Tuesday, August 11, 2020

What Sold on eBay Aug 2 - Aug 9th, 2020

  The summer eBay doldrums are here and my sales last week reflect it. Families are getting ready to start school and are having to deal with picking the right option for them. They may be trying to fit in a little family vacay to restore some normalcy to their life.  Everyday life is so different now, we all are trying to figure out our new normal.

Here is what sold this week: 

I found this set of salt and pepper shakers at a local Thrift for $1.00  I was running a sale in my store, so the customer got a good deal.  They are on their way to Brooklyn, NY

Fenton Hobnail is quite plentiful on eBay.  This was also on sale and is on its way to Virginia.  The item was free to me, part of a house clean out. 

This vase sold for full-price and is on its way to Rhode Island.  It was part of a large box lot I purchased in May 2019.  I probably paid 0.40 cents. 

One of the last few pieces of my jadeite Fire King collection.  The blows are on their way to Arizona.    

These salt and pepper shakers were originally listed for $19.00, I took a best offer of $14.00 and they are on their way to Wisconsin. This was part of a friend's donation of items to me.  No cost. 

Christmas sells year round!  This vintage Christmas ornament is part of a large lot  I purchased in 2018 at GW for $2.99.  The lot contained probably 20  -25 ornaments.   I had it listed for $49.99 and took a best offer of $29.00.

I have been listing more lately.  So far I have 896 items listed, and striving to get to closer to 1000 listings.  Storing my eBay inventory is a challenge, but I manage to get it all put away AND more important , I can find it when it sells. 

How was your week?

Sunday, August 2, 2020

What Sold on eBay July 26 - Aug 1, 2020

eBay was just a tad bit better this week.  The sales came in spurts.  Some days there were no sale and some days there were multiple sales.  I need to get started listing again and build up my store.  Currently, I have 868 listings.  Getting close to the 1000 number but have yet to hit it. 

How are your eBay sales? 

My Fire King Collection is slowing dwindling down to almost nothing.  This bowl went to its new home in North Carolina. It sold for full price, $36.99.

This vintage clown was part of a bag purchase at a local thrift store. There were eight items (mostly clown related) in the bag for $1.91.  I took a best offer of $20.00. 
It has been listed since March 2019 and is on its way to Texas. 

This is part of a fill a bag for $5 at a local mobile home park, this probably cost 0.25 It has been listed since July 2020 and is on its way to Las Vegas. It sold for $19.99

This piece of milk glass has been listed since May 2020 and is on its way to Arizona.  It was free to me and sold for $6.19

This Christmas decoration is part of a large lot of Christmas decorations ( a big bag) that I bought at Goodwill for $2.99  There must have been 20 or so items in that bag.  I have had it listed since December 2018.  It sold for $19.99 and is on its way to south Florida.  The listing had best offer on it but they paid full price. 

I found this plaque at a local thrift store for $1.00.  It has been listed since June 2020. **It is still pending payment** but I am hopeful. 

Corelle dinnerware is surprisingly desirable.  This is part of a Fill a Bag sale at a local mobile home park and has been listed since  Feb 2020.  It is on its way to Georgia.  I took a best offer for $24.00.  It was originally $29.99

This religious piece has been listed since June 2019, it is part of a lot purchase and probably was 0.$40.  It sold for full-price and is on its way to Louisiana. 

I love selling vintage game pieces!  These were from a vintage CLUE Haunted Mansion game that I picked up at the thrift store for $2.99 for the whole game.  I originally had them listed for $49.99 and sent out offers for $39.99 which was accepted.  These are on their way to California. 

This Martha Stewart Hole Punch was purchased from Goodwill for $5.99.  It has been listed since August 2018.  I took a best offer of $30.00 for it and it is on its way to Japan. 

A piece of the free Noritake sold for a best offer of $14.00.  It has been listed since June 2020 and is on its way to Canada. 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Thrift With Me At Goodwill

I took a quick trip to my local Goodwill yesterday to see what they had on the shelves.  It's been about a month since I have been actively thrifting so it was nice to get out.

The store was not too crowded and it was easy to navigate the aisles.  Their Christmas area is starting to get stocked up with a few bits and bobs.  Here is a quick video to show you what they had.  The store hours have changed due to the pandemic and the store was shutting down to close.

My next video I will share what I actually thrifted!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Few Sales From Last Week

It has been a SLOW week on eBay.  Typically on the weekends, I have at least 6-7sales and as I write this on Sunday morning, there have been zero. I think we are officially in the summer doldrums of sales. It may not be the case for you, I hope your sales are the best ever, but for this happy girl, it is slow. 

