Certain retro furniture styles can do very well. I had to sit on this for a few months but I eventually got my price. It was super clean and sometimes we just have to be prepared to wait to get that 'top dollar' sale. If you want to sell something right now, obviously the price will only be whatever someone is willing to offer.
If you call me and ask if I want one of these, I will probably say 'HECK NO'. Old pieces like this are a long-shot and I was fully expecting to sit on this one for months or donate it. But with the power of the internet we found someone one state away that was actually looking for it!
When it comes to newer items made in the past couple decades, it's not always obvious what holds value but we've found that specialty models usually do. This was a pretty brilliant product - a dinosaur figure, sold in limited edition with no copyrite to pay or violate - smart move Sideshow.
Depending on subject matter, pop culture and movie reproductions can be big sellers these days. This company sold the sword and the sheath separate and we suspect more swords were made than scabbards. People in other countries have less access to some types of items and will pay a premium when they become available in the secondary market. Hopefully the customs agent doesn't say 'You shall not pass' to my package!
I would rarely try to sell a mirror on-line as shipping one is a total chore but this was a nice piece so I did. It took 4 months to sell and I got it to the buyer in one piece as I am a BEAST at packing but sitting on it that long for just $99 minus fees was a break-even effort at best.