bunch of sales last week, and this week is looking to be another good one. Here are some highlights…
Whenever I see older Disney stuff, I’ll scoop it up if the price is low. It seems to always sell regardless of what it is. This Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs porcelain figurine set came out of a box lot of similar collectable stuff. I paid $5 on the whole lot, so this item came to $1.67. It sold after maybe 3 weeks for full price of $40. It was in okay condition with some minor chips in the paint on a few of them. But I made sure to point out every little flaw.
Snow White & Seven Dwarfs Figurines
So when I was reorganizing a bit last week, I found some little items that I must have forgotten to list from back when I first got started in the eBay hobby. This little photo booth picture was one of them. I have no idea where I acquired it or how much it may have cost me… probably no more than a dollar out of a box lot. So I listed it and I swear it was one of the fastest sells I think I ever had. Within minutes it had a buyer. I sold it for $10, but I wonder if it was worth more for some reason. Oh well, 10 is more than nothing I guess.
Vintage Photo Booth Photograph
Here’s my high sale of the week. I acquired 24 of these gold-filled eyeglasses from an auction last summer. They were in various conditions. Some were pretty nice while most of them were very worn out. I got the whole lot for $60. My intention was to photograph and list each one individually, but after doing three, I had enough. So I decided to sell them in one big lot for $275. The best offers started coming in immediately after I listed them. But I just sat back and waited until a good deal came to me. Finally, someone offered $260 and I said sure thing! I might have been able to get full price eventually (and maybe even close to double if I would have listed each one individually), but I opted for the quick sale on this one.
Lot of 24 Vintage Eyeglasses
I was in my local thrift store browsing the aisles when I spotted this vacuum cleaner hair cutting system. I immediately remember this thing from when I was younger and when the infomercials there were on TV. I never used it myself. So I looked it up on a whim and was shocked that they were selling regularly for around $75. I bought it for $3, took it home and cleaned it out, and listed it high for $90. It sold for a BO of $79. I’ll be keeping my eye out for these from now on.
Robocut Hair Cutting System
Here’s a cool brand of outerwear that I haven’t heard of before recently. Schaefer Outfitter. It looks geared toward the rancher/cowboy type. I picked up this jacket in a thrift store for $10. It looked practically unworn. It was a good 2XL size too. I priced it at $90 and it sold for full price. I got a very nice message from the buyer too saying how much he loved it and he was going to recommend my store to all of his rodeo buddies.
Shaefer Outfitter Jacket Blazer
03/01/2018 at 1:32 pm #34151
Nice, Doublythumbs. That Schaefer jacket was a really good find! I prefer selling men’s clothing, especially better quality stuff. I hardly ever have a return and if I do, it’s just returned and they pay for return shipping without complaint or games. In my opinion, women’s clothing is much more trendy, a lot more of it out there, so more competitive and priced lower for similar items. I used to be a Men’s Department manager at a Calif. department store… can you tell?
03/01/2018 at 1:23 pm #34150
Thanks again, Steve. Nice sales, never heard of a pocket braille writer, but now I have! Was Midge making yellow snow???
BOLO for Ariat Work FR (Fire Resistant) Jeans. Got these at the Good Will President’s Day sale, sold 2 and still have 1 more up for sale:
Paid $9.09 NWT sold for $54.95: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112828729539
Paid $5.59 sold for $49.95: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112828771151
Hawaii Ukelele Festival T-shirt, paid $1 sold for $14.75: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112793713002
Kirk’s Folly Mirror Compact, paid $4, sold for $79: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112806606203
Spokane Expo 74 Charm, paid $7.50 for a Expo glass dish, but noticed 3 charms in the box the glass dish was in. Looked them up, the glass dish isn’t worth much but the charms!!! Sold 1 charm for $36.95 in only a few days, will list one of the other 2 in a month for a little more: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112793713002
Liquid Embroidery art, paid $1, sold for $19: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112790356633
Annalee Mobilitee Bunnies, paid $4, looked up how to identify age based on the tag, sold for $49: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112798115692
1946 Bumper Book, paid $1, sold for $21: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112793655524
Old Canvas Water Bag, paid $1, sold for $24: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112753679593
Northern Exposure Coffee Mug, paid $1, sold for $28.75 (LOVED THIS SHOW, ESPECIALLY THE MOOSE): https://www.ebay.com/itm/112802816168
Bailey’s Winking Cups, paid $1, sold for $19…thought they would go for more, but they were cute anyway: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112802812561
Rogaska Cut Crystal Vase, from my shelves, sold for $34, will be appreciated more elsewhere: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112832696577
03/01/2018 at 4:09 pm #34167
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
Some of my sales for February. Photos should be links to the eBay listing. NOTE: I adjusted the photos to 300 pixels or less, so hopefully they will show up okay for everybody.
