09/03/2020 at 6:12 am #81242RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Silvertone radio, Copal Flip clock, Film, Lineman’s belt, Penguin server, Beach Boys Tape, Soren Boots]
09/03/2020 at 4:44 pm #81265TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Great to see you back, Steven! Good stuff. Silvertone and Eldon being a couple brands that bring back memories.
I have one of those penguin servers now – used as an ice bucket on the cocktail bar for parties. (No, we have not had one for a while.)
Some recent sales over the summer:
This large Victorian pier mirror was mounted on the wall in the house we bought here. This type of piece was a fixture in New York brownstones in their heyday. Sort of a hall stand with no bottom cabinet. I didn’t even know what it really was until I had it on Craigslist as simply an “antique mirror” and someone contacted me about what I would take for my pier mirror. “My what? Sure, my pier mirror, yeah.” There was strange drama with the Craigslist buyer who was out of town and kept trying to send me money different ways, none of which worked, so I finally went silent on him. Not a scam, just a weird guy, I think. These mirrors are not really built very solidly, just a 200 lb mirror with trim tacked around it. This one ended up in pieces when the contractor doing our renovations tried to move it and it also had some poorly done previous repairs. Hence me taking a best offer of $230 to a buyer in NC who sent a U-Ship to pick it up.
I learned a bit about old cell phones in researching this 1990 car phone with case aka brick phone. I never had one of these monstrosities in the ‘90s so didn’t know much about it. It was $2; filthy and laying in the dirt at an outdoor flea market. I started to clean it but lost interest so sold it as is with full disclosure for $20 plus shipping. It went to a car shop that restores Cadillacs. The buyer opened an INAD for “doesn’t seem authentic” so I sent him an eBay label through the return rather than argue with him, figuring he was just fishing for a discount. And I guess he was because I never got it back.
Here’s one of the consignment challenge coins that sold earlier this summer, one from a Navy 4 Star Admiral, Commander of PACFLEET at the time. It sold for $49 plus shipping.
This US Army jungle camouflage shirt with the desirable slanted chest pockets bore a 1970 contract date so it was made during the Vietnam War. In NOS condition without patches. I don’t know where I got it but I’ve had it for years. It sold for $160 plus shipping.
This Nerf Super Soaker pump action water gun is the type of thing I prefer not to sell. Not worth very much and a bit large and heavy so I assume the total cost will only be viable for nearby buyers. But it is easy to pack, not delicate, and it was from the family donation box so I figured nothing to lose in putting it up. This sale proved me wrong a bit, the item going for $16 and the buyer paying $23 in shipping to get it to CA by Priority Mail, rather than paying half that for FedEx Home. OK!
09/04/2020 at 9:59 am #81290SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Thanks, Steven! So glad to see you back. Sales are a bit slow this August, but it is normal.
I recently purchased several lots at an online auction. I bid on one lot because of some mugs I noticed; however, when I researched a glass bucket, I found it was an antique from the late 1800s Germany! A buyer corrected some mis-information I had in the title and asked for a better price. I had really overpriced it, so I sent an offer of $55. The whole lot was $3 plus premium, and I’ve sold two college mugs already. The buyer is an older gentleman who is an expert in German glass and steins as well as beer and wine. He’s been educating me about glass and beer, and I might try some of his suggestions. I gave him my email address, and I consider him my penpal now!
I purchased an Indian food grinder about two years ago for the minimum bid of $1. it sat in a deathpile because it had a plug for India, and I didn’t know what to do with it. Finally, over a month ago, I listed the parts and accessories. I sold one part as a local pickup a month ago, and now I sold two parts to one buyer for a total of $41. I’m wondering if I should start unscrewing the thing and breaking it down further!
Early this year, I picked up a set of four chairs that someone had at their curb. I steam cleaned them best I could and prepacked them in two boxes because they were so large. As you all know, setting a shipping price for two boxes can’t be done properly in eBay. Someone in NY requested a better price, so I was able to adjust the shipping from $100 to $38, and the chairs sold for $100.
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