Tagged: Steve screens
02/01/2017 at 1:18 pm #11581RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Steve was surprised that a worn out (we like to say “distressed”!) leather bag would sell, but it did. It’s a great keyword for that vintage, worn out[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Stetson Fedora, Leather Messenger Bag, Doc Marten Mary Janes, Bentwood Box]
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02/01/2017 at 1:48 pm #11586omfugParticipant
A few notables:
found at an online auction for $15, sold for $60 I was the only bidder and there were a couple of other saleable pieces in the lot.
another online find–sold for $65 and I have a few stereoviews that came in the lot still to sell.
This is an interesting story, found at a thrift store for $10, I was really excited when I got it home and took it apart and saw that it was stamped 1946–I wanted a lot of money for it, until it was brought to my attention that the Pepsi-cola decal was almost certainly added much later, anyway I got $55 for it “as is” and was happy with that.
bought online for $30, sold for $75–a quick flip as they say.
02/01/2017 at 4:49 pm #11600ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
A few used items to share, but no real home runs.
I’ve sold several of these Brown Bag Cookie pans and thrift them for about $3-5. The individual cookie molds do not seem move as well. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BROWN-BAG-COOKIE-ART-Mold-1990-Animals-amp-Birds-Shortbread-Pan-Chocolate-Paper-/231779852641?rd=1
These straw trivets always sell and are always very cheap ($1/set) to pick up. Check to see if the stinging is loose by twisting. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Woven-TRIVETS-Set-2-Raffia-Straw-Hot-Pads-Retro-Wall-Decor-APPLE-amp-HEN-/231905282432?rd=1
I was surprised that this neutral colored afghan sold very quickly. I usually go for the colorful ones. Bulky death pile item, glad to move it out -paid $3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Handmade-Crochet-Afghan-Blanket-with-Neutral-Chevron-Pattern-Tan-amp-Ivory-/332079298152?rd=1
I’ve found a lot of these for cheap ($1-2/set) and they really sell quickly if they have Hallmark on the back.
I have not done very well with paper items on Ebay, but did finally sell these, thrifted for $1.50. I might buy again if a blockbuster movie, since I had to pay up myself online for theme supplies from an out of theatre movie (How to Train your Dragon). http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-Party-Plates-amp-Napkins-Episode-VII-The-Force-Awakens-Kylo-Ren-BB8-Rey-/231948267454?rd=1
02/01/2017 at 5:02 pm #11601shortandstoutParticipant
- Location: Central Pennsylvania
Just two sales this past week, but good ones for me.
This silver plated pitcher I got at my first auction last March. I had stepped off to the side and my mom ended up bidding on it for me. It came with a coffee pot that I sold early on. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WM-Rogers-Son-Victorian-Rose-Water-Pitcher-1917-Silverplate/252386075285
This watch was an attempt at pay more for higher sales and after a few months I took a best offer about 40% off where I started. I like the idea behind buying big ticket items, but selling the watches I got has been a learning experience to say the least. I’ll be happy when the 30 days after sale happens with no issues. Lots of stress for my small store. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Invicta-Reserve-Collection-14308-Bolt-Zeus-SW500-Automatic-Swiss-Movement-Steel/252638155697
02/01/2017 at 5:04 pm #11602
Killer messenger bag sale, Steven!
c1900 Phonograph Discs
Have to start here. For those of your that read the posts from Monday, this is old news. For those of you that haven’t, I picked these up on the third day of an estate sale with everything super picked over. Sitting on a table in a box, paid $20 for them. After researching, saw individually they could sell for big bucks if they were European language like French, German, and even Jewish recordings – presumably because they were destroyed after two World Wars. Didn’t look like I had anything like that, but common ones regularly sold for $5-$10. Put them up high to see what happened, and they sold for full price ($500) within 5 minutes of posting. They are en route now to outside of Seattle. I’ll feel much better when they arrive in one piece.
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon LP
Bread & butter, records. Bought for $1, sold for $35,
Vintage Brass Bald Eagle belt buckle
Another type of item I always pick up if cheap – old brass belt buckles. Sold for $25 best offer.
John Derian Decoupage tray
Nervous about this one. Took a best offer of $130 because it’s been sitting for a while, buyer still hasn’t paid. This is actually the second time it’s sold, and the buyer didn’t pay the first time either.
