10/17/2019 at 8:32 am #69190RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Train case, Marantz parts, Channel Master radio, Pinup notepads, EyeClops]
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10/17/2019 at 10:48 am #69205DoublythumbsParticipant
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Looks like its getting plenty cold up where you live. I had to finally bust out my hoodie this morning here in Ohio. It’s been kinda slow for me recently too, but here are some interesting sales to share…
From a box lot of ephemera came this little group of Bazooka Joe bubble gum prize catalogs from many decades ago. They haven’t received much interest over the months so when a $40 best offer came through, I jumped on it. Easy money for something that I only paid around a dollar for.
I always have my eye out for new-old-stock bed sheets because I can usually buy them really cheap and they always do well for me. This single plain white Dan River bed sheet came from a box lot full of similar NOS items that I bought for $6 total (each sellable item came to .71 cents). It took a few months but these and another similar one each sold for $20. The ones to look out for are the ones with vintage patterns obviously, but it’s good to know that plain white will sell too.
My big sale the week before last was this old pilot’s briefcase. I bought it at an auction for $45 because it was filled with all kinds of pilot maps and interesting goodies. I organized and listed the contents separately and this was the first thing to sell… and for full price too! $116.
Here’s a great item to be on the lookout… vintage Christmas toy catalogs. The older, the better. This 1976 Sears Wish Book wasn’t too relatively old, but I still priced it high and stuck to my guns for the upcoming Christmas season. It sold for full price of $130! I had about .50 cents into it. Great sale!
Finally, my big sale of last week. I purchased three mid century coffee tables at an auction all for $5 total. They were in rough condition, so I spend a few hours cleaning, oiling and waxing the surfaces to bring them back to life. This Lane Acclaim table was the first to sell. I took a best offer of $225. The gentleman came by and picked it up exactly when he said he would too. It was nice not having to deal with a third party carrier service like the last couple of “local pickup” sales.
10/18/2019 at 8:45 am #69237
Nothing worthwhile for me to share in sales this week so I’m just gonna poke everyone while I watch Steve.
I remember curling up with that Wish Book as a 10 year old. I didn’t get everything I circled, but everything I did get came from Sears. Sad for me to see the company’s decline.1+
10/17/2019 at 11:07 am #69207
Good Morning Steve! To state what we all already know – What an absolutely amazing specialty niche you have created with electronics! Truly Imitating you would be akin to any real tradesman apprenticeship.
I really enjoyed the crispy cool end of the video with your canine and kitty companions. After 16+ years in silky air Naples, we are beginning to long for the north again, and we are in early stage one of planning our reverse climate ‘retirement’.
There have been several interesting sales for my store over the past two weeks with a welcomed modest uptick in sales.
Rusty old Snap on Toolbox, BO $95, pd $5. Big and bulky yet easy enough to ship, although you cannot neglect proper cushioning. FedEx Home Delivery shipment is a must.
Bates College yearbook lot, had them awhile, BO $50, they were becoming too precious to me! Found in the trash.
A fancy thrift shop under priced this old thread box at $3. Sold for BO $45.
Another great Magic Lantern glass slide sale, bought as a lot for $50 with each slide costing less than $1, this one sold for asking $54 and shipped overseas.
Bought a bunch of items from a flea vendor for $20 including a glass case full of curios and such. These earrings were part of it and I gladly took a BO of $65. I reported COGS at $5, but realize now the pair cost much less.
Etsy shows up with a sale worth posting, a 1972 vinyl Dakin Fox character toy, cost $2, sold for $35.
Happy hunting all! And remember to dress, pack, process, and preserve. You’re not just going to dump a carcass in your leaving room after the hunt, are you? I stayed home from hunting today. Have a few carcasses staring at me from last time.1+
10/18/2019 at 8:47 am #69239
Great sales! I am always impressed by the crusty metal patina decor you sell on Etsy. Good to see you’re getting those prices on eBay, too. Gotta love FedEx Home. It shows $20 less than Parcel Select if you had shipped that Snap On box to my zip! Just out of curiosity, why sell US only on those Jensen earrings?0
10/19/2019 at 10:31 pm #69287
To answer your question about the earrings and International shipping.
