12/26/2018 at 7:58 pm #54029
- Location: Virginia
Love a good vintage nut bowl and nutcracker set sale! Perfect for the holidays. Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Nut Bowl, Turntable, Marantz Amp, Space Commander Remote, 1963 Midge MGB, Diorama, Penguin Ice Bucket, Copal Flip number clock]0
12/27/2018 at 10:48 am #54041
tam from Tam’s Vintage & MoreParticipant
My Gram had a Zenith that would change channels when my dad jingled his keys! Always made him laugh when he did it!1+
12/27/2018 at 10:57 am #54042
My last week before Christmas wasn’t too exciting, but I have a few items to talk about:
I had never sold celluloid items before, but I knew they were collectible. I bid too high for a box of it not really knowing the value. The thing about reselling is I rarely lose money on a mistake. I paid about $4 for this collection of frames, and they sold for $29.
A month or two ago, Steve sold a Carhartt vest. I bought one during the summer, and he had priced his much higher. So, I adjusted the price up. I did have my clothes on sale, but it still sold for $34, and I paid $2.
12/28/2018 at 12:14 pm #54070
- Location: Hopedale, OH
What a weird coincidence, Steph’s dad was just showing me that same exact tv remote that he’s kept all these years! I’ll have to know he can get at least $40 for it. I haven’t been posting my What Solds very regularly lately. It’s just a crazy time of the year for me. But here are some highlights from the past couple weeks.
I sold another SubZero refrigerator part. I wouldn’t have posted about this since I’ve sold so many and have talked about them several times already, but it just amazes me that I got $20 for a pair of rusted leveling feet. I don’t even know if the size or style is totally unique to the Subzero brand or not. But the guy was really pleased when he received them so great!
I find these WW2 war ration booklets and tokens sometimes in box lots. Individually, they’re not worth my time to list, but I saved up a small pile and listed the all as a lot. It didn’t take a while for them to sell for $40.
Here’s a good brand of kitchen cutlery to watch out for. Warther & Son. I knew about these beforehand since I live about an hour away from the where they’re made. I picked this little paring knife up at a yard sale for .50 cents. It only took a couple weeks to sell for $28.
I acquired this Sesame Street Big Bird beanie up at an auction in a box lot. I paid $15 for the lot because of some vintage Star War shirts, so each sellable item came to $2.14. This was actually the first item to sell from that lot. I got $20 for it. I bet some kid is going to love it!
At the Goodwill bins, I picked out a plastic bag full of these Tiger Electronics talking robot cassette tapes. Certain titles get for money than others, but always be on the lookout for this one… Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? Apparently it’s more rare than the others. I had it priced at $100 and finally took a best offer of $65. Not bad for something I probably paid a few cents for.
I love selling vintage kitchen canister sets! They’re so easy to list and they never fail to sell. This one came in a lot of other kitchen metalware that I picked up for $40 (each sellable item came to $8). I listed it for $60 and it sold within an hour. I hope I didn’t underprice it. I guess it’s a hot pattern though.
12/28/2018 at 2:08 pm #54079
You always have an eclectic group of sales.
Those Space Commander remotes can fetch over $80 if they’re working, the one I sold had one button that wouldn’t click.0
12/28/2018 at 8:52 pm #54091
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Thanks, Steven! I love keeping my inventory versatile. There’s just a few things that I don’t like selling, mainly clothing, just because it doesn’t interest me at all. But I’ll scoop up mostly anything at auctions and yardsales if I think I can learn a new niche.0
12/31/2018 at 9:27 am #54212
- Location: Naples, Fl
Loving that ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ cassette sale! Win, Win, Win, Win! Win on price paid, Win on price sold, Win on shipping ease, Win on coolness (well, I think it’s cool)0
12/29/2018 at 2:16 pm #54104
- Location: ARVADA
I have been chilling for most of December – not sourcing nor listing much. I still did OK last week.
Here are some of the more interesting sales:
I picked up this Nintendo World Mug for $0.50 at a thrift store only because it was Nintendo (I know nothing about Nintendo, but figured someone collects it). I do not recall why I concluded that it was a rare mug, but that led me to price it high, and last week I took a best offer of $20 plus shipping.
