07/17/2019 at 7:47 pm #65080RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Swedish bible, 57 Ford Model, Massager, TV Antenna, Telephone, Garelick Eez In chairs, Doc Martens, Napa Valley album crate]
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07/18/2019 at 11:00 am #65096DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
I’ll have to keep my eyes open for retro TV antennas from now on. That’s pretty cool. haven’t posted my What Sells in a while. Here’s a few notable ones from the past week.
I picked these Vietri brand place mats up at an estate sale a couple months ago for a couple dollars. I recognized the name as a high end kitchenware pottery maker, but I didn’t know how well their butt-ugly plastic place mats would do. Still, I priced them high at $50 and they sold within a day. Whoops. Must have been more desirable than I thought. But I’m happy with the cash and easy sale.
A few years ago, I purchased an Oreck vacuum on LetGo for I think $40. I used the hell out of it. I was given a replacement Oreck and decided to part this old one out. Many of the parts have sold surprisingly quick. So far I’ve grossed $115 on the parts I’ve sold. This piece in particular sold for $35, almost as much as I paid for the whole thing.
I was so excited about this Mastercrafters clock when I dug it out of a pile of junk at an estate sale. I got it for $3. Unfortunately, when I brought it home and plugged it in, it didn’t work correctly. The little lamppost would light up so I knew it was getting power, but the mechanics wasn’t functioning. I tried my best to get it working again but it was a bit too complicated for me. Too bad too because working models have sold for over $100. I managed to get $42 for this one in Needs Repaired condition.
During a yard sale outing, I spotted this old Western Brewery glass in a dirty garage and paid .25 cents for it. I brought it home and cleaned it up the best I could and after doing some research, listed it for a crazy $60. Well like the place mats above, it sold overnight for full price. I kind of regret not listing it for higher or maybe trying to list it as an auction, but I can’t complain about the rate of return on this one.
This sale gave my dad a good laugh. I acquired this Borden’s malted milk can in a box lot. Each sellable item from that lot came to about $2.50. It sold after a few months for $25. Dad was laughing because he said he used to be able to buy these in a store for .25 cents. I’m not quite old enough to appreciate the absurdity of it, but maybe one day the empty pickle jar in my fridge might be worth the equivalent of $25.
07/18/2019 at 9:20 pm #65126SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Just a couple items for this week:
Several months ago, junk drawer listings were a big topic of discussion on the forums. So, I gathered a bunch of stuff I had lying around and put it up for $43. I finally received an offer for $23.50.
I now have a new collection of stuff too small or cheap to sell, so I need to do it again.
I paid about $2 for this vintage oil can in an online auction, and it sold for $30.
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07/19/2019 at 9:48 am #65147ManateejaqParticipant
Seeing that 8-Track player all opened up and running was pretty cool. 🙂
Doublythumbs – awesome that you recouped your original cost of the vacuum and made profit on top by parting it out! Also, perhaps I should start saving up my old pickle jars. 😉
Sharyn – I think I am going try and sell a couple junk lots too. I have a bunch of small things that are just creating clutter!
Here are some of my What Sold videos for July. I make a little video just about every day just to chat about things that are selling, so this is everything and not just highlights.
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