01/23/2020 at 8:39 am #73203RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Snoopy WWI Flying Ace figure, Reel tapes, Red Wing boots, Spirograph, Gibson guitar amp, Blimp model]
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01/23/2020 at 8:58 pm #73229
Steve – I was given a large collection of Snoopy items. Several sold right away for decent money, but the rest is just sitting there. I guess your WWI flying ace just need to find the right collector.
This vintage Sandy Macnab whiskey bottle sold to someone with the last name of Macnab. Hum, wonder why they bought it? I bought it in an auction lot for about a quarter, and it sold for $24.
I once bought a set of Rogers silver plate flatware in a pattern called First Love for $50. My mom was with me and convinced me to buy it. I sold the set together for $150, which was OK. She found another set of the same pattern for $25 and decided to buy it for me. This time I was smarter and broke it up. The first thing to sell was the box for $22 and then a set of iced tea spoons for $21. I’ve got plenty left.
Sometimes at the auction, there will be boxes of stuff no one wants because the contents aren’t exciting. I bought a box of CDs, books, and whatnot for very little, but many ended up being worth something. This new, sealed CD set sold for $16, paid pennies.
01/24/2020 at 3:54 pm #73258Djett83Participant
- Location: Northern VA (Warrenton)
Great job Sharon. I love flatware. I usually stay away from the silver plate but have done pretty well with it in some of the patterns. I find that the stainless does better and is usually cheaper to buy. Seems like people think if the set isn’t complete then they mark it low
You hit on another of my favorite items. CDs & DVDs. If you find large lots of a specific genre and then group them, I’ve done really well doing that. I purchased a MaxSold lot of CDs (mostly classical) and 90% were sealed. I grouped them by label and one person bought 5 sets that added up to $256 (free shipping). The entire lot of CDs only cost about $10 including fees and tax. So I was thrilled. So needless to say I’m always looking at CDs/DVDs.
I have another outlet for the CDs as well. There’s a great used book store in Knoxville TN (McKays used books). Knoxville is where most of my family lives so we go there pretty often. McKays take CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Video systems and Board Games plus other stuff. Over Christmas I had a large number of CDs (mostly from a heavy metal lot) that I sold for over $200. They give you more if you take trade but I have so much trade that I took the cash. So if there’s any used books/CD/DVD stores in your area you might be able to get even more money out of those kinds of auction lots. There’s McKays in several cities in TN and I think maybe NC but the one in Knoxville is the best I’ve found. They’re close to the Univ of TN so I don’t know if that’s what makes them so good but the throughput on their stuff is amazing.2+
01/24/2020 at 8:04 am #73234
Just a short take, received an email this morning from a very happy doll buyer who made the purchase once she saw the doll featured on the popular internet show ‘Good Mythical Morning’. Here is a clip she sent me. The show has 16M subscribers. I never heard of it.
I’ll come back with some a rusty solds themed post in a bit hopefully…
Thanks again Steve, amazing, and cool flatware Sales Sharon, I flip the empty boxes fairly regular when I find them cheap enough.1+
01/24/2020 at 10:51 am #73241
I’ve heard of ‘Good Mythical Morning’ only because my kids used to watch it a few years ago. I think it was that show where one of the hosts (maybe not the guys in this clip) ate a ghost pepper to see what would happen. It did not go well for him.
Yes, these empty flatware boxes sell no matter what. I wasn’t surprised that it was the first thing to go.0
01/24/2020 at 11:20 am #73243TimoParticipant
- Location: Metro Atlanta
I am confused by your flatware listings with the 1947. Is that a date or more likely the pattern number? In some of your photos it looks more like 1847 or even 1647.0
01/24/2020 at 11:39 am #73245
OH NO!! A typo that was carried into all of my listings! Thanks for catching that.
The company is called “1847 Rogers”. I believe that the company was started in 1847, so they put that in their name. There are MANY silver plate companies with “Roger” in the name. I assume because some were trying to get the name recognition and some because of different family members starting or expanding their own company (Rogers, Rogers & Sons, etc).
Anyway, I’m now in edit mode adding those last 100 years back to their name. I seem to be making more mistakes these days even though I reread through my listings (or, at least, the first one).0
01/24/2020 at 12:35 pm #73249
I like how the flea vendors price them up, sit on them for a few weeks, and then let them go for next to nothing. They are a depressing item to load/unload, and stare at on your table week after week. I know, I did that pre eBay days and would blow them out for $1 just to be done with them.1+
01/24/2020 at 11:11 am #73242DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Fantastic sale on that guitar amp, Steven! Thanks for sharing about cleaning the tube contacts. I’ll have to try that when I come across tube electronics. I had a far less than stellar week of sales, but I can’t complain too much. Here are my highlights…
I knew that vintage patio string lights can be worth a lot of money, so when I stumbled across this set at a yard sale for $2, I didn’t hesitate at all. Even though they were relatively modern and not the most desirable shape, I still priced them somewhat high at $45 since they were brand new. Took about a month to sell for full price.
