10/03/2018 at 1:38 pm #49533
- Location: Virginia
You guys know us, we love a good vintage, rustic mailbox sale! Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Rustic mailbox, Holy Bible, Car spotter guides, Ericofone, Lava lamp]
10/04/2018 at 3:53 pm #49611
- Location: Hopedale, OH
I forgot to post last week, so some of these may have been sold a couple weeks ago.
My big sale from the previous week was this set of five new Technical Drawing Pens made by KOH-I-NOOR. They came in a box lot of various drafting instruments that I paid $15 for (each sellable item comes to .60 cents). They took a couple months to sell, but I got a full asking price of $110 for them.
Koh-I-Noor Technical Drawing Pens
Here’s something intriguing. I scored a huge pile of stuff at the end of an auction last January for only a dollar. Most of it was junk that I just left there, but I did grab a stack of these brand new, still in box brass oval picture frames. I listed all of them (quantity 5) back in early summer with hardly any interest whatsoever from anyone…until now. I ended up selling all 5 of them over the last two weeks, all to different people! There must have been a popular article or decorating segment about them recently. $20 each = $100 total!
Brass Oval Picture Frame
Here’s the first of my massive pile of slides to sell. I know old train stuff is very popular right now, so I was very pleased to find these from an estate auction of a fellow who’s primary interests were photography and locomotives. I grabbed up all the slides that I could which was easy because almost nobody else wanted them. I ended up spending around $100 for probably 10,000 slides. Now not all of them are train related. There are a bunch of vacation stuff to sort through. But from the small sample of slides I’ve listed just last week, I’ve already made my money back. This lot of 14 slides show some shots of the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia from 1981. It sold within an hour for $40.
Locomotive Photo Slides
And here is my big sale of last week. Another part from the industrial drain snake sold. I bought the whole thing for $50 as an experiment. When I realized that more people were interested in certain parts rather than the whole thing, I took down the listing and spent an afternoon dismantling it. I ended up with 7 sellable parts. This Line Feeder sold for a best offer of $170.
Drain Snake Part
10/04/2018 at 8:31 pm #49626
10/06/2018 at 4:18 pm #49700
- Location: Virginia Beach
Nothing too exciting here, but always fun to share and hear from others in this category on the forum:
This Kelty children’s hiking backpack carrier was my highest sale last week. It was another commission sale for a friend, and one they figured wouldn’t bring in too much $$. They got it “for cheap” on Craigslist, and suggested I do the same. Craigslist here is molasses compared to other places I’ve lived, and I can’t quite swing taking the time and inclination to list on other sites that have popped up in recent years – though Facebook marketplace might have been my next stop, if I did so. There were several of these packs for sale, and I priced towards the top, but also put nearly half my store on sale this past week to try and instigate some sales on the many watched items. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kelty-Kids-Pathfinder-Hiking-Baby-Carrier-Backpack-Sunshade-Detachable-Daypack/323424828566
I picked up a set of two dishes from this vintage set in an online auction for about $12 total. Not many out there. Sold after several months for $50. I offered the guy a discount on the lidded casserole piece that matches, but he declined 🙁 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MCM-Shungyo-Kyoto-Green-Stoneware-10-Large-Salad-Serving-Bowl-Japan/323312410452
I have a hard time passing up a good wool blanket, though with my dogs, I don’t have them for my own use 🙁 I got this mint condition, unmarked twin sized wool blanket from Goodwill for $2, and it sold 2 months later for $40: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MCM-Shungyo-Kyoto-Green-Stoneware-10-Large-Salad-Serving-Bowl-Japan/323312410452
Crabtree & Evelyn makes great products (at high prices). Picked up these 2 vintage seashell shaped soaps for $1 at a church yard sale, and sold them in about 2 weeks for $25.79 (sale price): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-2-NOS-Crabtree-Evelyn-Jojoba-Oil-Sea-Shell-Soap-in-Box-3-oz-USA/323436121718
Slowly moving along more of the poodle figurine stash. Sold this pink ceramic planter for $15: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Small-Pink-Spaghetti-Dog-Figurine-Planter-Black-Trim-7-x-3-5/323427885109
Happy weekends, all!
10/09/2018 at 11:58 am #49863
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