11/10/2021 at 7:17 pm #93870RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Turtle lamp, Angel Xmas Chimes, Guitar amp, Remote control]
11/12/2021 at 6:10 pm #93886SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
@Ryanne – the link on the front page below Steve’s video doesn’t work. I was able to get here from the “Latest Activity” links on the side.
I picked up these two matching frames at an online auction for about a dollar. Sold for $70.
This dress was also part of an online auction. I’ve already sold several items from this lot, so I had very little money into it. It is new with tags and sold for $79.
A few years ago, I helped a friend have an online auction. I did take a few items to sell on eBay for her. This is a 1979 set of baseball cards from Burger King, new and sealed. When I listed it, it really wasn’t worth that much. However, with baseball cards much more popular now, it finally sold for $33.
11/16/2021 at 4:21 pm #93921TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
… with baseball cards much more popular now, it finally sold for $33.
Sharyn, one of my theories on the list-it-and-forget-it type of store is that for some things it’s not so much waiting for the right buyer to come along but rather waiting for the market to catch up to the listing price.
I run across the occasional big box of ’80’s – ’90’s junk wax sports cards at a yard sale for cheap but I’m still studiously avoiding them. Maybe it will get to where it’ll be worth picking them up in the hopes of finding a diamond in the rough – now there is even at least one junk wax YouTube channel. I have zero interest in them intrinsically, though, so I should probably stay away since combing through a big box of them would not be a labor of love.
This item is a reminder to me to never assume the value of something without specific research. An Olympics commemorative coin is the type of thing that a non-coin collecting Olympics attendee or enthusiast might buy and squirrel away, thinking it’ll be worth something someday. They have rarely appreciated much in value; that I’m aware of. This British 2009 Blue Peter 50p coin from the 2012 Olympics turned out to be an exception and validated my mantra to diligently research everything. It sold for $320 plus shipping on a best offer and went back to the UK. I found it in a lot of mostly next-to-worthless stamps and coins that would have been way overpriced at the $18.75 it cost me, absent this little gem. I have no idea why it sells for so much.
Another ship’s plaque off the family “I-Love-Me” wall sold, this one from USS STOUT, a guided missile destroyer, for $77 plus shipping.
I learned from Scavenger Life to always look for good puzzles at yard and estate sales. This Swiss Klotzl wooden block puzzle was $2 at an estate sale and sold for $39 plus shipping.
This thumb press banjo oiler sold for $20 plus shipping even though missing its cap. I have about a dollar in it as part of a miscellaneous box lot. I think these small round ones were originally made for use with sewing machines and the like, though there are brass ones of a similar design that were military issue for keeping machine guns oiled and are worth quite a bit more.
11/18/2021 at 4:49 pm #93943jaepeteParticipant
- Location: Carrollton, TX
Great video as always! another week without a video for me. Things are just not selling quick enough where I have at least 5 or 6 items to record at the same time. I’ve got 8 total sales since Nov 2. I’ve also been very slow in listing new stuff and assume that is part of the problem. My sales for the last month are half the average for the year…ugh
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194298649714 this is a 1973 first printing of Walking Tall. I got this in an online auction. I purchased an entire closet full of stuff and this was one of the 50 or so books. I paid about $5 for the entire contents of the closet. This one sold for $9.75.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194063292225 Sony Walkman from the 80’s I believe. Honestly don’t recall where I got this. I won’t pay much for these anymore as most of the time I don’t have batteries or a cassette with me to check them out. This one worked and the headphones worked so was happy about that. Sold for $32.50.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194439179707 Norwegian Cruise Lines patch. this was a gift from an aunt an uncle when I was kid making this patch at least 40 years old. Sold for $10.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193997521292 Vintage metal serving tray. Snagged this at an estate sale for $2 and sold for $15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193774151283 Erte’ book of postcards in like new condition. Got this in a box lot from an estate sale. The box contained a bunch of paper product souvenirs from the persons travels in Europe and the UK. Sold this one for $12.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193853811984 Vintage AT&T branded business card holder with the Baylor University colors. I suppose these colors could be for other universities as well. Got this at an estate sale for $2 and sold for $18 via a best offer.
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