Old obscure model kits are fairly collectible and can bring a premium price if they have never been used.
Vintage video games can actually be worth good money. In some cases, the original boxes are worth more than the actual item and they always add value. I saw that this title had a wide range in sale prices so instead of picking a fixed price I did an auction and was pleasantly surprised.
We rescued this from a basement but it had a little water damage and I was about to throw it in the trash when J suggested we take a closer look. This same kit had a previous high sale price of $650 and even with the damage, someone still took it for $100... good thing my dumpster is at the other end of the lot
When selling vintage inventory, we usually have to fish to get a good price and if you've ever been fishing you know that half the time you don't catch anything and when you do, it's not big enough to eat for dinner. This set took months to sell but for the first time this year, the buyer did not haggle with us!!!
So awful it had to be worth money!
Some vintage toys are plentiful and are a dime a dozen. But see the thin card strip across the middle of the box? That made this one worth a bit more than most.
This little car was an uncommon color and sold for a nice price as a result.
I do have some luck with funky flatware, Everyone eats and therefore everyone who is into period designing wants it. This set was like a wedding gift that was never used so it sold for a premium price for condition.
Vintage computing swag and merchandise is collectible as ten years or so ago there was no such thing as 'vintage computing'.
This was a stunning piece but it took a long time to sell. Trying to get a fair price for something can take time
This was challenging to ship but I love to sell old toys
I may have shown these before but here they are again. I actually got like ten pairs of these true vintage decorations from old 1970's gift shop stock and selling the same item more than once is such a joy as I only have to do the work once.
This is the second one of these I found this year and they both sold really quick and for a good price.
About 15-20 percent of my buyers are outside the US. These beauties went up to Canada.
At first I thought this was made by the old high-end Cowan company but the guy who literally wrote the book on Cowan pottery was nice enough to contact me through eBay and tell me that it was not made by them. A good and bad aspect of eBay is that there are plenty of self-appointed product experts that police the site.
Vintage military items and blades can do surprisingly well - since it's hard to value some things like this I just auction them to the high bidder on eBay and see what happens.
I generally don't go after media like movies and books as the re-sale value is very low. However, it pays to do a little research as some subject matters can actually do well.
Always a market for vintage lighting
The strange things we find.... and find a new home for. I've been having luck with old souvenirs lately.
If I had a choice, I would sell nothing but vintage toys :)
We generally have good luck with this vintage style of furniture. I was asking a really high price for this but someone beat me up and we were crowded so I reluctantly took the offer
I always like to post vintage items like this for sale - even though it was a small sale, they sold quick and found a good home.
I had never seen a large insulator like this before and I see a lot of stuff so I knew it had to be worth something.
Most little trinkets like this usually aren't worth much but collectors will pay a premium when you put things at their fingertips on eBay. It was old and even though it was a small sale, it sold in a day for a good price for what it was.
This was a lovely old piece but let me just say that not many people want hulking pieces like this anymore. I was asking $600 for it but I was happy to get the 300 offer just to get it out of my store!!