This is another example of a fairly rare item for which I was fishing for a higher price but let it go for less because we were moving
Knowing we were about to move I've been selling a lot of cool stuff fairly cheap just to get some money together and to not have to pack as many things.....
Again, stuff like this is really cool but hard to market and sell sometimes.
I love selling vintage toys!
I was hoping to get more for these....
Old ceramics and porcelain items don't sell very well anymore as younger people live a more casual and utilitarian life and don't want fancy things that are easily broken. I can tell you that packing and shipping this was a chore but at least it found a new home
No one wants to throw away a book so it's not unusual to find really old ones in the homes we visit. Sadly, not many people are buying them these days so I really only put in the work for certain authors or subject matter.
Considering all the work, forty dollars is about the lowest price point I need to be selling things for to make ends meet.
Again, some handmade items without a name brand or any special use or function can be really hard to sell and this sat on my shelf for a full TWO YEARS before I found it a good home. Holding on to something for two years to make a $40 sale just isn't good business but sometimes it's not about money
I thought these were really nice but it can be really hard to sell some types of things without a major name brand
Used some fancy words to describe this item.... more than $40 worth if you ask me ... :)
I've mentioned before that selling low value items on eBay is not cost effective but since it's been such a hard year I've been taking a chance on things I normally wouldn't.
I'd love to sell more stuff like this but I think the museums get most of them
Once in a while I have to handle something of poor taste and these vintage pulp magazines had some questionable subject matter but at the end of the day they were worth a lot so I did my job and made the sale.
Old first responder tools and articles always have some appeal.
Everyone knows I like to sell vintage lighting.
In some homes we will find items from 50 years ago that were probably bought to be given as gifts but were never used. Not a big sale but interesting nonetheless.
This was a really nice old piece and I knew someone would want it but things like this don't sell for as much as we think they should.
Vintage and defunct electronics can have some appeal, assuming they still work.
I had been fishing for a high price for these as they are very rare but in hindsight I would had done better selling them one at a time since they were all the same. Oh well, live and learn
I thought this was really cool but it took a long time to sell and didn't go for much
I had been fishing for a higher price on these but since we're moving in a few weeks I cut them loose for less than I was hoping for.
If you've ever had the pleasure of trying to pack and ship a china set, you'll agree with me when I say it wasn't really worth $100 sale minus eBay fees. Still, it was more than I would have gotten in our store or at a local auction and it sold in a week so it's out the door.
I always try to sell clean vintage items in the original box. This thing still worked and looked hardly used
People used to collect the heck out of these and many other decorative items but now it's the same type of things everyone is trying to get rid of. Things like this are worth so little these days but at least my group lot strategy got them out of my store to a good home.