11/08/2017 at 3:47 pm #25291
- Location: Virginia
Steve is consistantly impressing us with (all his sales, really but..) the cache of vintage 110 film moving out the door! Share your What Sold video i[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Schott jacket, Pin Up vignettes, Steering Wheel, TV VCR Combo, Walkman, Ham Radio]
11/08/2017 at 5:12 pm #25295
- Location: Southern California
Thanks Steve. I don’t like dealing with clothes but sold a Patagonia tee my son outgrew overnight, so they seem to move well. Happy to report that I sold some other things I’ve had listed quite a while.
I held out a long while to get a good price for this. Paid $5.99 at GW and thought it was awesome. Artist was listed and I thought it was cool. Blenko Art Glass Pottery Ashtray
Took a best offer of $38 for this. Paid 3.99 indy thirft. Small nautical painting
These 1980s mugs are winners. Paid $2 at a very pricey estate sale in my neighborhood. Taylor & Ng Mug
I’ve been struggling to sell vintage wrapping paper, but this sold quickly, paid $1 at the storage unit clean out thrift. African American Christmas Wrap
11/08/2017 at 7:24 pm #25300
I created a 10 year forecast spreadsheet. I had Jay and T-Satt look it over. This may have a lot more than you use such as contractors and storage, just fill in what you do use.
Go to the top of the spreadsheet and fill in the applicable 30 contants at the top.
The initial setup was intended to forecast Jay & Ryanne’s store 1 since we are all familar with that.
So, take a look at it and have fun. I love to create “What if” scenario’s. Like, what if I started listing 200 items a month instead of 100? What is I hired a contractor to do the listing?
Make the spreadsheet your own. I’m sure you may need to customize it for your situation.
11/10/2017 at 12:13 pm #25384
Thanks, Mark! I saved a copy to my Drive. I’m not at the point where I’ll use this yet, but I’ll get there one day.
11/08/2017 at 8:16 pm #25301
I had a pretty good week, so I’ve got lots to talk about.
I bought this binding machine with spines & covers at a yard sale for $5. I thought that it would be a long tail item, but it sold in about five weeks for $59.
This 23 piece lusterware tea set has lingered in my basement for over a year. Finally got an offer of $51, and I just wanted it out of my house. I had originally pre-packed way back when, and I didn’t think to re-pack it except to add some extra bubblewrap. The buyer messaged me with a photo showing two pieces had broke in transit, the sugar and one of the saucers. He said he wanted replacement pieces. So, I offered to sell him my a similar set (but without a sugar) for the reduced price of $25. He didn’t want the second set, and I somehow ended up refunding him $26 so that his original price ended up as $25. Damn it! Anyway, I’m working through the FedEx insurance claim. I paid about $13 for it. I’m more careful about buying china these days.
I was cleaning up a closet making room for ebay stuff, when I ran into a Nappa Valley CD holder. It was my husband’s, but we had bought something bigger at Ikea years ago. I’ve seen Steve and others make out well on these, so I cleaned it up and sold it in two days for $50.
I’ve had this new wallet for about a year. I think it took a while to sell because I had listed it kind of high due to the brand name (Neiman Marcus). Bought for $1, sold for $31.
I bought this vintage portrait plate at auction last month for about $0.75. I didn’t think much of it, but I was surprised when I looked similar items up on ebay. It sold in a few days for $28.
This set of 6 drinking glasses was given to me by friends of my parents. I saw the initials “RLL” on the bottom of two of them. I’m not sure what the extra L is for, but they ended up being Ralph Lauren crystal glasses that I sold for $70.
I bought an auction lot of Asian cooking and kitchen ware a few months ago. I’ve sold only one other item so far. I was thrilled that someone bought two of these bowl sets for $41.50 total. They’re on their way to Oregon. Paid about $1.25 each set.
I didn’t find anything terribly interesting in this golf print, but I figured golfers are usually pretty enthusiastic about their sport. I bought it in an online auction lot with other prints for the minimum bid. I paid about $0.20, sold for $36.
11/09/2017 at 8:43 am #25321
The LRL stands for Lauren Ralph Lauren (redundant, right?). It’s one of the multiple labels in the Ralph Lauren hierarchy. In clothing, it has a green label.
11/09/2017 at 8:50 am #25323
That’s right – it’s LRL. I messed that up in my writeup. Initially, I thought it was just personalized glasses, but I’m thinking “why have the initials on the bottom?”.