1971 North East Nevada Phone Book, paid $1, sold for $24.45
1978 HP Microprocessor Lab Board, this was left over from my old days of doing computer scrap, probably paid a few dollars for this and sold for $150. I had this listed for $100 and since I had it so long I took a best offer of $50 GSP from Switzerland. After a unpaid item case, I re-listed for $150. I turned down a few offers for $30 then somebody else fro Switzerland paid the full price of $150.
This is just an old car light I purchased for $1, sold for $25 (free shipping).
Lot of well used Lego manuals and catalogs, paid $4 and sold for $25
My favorite sale of the month, 1950s Paint by Numbers “Nude with Shaw”. Paid $5 and sold for $90
I picked this vintage game up at a consignment store for $5 and sold for $45 (free shipping).
These are a low price item, but they have been in my pipeline for a while now. I’ve sold over 94 of them so far at around $7.95 a set and still have about 500 left, paid about 20 cents each set. USPS Letter Carrier Patch Set.
03/02/2018 at 12:37 pm #34246
Steve, I like the way you did that with the jpgs being hyperlinked. I tried to figure out how to do it but no luck. Nothing I use appears to have the capability of embedding the hyperlink. Is there anything you could tell us down at the internet-for-dummies level about how to do it? Thanks!
03/02/2018 at 2:02 pm #34249
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
Temudgin, if you ever have done http coding, its not too complicated . The only hard part is that you need a place to host the photos other than eBay. I have a godaddy account where I host my photos, but it should work with imgur and other photo hosting sites, just make sure to size the photos before uploading them to fit the blog, I resized my images to 300 pixels for the above post. For the first image in my post above, I used this code:
You will need to change the number “192443922429” part to your actual sold eBay item number, and then the part after the “img src=” tag will need to point to where you have the photo stored.
I test the file in my web browser before uploading to the blog first to test the links and such to make sure that it works and looks okay.
I hope this helps and best of luck
03/02/2018 at 7:42 pm #34262
So the code goes in the post. I got it now (I think). Gonna try it in a minute. Thanks!
03/01/2018 at 8:43 pm #34201
- Location: Virginia Beach
Some sales from the last week. most of which were smaller priced items that I’d had for some time – happy to send them off!
Smith & Hawken leather blanket carrier. Came with a high end Jacobs Wool throw blanket (still up for sale) rolled up in it at an estate sale, all for $10. Sold for $24.99. Orig price tag still on it noted $29.99. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Hawken-Blanket-Carrier-Tan-Leather-Adjustable-Brass-Buckle/323084424418
Vintage Starrett Advertising Wheel Card. Didn’t really pay anything for it; was part of a lot purchased at a yard sale. Sold for $10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Starrett-Advertising-Wheel-Card-Decimal-Equivalents-Tap-Threads-Drill/323072736764
Finally got around to listing this tablecloth once I got my dining table cleared off and could spread it out. Sold in a short time for $15, despite having stains, cigarette holes, and decidedly not great photos. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mid-Century-45-x-86-Tablecloth-Blue-Green-Black-Olive-Striped-Defects/323044287712
Vintage Advertising Wall Thermometer, one of two that came with the house we bought last July. Sold for $15. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Henderson-Oil-Co-Advertising-Thermometer-Wall-Brackets-Norfolk-VA/322680659701
Vintage Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Novelty Hand Crank Music Box. Have had this so long, I’m not sure where I got it or how much I paid, if anything. It was one of many personal items I’ve purged in recent years, after asking myself, “Why do I have this thing?” Sold for $30. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alice-in-Wonderland-Cheshire-Cat-Japan-Music-Box-Mary-Poppins-My-Favorite-Things/322404663809
William & Mary Track Jacket. I’m sure I purchased this (thrift store) due to it being my alma mater, and oh how it has sat and not sold for years! From the early days of starting to purchase to sell, moving beyond selling my own things. Sold for $30. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EUC-W-M-William-Mary-College-Mens-Navy-Blue-Track-Jacket-Sz-Large/322374935679
Hoping for more interesting and higher dollar shares next week!
