03/29/2017 at 4:28 pm #15581RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Love the sale of a 1963 Volkswagon Beetle 1200 owners manual by Steve. We also sold a 1968 VW book this week as well. Post your What Sold video in the[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Spectacles, Water Ski, Prince 45, Pattern kits, Photo Enlarger]
03/29/2017 at 5:25 pm #15587
Thanks again for sharing another good video, especially for the extra long doggie play time and Kitka! Looks like the neighbor dog wanted to join in too!
Ok, Steve, the expert…how do I pack this one up to make sure nothing gets broken in transit…it weighs just under 20 lbs:
03/29/2017 at 6:56 pm #15594Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Good ole rim drive changer. The platter is already held down by a clip, (make sure it hasn’t been removed) so that should stay in place OK. Tie down the tone arm to the rest with a twist tie. The cart isn’t easily removed from this type of player so just leave it alone. If there are hold down clamps (screws, usually 3) on the top of the player plinth make sure those are tightened so the table doesn’t bounce.
It’s already in a hard case so just do what you can to protect the outer material from damage. Cushion a sturdy box with 3/4″ thick styrofoam on all six sides.
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03/30/2017 at 12:19 pm #15629
Thanks, Steve! I was concerned about what to do with the tone arm, great suggestion.
03/29/2017 at 10:27 pm #15602SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – Last week, folks on the forum asked for more dog video, so this week you gave them extra time. That is so awesome!
A few of my sales from last week:
My mother was cleaning up her jewelry box a few years ago, and I grabbed this Nintendo watch. My mom enters sweepstakes as a hobby, and I think this was one of her winnings. It certainly isn’t something she would buy for herself! It sold for $55:
I had sold this game globe right before Christmas. I ended up taking it with me on my year end trip to visit my sister so that I wouldn’t get dinged for a late shipment, but the buyer never paid. This time it is going to Canada, and I just received the email that it just left the global shipping center. I bought it for $5 at a moving sale, sold for $40.
I thought that this vintage dart board plus darts wasn’t all that exciting, plus shipping was high because it is heavy and big. In fact, I didn’t think it would sell, and I had been planning to sell it at a flea market in May. I bought it in an online auction for a dollar or two, and it sold for $21. Shipping was also $21.
03/31/2017 at 9:07 am #15676
That Mario watch is killer! Quite a find (and for free)!
03/30/2017 at 11:45 am #15628DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
I wrote this out once but it must have got lost in cyberspace. If if shows up twice, I’ll try to delete it.
Not too bad of a week last week. Almost all bread and butter sales, but a lot of them. Here are some highlights…
This sale surprised me. I bought a lot of large old fishing gear last fall for $6. I didn’t really examine the lot before I bid on it, and after I won it I was really disappointed on how crappy everything in the box was. But I decided to list it all anyways. Well this set of floats sold within two weeks of listing. They were dirty, smelly and the rope was all dry rotted. I explained that in my listing but somebody really wanted it. My guess was that it will be used for decor. Sold for full price of $40.
Fishing Net Floats
This was my big sale of the week. I got this in a lot of items at an auction that I paid $4 for. There was only one box of wrapping paper that I wanted from that lot, but I’ve learned never to throw or give anything away until you’ve fully researched it. There was not other pieces by this artist listed or sold on eBay, but Google said he is apparently well received in the New England states. So I priced it high, sat on it for a few months and the right person finally found it. I took a best offer of $170.
Greg Mort Signed Prints
Here is the second set of manuals to sell from my pile of them I rescued a few weeks ago. I derped on the weight and had to eat some shipping costs, but it’s still free money. These are technical service manuals for a video switch board. I took a best offer of $40.
Video Switch Board Service Manuals
This is why I won’t ignore boxes of dirty hardware anymore. They Sell! This was something I would have thrown away without a second of hesitation. But I was inspired by the What Sells videos and decided to give it a try. Pieces from this lot have been selling like hot cakes. Here’s one example that I sold this week. Just a simple cupboard latch, painted and chipped. But to the right person, this is perfect for their project. Sold for $17.
Vintage Cupboard Latch
03/30/2017 at 12:20 pm #15630RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
those are some true scavenger sales!
03/30/2017 at 12:24 pm #15632
I love those floats!
03/31/2017 at 10:24 am #15681Linda ShieldsParticipant
- Location: St. Louis
Painted brass hardware like that is easy to clean. Just soak it in straight ammonia for a day. Then wash /brush it off. Then polish it up with fine steel wool. It looks like new.
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03/30/2017 at 1:30 pm #15633pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
@Doubly – I really like those prints and you got a nice price for them.
@Steve – the birds chirping in the background of your dog video are a reminder that garage sale season is nigh.
We didn’t sell anything earth-shattering this week. Just a few bread & butter items:
Got this for a buck at a garage sale:
This was laying around the house:
Got this at the auction for $5:
03/30/2017 at 8:52 pm #15661IdahoarderParticipant
Some faves from last week:
The Clash poster – Bought for around 5 cents, sold for $200!
Vintage Fish and Game Patch – Bought for .25, sold for $100.
