03/21/2019 at 7:53 am #58988
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Ray Bans, Long Haul jeans, McIntosh preamp, Florsheim shoes, Zippo]0
03/21/2019 at 10:09 am #58999
- Location: Naples, Fl
Thank you again Steve!
It is always good to see the funky built up plastic car kits selling at good prices, great price on the clean Zippo, and Happy Sweet & Sour on the big globe sale.1+
03/21/2019 at 12:14 pm #59010
I ended up wrapping it in a couple layers of bubble wrap, cutting down a box to fit tightly and then using an 18x18x24 uhaul box with air pillows all around it.0
03/21/2019 at 10:36 am #59001
Steve – beautiful rapids & waterfalls
I had a good week. Nothing terribly interesting, but here are a few:
Vintage meat slicers are popular, but I usually buy mechanical ones. I picked up this electrical one for $5 last summer, and it sold for $27.
This tureen style gravy boat sold in a day. I paid about $0.50, and sold for $23.
An antique china plate was purchased at a recent auction for about $3 and sold for $34.
A recent auction had a table of teddy bears. Many were Steiff, which are very collectable and go for very good money. However, there were a number of collectors that were bidding up around $70 to $150 for each. After all the Steiff were sold, they were lotting up the less valuable bears, and I bought one of the last groups. Ends up they were still valuable, and I made a very good purchase. Each bear cost less than $1. I sold a group of designer mini bears for $45 and an unmarked baby bear for $16.
Last year, I purchased a large number of Mikasa dish-ware in the pattern Silk Flowers, and I’ve had a few sales so far. One guy bought six listings, which I was able to combine in one box. I gave him a 10% refund on top of the sale price for the large order, and the total came to about $119. Below are two examples. I still have lots left.
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03/21/2019 at 12:16 pm #59012
The falls don’t have far to fall with the recent flooding, this was a few days after the river crested. We have more snow melt headed our way to swell the river again.
Glad I live on a hill.2+
03/21/2019 at 8:53 pm #59052
Great stuff Sharyn and Steven. Come on, Tommy, I am sure you’ve sold some cool things recently. Let’s see ‘em!
This is a Keyless 8 Day Auto Clock that was an aftermarket accessory to mount on the flat dashboard cars of the 1910’s and ‘20s. Turn the outside bezel to wind it, and pull out the bezel and turn it to set the time. There are many out there and don’t sell quickly but they do sell even though restoring the early cars is a dying hobby. Perhaps people are using them to make clocks with some kind of artistic frame, since they mount easily and wind/set entirely from the front. This caught my eye at a flea market probably for $5 or $10 many years ago and sold for $70 plus shipping after a couple months listed.
The particular model of this leather Bianchi shoulder holster rig (#13 Scorpio) is an old-school favorite with law enforcement but otherwise quite out of style. Not too many out there trying to concealed-carry a large frame, external hammer, steel .45 or 9mm auto up under their arm any more. The outdoor flea market dealer I bought it from should have known its appeal but probably thought he was shooting for the moon at a $40 asking price. I did get him down to $22 for it since I bought several items from him. It sold quickly for $295 plus shipping.
This like-new Serola Sacroiliac belt was left by a small crew of plumbers who were at the house one day. (Yes, we needed a crew. The house we’re living in now was built by the Navy as an industrial building in 1937. The systems were built to last but when they do go, it’s never an easy repair.) I called about it the next day to get it back to them but the boss swore it did not belong to them. Oh well. It took a couple months to sell for $39 plus shipping.
This US Army first award Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) qualification pin was post-WWII (with clutch-fastened pins rather than the older safety-pin type mounting or screw-pin back), pretty rough, and only 1/20 silver-filled rather than sterling, but had a rare maker mark. I had about $2 in it as part of an auction lot and it sold for $20 plus shipping after about 6 months. A very rare post-war German-made CIB recently sold for $578 on eBay just for what it was, without any provenance. But the Army still awards CIBs so you can buy a brand new one at the PX for a lot less.
I always do well with vintage distressed leather items. This simple legal pad portfolio had stains and no maker’s markings but sold for $49 plus shipping in about a month or two. Coming out of one of my death piles, its source is unknown but I think it might have been out of a family estate.1+
03/22/2019 at 8:32 am #59066
I’ve done well with the small leather items as well.
You know your holsters, wish I was more familiar with them as I see them often. I ride a Bianchi.0
03/22/2019 at 9:23 am #59072
Yeah, most holsters are certainly a dime a dozen. I’m sure you see your share out there. There are almost a million listings on eBay just in Sporting Goods, not including Military Collectibles. I look mostly for older military (though there are countless reproductions) or cowboy rigs of any age for likely good scores. Also any style, signed. I don’t know the custom maker names off the top of my head but if it is well-made leather and not a name I recognize, it’s worth looking up or just grabbing if cheap enough. I’m not riding anything at the moment unfortunately due to my current location, which is fortunately temporary. I’m counting the days….0
03/21/2019 at 9:06 pm #59053
If I ever sell something for eleven hundred dollars on ebay I will probably pass out. XD That’s an amazing sale on that preamp. Thanks for the clip of the falls at the end! I used to live in Vermillion and then later in Brookings. I always loved visiting the falls in Sioux Falls & going biking on the trails. Good times.
