09/12/2019 at 11:25 am #67708
- Location: Virginia
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09/13/2019 at 11:25 am #67761
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Oh man, sorry about your fence. Hopefully it’ll be easy to put back up. Nice sale on that radio though! I had a pretty productive week with my largest net profit sale of all time. Even without that sale, it was still a pretty good week for this time of year.
I was given this Patterson Kelley materials blender by my dad earlier this year. He got it from his former employer when they updated their machinery. He paid scrap price of around $10. I was reluctant to even list it because of how massive it was, but decided to humor him since he was excited for me to sell it. It took a while and I got a ton of low-ball offers, but I finally got a decent BO of $1200. I almost lost the sale, though, because the uShip carriers wanted to pick it up a day early when I wasn’t home. But we got it sorted out and the buyer hasn’t said anything negative so I think I’m in the clear!
These two plastic lady figurines came out of a box lot that nobody else seemed to want. I paid $2.50 for the lot. Each sellable item came to .36 cents. They weren’t marked, but I had a suspicion that they were Marx. Some quick research told me that they were part of the Bathing Beauties line. A complete set would have fetched me a nice price, but even these two sold for $15.
This leather blacksmith apron came in a box lot full of nautical fishing floats for $10. Wooden floats have always done very well for me, so it was a no brainer. The apron, though, was really worn and stained, but the material was top quality. So I listed it for $30 and it sold after a long while for full price.
I grabbed this old shovel at an auction for $7 only because I liked how the handle and shaft were all solid wood and thought it unique. My intuition was correct. Some research showed me that these were used to shovel coal on old locomotives. I cleaned it up and put a few layers of mineral oil on it and it sold rather quickly for $60.
09/13/2019 at 9:48 pm #67775
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I’m glad to see the sale of the railroad cap. I have a similar one with a Lehigh University logo. I’ve listed it higher because of the logo, but it has been sitting for awhile. It hasn’t found its person yet.
This 1957 rotary phone did not have a modern plug, so I wasn’t able to test it. It also had a few other issues, so I listed it for $30. I paid about $3.
I initially did not have very much information on this lidded pedestal dish, but a helpful eBayer told me that it was a Tiffin bon-bon dish. I paid about $1 and it sold for $24.60. But, what was really interesting, is that the buyer’s address was in Rough and Ready, CA. No, really, go google it. The town has a population of less than 1000 and a pretty interesting history.
When I first started selling on eBay, a friend gave me a huge number of tennis balls that his club was going to throw out. He hated that they were going to go to the landfill, but he didn’t have time to list them. It was a nice pipeline for a while. I saw him in the spring, and he gave me more. My first sale was for three listings of 25 each, so 75 total, which came to $26.85.
During my first year selling on eBay, I bought a Western Australia police jacket. eBay took it down because police uniforms are generally not allowed. I could have relisted it if I proved that it was not current, but I didn’t want to bother. The patches sold last year. The buttons sold for $26 through the GSP to, guess where? Western Australia!
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09/14/2019 at 9:20 am #67778
Sharyn, We have a Rough and Ready here in PA too!0
09/14/2019 at 1:39 pm #67789
Yeah, Rough and Ready isn’t too far from Pillow. And Fearnot. PA does have some interesting town names….0
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