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?  

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! The tent for the trampoline. Good thing you kept it from being tossed. Very neat find on the side viewer. I sold two things in my Etsy shop and listed a few things as well. I hope you have another good week!

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    1. I know! They toss a lot of stuff that I go back a pick up. Now they just save it for me :-) Congrats on your Etsy sales! I hope you sell bunches next week! Keep listing~~

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  2. It was a slow week for me. I sold:
    -2 work shirts
    -2 kids shirts
    -1 athletic shirt
    -1 sports jersey
    -1 pair of speakers

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    1. I hope next week is a better week for you!!

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