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09/13/2020 at 11:56 am in reply to: Zenith record player, Oil lamp, Linemans belt, Matchbox truck, Panasonic Stereo #81526
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
This one sold for 123.99 on 9/8/19, but I note that it is listed as cast-iron. I wonder if the seller made a mistake about the material OR if the product was actually cast in resin AND in metal?
This one is described as ceramic (sold for $25)
I would like the badge for weird vintage stuff from trusted sellers to be “Funkadelic”
I took early retirement from my organization in Summer, 2018, and I have been having a blast ever since. The initial 6 months off from work is THE BEST – enjoy it.
Thanks @sonia, I found this thread helpful:
My concern with selling on eBay is that you need someone to look at the stones and determine quality. You need an expert to look at the stones with a loop and grade them. Could be crap CZs or could be $1000s.08/18/2020 at 8:18 am in reply to: Made this to print on my 4×6 Rollo Thermal printer, cut 4, put on every shipment #80782
I’ve already lost $s on a sale that was delayed by USPS so long that I had to provide refund to buyer. I printed a half dozen of these and started adding to outgoing packages. I am curious whether we will get any complaints from the Fox News consumer set.
Hi Lisa. I am also in Colorado, but I am mostly not caring for elderly parents (my wife’s parents are still healthy & independent and mine passed away a few years ago).
I am in Arvada. Maybe I’ll run into you & your mom at the garage sales tomorrow. Best wishes, Daniel.
Thanks Sharyn. I’ll give them a try.06/20/2020 at 10:19 am in reply to: Hull divided dish, Zenith recorder, Panapoint pencil sharpener, Drum machine #78599
Hi all, I have been hitting the garage sales on Friday mornings, now that they are open again. I have had some good luck including this complete lego set I picked up new in the box with seven other used open sets for $25. This one sold right away for $34.50 & shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193514165763
I found six of these Nissan Titan bed cleats for $10. The owner said his truck had been stolen right out of his garage, so he had no use for the cleats. I put them right to work selling them at $20.50 + shipping for each. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193505752198 Today, I only have one left that was returned by the post office because of a bad address.
This Navajo ceramic is a little over a foot tall and shipping weight was 10 lbs. I have had it up for a year at $110 and took a best offer of $85 + shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193251634086
I picked up ten of these sticker packs at a Daiso in Tokyo (100 yen store) and threw them up on eBay. They are not big money makers, but they have been selling steadily. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193355900313
This set of bar glasses were new in a very o.d box from 1980s. I loved the design and picked them up for $5 at an estate sale. I had them listed high at $75 and finally took a best offer of $55 plus shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192662406361
My rule is to never sell clothes, but when I came across this pair of 90s Lucky Brand Blue Jeans, I thought they were something super special. Turns out they are sorta special and they sold for $38.50. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192994719127 I paid shipping this time.
I have sold this Cobb Portable Stove twice now and the buyers have both backed out. I am going to throw it up on FB Marketplace and only offer local pick up. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193437675372
I hope you all have a great week.
Salvador Dali made a zillion lithographs in the 1970s. There are 21,412 results for “Salvador Dali Lithograph” on Worthpoint.05/28/2020 at 12:45 pm in reply to: Iroquois bowls Old west painting, Starburst tumblers, 1940’s Kit Cat Klock #77878
@Steve and @ChristineR, thanks for the great videos. I really enjoy them.
My sales last week were pretty slow (as was my progress DIYing the bathroom update which is distracting me from hiking and eBay). The only really noteworthy sale was this 1961 Jack Poker Playing card set https://www.ebay.com/itm/193164866399 I bought it for $2.00 and sold for $78.50 (shipping included). This fell under the rule of thumb of buying anything new in the box from that past AND the rule of thumb of buying any kind of adult card games.
On bulky or heavy items, I usually select FedEx Home as a shipping option then at the point of making a label, I check for the most affordable option. I think USPS priority is an upgrade from FedEx home, so I don’t have an issue with switching to that. If the item is super expensive (>$200), I will select USPS priority anyway because of horror stories of others’ experience with FedEx claims. My $0.02.
Groovy Grasshopper, I am so sorry this is happening to your family & community. I am glad you all are safe. Prayers and positive thoughts to you from Colorado. -Daniel.05/14/2020 at 11:32 am in reply to: Magnavox stereo, Vtg Time N Date Wall Clock, Leather bound Bible, Table lamps #77425
Steve, thanks for the continued posts about your solds. I chuckled at your Estes Park hat – I pass on so many Colorado themed hats just because I see them all the time in our thrift stores. I’m glad for your reminder that what is common locally is not common in other parts of the country.
@ChristineR, I am halfway through your video and love it. Thanks for posting about Pinterest and pinning groups on FB. This is an angle I’ve never heard of.
At the tourist office, I picked up a really great travel guide in Kamakura for free. I wished I had read it before I got there because I had little time there and it was so full of info. Anyway, I listed it on eBay with the acknowledgement that it is available for free in Japan, and it sold for $9.50 & free media mail shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193409122691
I do still buy hats. I only get hats that are likely to be a keyword search or that are vintage made in the USA. I like to sell them for at least $12.50. This Star Wars hat went for full asking price of $18.50 & free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193265441947
I am slowly inching my way back to zero on the purchase I made in Beijing of fireworks labels. These two 1955 calendar art prints got me a lot of the way there. I took best offers of $80 and free shipping for each https://www.ebay.com/itm/193153158051 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193153148720
These Studio Ghibli stickers were $1/each at the museum outside Tokyo. I bought 10 of them and listed them on eBay for $11.50 + shipping. Last week, I sold three for $34.50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/193354736812
At an estate sale, the homeowner had a big box with every receipt, hang tag, catalogue and manual that came with her purchases for decades. I bought the box for $2. This collection of camping hangtags and small manuals sold for $24.50 (free shipping) and was my third or fourth sale from that box. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193412991635
It’s been a while since I plugged my only venture into retail arbitrage. I got about fifty 3-packs of Calvin Klein size large underwear at Costco when they went on sale for $5.50 each. I have been selling them in ones and twos every two weeks or so for $18.50 + shipping. Sold three sets last week. https://www.ebay.com/itm/192751006886