03/02/2018 at 12:25 pm #34245
It’s mighty quiet here in DC today with the government shut down over 35 mph winds and the threat of a dusting of snow. Sheesh. It would be funny if not for the waste of tax dollars.
This 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Art Deco belt buckle was out of my grandfather’s estate and has been rattling around my junk drawers for many years. World’s Fair stuff appears to be a slow category and this took a while but finally sold for $40 plus shipping.
Thousands of these military Vietnam era TA-1 field telephones have been surplused out over the years so they can still be sourced on occasion for reasonable prices. I bought three of these at a junk shop for $14 each and they’ve each sold for $84 plus shipping. This is the last one I had. They use no batteries or electricity and can be tested for output with a multimeter, or output and input if you have two of them (or something to generate comparable DC voltage) and some wire. Besides the collectors and reenactors they are going to preppers now, too.
I used to love dealing in books but I have sworn off them in general. So many of them are worthless that I’m totally done with going through piles of them to look for the diamond in the rough. But certain niches will continue to be worth looking for, I guess. This was my daughter’s, a college textbook she got at a garage sale for what I’m sure was very little and she had dumped in our Goodwill box. It doesn’t look very fancy and with its liberal arts subject matter I didn’t think it was worth the trouble to check the value, but fortunately I did before it was donated. It sold quickly for $88, free shipping in a priority flat rate padded envelope.
I know little about jewelry so it took me quite a while to find out anything about this Victorian Wax Seal Fob that cost me a buck or two in an auction box lot of random smalls. I didn’t want to spend too much time because it looked so cheaply made that I figured it was not worth much. Well maybe I did not spend enough time on this thing because I priced it at what I thought was high at $29 plus shipping and it sold in two hours.
03/02/2018 at 5:49 pm #34257
Ijust bought the exact same Easy Bake oven! Same red color snd box. It is from 1973. Good to know I can get $100 for it. I only paid $6 for it. It appears thst the box really sdds the bulk of yhe value. Most of the ones i sae were going for about $20 without the box.
03/02/2018 at 8:11 pm #34267
Last week’s favorites!
1984 Super Bowl Hat – Got this at a yard sale for probably $1 or less and it sold for $45.
Borden’s Malted Milk Can – I got this for free at an estate sale and it sold quickly for $30 …to someone with the last name Borden!
Barney VHS Tape – Got this for 25 cents and it sold for $29.99. These Time Life editions of Barney seems to be sought after, so keep an eye out!
It was a very slow week, but this week is looking better and I finally had a sale over $100 yesterday. It’s been a while!
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03/03/2018 at 1:14 pm #34329
We are so grateful for everyone that shares their What Sold items. It so incredibly helpful to us that are new to this business. Here is our contribution and we hope this information helps you all as well. This is the most notable items sold in the last 3 weeks or so.
EXPENSIVE butter dish, more vintage cabinet hardware, chair legs (part of the antique chair I parted out), a R DeRosa Fur Clip (very vintage, very expensive though mine was not in good condition but definitely Be on the Lookout for this brand), and some other cool items.
03/04/2018 at 12:00 pm #34360
- Location: Texas
My week to resell sales! 🙂
This pair of Wiley Desert glasses sold for BO of $40 within a day of listing. It went into Unpaid Item and the buyer told me to cancel, he’d found a better deal. I relisted, it sold for full price a day later. https://www.ebay.com/itm/183089951997
These Tory Burch sandals sold FOUR TIMES! First time it was returned, the next two times it went into IA cases, and this 4th time it sold for BO of $75. Fingers crossed they stay sold! https://www.ebay.com/itm/182810997899
And here is proof you can sell ANYTHING on eBay! LOL. I bought a walker/glider from a hooking friend for $30 for the hubs, who decided he didn’t like it and tossed it into the scrap metal skip. (Instead of letting me sell it!) A couple months later, I found the two foot pedals and the manual and listed them. He told me I was nuts, nobody would buy them. Well, somebody did, but requested a return as they didn’t fit. Seeing as they were snugly packed, I left them in the package and relisted them. Quickest pack and ship ever! LOL. https://www.ebay.com/itm/182949421557
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