10/24/2019 at 4:26 pm #69531
10/25/2019 at 9:21 am #69561SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I’ve mentioned before that I follow your sales on eBay. I noticed that you sold a designer chair for a very high price, but you didn’t mention it in your video. Did that not go through in the end?
I was surprised that I had listed this little recipe booklet for $7 plus normal first class shipping with tracking. It seems excessively high for what it is even if it is from the 1920’s. I couldn’t find what I paid in my Excel spreadsheet. I believe it was part of a lot in 2016 that I didn’t break down. Buyer left positive feedback.
This toaster oven was purchased by one of my parents’ friends in the 1980s. It was never used and just moved with him from place to place. It came with a nice cover as well. Sold in five days for $60. It was free to me.
This is the last of the three leather clad atlases I purchased in an auction lot for less than $1. This one was from 1951 and sold for $33.
This WiFi radio is one of those gadgets that you hook up to your stereo system and steam internet-based stations. A friend from work got this as a gift or prize from our company (where neither of us work anymore) several years ago. He gave it to me, and I never hooked it up. My husband and I recently cleaned up our office, and I decided to put it up for sale. Sold in one day for $30.
My daughter started college this year and needed a microwave. I found a small one for $10 on Craigslist. Then, my daughter noticed that there was a limit of 0.9 cu ft, and this one was 1.1. I suppose the microwave police would never have found the transgression, but we went and bought a new one (cheap), and I put this one up for sale. It sold for $20 plus $39 to ship to South Dakota. Steve, is there a shortage of microwaves where you live? I think he could have paid less for a new one :).
10/25/2019 at 12:07 pm #69568
10/25/2019 at 12:34 pm #69571
Nice sale on that CLEAN retro toaster oven. Immediately brought back memories of repeatedly setting off fire alarms in the dorm back when I should have been in class. I see them out scavenging, but never new, or even nice. I remember almost every student had one or another like brand back in college and beat them bad.1+
10/25/2019 at 9:34 am #69562DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
That’s too bad about the lamp cover sale. I haven’t had to cancel a sale yet, but It’s bound to happen sometime with the amount of stuff I’m trying to cram on my shelves. I had a pretty soft week last week. But here are a few of the more interesting sales…
I got one of those cast metal meat grinders in a box lot which I paid $5 for (each sellable item came to .63 cents). This one was made by Enterprise. Unfortunately, they’re not super desirable anymore, at least not worth what it would cost to ship something this heavy. But the individual parts will sell for almost just as much as the whole thing. This cutter blade was the first part to sell at $10.
My flatware has been selling quite well lately. I’m glad because I’ve got four bins full of the stuff. This pair of Towle stainless salad forks went for $15. I paid $2.50 at an auction for a whole box of random flatware and so far I’ve earned back $212 from it! Flatware can be pretty arduous to research and list but it can pay off if you find the right stuff.
When I pulled this object out of a box lot, I had no clue what I was looking at. But with the power of Google, I was able to identify it as an old corn shucker. The metal was a bit corroded but the leather was still in excellent shape. It sold for $15 after over a year. A long tail item, but it was worth listing.
My sale of the week came from an old camera lens. I bought a big box lot of old camera equipment for relatively cheap. The top layer of stuff was crappy film cameras, but what people didn’t realize was below all that junk was the good stuff. Leica accessories, German made lenses, absolute gold. This lens was hard to identify since there were no makers mark on it. But with some research, I was 90% sure it was a Dallmeyer. And if you look that brand up in solds, you’ll see some crazy prices. Since I wasn’t absolutely sure, I put a meager price of $150 on it, and it sold quickly for full price.
10/25/2019 at 12:31 pm #69570
Cool sales. Great idea on parting out the meat grinder. We all run into those and mostly ignore them.
Tuesday I watched a buyer haggle with a Flea seller over a grinder and finally purchased it for $4.00. I had my eye on the old beat up wooden box it came in. I gave the buyer $2 for the box and plan to list the box on Etsy.1+
10/25/2019 at 12:55 pm #69575
Hi Steve and others,
Great information as usual Steve, thank you. I’ll be looking for that nice stereo piece to part out. Cannot seem to find those flip number clock radios, yet I would have to really luck out and find one completely working or very nearly completely working.
Things picked up enough to post after just one week of sales. Hope some items are of interest.
This lot of Star Wars Boba Fett characters sold for $90 and cost me nothing as a result of a trade.
Honestly they could have been parted out for at least twice as much, but I valued the time saved more.
I honestly thought this lot of Ajax Cabinet hinges from the 70’s would be long tale, yet they sold in hours for $35, my cost $1.00.
There were 24 US Navy photos in this small album from around WWII. I was happy to get $40, paid $4, have other albums.
This beat up but working old Detecto Scale sold for $55. I made some more $ shipping FedEx Home Delivery with even some cash to kick back to the buyer. Paid $5 for it.
Interesting Disney Valentine lot sells on Etsy for $24. I paid less than $1. They shipped to Hong Kong.
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