10/03/2019 at 6:54 am #68542RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Shoes, Boots, Blow Mold Wreath, Woolrich coat, Sankyo Digital Clock, Record Players]
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10/04/2019 at 1:21 pm #68575
Thanks for doing this each week, Steve. I’m still surprised at how much those blow molds go for!
I didn’t have anything real exciting sell, although the number of sales was higher. Here are a few:
I’ve had this collection of Boy Scout merit badge books from the 50-60s listed for about two years. I am surprised that it took so long. Paid about $1, sold for $17.
I don’t know why my parents’ friend bought so many pants from Tommy Bahamma and then never wore them. Got this for free, sold for $25.
Another free item from a different friend of my parents. It sold within an hour of listing, so maybe I underpriced it? Others (but not the same model) sold around the same price. An older Casio data calculator for $10:
Same friend as the calculator, Riedel wine tumblers sold for $25.
My parents’ friends continue to put food on our table!2+
10/04/2019 at 3:35 pm #68586TemudginParticipant
- Location: Washington DC
Thanks! Not sure what happened….0
10/04/2019 at 3:07 pm #68584
Pasting this in for Temudgin. Apparently, it didn’t take.
Good stuff Steve. Yeah, the blow molds are amazing. When I lived in Norfolk VA there was a local factory that would open their warehouse to retail sales during the holidays. I don’t recall how much they went for but we would buy a couple Santas or whatnot without a second thought and just about give them away at garage sales the next year so they could not have been much more than $10 – $20.
Great to see you could still get a decent price for those models even with random contents. Nice tea kettle too; I also do well with vintage Wear-Ever though it can sit for a while sometimes.
The doggies are NOT ignoring Midge when she’s got something interesting….
Vintage spray paint is an interesting collecting area. It’s not insane, so cans might take a while to sell, but there’s definitely a market. I always list used cans as-is for display only; non-tested and non-functional. This ‘60s off-brand can of silver was a garage sale find for a $1 and took a couple months to sell for $15.00 plus shipping. I ship these USPS Parcel Select Ground with the square-on-point limited quantity marking on the box since aerosol paint is hazmat.
I thought some hipster would snap up this Duckster golf resort rope hat right away when I paid $2.12 for it at a thrift shop but I was wrong. It took over three years to sell at $18 plus shipping. I think my taste in clothing items is lousy. I have much better luck with items pulled out of the donation box that some other family member bought for themselves.
This Tube Radio Fundamentals college textbook from the US Naval Academy circa 1942 was fifty cents at a church book sale and went for $20 plus shipping after about six months despite poor condition and being heavily written-in throughout. I’ve always loved books but I try to stay away from buying them for resale in general because I tend to select volumes that apparently I alone find interesting. They usually turn out to be very long tail. I have done well over the years with vintage technical books about radio, though, so in this subject area I will make an exception.
These two pair of vintage men’s embroidered nylon dress socks were $1 a pair at a small rural indoor flea market (the “antique mall” sign on the building was not really accurate) and sold within several weeks of listing to Ireland for $28 plus $13 shipping.
This piece of vintage La Mirada California pottery in the style of a Springerle cookie mold was a rare good deal at Goodwill for $4.23. It sold for $40 plus shipping within a month of listing and went back to California.
Here’s another challenge coin on consignment from my retired friend. This one sold for $84 plus shipping in about a month.1+
10/04/2019 at 10:09 pm #68600DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Awesome record player sales, Steven! Do you take extra measures to secure those fold up players as you would a normal record player, or are they pretty much shipping ready as-is?
I had a fantastic week of sales last week. Including this lot of ten brass elephant bells. I’ve never heard of such a thing until I researched them after finding them in a box lot. They sound really neat when they ring. Fancy ones will sell for a lot of money, but I thought I would push my luck with $100. They sat for probably a couple of years until I finally got a best offer of $70. Good enough for me. They only cost me .22 cents.
These vintage Nutone range exhaust fan brochures were included in a pile of ephemera I got at an auction. I thought the graphics were fun so I put them up for $15. I paid $39 for the box lot (each sellable item came to $1.56) and so far I made back about $375 with a few more pieces to sell.
Another ephemera box lot contained piles of old WW2 letters and other paper items collected from a soldier stationed in Okinawa. This map, and another one similar but different, were marked ‘SECRET’ so I thought it had to be special. I was going to price them both at $80, but thought I’d try an auction just to be sure I wasn’t losing any money. They ended up selling for $100 each!
This little cardboard ring box nearly got put in the garage sale pile, but I thought I’d try eBay anyway since it had an old local store name on it. I listed it for $20 and took a $15 BO. Vintage ring and jewelry boxes are something I’ve learned to resell as they can do quite well sometimes.
I picked this contemporary 7-in-1 board game up at an auction for free when another buyer said he didn’t want it. It was really nice with just a little bit of wear. Past solds indicated that others have done well, so I listed it for $150. It took awhile but I finally got full price for it!
10/05/2019 at 8:53 am #68614Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Every pack job is a little different but the record players in a case are easier to package than turntables.
I usually tape down the tonearm and stabilizer arm as well as the platter to keep it from rotating.0
10/06/2019 at 4:12 pm #68660mprw77Participant
Great finds on those hats.
A lot of drop shippers to Taiwan and Japan have alerts for those items (tractor, denim, etc). When one pops up that is priced too low, they snatch it immediately. I have been putting some of those up for auction at the price I was going to list for to see what happens. If it doesn’t sell at that price, will lower a few bucks and list it as good til cancelled. It is really hard to know what the market will do for some of those hats. I just sold two for $124 and $100 in the last few weeks that I thought were in the 50 dollar range.
Also, steve, thanks for the videos. I recently found a technics RS 95 Tape player that was sooo heavy, I took a chance on it for $5. A few you tube videos and the things was serviced and sold this week for $650 best offer. Not sure I would have gone for it without your knowledge.
10/08/2019 at 11:42 am #68781falconeddieParticipant
- Location: Orlando Florida
Thanks for your great information filled VLOG. I have a question, do you have a video that shows how you wrap the cords on electrical items. I have tried it and so far they don’t come out like yours do looking very crisp. I’ve been using twist ties but the wrap looks more professional
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