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02/10/2017 at 11:36 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Abacus, Matches, Headphones, Fanny Pack, Piano Lamp #12222
I, too, sold an electronic for parts. It was an old Sanyo boombox. I was so excited when I got it for a couple bucks at an auction only to find out it was all busted to hell. Good condition ones sell upwards to $100. But I listed it for $50 and took a best offer of $35. Not bad for a broken radio.
Also sold a sterling silver yo-yo. That was a nice surprise at the bottom of a cheap box lot. Came to $1.61. Sold for best offer $60
I had a few other sales, but one that was kinda notable was an old American Legion Auxiliary jacket with the name Martha embroidered on it. I had it up for maybe 6 months thinking it was going to be a very long time before a specific person would be interested. Well it sold this week for $30. I think I got it for free at the end of an auction.
American Legion jacket
And on the other end of the price spectrum, I sold a Tupperware citrus peeler for $3.00 in what has officially become my least expensive sale.
There’s been this commercial on one of our local TV stations that has almost that exact cha-ching sound. That feeling when you get excited for a sale for a fraction of a second only to realize it’s the TV. It gets me every time!
Thanks for the pottery BOLOs! Here’s another one that I found by accident and seem to run into often afterwards. Fischer Budapest pottery, or Fischer J. Budapest pottery. I love it because it’s very distinctive and it’s kind of ugly to most people so nobody will pick it up. But it’ll sell for hundreds on eBay.
No we’re not. I was just telling my partner that we need to visit the Shenandoah Valley this summer.
I don’t have too much trouble finding stuff. We’ve got one okay thrift store in town, but about once a month or two I spend a day making my “thrift circuit” in Pittsburgh. The auction scene is where it’s at though. In the warmer months, I’ll try to hit up at least one auction a week. This area is known for its vintage glassware. Not something I’m especially interested in, but it’s abundant. There’s plenty of antiques and farm primitives too.