I had bought a couple pairs of old leather roller skates at an auction for $5. I thought they would be an easy flip, but they sat in my store for a couple years now. I think shipping cost and the super tiny size were turning people off. I finally got a message from a buyer who just wanted the skates and not the metal case for a lower shipping price. I gladly accommodated the request and made $40. He later told me that he paints them as art projects and sent me some photos. Pretty cool.
I picked up this WW2 Flying Tigers commemorative jacket and another blue one together at an estate sale for $3 apiece. They received little interest in my store for a few months until I got a best offers for both from the same buyer. $40 and $45 respectively. I gladly accepted!
This Zenith Royal 50 pocket radio came out of a box lot for which I paid $25 (each sellable item came to $4.17). It had some wear and corrosion, but it worked okay. It’ll probably need some extra work to make it sound perfect. It sold almost immediately for $35. I may have left a little money on the table for this one, but I appreciate the quick sale.
01/24/2020 at 12:22 pm #73248
Nice dealing on selling the skates separate. I like that metal case. Something I would list on Etsy although it could be a long tale eBay sale. Maybe useful to not describe what it once held, or maybe not. Just right side braining it.0
01/24/2020 at 1:49 pm #73253
Love those little pocket transistor radios, I think you did pretty well on that Zenith considering it probably could use new output transistors. As they age the sound gets weaker.0
01/24/2020 at 11:45 am #73246TemudginParticipant
- Location: Washington DC
Informative video, as always, Steven! What a great little Gibson amp! I don’t think I could have brought myself to sell it. My first bass was a Teisco Del Rey EB-200. It was $45 from a pawn shop in about 1968. The neck was awful so I switched to Fender as soon as I had the money.
My sales are still very slow. They usually pick up in January but not this year, so far. Here are some items, going back a bit:
This set of vintage US Merchant Marine shoulder boards was about $2 in an auction box lot. Listed at about $40 for a while, they sold for $25 plus shipping on a best offer.
This Argentine gaucho knife was a family estate item. Knowing its owner, it was likely found at a flea market for a couple bucks. It’s marked guaranteed French steel but it’s certainly Argentine-made and not of particularly high quality. The French were known worldwide for quality knives and I guess saying the knife was actually made in France would be too big of a lie. It’s like Italian-made knives that are marked “rostfrei”, which is German for stainless. Makes you think it’s a German knife but does not actually say it. It sold for $90 plus shipping within about a month of listing.
This nice Woolrich waxed cotton outback hat was $10 at Goodwill. It took a while to sell at $36 plus shipping.
These knife block sets turn up often at thrift shops and yard sales and sell well for me if complete and in good condition. This Henckels International Statement set is their low-end, China-made brand, but it did not take long to sell for $45 plus $25 shipping to Wyoming. I was disappointed that shipping was so high with Parcel Select/SmartPost. It didn’t fit in a USPS large flat rate box and FedEx Ground was no better.
This consigned challenge coin had two things going for it: US Navy NCIS and a New York City connection. It sold for $40 plus First Class International to a repeat customer in Switzerland. I include “base metal, not legal tender” in the description on the Form 2976 for challenge coins and include the appropriate HS tariff number so it’s clear to customs I’m not shipping money.
We’re getting ready to move again so we’ve been purging. My wife gave me this Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ornament to sell after going through the Christmas stuff. It was from a cruise we went on in the ‘90’s on a ship that was sold off shortly thereafter. The ornament sold for $30 plus shipping.
The Israelis love their fancy badges. This cute little bat is the insignia for an IDF Army unit called the “Daring Battalion”. It was pennies in a box lot and sold for $11 plus shipping.1+
01/24/2020 at 1:46 pm #73251
Interesting by sale and on the gaucho knife.
My Teisco Del Rey turns out to be a guitar made after Kwai bought the company, it has some very desirable pick ups on it, I shimmed the neck after adjusting the truss rod and it’s a player now.1+
01/24/2020 at 12:15 pm #73247
I decided to just post a favorite theme for early to mid Jan solds.
Rusty old metal things on eBay & Etsy:
I was not afraid to pay $10 for this rusted antique pail with jagged rusty edges, and the buyer was not afraid to pay $55.
This big rusty 1972 snap on sold for $125, went to a grateful buyer who already owned the bottom, a gift from his grandfather. I paid $10.
This beat up and very sparky antique factory task light sold for $95 and shipped to Taiwan for parts, free at church sale.
Cool little Etsy sale, busted up dirt bike gear sells for $20, found free floating around in a junked boat trailer.
Etsy buyer asked quite a few questions before purchasing this old hanging bracket for $22, just free found junk for me.
I enjoy selling these tool trays to Etsy buyers who re purpose them, a few nuances apply when buying/selling. The same buyer bought both with the green one selling for $40, and the red one selling for $42.50. Paid $2 each.
An old favorite bread and butter, rusty chain and hook sells to an Etsy buyer for $29.50. Paid ‘up’ $5. Good luck China re popping these successfully for sale in the US.
01/24/2020 at 1:47 pm #73252
Nice sales, Snap On anything are good sellers and you did well on that box top.1+
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