11/30/2017 at 7:53 am #27686
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Pantry boxes, leather planner cover, Krispy Kreme mugs, Dope, needle point, typewriter]
11/30/2017 at 8:25 am #27692
- Location: Los Angeles
Message for Steve, that Captain Crunch boat is probably a “crewel” rather than needlepoint. It was really lovely! You mentioned that it took a long time to sell. If you ever run across something like that in the future, you might include the word crewel in your title and see if that helps. Thank you for all your videos, I have learned A LOT!
11/30/2017 at 8:44 am #27694
- Location: South Dakota
Thanks sigal, I knew it had to be something else but didn’t come up with the correct term.
12/03/2017 at 10:54 am #27950
- Location: Southern California
Crazy week outside of Ebay. Today I’m catching my breath. Sharing some used item Ebay sales. For my small store going into my third year of reselling, I’m definitely starting to think more and more about a seasonal approach.
I sold my second and (sadly) last one of these. Paid $1 at storage unit hoarder thrift shop. These lithos got a lot of attention and offers. Sold BO $100. 1950s Jumbo Santa Litho I have a stash of ephemora. These poster sales make me want to list some more. I just grabbed this one to list because it was xmas. Hey, paper goods are easy to ship too.
These sales helped me feel better about binging at the indy thrift holiday boutique. Paid for more of the items I bought. I paid $20 for this two weeks ago. New Williams Sonoma Textiles Paid $12 for these Pottery Barn Stockings
If I find more vintage Christmas items I’ll be picking them up and saving them for next season. This sold in a month. I paid $1 or less at a garage sale. Vintage Christmas Topper A recent listing showing that I’ve given in to photographing everything on my dining room table just to save time and get more stuff up. There is a big window but the lighting sucks.
I thought this was great but it took forever and a day to sell. Someone finally discovered it. In the meantime I found a bought another one in the piles. Paid $7 thrift (too much). Vintage Mold
My dad dabbles in picking for me. Often he finds stuff with condition issues. But, he gets a little thrill when I sell it and he got it free or for a buck. Fun. Vintage Mushroom Trivet
11/30/2017 at 11:12 am #27728
- Location: Washington DC
Steve, I always liked doing auto parts; so much so that I got pretty close to buying a salvage yard at one point. I guess it’s a side effect of playing with cars since I was a teen, before I even had a driver’s license actually. I do well with the parts – the more obscure the better, I find – but there is so much competition. And from watching Joe DiMarco I’ve learned that auto parts as a category can have significant returns, though I have never had a problem. At the moment I don’t have the space to strip a car anyway. That’s probably a good thing, for family harmony.
11/30/2017 at 11:45 am #27734
I bought this older bread machine for myself at the local Goodwill, but it took up so much counter space. When I saw how much it went for online, I decided to sell. I think people like it because the bread comes out rectangular. Bought it for $14, sold for $55.
This listing is just a bunch of glass candies I bought as part of an auction lot. Paid a dollar or two, sold for best offer of $42:
My biggest sale of the week ($200) was given to me by one of my parent’s friends. His wife passed away a few years ago, and this had been her mink coat. Yes, we vintage sellers tend to sell “dead people’s stuff”, but we don’t always know for sure.
11/30/2017 at 2:46 pm #27747
Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
Thanks, as always for taking the time to share, Steve.
I love hiking the ski trails when there is no snow. I hope you take some protection, we got chased by a bear and stalked by a cougar on them. I’d sure be upset if you or those sweet doggies got hurt.
Here’s some more sales, my store is getting smaller and smaller. I’ve struck out at the GW and other thrift stores, so got some pieces out of my own jewelry stash that I no longer use or like and am just starting to list them.
Since I was going to do more jewelry and have had good sales lately, I treated myself to the AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GIL6EU4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I do not have space for leaving a photo setup out all the time, so this is so much faster to set up, the lighting is all built in the box, a white non glare backdrop is built into the box also and can use any other color backdrop by just clipping onto a bar in the back. LED 5600k daylight lighting, so no CFL mercury bulbs to worry about breaking and toxicity, and the 5600k makes much more accurate color in the photos. Wish there was one more fixture of LED lights on the right side, but the inside white bounces around the light pretty good. I just take pictures with my Samsung S6. My boyfriend dropped a socket on his S6 and he got the new S8 … pictures are about the best I have seen from any cell phone, I took pics of the same thing with his new phone and mine with various settings, wow, the detail and the COLOR is amazing. So now I keep hearing in my head that it’s time for me to upgrade also, even though my S6 is all paid for. Dang I hate spending money on something new (I held onto my last car for 25 years), but I could justify it “for the business”…
Here’s some of my sales…got the other Franklin Mint game sold at full asking price:
Franklin Mint Chinese Checkers, paid $75, sold for $499.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112654751472
Angel Tarot Cards (nod to Ryanne), paid $2 sold for $49.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112654749652
Crate & Barrel Olive Glass Picks, paid .50, sold for $19.99, not a huge sale but they were so cute: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112633251355
Aycock Aluminum Handle Knives, had fun with the research, couldn’t figure out the logo until someone on a facebook group said to look for aluminum handle knives, finally found the brand, dug up the small knife in the dirt at our house, paid $1 for the others, sold for $29.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112651072062
Venetian Mask, found on final hours of an estate sale, hanging on wall with a few others behind a door that nobody had moved, paid $10, sold for $59.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112625856762
LESSON: Look UP, Look DOWN (that’s how I found that Aluminum Dragon Steamer that sold for $129 awhile back), Look UNDER, Look BEHIND.
