We literally found these right under our nose - at the neighbor's building who was throwing a bunch of random stuff away. Old architectural pieces can do really well if you sit and wait for the right person to come along. I turned down an offer of 300 on these a few days before I made this sale so I'm glad I was patient.
Old Barbie stuff can do really well - obviously I took many more pictures than just this one to make the sale. We drove about an hour to this treasure hunt and there was almost nothing good at the house but we discovered this which made the trip worth the effort.
Vintage guitar prices are all over the map. I suppose I could have waited several more months for a better offer but this was a fair price and when our space is overflowing like it is now, we just need to make deals.
What used to be cutting edge is now vintage.... people my age as well as younger people have an interest in older computer and video games. FYI the Unreal Doom 3D program was used by most first person games since it's creation.
These were challenging to pack and ship but stuff like this is still somewhat in demand and sells quickly
Some things are a pain to handle - this was too big and heavy to ship to someone. I just took a quick picture and tripped over it where it came off the truck for two months until thankfully someone local came along. I'm glad for the sale but my stubbed toes aren't.
I can tell you that 20 years ago, a piece like this might have sold for as much as $1500. In this case, 575 was a darn good price but it took me six months to find a buyer so honestly, all it did was pay for the space it took up during that time :) Someone actually gave it to me for free and rightfully so as some old furniture is really hard to sell these days.
Vintage technology is fun but I don't really try to sell these electric typewriters but this one was really clean and stuff like this with colors other than white, black, or gray will usually catch someones eye.
I love vintage lamps. Here is another example where I saw that one just like it sold for about $30 but I got 90 for mine by fishing and waiting as this style is popular now more than ever.
This is another totally random item that didn't really have a great chance of selling in my opinion but I was pleasantly surprised it actually sold in just a couple days.
We're starting to see toys from the 1990's rise in value as people are older and have jobs now and want their toys and memories back!
I love selling nice vintage models.... and I love USPS as they take my packages all over the world!
Not a huge sale but stuff like this does really well on eBay and it gets sold way faster than in our store.
I did an amazing job of packing these and they arrived in perfect condition. Much of our inventory is sold on Internet sites like eBay as that is the only way to sell things in a timely manner so the shipping is essential but it's a lot of work
When we clean out a house full of random stuff, we look at everything knowing that we sometimes have to find our money in things that are not obviously worth saving.
I love selling Danish/ Scandinavian furniture. This table was beautiful and the legs came off so I was able to ship it to the buyer for a reasonable price
These took a really long time to sell considering they had the right vintage look to them.
Anything old can always have some potential. In many cases when I find lower value items I group them together as a lot to save some work and get stuff out the door.
This robe and towel set was super retro funky and actually had the name of the artist on the design. It took awhile to find a buyer, but my patience paid off.
Old food and beverage advertising is usually collectible and I always like Coca Cola stuff but in this case, a less common product line was worth a lot more than a comparable Coke cooler
Most vintage costume jewelry is a dime a dozen pieces but some brands and styles are still collectible.
Sometimes people bring just a few items into the store for me to buy or consign. I like to buy large lots of things because it minimizes the risk as I have more items to recoup any investment. In this case, I paid $80 for this thing and only got back $59 (minus eBay fees).
Over the past ten years I like to think I have influenced the market on some items in just a small way. I found an identical lamp like this that previously sold for like $30 and as you can see, I got $210 for mine just by fishing and waiting. I like vintage lighting but sometimes over-value them.
Pop culture, music and entertainment items generally sell, you just gotta have faith