Moving into my third week of making What Sold videos – having fun doing it!1+
03/22/2019 at 2:09 pm #59082
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Nice sale on that preamp, Steven! Were you a little nervous dropping $1200 on that equipment? I’m sure you know what to look for when testing stuff out. I had a few notable sales last week…
This marble top plant stand was included in a pile of stuff that I won at an auction. I almost didn’t take it with me, but I ended up with just enough room in the car to squeeze it in. I’m glad I did. I cleaned it up, listed it for $100 and took a best offer of $82. It only cost me about a dollar. The best part is, the legs screw off so packing it was super easy.
I had a buyer wanting only the tackle box (for a lower price of course) in this lot of fly fishing lures that I listed for $45. I respectfully declined since I didn’t feel like taking more photos of just the lures. A few days later, someone else bought it for full price.
Here was my big sale of last week. This little military hat powder compact came from a great box lot that I only paid $5 total. I didn’t think much of it at first since it didn’t have a brand or anything. But after some research, I found that others have sold for around 40 and that there were no others listed at the moment. So I went high at $50. It took about a month but it finally sold for full price.
Here’s a tiny lapel pin from some obscure financial program that I found in a jewelry box of junk I paid a couple bucks for. There was very little information about this Morgan Ronan, but I figured somebody would know. Well I underestimated that fact because it sold within hours of listing it for $20. It might have had something to do with being 10K gold, but I weighed it and it was about $20 worth of gold anyways according to the market.
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03/23/2019 at 9:44 am #59116
Thanks for sharing your video Thrift Raider. That Dick Dale CD was probably real, just a bad printing from his low-budget record label. He was a guitar legend – pretty much invented surf music in the ‘60s. The theme from Pulp Fiction is a song of his from 1962. That album was at a low ebb of his career in the early 2000s after the boost he got in ’94 from the movie so I doubt many were sold, but probably not worth someone bootlegging. He just died last week.
Fascinating and unique set of pictures from Iran! That area was known as Persia to the west prior to the 1930s. In the ‘80s and ‘90s Iran was frequently in the news and not in a good way, after the hostage crisis, Desert One disaster, etc. If you met an Iranian back then in the US and asked where they are from, they would just say “Persia” to avoid an uncomfortable situation. There is a trade embargo against Iran and in fact eBay prohibits Iranian goods from being sold on the platform, though their enforcement of that is spotty. Your pictures are not an issue since they’re actually US items and they are photographs, which are all allowed. Care should be taken with key words, though, to avoid being nailed by the take-down ‘bots.1+
03/23/2019 at 7:03 pm #59124
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@temudgin, thank you so much for the info! Yeah after Dale died I thought it strange how I sold one of his CD’s only a couple of months ago. Thanks for letting me know about the Iranian photos! I had no idea there was a ban on stuff from Iran. No wonder I didn’t see much else on Ebay from Iran.0
03/24/2019 at 9:00 pm #59171
- Location: Northern VA (Warrenton)
Thanks Steve for all of your solds videos. I don’t usually take the time to share my solds but I had a flatware sale last week that made my week. I love to buy/sell flatware because most people don’t bother to price it very high at yards sales. The set that sold I picked up last May at a yard sale for $5.
This flatware got an offer several weeks ago for $100 and I got them up to $175 but I didn’t want to take less than $200. When they didn’t take the $200 offer I was kicking myself for not taking the $175 but then late one night this sold for full price. Cha-ching!!
I usually pick up any flatware from Japan but also Oneida (especially cubed) and Towle.
Sharyn (I know you like MaxSold too) I just scored some flatware through a MaxSold auction yesterday. The listing had flatware in the title but there really wasn’t any pictures of it. The description just said “over 100 pieces”. So I figured I’d take a chance and bid $26. Well it turned out to be over 250 pieces from 3 different patterns. I could hardly carry the box to the car. You just never know with the MaxSold auctions. It’s one reason I’m addicted to bidding on them.
03/24/2019 at 9:34 pm #59174
That is a good deal. I’ve done better with silver plate than stainless, but I usually get older stuff and not in sets. Someday I might take my random stainless flatware I currently have listed and offer it in one lot for art projects or extras.
You win some and you lose some with MaxSold. I took a chance Thursday and bid $110 (before premium) for 3 wood carved stools from the Ashanti people of Ghana. These are very special stools apparently and go for $150 and up.
The problem is they gave the size for the largest stool and showed pictures of it (19″ long). Then they showed one photo of the two smaller ones with a white background and nothing to show the size. I assumed they were just a little smaller, but they ended up being doll size! Not Barbie doll, more like American Girl doll, but still really small. Maybe I will still get $100 for them, but not the return I was expecting.
I got other really good deals from that sale, and I often do from MaxSold, but this was a bit of a let down. I don’t think that the photographer did it on purpose; I just think she/he didn’t think it through.0
03/25/2019 at 1:53 pm #59223
- Location: Northern VA (Warrenton)
Yeah I usually don’t go very high on my bids with MaxSold. You usually can’t tell exactly what you’re getting. I’ve had one sale where one of the travel bags that was shown in the picture wasn’t there when I went to pick up the lot. It wasn’t what I was really buying the lot for but still it makes you wary when you’re bidding. There was a couple of women talking at one of the auctions while we were waiting and they said someone had taken the dolls from their lot. I’ve noticed they’re more security conscious at the last few sales. The first auction I won was a little over 3 years ago and I didn’t even show them my invoice or anything. I really like the way they work but there can be drawbacks.0
03/25/2019 at 2:52 pm #59234
This was definitely my highest bid ever on MaxSold. I took a chance. I’m still happy with the purchase.0
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