11/18/2020 at 6:50 pm #83547RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Trucker hat, MCM Desk lamp, Charlie Rich Quad 8-Track Tape, Vintage TV stand, Sony Portable TV]
11/19/2020 at 1:56 pm #83572SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I’ve heard a few people on the forum mention a recent eBay glitch where the buyer gets free shipping even though the listing wasn’t set up that way. You should call eBay and complain. They may refund the shipping cost.
Lots of lower cost items have sold in the past two weeks.
After all the reel to reel tapes Steve has sold, I thought this one would go quickly, but it took a few years. I got it for free, and it sold for $15. Johnny Mathis is still alive at 85 years of age and tours when there isn’t a major global pandemic going on.
I like esoteric technical books that have appeal to only a small segment of the population. This is a manual on concrete published by a government agency in 1963. I paid about $2, and it sold for $14. Not a huge ROI, but I like this sort of thing.
These are designer made mini bride and groom teddy bears from an auction lot I purchased about two years ago. I paid less than $1, and they sold for $46 to Shop Airlines, a forwarding company for people in Japan who don’t want to buy directly off eBay.
I recently purchased a Rummikub set in an online auction. When I got it home, I found one tile missing and two of the stands were messed up. No problem, I’ll sell it piece by piece. A lady purchased all my 2’s and the two jokers, which added up to $11.50. She wants to make 2020 ornaments out of the tiles. She will have to find more jokers from other sellers. I purchased the game with a chess set and a few other items for $3 ish.
A few weeks ago, I purchased an online lot of kitchen stuff for a $6 bid. Ends up the stuff I thought would be good was just OK, and the hidden gems are what is making it special (including a Cutco knife that I’m keeping). I almost put these ice tongs that look like just curved pieces of metal into the donate pile, but I know to look up the inscriptions first. It was made by some Danish muckety muck MCM designer in the 1960s. I have two, and the first one sold full price at $20.
I sold this organic cleaning pack for $28, which also came from that purchase.
Last, but not least, my highest sale of the last two weeks is a rare book for full price of $59; “Newton’s Laws are Full of Flaws”. I got it for free, and it sold through the GSP to a UK buyer.
11/21/2020 at 2:00 pm #83595Steve ListParticipant
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
Sharyn, Ouch to the “Newton’s Laws are Full of Flaws”, I saw that at an Eagle’s Hall sale last Saturday and passed it by. I probably did okay though as I purchased a 16 Qt All-Clad stockpot for $5 and a WWII Bayonet also for $5. But if I ever see that book again, I’ll snatch it up quick.
11/20/2020 at 2:50 am #83582TrashinistaParticipant
- Location: Ohio
Great video as always Steven. What’s the song at the end of the video??
11/20/2020 at 10:23 am #83583TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
For my latest semi-regular installment, here are some things that sold earlier this fall. I’m trying to get sort of caught up. Putting more time into eBay now I may be able to get to the point of selling enough to contribute something interesting here each week.
When I first came across this small Japanese plastic lacquerware-style box with notepad and mirror in my death piles I was sure it was not worth listing, but I’ve learned to research pretty much everything and to not trust my cheap-junk radar. It sold fairly quickly for $20 plus shipping. It was out of a big lot so I only have pennies in it.
Before practicing law (where I had to read so much every day for work that it ruined recreational reading for me for a time) I scoured used book piles for vintage true adventure books. Here’s one I enjoyed that’s about a pilot’s Alaska adventures in the ‘50s that still had its dust jacket and turned out to be a 1<sup>st</sup> edition, not that I cared about any of that when I originally bought it for a probably dollar or two or less in the ‘70’s or ‘80’s. It went for $39 plus shipping.
This Saudia Airlines clothing lint brush is a neat item that harks back to a different age of airline travel. The airlines were hemorrhaging money earlier this year but seem to be adapting to survive. I flew across country back in July and one thing I noticed is that reservations were fungible. We reserved a flight for a Wednesday but a few days before we were changed to a Thursday flight, and then we were changed again to a Tuesday flight. The airlines have weathered bad times before and hopefully will again, though air travel may look quite different going forward. It is a fascinating, extremely complex, ever-evolving industry. Back to the lint brush: It took a disappointingly long year-plus to sell for $12 plus shipping. The Lithuanian buyer paid $14 for shipping and I was happy that it made it. It was out of my in-laws’ estate.
Although this paperback was in very poor condition and half the pages were loose it sold for $5.60 plus shipping. I mention it because Casca: The Eternal Mercenary was a long running series originally written by Barry Sadler (singer/songwriter of the 1966 hit “Ballad of the Green Beret”) and is a great BOLO. While so many paperbacks are worth little to nothing, there are a number of mass market paperback science fiction, fantasy, and adventure series’ from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s that can sell for healthy prices. This copy could have sold for close to $100 if in excellent condition even though it’s not a first printing. Sadler himself led quite an interesting life which does not hurt the series’ popularity.
I enjoy postcards for their historical information but there are so many varieties it can be hard to determine value and desirability even with extensive research. I guess that’s why Popeye’s and other postcard sellers put so many cards at auction when they first list them, to see what happens. I went ahead and just listed this WWI era real photo card of a US Army drum and bugle corps band at what I thought was a high BIN price and it sold immediately for $15 plus .55 for the stamp.
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