04/21/2021 at 8:58 pm #87698RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Several 8-Track players, Toy corvette, Mustang ashtray, Advantix Film, Used cassettes]
04/23/2021 at 5:10 pm #87752SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – Thanks for doing these videos week after week. It’s a slow time right now in eBay world, and I appreciate that you are still posting them.
I didn’t have many exciting sales last week, but I wanted to mention one. It’s a signed print of a blue heron from my art haul of a month or more ago. It sold for $18. Nothing really interesting here except this is the second time since starting to sell on eBay five years ago that I have used the long, thin version of the USPS large flat rate box. The shipping distance to Minnesota was long enough that the cost was actually $1 less than FedEx, and the box was exactly the right size.
04/23/2021 at 9:36 pm #87769TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Some great sales there, Steven. When I saw Midge eyeing the banana box, I knew what was coming next.
Still working my way up to the present, here are some sales from late November:
Somehow I have run across not just one but two of these small Greek reproduction coins over the last year. It depicts a coin from the city-state of Gela, Sicily, in the Macedonian Empire during and after the reign of Alexander the Great. One side depicts the god Gelas, a bull with a man’s head. The other side depicts a charioteer commanding a biga chariot with two horses being crowned by the god Nike flying above. I don’t know where these coins came from or what the attraction is but despite the word COPY in large letters on the reverse (the “Y” is lightly struck so before I figured out what these were, with my first coin I was Googling “Greek coin marked COP”…) they seem to be in demand. This one was $1 at the flea market and sold for $13 plus shipping within a week.
This is the first book of a two-volume set for the 1981-82 cruise of the USS AMERICA, a conventionally powered aircraft carrier commissioned in 1965. She was scuttled off Cape Hatteras in 2005 after being used in tests, the largest warship ever sunk. This item was another testament to the risks of sniping the goods of marginal eBay sellers. I paid $16 for both volumes of the set – condition “used” with a few blurry pictures and no other description – but when it arrived I found that Volume II was too moldy to sell. I spent a few minutes cleaning up Volume I to at least acceptable and it sold fairly quickly for $45 plus shipping with full disclosure. At least I made money but not in the usual 3 digit range for aircraft carrier cruise books I was hoping for.
This old brass automobile bulb horn was found in my dad’s estate; probably a flea market find for not too much money, knowing him. A little research into the minutia of bulb horn values (the Indians have been reproducing these for many years in various configurations) led to the realization that its double loop and screened bell put it a cut above the usual. It sold for $140 plus $60 shipping to Switzerland.
This lot of 20 clad (copper sandwich) 1976 Kennedy Half Dollars sold for $22.89 with free shipping. I got them back in the ’70’s and ’80’s when they could be picked out of my pocket change on occasion.
I have virtually nothing in this Nestler Slide Rule with case, getting it in a large $5 lot a while back. There is a small but rabid (is it because they are engineers?) community of collectors and many varieties and sizes of slide rules. More rabbit holes to go down in researching an appropriate price. It sold for $33 plus shipping.
This vintage, old school Smith & Wesson brand brown leather police revolver holster was $5 at the flea market. I found an old gun leather catalog online that cross referenced the stold me what models it was made for. It sold for $60 plus $23 shipping to Sweden.
04/24/2021 at 7:49 am #87788Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Thats quite the horn, I’ll have to watch for the double loop. Slide rules can be a surprising profit item with the right ones, one of my first big sales was in 2013, I bought a still new in box 2 slide rule Pickett set for $4 at a thrift store and it sold for $200, I was so amazed.
04/27/2021 at 11:08 pm #87974jaepeteParticipant
- Location: Carrollton, TX
Here are some highlights from the last couple weeks. I need to figure out how to host the pictures so I can add them to the thread.
Been averaging a few estate sales per weekend. Hit a good one last weekend that had some great storage bins. I was wanting to get more organized and found them at the right time! Only issue was I was limited on how many I could take as I was driving my smallest vehicle.
I’m up to about 310 listings and averaging about 6 to 10 sales per week. My goal is still to list more then I sell each week.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193763755389 Vintage Snoopy 3 ring Poly binder
Picked this up at an estate sale with a few other Peanuts items. I believe this was the last item to sell. Paid five bucks, took a best offer of $16.75
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193861914064 an auction catalog from the A..J. Foyt car collection auction in 1992. Pretty cool book, picked it up for a dollar at an estate sale, sold for $22
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193854871705 Vintage Garfield the Cat mug. Paid $2 and sold for $9.90
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193861717019 Vintage Bloom County Opus button, brand new in the package. Got this for a dollar at an estate sale. Found it in the garage on a table full of misc junk. Took a best offer of $25.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193923878526 Vintage Lufkin tape measure. Picked this up for one dollar and sold for $15.75
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194065785356 and lastly a vintage still in the box set of Imperial Space marines figures from the Warhammer 40k game. I bought these in the early 90’s when I had my comic shop and though I’d take a crack at painting them. I started and never got them finished. Didn’t know I still had them until I cracked open another box this past weekend. Posted them and sold the next day at full price.
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