Brass Camel Oasis Trinket Box, paid a few bucks in a huge lot from an international traveler friend, sold for $29.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112634204403
Dept 56 Frog Prince Christmas Ornament, paid $2, sold for $19.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112613503784
I’m learning more about Christmas ornaments, some can really go for good prices. This guy was in a Christopher Radko box, but I was not savvy enough to check the ornament and just bought it. Now I’ve learned to look at the little caps for the real manufacturer. This sale was fine, made about $15 after fees.
11/30/2017 at 6:45 pm #27774
Ebay has yielded very few sales lately, but a couple:
Thrift store find for $20 sold for $95
online auction, $13 with shipping took an offer of $65
a bread and butter item this Fall–pea coat #3–bought for $15 at a thrift sold quickly for $55
bought online, don’t remind how much I paid but no more than half–it sold for $85
bought online for $20, sold for $55
Business on Etsy is very brisk with multiple sales per day, so not putting on my eggs in ebay’s basket has really paid off.
11/30/2017 at 8:05 pm #27775
Beverly – Far Out and FabulousParticipant
- Location: Edgewood, WA
OMFUG I was checking out that bangle, nice sale on that. I notice you are in Graham…i’m in Edgewood just north of Puyallup!
11/30/2017 at 10:30 pm #27781
I actually live in Brown’s Point, ebay for some reason just kept my old City and zip code up there,LOL (we still have a house in Graham but don’t live in it at the moment.)
12/01/2017 at 1:17 pm #27837
- Location: Wheeling, WV
That Badlands cap reminded me of my visit several years ago. It was probably the most interesting and beautiful place I’ve ever been to. I’l love to go back! I made fewer sales last week than normal. I blame it on the holiday. But here are some highlights…
In a box of hardware I bought at an auction was this bag full of these drawer pull backplates. The previous owner must have just been a collector of misc hardware parts. I wasn’t sure if there was a market for these but I listed them all anyway. I only have a few cents into each listing. These were the first to sell for $20.
Brass Drawer Pull Backplates
This sale was a surprise. These are a vintage pair of swimming trunks made by JCPenny’s. I never expected to sell them at this time of year. I bought a vintage gym bag at an auction a while ago and inside there were eight pairs of old swimming trunks all neatly folded and clean. I almost threw them away because who wants someone’s old nasty used swimming trunks? I’m glad I at least looked them up, there’s a market! I won’t get rich off of them, but I’ve made almost $100 on the ones I’ve sold already. This pair sold for $30 to someone in California.
Vintage Swimming Trunks
At a yard sale last summer, I happened upon an entire Technics stereo system for $25. It wasn’t super vintage – probably early ‘90s – but I couldn’t let that deal go! It included the amp, the tape player, record player, cd player, tuner, and these awesome speakers. All was inside this wood cabinet. Well I managed to get everything home and after inventorying all of the components, I didn’t know what to do with the cabinet. It was way too big to ship. So I took a couple parts off of it that I thought someone might need to replace. I’m glad I did! This lift top piece sold for $30. Paid for everything in one sale. Lol! The guy messaged me after he received it and was so happy to find the rare hinges that came with it and that’s all he really wanted. I would have taken them off for him instead of shipping the whole things if he’d asked. Oh well.
Audio Cabinet Part
Here’s my sale of the week. I got this Brown & Sharpe Micrometer set at an auction for only $5. I thought I would have had to put up more of a fight but I guess nobody knew what they were looking at. I cleaned it up and priced it high for $130. After a few weeks, I took a best offer of $115. I’ve noticed that these things are priced all over the map. Some I have only go for 8 or 10 bucks. I think it’s all about the brand.
Brown & Sharpe Micrometer
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