For a while J&R were mentioning that copper is popular. This is one of several copper pieces I picked up pretty cheap and have moved in the last year: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192667008121 Sold for best offer of $35
I know nothing of binoculars, but am learning to do my research because it is a market with huge variations over what appear to me to be small differences. This is one of two sales I have made from a lot 4 binoculars that I picked up for $50. (The first set went for around $100). These sold for my asking price of $45: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192679586788
I took a best offer of $25 on this vintage Khandahar sweater https://www.ebay.com/itm/192559601690 It went to a business in Italy – not sure what they will be doing with it. The sweater was tiny – either it shrank or American humans have grown enormous since 1955.1+
12/29/2018 at 5:41 pm #54108
Many thanks for the turntable packing advice.
I’ve got a few that need to be sold and , especially with this recent spate of “INADS” on electronic stuff, I’m very wary of selling them.0
12/29/2018 at 6:33 pm #54109
Decided to jump on the sharing bandwagon. I have a small store (200 items +/-), so there’s not a whole lot to show for a week, but here are some of my better/more interesting sales over the past 30 days.
Knew when I spotted this that there’d be a market for it, especially since it was in pristine condition. Vintage Banana Republic cloak. Paid $10, sold for $150.
Vintage cassette answering machine. It was worth the $4 I paid just to listen to the tape that was left in it. “Pick up! Pick up! If you don’t pick up….”. Sold for $40.
Some Starbucks Mugs still sell for decent money. Paid .99 and sold for $30 within a week or two. First one I’ve found in the “You are Here” series.
Never heard of Annieglass, but I noticed the signature when I spotted it in the thrift, so did a quick lookup. Paid $3.50 and sold for $50, despite some scratching to the gold trim.
If you’re willing to wait it out, you can never go wrong with Scottish cashmere. A world away from the cheap China pilly stuff. Paid $6.50 and sold for $100 to a buyer in France.
Again, if you’re willing to sit on it, a good quality men’s cashmere coat will sell for good money. Paid $20 for this Bloomingdale’s one and sold it for $150.
12/30/2018 at 1:33 am #54120
I knew I shouldn’t have edited my post! Here it is again, shorter version.
Arabia Finland 12 turkey plates. Purchased for $5, sold for $480.
Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat, purchase for a few dollars, sold for $200.
LAMB (Gwen Stefani) wallet. Purchased for $1, sold for $44.
SAS shoes. Purchased for $2. Sold for $9.99. Glad to be rid of them at last.0
12/30/2018 at 6:24 pm #54184
OMG on the turkey plates!!! Congrats.0
12/31/2018 at 10:52 am #54217
- Location: Naples, Fl
Great shares this week! That flip number clock that Steve sold really got my attention, good one!
Here are some interesting sales from December, a few obscure.
Ninohira 5″ vinyl vintage reindeer – $75. They are marked Japan, worth grabbing any in good shape, paid $1.
1980s Food Basket bread Bags $20 for 20, sold two lots for $40. The prop company wants 80 more on Jan 2nd! (A current Neflix series, the prop master asked me not to mention). I geared the listing for Movie prop use. Part of a Big 1980’s toy & novelty shop storage buyout, they must have used them to bag their sales.
Littles 1980 doll house tiny 1″ plastic logs for fireplace – $40. Does not even work, missing wires. Part of HUGE storage buyout, a bonus.
rusty old bar chain with hook – $90. Just laying on the ground among newer every day items at the flea, bought for $10.
roll of 90’s pokemon gift wrap paper – $40. Paid a $1 at the thrift.
Shiny Brite stencil glass ornament – Now Dasher Now Dancer, $1 at the flea, this particular one is more collectible than most and warrants a single ball sale.
Etsy Sale: Two stacking revolving cassette tape holders – sold $50 for the pair, 2nd time successful with these, paid $3 for the pair and the cassettes in them (my daughter has the cassettes!)
12/31/2018 at 11:07 am #54219
I too see thru the glitter to find what looks like junk at auctions. Great price on the bar chain with hook.1+
01/06/2019 at 6:40 pm #54637
- Location: Minnesota
what is the product Steve uses on scratchy controls? And do you have to take a radio apart to use it?0
01/07/2019 at 9:17 am #54672
There are several brand names but it is an electronics contact cleaner, hardware stores or Walmart has it.
You will need access to the potentiometer (volume/tone controls) so you can spray inside it, there are small openings on the round body.0
01/15/2019 at 4:33 am #55166
Jay the KFC hat was probably part of the uniform back in the early 80’s when KFC & Popeyes had local baseball teams. Two long time rivals. If you knew anything about the history of Al Copeland (the founder of Popeyes), his mission was to be #1 when it came to chicken. Yes Church’s had a team too.0
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