I can always work with cool retro stuff in good condition....
Like I was talking about doing earlier, I had one of these that wasn't selling and I found another one at a different house a month or two later so I put them both together on eBay to help make a sale.
Not a big sale but I love selling anything in funky colors like orange, green, or gold.
I especially like vintage stuff when it's really nice and clean!
We got a large collection of vintage rackets and I knew most of them weren't worth a darn but just to be safe we researched a few of the nicer ones and I was able to pull this one fifty dollar bill. If you think about it - the time to research the rest that we didn't bother with made it a loss but whatever
I love unusual pieces like this and a pair is always better than one.
I auctioned this lot for fifty bucks but no one bid - then I re-posted them for 130 or best offer and someone jumped on them just like that, go figure.
Sometimes we find a few items at one home and then a few weeks later we'll find more of the same thing at another house. More often than I care to admit I will go to the trouble of combining lots just to make a small sale like this.
Most old glass just isn't much in demand these days but sometimes we find a special piece. Someone offered me $100 for this the hour I posted it which made me think it might go for even more.
These were really nice old pieces and my research led me to believe they could be worth as much as $700. Sadly, after fishing for about a year all I got was a lousy sixty bucks. Oh well.
I couldn't find anything like this in my research so I just came up with a fair price and they sold almost instantly which tells me I might have done even better had I listed them via auction.
Old coin-op stuff can be hit or miss. It wasn't in great condition and the first time I auctioned it for $99 and no one bid. The second time it had a couple people interested so it just all depends on who's looking.
This set sold almost instantly which tells me I probably could have gotten a bit more for them. Pricing items is definitely takes experience as we can't afford to warehouse inventory for too long.
Pop culture and character items like this actually seem to do well even though they are not quite vintage.
We really can't afford the labor to sell low value items like this but I'll always try to find a good home for nice clean vintage toys.
We find all kinds of random vintage things but not everything has significant value. In this case, the buyer paid another $50 to ship these to Japan.
Pieces like this in decent condition are always good for $100 or so and they sell really quick ...
I hardly ever sell clothing on eBay as there are too many thrift store pickers to compete with and no one wants to pay much for anything it seems. Occasionally I'll post something like this just to find it a good home but the sale barely covered my time....
Funky retro cases and accessories seem to do well - the uglier the better....
Stuff like this used to be more in demand than it is now and years ago it might have auctioned for several hundred or more. I knew someone would pay at least 100 and I got exactly one bid....
I had found evidence to show that this painting might be worth $500 or more but after trying to get that price for a month or more I took the one and only offer that I got.
Fine old dolls like this used to be highly sought after - now it seems I can barely give them away for a mere fifty bucks
I love selling vintage and nice quality musical instruments. I found a photo of Jimi Hendrix playing this same model guitar!
We know something is good when we post it for sale on eBay and only hours later people are trying to buy it without waiting for the auction to end. Several people said they would be interested at a lower price but I know my market and was able to get one bid which is all I needed.
Old clocks can be hard to sell - this one was really unusual and had a better chance than most but it took time to find a buyer and was a challenge to pack and ship.