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@HistoryNerd, Really? Ferragamos? Dang! I see these all.the.time. I pass them up. I do have 1 pair to sell. Haven’t listed yet. While I do have some shoes, I really do not like to sell them. Not sure why. I just don’t. Maybe I’ll pick up a few next time I see them. Or maybe not. Not sure.
@Inglewood, I agree…there have been so many times I have thrown out/donated things (pre-ebay) because I had no idea they would be worth something-or that they mattered. While I’m pretty familiar with clothing brands, there is still much I have to learn. And I’m not sure if @Jay said it, but someone on the forums did…no one person can possibly know all the items that are good sellers. That being said, I always bank on that ideology when thrifting. I learn so much from other thrifters/ebayers. The Scavenger Life YouTube series and now the forums alone have taught me so much!
Steve, that’s a nice one! I do like the black Starship lamps better than silver. I haven’t listed mine yet, because it takes a while to heat up and I had to step out. I will take photos this week and list. My lamp is silver with blue water. Still cool. I am in the Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square area, Tam’s Vintage & More.
Jay, I agree. It’s a trade off, but heck yeah, if you don’t have great sourcing near you-I would move as well.
Oh. Sorry Ryanne, yes, USPS. Thank you for telling me. I never realized they were 2 different processes. I will void right now.
I too am jealous of the auctions Jay and Ryanne talk about. However, I will say, I have 2 thrift store within walking distance from me and many more in driving distance that have worked for me. I just scored one of those rocket lava lamps for $7.50, plus 20% off, so basically $6. They are going for $100.+ on ebay. I’m about to list it in a little while. I also scored a $4.50 vintage lamp without wiring (I will gladly re-wire). I have not researched, but it’s a great figural lamp. Probably worth at least $80. Still wish I had some cool auctions like Jay and Ryanne.
Not sure if I did the right thing. Before reading your response, I went to ebay and cancelled the sale. Before that, I went to PayPal to refund. Did I totally screw this thing up? Asking for a friend. #overzealousseller.Thanks for your help, Ryanne!
Good to hear those positive CL stories! I too only have had good experiences on CL. I have been given some amazing free things on CL. I was given an art rack/caddy which is not cheap, and was in perfect condition (I did give the girl a $10. Starbucks card as a thank you because I know this was worth some cash. She was very appreciative. I have also been given 2 beautiful full sized vintage jewelry cases with ball and claw feet. I also have been given a butt load of fabric, quilting rulers (about 40) and other expensive sewing notions that I can use. I’ve also purchased many items with no issues and at a steal.06/01/2019 at 1:33 pm in reply to: Winchester38's Journal – A Journey To Full-time Reselling #62779
Thanks for the heads up So Cal Joe. I never thought of how U-Hauls might overload. I’ll be avoiding them too now.
Winchester38 wow, you have been busy! Not sure I ever want to move again. I’m very much city and I like it fine where I live. It’s not perfect, but it’s home. Good luck in your journey.
Oh. My. Gosh! Super excited that you are back!!!!! I can’t even!
Wow! I’ve never heard of McD pay $21./hr! That is fantastic! As attractive as that sounds, I’m more like RetroTreasures. While, not so much for shoes (sorry Jay-lol), but just ebay in general. I am trying to understand what exactly it is that I like about selling on ebay so much. Like Jay and Ryanne, I try to tell other people about it and they just look at me with a glazed look over their eyes. I decided that is okay, it is not for everyone, so I stopped trying to convince people. I have very close friends that I have known a lifetime that do not know that I sell on ebay! Is that not crazy? Why? because they would not “get it”. But it’s ok, I do and so do we all here.
Has anyone tried selling of OfferUp? I just sold a pair of bar stools on OfferUp. The next day, I went to a thrift store and found 1 exactly the same for the price I sold the 2 ($15.) I really didn’t care how much I sold them for-I just wanted them out of my garage. I have sold quite a few things on OfferUp, usually bigger furniture items and some smaller, but typically larger.
I love when you mention selling “old shoes”. Too funny! And on that note, shoes do not do too well for me. I don’t know why. I did once buy a pair of Burberry ladies shoes for $15 and turned them around for an offer of $85., which I jumped on. I was happy to accept $85. for my $15. investment!
There may be jobs here, but when a “good” job pays $15./hour, and your rent is $1200 on the low end, and taxes are hiked on a whim, well, you see where I’m going with this.
We had the Cook County Board President impose a “soda tax” or “sugar tax” I believe a year or 2 ago. That did not last long. Maybe 6 months? If that. People were up in arms. Then she had the audacity to run for mayor and wonder why she did not win.
Inglewood, it sure sounds like you know how to make lemons when handed lemonade! Good for you. I am the same way. I admittedly get freaked out initially when something adverse happens, but then I pull myself back up (usually quicker than I could imagine) and get back to it. Change can be good. Wow Jay, really? $600-$800 rent in Chicago is unheard of! Those are 1980 rents for us here. You cannot even get a studio for that. Ok. Maybe in one’s moms basement. 😀 That’s awesome.
Antique Frog-no, say it isn’t so! 😀 There is a cult following for “depressing”art aka “dark art”, or macabre. There is a market for that. Think Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, Edvard Munch. If anyone out there doesn’t want their “ugly”, “dark”, or any art-send it my way! Thanks for sharing your story.
pythonesk jees, everyone from Chicago is moving to TN it seems. What’s in the water there? Is there anything noticeably different between thrifting in TN, versus Chicago that you noticed? If so what? Would you say it is more of/less of (insert item/s here) in TN? Thanks.
And in case any one is interested…ebay has 2 art works of the artists I sent links to and one book about Henry Darger.