Here are a few of the things that sold this week on eBay. 

I found two of these coffee cups at Goodwill for .99 each in 6/19.  The same buyer bought both, but a week apart.  It was sent to Virginia.

This hat was a $1.00 at a Thrift Store and has been listed since 11/19 and it is on its way to Texas. 

This is one of the last pieces of Fire King from my personal collection. It has been listed since 12/19 and is going to St. Augustine Fl.

Another piece from my personal collection of Fire King. It has been listed since 12/19 and is headed to Texas. 

A little bit more of my Fire King on its way to Virginia, it had been listed since 12/19 too.

These Mid Century Whiskey glasses are from the free items I received from my friend that also gave me a car full of Noritake china.   They were listed this month and are headed to Maryland.

I paid a quarter for this vintage tea linen of Long Island.  It was listed 2/20 and is on its way to New Mexico. 

  These cassettes have been in my eBay store for about 18 months.  I don't recall what I paid for them.  Probably not a lot.  Initially, I thought they would sell quickly, and as time went on, I thought they would never sell. I was contemplating pulling them.  
Now they are on their way to Puerto Rico!

How were your eBay sales last week? 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

What Sold on eBay June 14-20, 2020

Here is what sold last week on eBay.   It was a lot of lower-priced items, some that I took best offer for just to get them out of here.  I don't always get time to post every week what has sold, but since this week was a little slower I had time to share.

This week I also flipped the vintage kitchen table for $299.  Wouldn't it be great if that happened every week?  Keep thrifting, keep listing!!

How were your sales this week?  What was your biggest sale?








Paid 0.50 at Thrift Store Took Best Offer of $15

This was part of a bundle of items given to me by a friend for free

Found these at a Thrift for $2.00 Took best offer of $25

Found this at a Garage Sale for $2.00 Took Best Offer of $16

Items in Store 876
Items Sold: 11
Gross Sales: 205
Cost of Items Sold: $11.00

Highest Price Sold:  $29.99  Blue Pyrex Disnes 
Average Price Sold: $18.63
Returns: None  
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week:  $6.00 
The number of items listed this week: 16


Friday, June 19, 2020

Another Facebook Market Place Flip

This is a much smaller Facebook Market place flip.  I had this Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter listed on eBay previously along with a Bagel Guillotine Slicer Cutter.

About 2 months ago, eBay removed the listing as inappropriate.  What?  Maybe it was the work Guillotine that was inappropriate, I don't know.

I pulled the items from storage last week, listed them on FB marketplace, and very quickly the Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter Sold.

I paid probably 0.30 cents in a box lot a year ago and it sold for $5.00.  Not a lot of money, but every little bit counts.

I have also had success with finding items on FB marketplace to flip.  Back in April, a gentleman had about 15-20 vintage Pennants listed for $10.  I immediately messaged him and he said I was third in line.  If the first two did not follow through he would let me know.

It turned out that the first two people bailed and it was mine for $5.  The pennants are super cool vintage travel memorabilia.  Here are links to a few that are currently listed. I really like the  pennants and am excited to find them their new homes.

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota   
 South Carolina 

So far, two have sold for $22.99 and $24.99.   You can see a pic of one that sold on my Instagram The average cost of the pennants was 0.50 cents.

What have you found on FB Market Place to flip?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

FaceBook Flipping Score

Can you believe that someone put this table and chairs to the curb??  No, me either.  I was on Facebook scrolling, and one of the groups I belong to (MidCentury stuff) a lady posted that this set was just put to the street by her neighbor in Orlando. 

I immediately messaged her, got the address, and asked my son to pick it up in his truck.  The lady pulled the set to her house so my son would have time to go get it before the curfews started.  

We eventually got it to our house, fixed the drawer and one of the legs so they were both stable. I decided to list the set on Facebook marketplace for a quick flip.  I don't have room to store furniture so we kept the set on the front porch out of the weather. 

The set received a lot of interest and several inquiries.  Finally, a gentleman decided that he had to have it but lived about two hours away.  We agreed to meet at a Truck Stop ( lol) that was midway between both of us.

We had to wait under the shelter by the gas pumps as it was starting to sprinkle and we did not have a cover for the table and chairs.

My husband helped the gentleman load the table and chairs into his vehicle and within minutes we were on our way back home with $299 in our pocket.