04/17/2019 at 7:16 pm #60432
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Woolrich sweater, Stim u lax massager, Bears light up hat, Pole lamp, Ashtrays, Pearlcorder, Reel push mower]
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04/18/2019 at 9:42 am #60465
That light up Bears hat is fun! Ha, I wouldn’t have even looked twice at something like that or expected it to light up like that. I can’t imagine it would be all that comfortable to wear though with that 9V battery at the front – even with the flap.
Just chugging along here, slow but sure. Here are my What Sold videos for the past week:2+
04/18/2019 at 8:28 pm #60510
The push mower reminds me of a barn sale I went to last week. Someone had mounted a push mower on to the front of a bike so that you could ride the bike and mow the lawn! I thought that was genius. But it was super big and bulky and really rusted so I passed on it.
04/18/2019 at 9:10 pm #60512
- Location: Central NJ
Lots of mostly smaller sales last week:
This was just a small Chinese bowl I bought in an auction lot. I paid very little, sold for $18:
This printer tray wasn’t worth as much as others I’ve heard about, but it sold pretty quickly. I paid $11, and it sold for $40.
Ryanne & Jay used to sell square nails for reproduction projects. I purchased several barrels at auction, and some of them had nails. These are pretty rusty, and they don’t seem to sell for as much as they used to. I am selling them in 0.5 pound lots at $5 with a flat $5 shipping. I end up making about $1 in shipping if the buyer only selects a 0.5 pound. So far, I’ve sold only two half pounds to two different buyers. I paid hardly anything.
One of the barrels also sold this week for $22.
For some reason, it was quiche baking dish week as I sold two listings. This Villeroy & Boch was given to me, and it sold for $21.
I purchased a number of mostly owl figurines in an online auction recently, but this Marushka fabric art owl was the first to sell. Each item cost less than $1, and the art sold for $29.
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04/19/2019 at 10:29 am #60519
- Location: Hopedale, OH
Last week was one of my best weeks of total sales since I’ve started on selling (in contrast to this week which may be one of my worse). That was mostly due to one sale in particular…
I acquired this muffle furnace from my dad who bought it for scrap price of less than $10. It worked perfectly fine, and we even tested it with a high temperature probe that he borrowed from work. I think I only had it listed for about a month or so. It sold to a government agency out in Colorado for full price of $1200! Packing wasn’t too bad. I had the perfect box to ship it in. And I learned a little bit about shipping via FedEx.
I got this die-cast scale model Schwinn Black Phantom bicycle in a box lot for which I paid $13 (each sellable item came to $1.44). I was after some old railroad padlocks in the lot, but this was an added bonus. It sold rather quickly for full price of $50. I couldn’t believe the detail that went into this little model. I’m glad I took pictures with a ruler held up to it, otherwise I’d be worried that the buyer thought they were getting the real thing.
This was a neat sale. I bot a box lot of ephemera at an auction for $17 (each sellable item came to $1.56). Inside was a small stack of unused V-Mail WW2 letter papers and envelopes. It was nice, but I didn’t think much of it until I went to photograph them for listing. Inside the stack was a used letter written out for someone’s husband stationed in in the states. It looks to have been returned to the wife due to the letter getting mangled or maybe the sender trimmed it in a way not allowed. Well I listed it for $30 and it sold for full price.
From that same box lot came this pamphlet from the Farm Bureau Co-op which detailed pest control solutions from 1955. I loved the illustration on the front cover and knew others would appreciate the artwork too. I listed it for $25 and it sold for full price.
04/20/2019 at 1:47 pm #60554
- Location: Southern California
Sales had been very minimal but picked up a bit the last two weeks. I also read online that is true for retail generally. Here’s a few used item sales I had in the past few weeks.
This item I found when I went very late to an estate sale run by people who totally know their stuff. Still found a couple of things. It sold immediately after I sent an offer to buyers for $30. I paid like $3 I think. Vintage Tiki Tapa Placemats I actually like this kind of 50s-60s tiki stuff for my house but thought I probably wouldn’t get around to using theses placemats. If anyone has a tablecloth like this, then we’re talking.
This 60s fiberglass bowl I got an an estate sale around the corner from my house – nobody was looking in the kitchen cabinets. Paid a buck. This also sold make offer to buyers for $20 (five bucks off). Head’s up that the tiki tapa pattern of this Traymold brand serving pieces I have found in the wild (and kept and use) and it sells really well. Here’s another seller’s listing: of that pattern.
I paid $4 for these NOS Disney linens at the indy thrift. I’m resisting vintage linens lately unless it’s still in the package. They sold pretty quickly.
Finally another offer of $30, but took a couple of years to sell. vintage patriotic print drapery fabric.
Have a good weekend trash elves.3+
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