11/10/2017 at 11:47 am #25380
You had some awesome sales, Steve! That Walkman made me super jealous! Here’s some of my sales I made last week…
Coming back from an auction last summer, I decided to try my luck with some end-of-day yard saleing. I expected all the good stuff to have been bought up but I knew good deals could still be had. At my first stop, I noticed a whole box of these old football pennant flags with a sticker that said $2 each. There were 32 total. Well since the owners were literally packing up everything, I said I’d take the whole box off their hands for $5. I think they were more excited to get rid of them than I was. I sat on them for a while and just listed them last month for $16 each. This was the first one to sell. Go Jets, I guess.
VTG NFL Jets Pennant Flag
BTW, if you plan on selling these, serious collectors will prefer you ship these flat instead of rolled or folded. What I did was I took two USPS 1095 Priority Mail Boxes (that’s the ~15x12x3 in ones) and slipped one inside the other to make an extended box, then made it flat and taped it together. Worked like a charm.
This was my big sale of the week. I acquired this Moog Brushing Resolver do-hicky in the same box lot that I got those keypads from a couple weeks ago in for $20. I still don’t know what this thing is for, but I know it’s never been used and the company sells some expensive stuff. So I priced it high at $260 and it sold at full price!
Brushless Resolver Thingy
This was a fun sale. I bought a box lot of old paint cans and advertising tins for cheap. I paid $7 total for the lot, so each sellable item only came to $.50 each. I was going through an advertising tin phase (I still like them, but only get them if they’re cheap enough). In that box were these three old Sherwin Williams Kem-Glo paint cans. Other than a little paint on the edges, they looked almost new though they were dated in the ‘60s. They were all even almost full. Listed and forgot about them until someone sent a $25 offer. Sounded good to me. I don’t know if he wanted them for the cans or for the paint inside.
I’ve never taken an interest in model cars and such until I started watching Steve’s what-sells videos. Now I pick them up if they’re in good enough condition and cheap. I’m still learning which brands sell better than others. Here’s a good example of a decent brand to look out for. This is a fire truck model kit made by Trumpeter. It was open and the previous owner started painting some of the pieces, but I went through and thoroughly checked the inventory list to make sure all the parts were there. I paid $3 for it at a yard sale and sold it about a week after listing it for full price of $53. The guy was really happy about it too and left great feedback.
11/10/2017 at 11:49 am #25381
11/10/2017 at 3:19 pm #25405
- Location: South Dakota
Yes, the right models will sell very well, always look for promo models from dealerships.
I’d always heard there were serious Walkman collectors and that one seemed like it was kinda rare, belt replacement on those is pretty easy.
11/10/2017 at 1:15 pm #25390
What is it about dogs and snow? my rat terrier loves it and all the time I am grumbling under my breath god***it, then usually fall on my rear–we only get snow a couple of times a year, when I first moved to the PNW we had some major storms that knocked out power, etc. The only good thing about changing weather patterns IMO, less snow here! sales are doing OK, I am buying a lot online (sadly my local auction house went bye-bye) so profits are much smaller, but that is OK with me as I am buying in my PJs and the item shows up at my door in due course.
a few things:
purchased for $26 with shipping sold for $75–I can move these stoles super fast in the $75-85 range if I ask more they just sit.
This is one of those unique things that I just loved so paid up for it–>$32 with shipping, sold for $65 but on etsy happily where fees are much less expensive than ebay–on its way to Spain, so fingers crossed
I know that J&R get more for these, but I just want to move stuff along so paid $36 and sold it for $95
an Estate sale find for $2 or so, sold for $55–brass does very well for me
$36 shipped, took $85 for it since I have had it almost a year and just wanted to move the damn thing
$22 shipped, took a $65 offer
Halloween costume rack find for around $10, got $50 for it
even with more frequent sales I am down 45% on ebay from last year, but etsy has been making up the shortfall
11/10/2017 at 3:12 pm #25403
- Location: South Dakota
Yeah, they love the snow. It all melted the next day. You can always head up to Snoqualmie anytime you want snow. I’ve driven down that one a few times in a big rig, white knuckles on the steering wheel.
That’s a cool clock, I hope I can find one, I’ll keep it.
11/11/2017 at 12:46 pm #25441
11/11/2017 at 2:36 pm #25446
The Thrift RaiderParticipant
Also, as a bonus, if anyone would like to see my garbage haul I got recently, here’s me showing it off.
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