09/09/2020 at 6:02 pm #81417RyanneKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Post your What Sold video in the forum>>[See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Zenith record player, Oil lamp, Lineman’s belt, Matchbox truck, Panasonic Stereo System, Flamingos]
09/10/2020 at 12:11 pm #81442SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I am still amazed at your restorations of vintage record players. I have one sitting in my basement for a few years. I don’t know if I will ever get to it.
I purchased these thermal hunting pants at a recent flea market run by a church thrift shop. The shop is still closed due to the pandemic, but they needed to move some merchandise. I paid $4, sold for $34.
I think too many people know about McCoy ceramics, so I don’t find them in the wild very often. I got this one from my one commission. I take 50% after fees. It sold for $29.70. I would have held out for more, but it accidentally got caught up in a sale.
09/10/2020 at 5:42 pm #81460Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
If you ever attempt to restore it, I’ll be glad to offer help if you need it.
09/10/2020 at 9:16 pm #81467SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – That is so nice of you to offer. You’ve answered my questions in the past, and it’s much appreciated!
The system I have is a JC Penney model 683-1765 with record, cassette, and 8-track players, AM/FM radio, and speakers. From what I’ve learned from you, I will have to replace the belts for three different systems and re-foam the speakers. I might need a replacement needle; possibly a de-magnetizing kit.
That is quite a lot to tackle for my first restoration! I can do it, but maybe take one step at a time.
Outwardly, it is in pretty decent condition.
09/12/2020 at 2:14 pm #81510TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
More random sales from over the summer:
These new with tags and box Belleville Brown Leather Flight Boots are one of a number of designs that are now approved for wear by the various armed services. They were an extra pair my wife had that she never needed. In an unusual size (men’s 7 1/2) they went for a good price of $145 BIN with free shipping, which ended up at $14 by FedEx Home.
The lot of trashed salvage Vietnam era US Army slant-pocket ripstop cotton camouflage shirts I bought a while back at $25 each that I’ve discussed here before have been selling well so I keep raising my BIN price, and getting it. This one had a desirable 82<sup>nd</sup> Airborne Division shoulder patch (the “Jumpin’ Junkies” in Vietnam) and sold at $140 plus shipping.
This is a regulation miniature US Air Force Senior Pilot Wing in bullion for optional wear on dress uniforms. Essentially free in a box lot it sold for $18 plus shipping.
I am wary of electronics bits and pieces but if I don’t have anything in them and they’re easy and cheap to ship, I’m ok with taking a chance on non-functioning or a flaky buyer. I researched this XJacker headphone adapter kit from a yard sale free box and near as I could tell, they were only useful in the early days of Xbox 360 when gamers had to kludge things together for optimum play. I was waiting for them to be returned once the buyer realized they had no practical purpose now but there was nary a peep so no news is good news. They sold for $15 plus shipping.
This consignment challenge coin was one the better ones to sell recently. It is for the Bahrain School, where US military, diplomatic, and other non-local expat kids go to school in Bahrain. (The administration just announced a deal it brokered between Bahrain and Israel to normalize relations, which is a big deal!) The coin sold for $72 plus shipping.
More US military surplus here: a 1990-vintage Combat Vehicle Crewman helmet, new in the box. I picked this up for $70 several years ago when a local shop picked up a gaylord box full of them in size small from an online auction. I only bought one but should have bought more. Or better yet, I should have skipped the middle man and started paying closer attention to that govt auction. It sold for $260 plus shipping.
09/13/2020 at 11:56 am #81526apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
Its been a while since I posted anything. Here are my interesting sales from last week:
Lot of 1980s 3.5″ Disk games https://www.ebay.com/itm/193637972220 I auctioned them because I saw the best prices seemed to come from that approach in this category. I only had two bidders, but got about the price I expected.
I bought a 3-pack of gloves at Costco and sold one pair for 2/3 of the price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193643599676
This r/c Lamborghini sold for a best offer of $80 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193649191887
When it comes to men’s accessories, I think the label is the most important thing (after condition): https://www.ebay.com/itm/193613286152
Getting ready for holiday season by listing a bunch of ceramic village stuff. Someone had a search for this one as it sold within a few hours of listing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193585288023
The weirdest sales I made last week by far were these Jura Castor robot (toy) parts from France. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192856618406 I have had these parts listed for two years and only had one buyer. Last week, I had three different buyers purchase robot parts. I am guessing there was a news story or something that prompted people to dig out their old toys from the basement. #longtailsuccessstory
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.