02/01/2017 at 6:16 pm #11608Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
I have a nice copy of Dark Side, it has a minor warp though. Do people still buy them like that? Can you de-warp a record?
I like the album but I have it on 8-track as well.
02/01/2017 at 6:27 pm #11610
Well, there’s a couple layers to record collectors that I’ve found. There’s ones that are just getting into records and want entry level stuff – good copy, no scratches, nice cover – and that’s probably what I specialize in. Then you have the audiophiles that NEED the most pristine versions and versions that might be directly from the master recordings (usually marked “MFSL” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Fidelity_Sound_Lab). Then there are collectors that want the first pressings only – look at the deadwax in the middle and you’ll see a matrix of numbers/letters. Side One with A1 and Side Two with B1 at the ends are what you want for those guys. Even a warped record with A1/B1 could be worth it. Otherwise it would probably be a wall hanger if it had a really nice cover.
02/01/2017 at 5:34 pm #11606jinedo58Participant
- Location: South Texas
This was my best sale of the last week Fujinon vintage binoculors (they were given to me from my in laws who were cleaning out there house). Sales for me are like pulling teeth. Almost non existent i can go days now without sales(over 900 items in store)
02/01/2017 at 5:35 pm #11607jinedo58Participant
- Location: South Texas
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujinon-Meibo-7×50-Vintage-Made-In-Japan-Binoculars-730-039-/201786544489?rd=1 here is the link to my sale
02/01/2017 at 7:28 pm #11611
If you can only have one sale a week, that’s a pretty darn good one!
02/02/2017 at 8:28 am #11622SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I like that pantry box. I remember the video where Sheldon showed a firkin box (love the name), which he sold for hundreds of dollars. By the way, I don’t think that Sheldon has created a video or posted on this forum for a month or two. I miss his videos. I hope he is doing well.
Here are a few interesting sales of mine from the past week:
Jackie B Kennedy necklace that I sold on consignment for $89. My friend bought a lot of stuff from QVC, and this is one of them. These are based on jewelry Jackie owned:
A buyer asked me to sell her these hand-painted candles for $30 including shipping. Once the sale went through, I found I could send them in a Regional A flat rate box, and I was able to get back close to my original asking price:
This is a very low priced sale of $10 including shipping for four vintage pins. The more interesting pin is a hula girl with a foot missing next to a palm tree. I found the feedback from the buyer to be really cute: “The amputee hula girl is a charmer.”
02/02/2017 at 10:32 pm #11671newvintagenyParticipant
- Location: Albany, NY
Had some random sales.
$25 for Jefferson’s VHS
Tons of bread and butter $20-$40 items.
02/04/2017 at 7:33 pm #11757mcgallicherParticipant
- Location: Virginia
These were my favorite – though not highest – sales this week:
I bought these vintage shoes at thrift store last summer in Mobile, Alabama when I got my daughter settled into college there for $5.00. Had a lot of watchers and finally took a best offer of $30.00 plus shipping. The buyer purchased them via GSP and was located in the U.K.:
This was given to me with some other things by an acquaintance who wanted some info on how I sell on Ebay. So, kind of a consulting fee, I guess, but I would have gladly talked to her for free. It sold within a day of listing, and shipping was about $4.00:
Finally, I found this in the basement while decluttering. Husband I had bought it several years ago at The Home Depot and never used it. I ended up wrapping it in two large black garbage bags for shipment, and it just barely made the cut for USPS Priority Mail measurements:
02/05/2017 at 9:58 am #11780The Thrift RaiderParticipant
December sales are up! I’ll repost this one and January’s if I get that one done in time on the next What Sold.
02/06/2017 at 10:05 pm #11939
02/06/2017 at 10:06 pm #11942WallabeeParticipant
- Location: Minnesota
What sold Jan 29- Feb 4
02/07/2017 at 12:51 pm #11970BrianBParticipant
Steve: I thought your projection screen find was interesting. A neighbor of mine moved, at least a year ago and he put two old projection screens out for the junk. I saw them and took them home. They were in fairly decent workable condition, but one was larger than the other. I assume he acquired the smaller one first and later bought the larger one many years ago (he is retired). I listed them both, but only sold one so far for I think $24.00. The other one refuses to sell even for $15.00, but I will leave it listed since I got it for free.
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