It was just a gut decision. One of those weird conscious decisions I have grown to trust over the years. If I had more than a few earrings like that up for sale, I would have opened up to International shipping. With only one pair up for sale and expecting decent money, I just decided to circle the wagons and keep the sale in the US.1+
10/17/2019 at 12:38 pm #69212SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – Beautiful area you live in, that is for sure, but a good bit colder. We are in the 50F to 69F range right now.
I recently purchased a few large lot of whiskey pitchers and bottles for practically no money. I think each comes to about $0.25. This was my first sale. I kind of expected it would be since most of the brands are from Scotland, but the Southern Comfort pitcher was the one that was from the US. Sold for $16.
Another free item from one of my parents’ friends, three NWT Dockers pants for $36.
Here’s a vintage doll that I bought in an auction lot. Paid maybe $1. I listed as a “cranky baby doll” because of the look on its face. It was unmarked, so the body might have been handmade and then integrated with the face and hands.
Another coat from an upscale brand, but not in great condition. Still managed to get $29, paid about $1.50.
10/18/2019 at 8:49 am #69240
Yup, finally getting a little chill in Mid-Atlantic. I tend to like it warm but the 90 degree October days we were having were getting a bit old.
I like that wool coat. I know that distressed leather sells but it didn’t occur to me that a wool coat would. I guess it can be a grunge look.0
10/17/2019 at 11:08 pm #69235apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
I could find almost no information using google searching for this vintage robot toy that I picked up for $5 at my local thrift store. I realized that I didn’t have all the parts for whatever it had been originally, so I sold the parts I had. I was pleased last week to get $12.50 each for two wheels https://www.ebay.com/itm/192856618406
Vintage magnifying glass in original box – bought for $1 at a garage sale, sold for full price of $38.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193058690988
I got a box full of these dexterity puzzles for $30 at a garage sale. This one sold to a museum in California last week for $38.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193074414476
Local thrift store had just hung this motocross armor up for $4. They were having a store-wide sale of 50% off, so I got it for $2 and sold in a few days for $82.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193131756461
I made a mistake with this tactical backpack. I listed shipping of $1.50. It would not have been a bad error (most similar bags sell free shipping for around same price), but I should have excluded Puerto Rico. Shipping ate up all my profits on this one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1931317467182+
10/18/2019 at 7:58 am #69236
Nice glass and puzzle sale.
The good news on the $1.50 ruck pack shipping is that you are unlikely to ever do that again!
Several years ago I purchased my wife some tablecloths for an event for around $75. She did not like them, so I quickly sold them back on eBay for half the price but for what worked out to a price of 99 cents since I used Free shipping by accident. The buyer was in CA, me in FL of course! I asked the buyer if I could cancel and no chance on that so I sucked it up as a most valuable lesson learned. You never forget. That one was a double looser!0
10/18/2019 at 8:51 am #69242
I’m not a big fan of thrift stores for sourcing since I will often find only one or two things worth buying – or nothing at all – but I keep going back for finds like your motocross armor. Just the kind of thing the little old ladies doing the pricing at the indy thrifts miss. Nice sale.0
10/18/2019 at 7:00 pm #69264TopNotchParticipant
- Location: WI
Picked this up at an estate auction because nobody wanted it. They threw in 2 or 3 boxes full of pottery and I paid $1 total. Overall grabbed about 100 items and broke even on 1 sale. I’ll be going to their auctions a lot more. Also spent $1 total for every painting at the estate. Unreal.
Bought this at a garage sale last year. I got 4 or 5 bowling balls $1 each. I procrastinated and just got them listed about 2 weeks ago. Sold 2 already. Really easy to ship when I bought them in the box.
These just went today $25 shipped. Probably spent 25 cents on them at a garage sale and finally listed last week.1+
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