01/04/2017 at 4:51 am #9521RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
One of Steve’s highest sales was a pair of $100 Civil War Reenactment boots. We too have sold some of these items- pants, belts, holsters. People real[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Souvenir photo, Easy Bake Oven, Civil War Reenactment boots, Under dash 8 Track Deck, Coffee pots]
01/04/2017 at 6:47 am #9529shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
Love the sale of the Brogans! My husband does civil war reenactments so I am familiar with the cost of the clothing and shoes. It was a good sale and about what the sellers at an event get for a new pair. The big heavy wool frock coats are also quite expensive to buy new so if you ever run across one of those for a few bucks, pick it up! One thing to remember about reenactment gear is that most of these items are still made in small shops since the overall demand isn’t high.
01/04/2017 at 9:29 am #9534Brian Treasures from GrandmasParticipant
- Location: Hoboken, NJ
Loving those disc washers… I’ll have to keep an eye out at these estate sales with huge record collections I’m digging through. Also on the boots – I grew up in Gettysburg, so I knew a lot of enthusiasts/reenactors and they are fanatic about high quality gear.
Some interesting sales recently:
NWT Coach Wool & Leather Gloves
Bought three pairs of these two years ago at the Coach Outlet after Christmas sale – original price was $98 and they were 75% off so paid about $25 + tax. Had them listed for $80 and there was no action for two years, but all three pair sold over the past two weeks for minimum $65 best offers.
Vintage Leather & Suede Italian Leather Gloves
Gently used, picked them up at an estate sale about a month ago for $5. Gently worn on the palms & finger tips, but still very nice. Sold for $40.
c1970 Newfoundland Dog Club of America lot
Found these at a hoarder estate sale…literally floor to ceiling of stuffs. They were inside of a handmade early 1900s humidor that I picked up (and sold here http://www.ebay.com/itm/191889402106). Paid a dollar or two maybe and sold for $20 best offer.
1980 Empire Strikes Back Imperial Ice Base playset
Mention this in the weekly sales podcast post yesterday as an example of 1) post Christmas self gifting and 2) paying more for an item. Bought along with a bunch of other original Star Wars toys with boxes at an estate sale over the summer – paid $35 and sold for $89 best offer.
1979 Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer die cast
From the same lot I bought above. Self gifting & presumably renewed interest with Rogue One in theaters. Bought for $10, sold for $40.
c1909 Washington DC Playing Cards
I always pick up decks of cards – Ryanne’s talked about it on the podcast many times… they’re so cheap to buy at sales (no more than $1) and there are big time collectors. Not every deck is a hit, I might buy a whole box any only one or two are good. It’s such little risk. This one sold for $40. This with 40x return nicely balances out the Star War stuff above that only has 3x return.
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01/04/2017 at 1:30 pm #9553TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Another excellent and informative video, Steve, thanks! I remember one of my younger sisters getting an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas in the mid-60’s. I was the dutiful older brother and bravely ate the resulting product. Even for a growing tween who’d eat just about anything and like it, I found it inedible. To my credit I kept my opinion to myself.
01/05/2017 at 11:57 am #9612Paulo H LeocadioParticipant
Something I would not delve into was Xmas items, however because of some apparently decent opportunities (two lessons learned from Jay and Ryanne: be opportunistic and buy anything you can find cheap).
So I found many vintage Xmas decoration (like ceramic dolls, electric figurine, and 6-8″ Santa figurines), Specifically, these items, found on auctions and Thrifts, had original labels, some even original receipt, etc.
Until this date they are selling faster than I can store.
Interesting thing for me to pay attention.
In summary, two interesting sources of sales success: seasonal items related to special occasions (for example, I sold a lot of Trump and Hernandez items around the time they got to the news) and vintage Xmas.
Heard a lot about vintage HAlloween but I learned these are more difficult.
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