1970s Bruce Lee Poster – I purchased 3 vtg Bruce Lee posters together for $10 and sold this one for $80 a couple weeks after a “serious collector” wrote to let me know that they were overpriced and worth no more than $25. Maybe I should send him a note? 😉
Wee Waffle Blocks – I think I paid $1-2 for these at a rummage sale. My daughter played with them for a while, then I sold them for $45.
03/31/2017 at 9:13 am #15677
I love your poster sales (these plus the other ones you’ve talked about over the past couple months). Love when “serious collectors” email me about prices. I always simply say that my price is what I need to get for the item and if they can find it elsewhere for cheaper it’s totally find by me. I’ve been tempted in the past to email after something sells for asking price, but I try to take the high road and leave it be. 🙂
03/31/2017 at 1:46 pm #15697omfugParticipant
The Clash is my all time favorite band, but dang a poster from 1999? what a great sale.
03/30/2017 at 11:30 pm #15665WallabeeParticipant
- Location: Minnesota
1120 items in our store. Almost caught up on death piles!
What sold Mar 5-11
03/31/2017 at 1:07 pm #15691
Another idea on dealing with musty leather … freeze it! I got a very musty buckskin jacket, covered in powdery mildew. I found various ideas on the internet, but the one I went with was to freeze it, like the Indians did. I put it in a garbage sack and stuck it in the freezer and forgot about it for about a month, then pulled it out, let it defrost, and hung in the basement for a few weeks. At that point, it only smelled like buckskin. Sold it and the guy gave me fantastic feedback.
03/31/2017 at 8:45 am #15675
Didn’t post last week since we were away in London, so these are a few things that sold over the past 2 weeks or so. In addition to the below, sold a bunch of records since 3/15 (the last time I posted what sold) – 18 for $496 (average $27.58 each) – highlighted by Iggy & The Stooges, Kiss Double Platinum, The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me, Rush 2112, Dio Holy Diver, Rolling Stone Sticky Fingers, and Van Morrison Moondance. That cache of records I bought about a month ago continues to pay off.
c1970s Anson Steel Pen & Pencil Set with Bell Systems Logo
Part of a box lot, so couldn’t have paid more than $1.50-$2 for this. Looked like a boring cheap pen & pencil set until I noticed an early 1970s Bell Systems logo on the tips. Sold for $30.
(8) Vintage Silver Cup Fo-Mac Clay Roller Skate Wheels
I don’t know why I was drawn to these at an auction. Had to have them for some reason. Splurged $8 on them. Sold for $40 best offer after a month or so.
Vintage US Merchant Marine Academy Crest Porcelain Stein Mug Nude Mermaid Handle
I love these old porcelain souvenir steins. Always pick them up for $1-$5 if they feature universities or military things. This one paid $1 for at an estate sale, sold for $50 within a month. Love the nude mermaid handle.
1978 Walt Disney Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Cassette in Thai
I bought this at the estate sale of a hoarder. Boxes & boxes of stuff stacked to the ceiling. She had tons of Disney stuff. Most was super common, or McDonald’s Happy Meals toys, etc. But I did find a few gems. This was one of them I took a chance on. Apparently it’s a cassette of Snow White. I identified it at Thai based on the manufacturer, but a buyer contacted me and said the writing looked Korean. I told him that if he was not satisfied or mislabeled I’d accept a return if he wasn’t happy. Buyer was amazingly pleased once he received it. Bought for $1, sold for $40.
NWT Jonathan Adler Icon Leather iPad Pro Case
I got this and a bunch more at a Jonathan Adler sample sale here in NYC. NWT and the $158 retail price. I paid $3 each. They sat forever because they were for an older generation iPad. However, the brand new iPad Pros happen to be the same size and the old iPad 2, so I changed some keywords and the title and they’ve started to sell. This one sold for $40 when I had a half price day on certain old items.
03/31/2017 at 10:20 am #15680Linda ShieldsParticipant
- Location: St. Louis
Is anyone else having problems getting onto Ebay this morning?
03/31/2017 at 3:11 pm #15699ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Some recent bread and buttah vintage sales. Mostly my new items move out.
Paid $3.99 at Goodwill. Yeah! for this artist who has a clearly legible signature. Went to the UK via GSP. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clemintina-Van-Der-Walt-Ceramic-Studio-Art-Plate-Platter-Colorful-South-Africa-/332156532938?rd=1
This cross stitch kit sold one minute after posting. Designer is Ursula Michael. I paid $6 because the old ladies who price at the Indy thrift like sewing stuff. Usually I pay $1-3 for kits and they are so easy to list and ship.
These took over a year to sell I think. This is the kind of item I think might do better on Etsy. Paid $3 at a flea market.
03/31/2017 at 7:00 pm #15708Denny E.Participant
- Location: Glendale, AZ
For anyone who only describes defects and flaws in the “Condition description” box when you’re listing on ebay (ie, not in the main “Item Description” field), you may run into problems with those listings when they are imported into Bonanza. I just wrote a more thorough explanation on the “Bonanza” page. It is #15706. Hope it helps!
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