Monday, September 28, 2020

WHAT SOLD ON EBAY 9-21 to 9-27 2020

Sales were a tiny bit better this last week.  How was your week?  



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

WHAT SOLD ON EBAY THIS WEEK | THRIFTING FOR PROFIT

Things have been slow on eBay lately.  I have been working on listing and organizing.  It never ends!  Here has what sold since last Saturday. 

How have your sales been going?


Monday, August 17, 2020

What Sold on eBay Aug 10 - Aug 16th, 2020 Trash to Cash

The week started out slow, but it did get better towards the end.   Let's talk about the first item, the slide viewer.  I try to get out every morning and walk the dog.  We walk around a two mile loop in a neighborhood behind us. About half way through the walk, ( a mile in) we pass by this one house that has been undergoing a big cleanout.  It has been going for a while and mostly it is just junk.  

Well, about two weeks ago,  I saw this box sitting on top of the latest clean-out.  It was in great shape and peaking through the semi-opened lid I see the plastic-wrapped slide viewer.  After a brief inspection, I pick it up and carry it home.  I looked it up on eBay and the solds revealed that it was selling for $30.00 - $40.00.


Free. Picked it up from roadside trash. Sold in about 3 weeks, and is on its way to Arizona. 



Carrying home the slide viewer on our walk. 


The box was a little damp with morning dew, but it dried out and was none the worse for wear.   




The rolling pin was part of the Forty Box Challenge. a large purchase of a post estate sale leftovers.  I probably paid about 0.40 for each item. I had it listed originally at $29.99 but took a best offer of $24.00. The rolling pin is on it's way to California. 



This is one of two sets that I found at a local Thrift Store .  They were in a bag, and luckily the sets had no damage.  The sets cost approximately $6.00 each.  The set was listed since 8/19 and sold for full price.  This set is headed to Illinois. 



I picked up a box ( plastic rolling box ) of stampin' up stamps at a garage sale for $10.00 in fall of 2018.  The stamps have been listed since 1/19.  I estimate each stamp cost me about a quarter.  This stamp sold for full price and is on it's way to New York.


Another item from the 40 box challenge and the average price for each item is 0.40.  It has been listed for over a year and is on it's way to New Jersey. 



This little flower pot was part of a boxed lot, it probably cost about 0.10 cents and it sold for $7.49.  



This is another freebie.  It's a TENT for a trampoline.  My daughter bought it about a year ago and never used it.  She was going to put it to the curb.  Good grief!!!  This is on it's way to California. 



I found this vast at an Antique Store that was closing down.  Everything was marked down 75% and I got this vase for $1.50.  It's marked USA on the bottom.  It sold for full price and is headed to Germany. 




I absolutely love to find and buy vintage games.  They are easy money if you want to take the time to part out everything.  I purchased this game, 13 Dead End Drive at Goodwill about two months ago for $2.99.  This is one of 4 parts to the game, and there are also the directions, and a game board that are listed.  The graphics are full color on the directions and a big plus is that the parts are easy to store once you break it down.  I typically don't keep the box, it is usually wore out. This piece is headed to California. 


This was a better week, there is one return coming back.  The red Le Creuset salt and pepper shakers.  The buyer thought they would be the miniatures.  No worries, they will be relisted. I still have lots to list from my last trip to Goodwill.  That should keep me busy this week. 


How were your weekly sales?  Are you listing?  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Junk in My Trunk - What I Found at Goodwill

I visited a different Goodwill and was pleasantly surprised at the variety and the prices.  They had great stuff and I am sharing what I found in my video below.

Let me know what you think! 

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?